90 Second Escape: A winter’s day in the park

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: A winter’s day in the park

Sunday, my daughter and an old childhood buddy decided to hang out for a while. “Hang out and do what?” I asked, pretty certain of her response, which is the answer I would have given as a high school senior.

“I don’t know. Just hang out.”

I was pleasantly surprised when she returned to learn that she and her friend had taken advantage of the springlike temperatures and spent the afternoon at a couple of parks, including one of my favorites in the Triangle, White Deer Park in Garner. As she related their day, I was reminded of how local parks are a great way to enjoy a winter afternoon. Walking trails, playgrounds, wide-open ball fields — a myriad of ways to have fun and keep warm.

I was also reminded of this 90 Second Escape to White Deer Park from a couple years back. I share it again in the hopes it inspires a visit to park near you.

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