Echo Lake Park in Glen Allen, VA

Once upon a time two people lived in a house in town.  They ate a lot and never got enough exercise.  Especially in the winter.

Lucky for them, they lived in a town with parks.

And by parks, we really do mean parks.

There’s Byrd Park and Bryan Park, Maymont Park, Dorey Park, The Battlefield Parks, Pocahontas State Park, and the Riverwalk Park…just to name a few.

These parks were good quality parks, too–not nearly on the level of steep mountains or wild forest, of course, but very much preferable to pavement or cubicles.

And so one cold day, they ventured out to Echo Lake Park in Glen Allen–a mere 6 minute drive from their house in town where they eat alot and never get enough exercise.  Especially in the winter.

In twice circumnavigating the lake, here is what they saw:

A nice walking path.

Plus a boardwalk or two.

A lake that echoed.

Sunshine bouncing off a thin layer of ice.

Two beautiful (though noisy) water fountains.

Some trees.

Some ducks.

A park bench.

And their own breath.  Not to mention the fountain’s.

After their walk, the two people who never get enough exercise especially in the winter climbed back in their car and drove back to their house in town…much happier and healthier and hungrier than when they’d left.

The End.

  1. #1 by Tierney on February 3, 2011 - 9:47 am

    I like this story a lot! I think there are some lessons I could learn from it … mainly about ducks, but also secondarily about – what was that other thing? Oh, right, exercise. And I don’t even live in town…

  2. #2 by Brigitta on May 12, 2012 - 11:22 pm

    Walked my granddaughter around the Lake and had the best time. Of course I had to keep her from running in the water.

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