I was invited to visit the park where L.L. Bean was hosting an event with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff and the LL Bean Bootmobile. I was not compensated in any way.
The kids and I love being outside. We love finding new things to do outside and new places to go. We spend a lot of time Geocaching, hiking, fishing, camping and just playing whenever possible. So we are pretty familiar with a lot of the parks in the area.
This past weekend, L.L. Bean partnered with the parks and recreation department and hosted a large, family fun event in Pleasant Hill Park in Philadelphia. There were kyacks to sit in and get a feel for.
Crafts for the kids. A professional teaching how to fly fish, and helping people get the hang of it. Lots of tents to look at and climb inside.
But I think what the kids thought was the coolest, was the Bootmobile. Honestly, that is one big boot. It is a 13 feet tall boot on wheels.The person who would wear this boot would be 143 feet tall, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Driving up to 65 miles per hour, the Boot travels around, heading to fun days like this one, but also from park to park, just checking out the fun.
I had never been to Pleasant Hill Park before, and I definitely plan to head back. There is a fish hatchery and large open spaces, a play ground and it is right near the water, so the kids can watch the boats fly past.
There was a really fun Geocache hunt set up just for the day. And while 2 of them are there regualrly, the other 6 were set up just for the day. We were able to check out very nice GPS systems that made the hunt very easy. I will have to invest in one of those because it worked much nicer than the GPS I usually use on my phone. The kids had so much fun. Willow and Serenity teamed up to find the most, but Joey did find the coolest and hardest. It was hidden underwater!
I found out some great information from one of the staff members working at the event. L.L. Bean has an Outdoor Discovery School. In my area, at Lake Nockamixon, they have lessons in kyacks and paddle boating. The lessons start as young as 8 of 10 depending on the sport, and are only $20 per hour. Since my son knows how to kyack because he goes with my brother, this would be perfect for me to learn, without having my brother breathing down my neck, making me nervous. And I can have Serenity learn too and we can all go out together.
Thank you L.L. Bean for coming to our area, providing a day of free fun for the kids and helping us learn more about some of the parks and things to do in our area, that we didn’t know about before.
Want to see if the BootMobile is coming to your area? Check here.