Over Memorial Day I met my friend Trina at Explore Park and we took the boys hiking. She used to work there, and was able to tell the boys all about the interesting historic buildings scattered throughout. What makes Explore Park so fun is that they have little settlements from different centuries all through the park. While hiking, we saw many turtles and dragonflies, and heard some bullfrogs.
Things were going quite well until we reached the 19th century. As we were hiking by the blacksmith shop, the strangest thing happened. My hiking boots somehow tied themselves together IN A KNOT and I fell flat. I scraped up both hands and a knee.
How is it even possible for two boots to tie themselves together? We'd been hiking already for a stretch and everything had been fine up to this point.
The boys are convinced now that Explore Park is haunted. Or perhaps just has a few fairies - Pierce read in his Ripley's Believe it or Not book that fairies like to mess with shoes.
Readers, have you ever heard of shoelaces that tie themselves together? Or mischievous blacksmith ghosts?