Well, are we having fun yet? I’ll tell you what, this whole schooling from home while being isolated from people we love while also having our favorite resources (museums, libraries, etc) shut down is NOT my favorite.
But, we’re figuring it out, aren’t we? And I can tell you right now - you’re doing a good job! You’re exactly the right grown up for your kiddos, and you’re rocking it, even if you feel more like life is kicking your tailfeathers.
One way my family is surviving is by keeping a close eye/ear on our local current events/happenings. I get the Eugene Public Library’s emailed newsletters and that is where I discovered this little gem that I’m going to tell you about today.
Where: Petersen Barn Park, 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene, over in the Bethel area of Eugene
When: Any daylight hours, until the end of October
Who: Anyone at all!
What: To quote the Eugene Public Library, “The beautifully illustrated pages are displayed on a series of signs arranged in order along the path to read as you stroll.”
Head on over to Petersen Barn and follow the numbered signs around the half mile loop to read this delightfully fun and just-the-right-amount of spooky tale. Strollers and wheelchairs will be able to navigate the bark chip path, and it’s nowhere near traffic, so kiddos can just run freely. There’s plenty of room to social distance, so we were able to keep our masks in our pockets most of the time. There’s a portable toilet and water fountains, as well as a playground and picnic tables. Pack a snack and go enjoy the story and the outdoors! Have fun!