After getting her first flu mist vaccine Saturday morning, Anna June had something to look forward to: a visit to Birmingham's brand new Railroad Park. Thanks to a lot of hype by the news media and first-hand accounts from friends, I knew that this would be a great place for AJ to play. She wanted to just go to the dog park, but instead we took Radar downtown to this lovely, four-block park. You can read more about the park here.
We ran into friends also checking it out for the first time, and we also met up with Patrick and Liz. Anna June had a good time showing them the playground, where she could climb, slide and swing until her heart was content.
We thought AJ would be more interested in the trains going by, due to her recent obsession with Thomas the train, but, alas, animated trains are more interesting than real, scary, loud ones. The grownups thought they were pretty cool, though.
We'll definitely be going back, although since our visit Anna June has asked to return to the dog park and also to Crestwood Park - we drove past and it jogged her memory. I hope the City of Birmingham can keep Railroad Park as nice as it is and take some of that momentum and revitalize Crestwood Park, and Avondale Park, and the list goes on and on!
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