Sunday, July 24, 2011

Welcome to Bidwell Park, Sundays in My City

Hi. Thanks for dropping by. I spent my afternoon here at Chico's Bidwell Park where I soaked up some sun and waded in the pool. One kid climbed a tree (the tree cut off along the left edge of this second photo). With lots of long, twisty branches, he chose a good one to navigate. But the lifeguard reprimanded the boy for "not respecting Chico." That was rather harsh and dramatic. Wouldn't you say? I thought trees were meant to be climbed by kids...Only in Chico, I suppose. The boy then took to splashing in the water, so all's well.

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Hope it was a great weekend..
Stay cool! xo Robyn

33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness... is that one of those shirts with a body on it?

    Looks like a very refreshing, relaxing place to spend the day.

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  2. You have great vision, Ms.A. YES. In fact, that's why I took the picture. But I didn't think anyone would notice since I can't really see it in the posted photo.
    Cheers. xo

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  3. Trees live to be climbed!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for taking my Body Shirt pic!


    Love ya!

    J

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  4. this looks like a lovely place to visit for the day, I am sure... as for the tree climbing reprimand? DC issues the same. The trees are better protected than some of the people and monuments, especially when the Cherry blossoms bloom

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  5. What a great way to cool off, looks like a wonderful park.

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  6. Looks beautiful to me.

    Oh and your blog magically re-appeared in my dashboard now.

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  7. What a wonderful way to spend a day, it looks so warm and wonderful in your corner of the world.

    Have a great week!

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  8. Nice park. Glad you enjoyed your afternoon in your local park.

    This is the first time I heard of someone being reprimanded for climbing a tree. Sad it has come to the place kids are not allowed to climb a tree.

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  9. i agree, trees were meant to be climbed!

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  10. you should have climbed with him!

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  11. Is it hot enough for you? This place looks like a nice place to go and cool off. Not too crowded either. I don't care for crowds.~Ames

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  12. Dude! Let the boy climb the tree! WTH? lol
    Happy Monday, my dear. :)

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  13. What a great place to enjoy life!
    Have a good week!

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  14. I think I heard that "not respecting Chico" line once from an old boyfriend when I was trying to climb him.

    Evan (my 18 year old bound for Sonoma State in August) now regrets not applying to Chico and wants to transfer there in a year or so. If he does you will be in charge of watching out for him. Prepare yourself, woman.

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  15. What a lovely way to spend the day Robyn !

    I think "respecting Chico" has to do with insurance and possible lawsuits due to accidents/injuries. I am so glad in my time climbing trees was not only fun but encouraged by adults !

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  16. I thought lifeguards were supposed to watch the water not the trees?

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  17. Let kids be kids and just watch the safety of them, lifeguard!

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  18. OT, thank goodness. How strange, but I'm glad it kicked in for ya.

    Betty, I'm on it already. Chico is a nice school with some high quality programs. Don't be scared by it's party reputation. I'll watch him at all the parties.

    Thank you for agreeing about tree-climbing. It used to be one of life's greatest pleasures when I was a kid.

    Have a great week, friends.
    xoRobyn

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  19. Trees were meant to be climbed by all fun-loving primates.

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  20. I think climbing trees IS respecting Chico. Lighten up, people!

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  21. I opened up my reader and what do I see, but Robyn's blog appeared in my reader!! I now have 21 posts to read. :) Sad that it takes a little black number to remind me to read a blog...sorry about that friend. :) That park looks very nice, and I agree. Trees are for climbing!!

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  22. I agree trees are meant to be climbed. what a great place to hang out!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  23. I love this park. Looks wonderful.

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  24. What? The kid wasn't allowed to climb a mature tree?!! That's absurd. That park does look like a nice place to spend an afternoon, though!

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  25. I agree with Nonna Beach. Everything anymore is about liability.
    It looks like a nice place to relax.

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  26. glad you had a lovely afternoon in that lovely park.
    very relaxing place to spend a day, indeed.

    what's that shirt with a body on it, anyway? hehe.

    hugs.
    betty

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  27. wow I can't make out the short, tho, Robyn

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  28. I bet you Chico didn't feel disrespected at all and that tree felt loved.

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  29. Hola Chica :)
    I love seeing your city! Goodness, Chico is one strict ombre! Let the kid climb, he'll just fall in water, he he!

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  30. What are trees for if not for climbing? Looks like a nice park.

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  31. looks like a nice peaceful place to spent an evening...lovely shots.

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  32. That looks nice. Id swim in that. The man was probably doing his job. Kids fall out of trees and hurt themselves and they prob dont want a lawsuit on their hands. This is the problem with the world now. I practically lived up a tree as a kid. I often preferred it to my house...

    ;)

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  33. Thanks, sweet bloggy friends.

    I loved passing the time on our backyard tree branches. I recently visited the house I grew up in and was sad the tree was no longer there.

    xoRobyn

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