Sunshiny April Fools Day to You! My family and I loaded up and headed out to the park today, Sunday, April 1, 2012, because the weather was absolutely perfect. I thought we would just spend a little bit relaxing and letting the kids get some energy worked out, but something truly spectacular happened instead. As I was there at our lovely Tanglewood Park in Bryan, Texas I had a realization that just really hit home. I love my town!
Let me give you an idea of what was happening at the park today. A big family reunion was being held under the park pavilion complete with delicious food, smiling faces, little kids running around and lots of laughing. All through the park people were loving this Sunday. Some were laying on blankets just enjoying the sunshine. Some were having a picnic under a shady tree or cooking hotdogs on the grill. Children were swinging, running, jumping, singing, playing Frisbee and flying kites in the brisk breeze today. The playground was buzzing with little voices sliding and climbing everywhere. There was a huge birthday celebration happening at the smaller pavilion with a bouncy house too. People were walking on the trails, riding their bicycles, young and old! Some were playing tennis or tossing a football. Lots of people were walking their dogs through the park.
We were so excited to see the Splash Pad was going full blast! There were parents sitting near by watching as the children splashed their way through the cool, clear water. It looked refreshing and fun!
The sights were awesome. People as far as the eye could see enjoying their time outside in the fresh air. Smiles were everywhere. Some moving fast, some not moving at all.
The smells were totally fantastic. You could smell the grass, hotdogs cooking, water from the splash pad, somebody had some fried chicken. It felt good to take a deep breath.
The sounds made your heart light. If you closed your eyes you could hear laughter, chatter, music, sound of bicycle tires and the shriek as a little girl ran through the cold water.
The feelings were explosive! I could feel the happiness around me. So many different people sharing for a moment the same feeling of peaceful freedom! I was happy to be there.
As a licensed Texas Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Beal in Bryan – College Station, Texas I have the pleasure of getting to know lots of people. Today I realized that I love that part of my job. It truly amazed me to see the great time everyone was having in our city park. I am sure that was the case in parks all across Bryan and College Station today. The weather was just too beautiful to pass up. Hats off to Bryan Parks and Recreation Department!
Tanglewood Park in Bryan, Texas was alive today with my friends and neighbors.
I love my town!
Carol Ann Rakowitz