We have lived in California for 2 years now. During that time, we have explored many areas and feel like we've seen a lot this area has to offer. But it amazes me when we discover something new tucked away in a corner of our town, especially a place I drive by each week, never realizing that a hidden gem is waiting to be happened upon.
That happened yesterday when we discovered the duck pond up the hill. We didn't really discover it, our friends have told us about it several times since we've lived here, but I never checked it out until yesterday. Whenever we were invited to feed the ducks, I imagined 5 or 6 ducks randomly wandering the grounds, not hundreds swimming in their own oasis at the edge of a city park.
The girls loved it. Heck, I loved it. I couldn't believe that deep in the heart of the ghetto there was this beautiful lagoon with swans, mallards, and geese. And I'm sure if you asked the ducks what they knew about the inner city crime rate in our area they would quack in our faces. All they know is lush grounds, cool waters, and endless tortillas and crackers.
Ghetto? What ghetto?! This is total opulence. Did you see the trail of stale crackers? Quack!
I mean, look at this place!
It was a great morning feeding the ducks and exploring this awesome place. We topped it off by having donuts for lunch with friends. Coolest moms ever!
We found the donuts almost immediately after we moved here so not everything about our day was explorative, but the duck pond certainly was a fun new discovery.