We can not tell you what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day it is today - 70 degrees, bright blue skies - no clouds, just the hint of a breeze PERFECT. It made Mom feel adventurous so off we went to some park and you know what she did - come closer..........closer........closer....we have to whisper this. See all the parks we go to have signs saying dogs must be on a leash - well there aren't any signs at this park saying that so Mom decided JUST THIS ONCE - we would use our INVISIBLE leashes!!!! There was ABSOLUTELY no-one there so we figured just this once it would be okay. Mom did keep practicing our stop-sit commands just to make sure we were well behaved if we did meet anything or anyone - which we didn't :)
Now just look at all the pretty white flowers - a whole field of them. We are not sure what they are but they were like little stars with pink centers. If this isn't a sign of spring we don't know what is?
Next we stopped to admire the lake and is was so beautiful with the sun glinting off it. Then we headed up into the trees - across what we like to call the the troll bridge....it is the first time we have ever seen water flowing under it.
Over the second troll bridge and again - there was water under it. All the rain we have had lately has really filled up the lake. Mom says she loves all the moss growing in the damp - personally we think the smells on it are much nicer.
We also found these cool steps up the side of hill and thought "oh George the Lad would love these steps" and some more moss! Mom said I looked so happy just standing there - two seconds later I spotted a tree rat and I was off after it. Darn all those trees they can climb up - I would have had it otherwise (Mom - in reality he didn't even get within 20 feet of it :)
After that we found a little path and Mom said "lets follow it boys" - we had never been this way before and we walked and sniffed and walked and sniffed and walked and sniffed. Mom actually had NO IDEA where we were going but we didn't care AT ALL. Eventually - look where we came out though - this cool spot on another part of the lake! We didn't think there was any other places the public could see the lake but here it was. Do you see me looking down into the water - I was watching the biggest ugliest old catfish!!! I would of had it too - if it didn't mean getting my feet wet!
We rested for a bit and just enjoyed the sunshine before we started following the 'path' again. At least Mom hoped it was a path and that it was leading us somewhere. We figured we must be on the right track when we came across yet another bridge with a nice seat on it. Why they had put it there we don't know because there really wasn't anything to look at. It was perfect for another little rest - because you know - the Mom - not US - was getting pretty tired by then. Eventually the path came out about 30 feet from where we had started. Dog oh Dog were we glad to get back to the car. Mom gave a big bowl of clean water and she even remembered to bring some cookies. Mom and us - we all layed down in the soft grass just listening to the birds and soaking up the sun for about half an hour and then we headed home. What a day!!!!