We’re taking advantage of the pretty fall days by getting outside to admire the changing leaves and fresh air.
We spend Sunday afternoons walking and exploring while stores and shops and restaurants are all mostly closed.
This Sunday, we explored the Volkspark in Kaiserslautern.
There were seven lovely swans on the lake. Four young ones we had seen in the spring as ugly ducklings who still had some scraggly grey feathers and three gorgeous adults.
This beauty was showing off.
The ducks expected food but we followed the rules and didn’t feed them. There are signs everywhere that people disobey and the kids were mad.
We loved the golden leaves of this birch.
We love the green moss on everything.
The kids were ecstatic to ride this! I’d never seen anything like this anywhere.
I only panicked once or twice when someone put their little toddler on it and swung it round really fast.
Check out the cool video here on Instagram.
The girls really liked this merry go round.
Also a fun hamster wheel thing the girls loved. See the video. They found out it’s quite difficult to stay upright.
Also, on the hillside, there are built-in slides and a little creek and swings.
A stage hosts fun concerts in summer. And the ice cream man parks on the corner! There’s a public swimming pool in one corner. They had a huge medieval fair at the end of summer.
Lots of green space (about 17 acres!) and a lovely paved walking trail.
Parking is at a premium and I have a panic attack every.single.time we have to parallel park the minivan on a side street.