Can we talk about this outfit for a minute – no – let’s talk about the CHILD for a minute. One thing you should know about Preston… he is never wearing normal clothes. Ever. A couple of weeks ago, we planned to visit Paris Mountain State Park for the day. The kids’ water/river shoes had holes in them (we bought no name brands at Walmart, and I guess you get what you pay for). We headed to Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest to buy new shoes before we went and this is how he dressed.
Fireman coveralls, a shark shirt and, most importantly, snow boots. You gotta love this kid.
It took all morning (almost) but everyone left with a new pair of KEENS. He picked these out – how cute are they?!
After a healthy amount of morning drama (because, with kids, there’s always drama) we finally made it to the park.
Due to it being five hundred degrees, we made him change into shorts. But he had his hiking stick, so all was right in his world.
I love the trees at Paris Mountain.
During President Roosevelt’s time in office, he began a program called the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). When Paris Mountain was created, the CCC used cost-efficient materials to produce “parkitectures.” This bridge is one of those structures.
We weren’t able to take advantage of everything the park has to offer on this day. The lake is really nice and offers pedal boat, kayak and canoe rentals for a minimal price. Please note: private boats are not permitted in the park lake.
This is my favorite spot. The porch is lined with adirondack chairs and offers complementary Wifi (not that internet service is top priority if you’re exploring a park, but if you work from home and need a change of scenery, it’s the perfect “office”)
I’m not sure why this photo is a different size?
This is Ranger Shawn. Preston totally wants to be just like him when he grows up. Is it too early to job-shadow at age seven? If not, give us a call, Shawn!
Be sure to check the park website for special events and other news before you go and have a GREAT time!
*Speaking of special events, Paris Mountain hosts Music in the Woods on Saturdays from 2-4 during September and October. The music is included with park admission. Check their Facebook page for schedules and updated information*