Thursday, January 13, 2011

73 acres saved from the commercial world for adventuring

My daughter and my dog and I like to go on adventures. There is a parcel of land just a hop, skip, and a jump away which we use for just this purpose. It has been for sale for the past couple of years, and this made me sad. I've always hated watching wonderful woodland turned into office space and other commercial buildings. I've always dreamed of having unlimited funds with which I could go around buying up these parcels of land so that I could leave them untouched and wild.

Well, something of the sort has actually happened! The local paper has stated that this exact parcel of land - 73 acres of woodland - has been donated anonymously and will be turned into a park. It will eventually have a small, gravel parking lot and hiking trails.

Hooray for dreaming and for dreams coming true! My daughter and doggie and I will continue with adventures like this, this, and this in these 73 acres of woodland without fear of their coming to an end.


Lyn said...

Oh this is such good news and makes a change that tesco isn't buying it!

ICQB said...

Hi Lyn!

I know, I'm so, so happy!

Anonymous said...

Mom, answer one of the phones!!!!!!

ICQB said...



jackie said...

excellent! What good news for all the smart people in your area!

ICQB said...

Hi jackie!

It is good news. It's brought a smile to my face that's likey to stay there for a while : )

adrienne said...

That's great news! It also makes me sad to see those areas disappear. And I enjoy seeing photos of your hiking adventures!

ICQB said...

Hi adrienne!

Now I'll be able to keep having those adventures and posting about them!