The zombie apocalypse is upon us.
This is my hometown. It’s a small town as you can see. There’s no market square like in Poland but rather a main street with businesses, stores and restaurants. There’s also a university in my hometown not far from the main street. As we walked down the street, we did not encounter a single, living, breathing person. There were cars around. The stores all said “open” on their doors, but we were alone on the streets.
My hometown and the general area has a lot of outdoor facilities for family fun. We hit every playground in the area at least 5 times and all state park facilities within a 2-hour drive radius. What’s nice is that every place has free and generally clean bathroom facilities. State parks with camping sites also have shower facilities and all parks and playgrounds had drinking fountains which our children found absolutely fascinating.
What we did not find at the parks and playgrounds were other people. At one visit to a state park, we were the only visitors. There were more park employees at the park than guests.
As I was reading the sign (because there’s a sign on everything in America) checking how much it costs to camp for the night, Lizzie asked me how much we paid for the park. For the park? She thought that since the park was completely empty we must have rented it just for us for the day.
I’m not really complaining. I mean, who would complain about having a park all to themselves? If you’ve ever been to Łeba in August, you’re probably absolutely drooling at the thought of a beach all to yourself. I get it.
Sometimes we really felt that we had rented some places just for us. At the beginning the girls were excited with the fact that we were alone at many places but after awhile, they just got bored. How often can you go on the swings with mom? It’s just not as fun as with other kids.
I know it isn’t like that in other places, right? I don’t suppose you can find an empty park in NYC?? But here in Poland, you can’t find an empty park in the city or in the country. Too few parks in Poland? Too many in the US? People enjoy the outdoors more in Poland? That can’t be right. So, it must be the zombie apocalypse.
Watch your back!