Views of the Neighborhood – Story Book Walk for Valentine’s Day

Every year the Lakeway Department of Parks and Recreation conducts a storybook walk. This year it was in honor of Valentine’s Day. Here’s our invitation.

Also, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we have a unique Valentine’s dinner catered by Roosevelt’s in Port Aransas. Our entertainment is Chris Botti and Sting.

Here is the menu.

Picture of an old time school bus

So get on the bus.

Today’s book walk is with Todd Parr’s The I Love You Book. Since the book is so long, I will be showing only a few pages. After dinner, you can walk around and view the rest.

I love you when you are silly.

I love you when you hide my keys.

I love you when you are stinky.

I love you when you are squeaky clean.

I love you when we stroll.

I love you when you are shy.

I love you when you share.

But most of all.

Just the way you are.

I hope you enjoyed the book walk and wish you a great week. Have some food and listen to Chris Botti and Sting.

79 comments

  1. Dear John,
    so touching and at the same time funny these drawings. We are quite taken with them.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Klausbernd. 😁

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  2. What an adorable book. I love these storybook walks. Happy Valentines Day to you and your wife.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the storybook walk, John. It was perfect! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the Producer.

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    1. Thank you Jill. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Derrick.

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  4. This made me smile with my ❀

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    1. Best smile of all. Thanks, Annette.

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  5. You love through it all or not at all. The signs are great, John.

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    1. Thanks GP. I wish I had room for all of them. 😁

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    So beautiful, John. Lakeway celebrates the seasons and holidays with all ages in mind. It’s very heartwarming! I hope you and Molly have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your pups. πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope you have a loving day as well. ❀️

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  7. A wonderful book tour … but for me, the closing music stole the show. Bravo!!!!

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    1. I liked that video as well. Thanks, Frank.

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  8. Thanks for the heartwarming Valentine walk, John, accompanied by some great music. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Tim. Thanks for letting me know. 😊

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  9. My grandson Eli would LOVE that walk and the book! And what menu this week. Although I do love a good Beef Wellington, I would take the halibut, just for the …. of it!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks Noelle. I wish there were some kids there when I was doing the photos. Would have been nice to see their reaction.

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  10. Cute storybook tour, John. Happy Valentines Day to you and your wife.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. Happy Valentines day to you and yours as well. 😁

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    1. Thank you, Michael for sharing the post today. 😊

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  11. Wow! Thats always wonderful on your weekends, John! The menu is equisite too. πŸ˜‰ Only the temperatures where you live – only 4 degrees Celsius in Port Aransas today – are a little low by Texas standards. Right? Dont put Lucy and Twiggy out of the house, or your will get them back like frozen tuna. Lol Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Ha ha ha. Yes here we are at 0 C. They know how to run in quickly before they become frozen tuna. 🀣

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      1. Really? Zero? Horrible for Texas, right? Keep staying inside, we dont want to have frozen Texanians. Lol xx Michael

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      2. Yes we have sun now so we are okay.

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  12. I usually don’t eat red meat but will make an exception just for the halibut. One Beef Wellington, please.

    This is a terrific post. The story book is wonderful. Isn’t Love special? I love your posts. Have a great week, John.

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    1. Thank you so much, Steve. You are the best,

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      1. Thanks, John. I appreciate that.

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  13. I lived in Uvalde and McAllen for a couple of years and it never got quite that cold β€˜95-β€˜97. Brrr the thought even makes me shiver here at north of 43. The tour and the menu are delightful. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, CG. We are definitely getting some weather changes. Colder winters and hotter summers.

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  14. What a fun way to spend some quality outdoor time. I imagine there were quite a few families with small children that participated .

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    1. I’m sure there were. None while I was there but it was early.

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  15. I think this has been the best neighborhood walk that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This was a lovely walk and idea by your parks and rec. dept. That’s a wonderful book!

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    1. It is. Thank you, Deborah.

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  16. Awesome event. Looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. It was. Thanks, Charles.

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  17. Nicely done, John. Cute storybook and what a great way to get folks outside and reading! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Happy Valentine’s day to you, Monkey, and family.

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  18. I never heard of a storybook walk before. That was so cute. And you can’t go wrong with Chris Botti and Sting.
    Happy Valentine’s Day, John!

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    1. Yes, I enjoyed that video and thought it perfect. Thank you, Mae.

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  19. What a lovely walk, that was!
    I was thinking… boy, Chris Botti is getting rather up close and personal with Trudi (also thinking that’s awfully loud at times so close)… I loved Sting’s response. Great video and so much fun.

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    1. It was a great video. I just love when Sting sings jazz or in this case a love song. I think Trudi liked it. I’m glad you liked it too. ❀️

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      1. I think the whole thing was fabulous. From the book tour (I so love they do that) to the wonderful video. I don’t doubt they all enjoyed it! πŸ’•

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  20. This was an adorable walk, John. Your Parks & Rec. Dept never disappoints. And Sting was a perfect ending to this event. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your wife.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Happy Valentine’s day to you and hubby.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Cute book and fun walk πŸ™‚ Great menu and music selection too!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😁

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  22. A very good story book walk John. Happy Valentines day to you and Molly and the girls.

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    1. Thank you, John. Happy Valentines day to you and yours.

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  23. That is super cute, John. Thanks for sharing the storybook walk!!

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  24. A great way to get kids out and engaged with books and nature! Thanks for the treat at Roosevelt’s – great place.

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  25. I enjoyed the walk very much. Each sign brought a new smile.

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    1. I’m glad, Liz.

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  26. I don’t know if I could love the hiding key thing. Just saying.

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  27. Oooo…. another Story Walk! I love the Todd Parr books. Thanks to you, John, I learned about this last year and started the ball rolling at school. When spring arrives, we will again be doing Story Walks. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is in my basement, although now I really want to do a Todd Parr book. Thanks, John.

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    1. He is great, Jennie.

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  28. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Todd Parr a couple of times. He is a terrific man. What a terrific community activity. The music was great too.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  29. This is so cute, John. A lovely book.

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    1. It is. Thanks, Robbie.

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  30. Such a sweet book – and a fantastic menu. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the Producer, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, hubby, and family.

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  31. I’m always amazed by the wonderful things/events/displays your Parks & Recreation folks create for everyone’s enjoyment. I wish we had something comparable around here, but since we don’t, I try not to miss out on your Sunday posts. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, John! 😊

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Marcia. Happy Valentine’s Day

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  32. Thanks for sharing a lovely little book, John.

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  33. What a great walk. That book is sweet.
    As usual, the menu is odd, at best. The roasted beets sound yummy!
    I’m 2 days late, so Happy Valentines. ❀ I'm always at my best when I'm late! It's a fashion.

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    1. Yu are never late. Only delayed. 😊

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