Claremont Park in Salinas, CA

Claremont Park Salinas

I guess it is becoming a new thing for Jeff and I to go out to eat lunch on weekends, since we can hardly manage to squeeze restaurant dinners during the week with Vinny and his 7pm bedtime (geez, Vinny!) So today our eatery of choice was Guadalajara Grill, right next to Jeff’s office, just a few minutes away from our house. Food took forever to get there, and Vinny was super starving because he took an early nap and didnt eat lunch at his normal time. I had their chicken enchiladas with green sauce (super yummy!), Vinny had a quesadilla, and Jeff had carne asada tacos!

After lunch, we wanted to do something fun but didnt want to go far, so we google searched for some nearby parks. We have only been to the one that is across the street from our house. We saw one close to Memorial hospital and decided to check it out.

Claremont Park Salinas

Score! They had two play structure areas – one with wood chips and one with sand!! And two sets of swings, one for the bigger kids and one for toddlers (4 baby seats!) So lots of area to play.

Claremont Park Salinas

Vinny was so excited. We felt like bad parents because we forgot to bring a jacket for him and it was windy and cold outside. In fairness, this week had been super hot, so we are not in the mode of grabbing jackets! Though Jeff and I both had ones for us! Oh well, he’ll be fine…

Claremont Park Salinas

He went running for the wood chip area first. He immediately squatted down and started swatting at it like a cat taking a dump. LOL. Then he wanted to eat the woodchips! He got several in his mouth, but hopefully he didnt swallow any. Good roughage?

Claremont Park Salinas

This park had two baby slides. We tried to let him go down himself, but he would just lean forward and go face first!

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Lucky Dad caught him.

Claremont Park Salinas

We said it’s better if Mommy goes down with him!

Claremont Park Salinas

He had a blast either way…

Claremont Park Salinas

He liked climbing back up the slide with mommy’s help.

Claremont Park Salinas

He also (as always) loved staring and trying to play with the other kids at the park.

Claremont Park Salinas

And last but definitely not least the swings!

Claremont Park Salinas

This guy loves thrill i tell you.

Claremont Park Salinas

He had a constant smile on his face, kept laughing… he would have swung there for hours if we let him.

Claremont Park Salinas

We will definetly go back to this park! Its just a short drive away (a little far to walk though).

On this day..


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Comments ( 1 Comment )

so cute. I need to start pulling my camera out I haven’t since the summer. our poor kids. i need to take more video too though.

Christina  |  Oct 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

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