Extending a hand to the resident ducks
This morning Ronan, Mom, and I took a trip to the Duck Pond, a reclaimed water pool that hosts a variety of waterfowl and is part of the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.
Wistfully watching airplanes take off and land
In addition to visiting the ducks (feeding is not permitted) Ronan was able to watch aeroplanes take off and land at the adjacent Palo Alto Airport. He stretched his legs on the gentle but picturesque walking trail that skirts around the tidal marshes. Gravel and fallen palm fronds made for fun things to explore along the way.
An unconventional method of handing me gravel...
Successfully commandeered a palm frond... deliberating on what to do next
Unfortunately the Lucy Evans Interpretive Center was closed but Ronan was still able to run up and down the viewing platform that extends out over the marshland. He seemed to enjoy pointing out the 'duck-uhs!' and reminding us that seagulls like to say, "mine! mine! mine!".
Clearly happiness come when trails are used for running
Peeking through the side-rails (made from painted rebar- brilliant!) en route to the observation platform
The sun, the aircraft, the birds and the beautiful scenery made for a fun-filled way to spend the morning. So great, in fact, that Ronan followed the adventure with an unusually long three hour nap to recover!