Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Did you wonder?

Did you wonder where we were actually going on our walk yesterday? We were heading up to the 'lookout' so we could see what we could see! Remeber you can click on the photos to see them bigger

We started off our walk by going through the 'little' lake gardens. This is actually a small park behind MY big park that we normally go to. Mom loves this park because there is hardly ever anyone there. We call it MY hidden treasure! We were the ONLY ones there apart from a few gardeners.

We started off by following the boardwalk up into the tree tops - Mom loves this - me not so much because there isn't anything really good to sniff. Dweeb #2 stuck to my side like glue the whole way of coarse! Dawn asked if it bothers me that the Dweeb #2 sticks so close to my side but the reality is when I am walking I am in the "Reilly Zone" and I don't notice anything except what I am interested in. Here we are having a little rest at one of the overlooks. Then we had to come down out of the tree tops - which meant going down all these steps.

We seemed to walk forever on the lower boardwalk before FINALLY taking the path that leads through the woods - now this was more like it. Then we came to the dreaded 'troll bridge" Dweeb #2 used to be terrified of this - he was convinced a troll lived under it - this time he didn't even think twice about crossing it!

Ah - so that is where we are going - to the lookout (can you see it in the trees?) - what do you mean we have to climb to the top Mom - are you CRAZY! Just to make Mom happy we did climb all the way to the top.

We must admit the view was pretty amazing and look what a beautiful day it was! Of coarse when ever you go up - you also have to come down. Those steps were pretty steep but we both did it easily and Dweeb #2 wasn't even scared!

We did stop for a bit of a rest half way down - this was a real workout we were having ! It was worth it though as we continued on to Mom's favorite spot - this is MY little lake which sadly has hardly any water in it at the moment. We sure hope all the turtles moved over to the big lake for awhile.


  1. Thank you for sharing your walkie pictures with us!

    Denny looks more comfy and he is indeed braver lately, I think it is because of you as a big brother walking besides him all the way; he feels safe while you and your mom are there.

  2. How awesome is that! What a great place to go for some serene time with a beautiful view. right into the tree tops! Great pictures! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing your walk! We are thinking about trying to find some new places to hike this fall. Maybe we will have some beautiful pictures too! :)

  4. Such a gorgeous place for all of you to stroll and enjoy nature. We think we all might have thought twice about all those steps. Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. What a pretty walk and you all got so much good exercise!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Good job you guys! Glad you were able to explore all of that park! Stairs are HARD! Katie doesn't know how to do them. But she's a princess.


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