lake johnson park | swoon

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

you could tell this guy was the boss of all the geese

lake johnson park | paperyrain.com

the geese were starting to get a little unhinged

The hubby and I headed out last weekend to Lake Johnson Park for a little fun in the sun. We had been craving some outdoorsy time, so we packed up a light picnic and rented some kayaks and made a day of it!

The park is actually situated in Raleigh, which is just one of the reasons why I love living here. A few minutes down the road you can be in the downtown area with bars and cool restaurants or you can kayak a lake and picnic in the woods like you’re in the mountains (it’s pretty perfect). They have a couple of walking trails around the lake as well, but after kayaking and sipping on a little afternoon wine, we decided to just relax and watch the geese (especially since they were acting a mess for a minute).

There is something about being outside and just listening to all the sounds. Listening to the water as it moves off the paddle of the kayak, the sounds of birds chirping as you read, or listen for pups as they excitedly walk by. I’m so guilty of not appreciating the small things in life, but today, we took it all in and it was awesome.

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