Last Thursday Angie and Jeanne took the grand-kids for a visit at the Hurstville Interpretive Center near Maquoketa, Iowa. I have written about the “Duck Pond” many times on this blog, which is part of the Interpretive Center.
I had lunch plans with a dear friend on Thursday so I asked them if I could join them for a couple of hours. It was a blast to say the least.
The Interpretive Center is a wonderful place to take kids and teach them in a fun way about nature and some history of the area as well. So they spent about 45 minutes looking at and interacting with the displays and creatures the center has. Then they decided to go catch frogs at the little pond in front of the center. That is where the fun really started. 🙂
Joshua caught the first frog. He was methodical in his method and it paid off.
Gabby was finally able to catch one although she got a little frustrated because the frogs just wouldn’t cooperate. 🙂
Austin just couldn’t catch a frog so as is with most kids and water he just decided to play in the water. The water was over the top of his boots so when he walked on land the water sloshed and splashed as he walked.
He said to me, “I tried to catch a frog Papa, but I couldn’t catch a frog.” He was totally wet from head to foot. Being the good mother that she is Angie was prepared for any circumstances and had a clean, dry change of clothes for him. 🙂
Josh’s prize catch. None of the frogs were hurt and all were released back into the pond. They had lunch at the picnic area provided at the center. Wonderful time with the kids.
Enjoy your day and be careful.