1. Locations had to be in a close grouping.
2. Play equipment needed to be present or close to accommodate the kids.
3. I wanted a place out of direct sunlight or with dappled sunlight.
4. Seating was an important consideration.
5. The beauty of the location was of utmost importance.
I found places to match every criteria. I had a great time. I found several places not having known of them before using the Android Google Maps application with satellite view.
I scanned around the area with satellite view set at a low altitude until I found an interesting site. Then I used the map driving directions to get there. If I found one I liked I starred it on the map and took a picture of the location linked to the star and geographic coordinate location. This way I can simply find the location I want and have the Android map app lead me there in it's navigation mode. The Google Map app for Android is something I would highly recommend. I will think through which photographic shooting locations will work best then use the Android Google Map application to take us there. Likely we will use three.
I will post more tomorrow as I found that I had some youth ministerial duties when I returned home so didn't have time to process. Best blessings until next time.
The pictures above I offer as examples used by a local farmers market for a product brochure. I love Farmers Markets. The location pictured here is one of my favorites; the Kingwood Town Center Farmers Market every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. I love local community events.