We started the new year with a new adventure. Sledging! We drove down to the Look Memorial Park, which was beautifully enveloped in snow and enchanted us with its winding paths, fresh air, sun-touched trees and seasonal decoration. We conquered our embarrassment to sledge next to 7-year-olds and went down the slope a few times, whooping with excitement!
I’ve got some sort of reaction to fresh air – which makes me yawn compulsively the moment I step into a park! – so, I may not have looked as invigorated as I felt, but it was definitely a refreshing experience, which energised our bodies with the much needed after the night before fresh air! And in characteristic hedonistic fashion, we continued our celebrations of the first day of the year later that day with a bottle of champagne and delicious home-cooked roast dinner.
The 150-acre park, which was first opened in 1930s, was a gift to the City of Northampton from Mrs. Fannie Burr Look, who provided the land, funds for its development and a maintenance trust fund. It is located in the village of Florence in Northampton, MA, and offers seasonal activities including tennis, miniature golf, pedal boats, water spray park and grilling.