Lima series: Parque de la Reserva

I haven’t blogged as much about the things we’ve been doing in Lima because, well, life gets busy and sometimes it’s just hard to find the time!  But we have seen some really wonderful places here in the city, and even just outside the city.  So I’ll be going back and documenting some of the sights to hopefully serve some good information for those visiting or moving here in the future.  Hope you enjoy!

We made a wonderful discovery a couple of weeks ago.  Well, we’d actually been hearing about the “water fountain park” from friends for a while, but had yet to make it out there.  It’s near central Lima, so it’s a good taxi ride away from Miraflores.  We went in the evening on a day when the kids (miraculously) both got a nap.  It was about 5pm by the time we arrived.  There were people lining the outside of the park with bags of popcorn, habas and cotton candy.  We grabbed a couple bags of popcorn to hold us over till dinner.  The entrance fee was S./4 per person, and was totally worth the beautifully manicured lawns and clean paths.

Handsome boy

Handsome boy

 The fountains were just breathtaking!  They were much more elaborate and bigger than I expected.

Time with Mamaw!

Time with Mamaw!

Say "cheese"

Say “cheese”

 The air even smelled good (something that’s hard to find in Lima!) with all that water being pumped up into the sky.  There were cute little trains that ran along the walking paths, taking children and parents on short rides around the park.  Cliff was beside himself with joy when he saw the trains.  John took the kids and Mom and I walked around the park.

Waiting to board

Waiting to board

Excited to be riding the train!

Excited to be riding the train!

By the time they got back it was dusk and the lights were starting to come on in the fountains.  I was surprised to see so many people playing in the fountains, absolutely soaking wet!  It was pretty chilly for us Texans.  Olivia tried to get wet, but wasn’t into it too much.  Cliff was adamantly against it.

Thinking about getting wet....

Thinking about getting wet….

It was still fun walking around.  There was a huge fountain tunnel that we all went through – the first time John, my Mom and Cliff went and they managed to stay completely dry.  The second time I went with John and the kids and we got pretty wet!  There were some very excited, rowdy teenagers that went through with us :).  It was a great night!  It also happened to be mine and John’s 6th Anniversary and it was a wonderful way to spend the evening.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!

We’ll definitely be making it back to the “fountain park”.  Hopefully during the day when it’s hot enough to enjoy the water!

Enjoying time with my mom in town!

Enjoying time with my mom in town!

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