Monday, March 31, 2014

Added a new park to MY collection

Yesterday we went for a LONG Sunday drive and discovered a new park to add to MY collection. I pee'ed in it - therefore it is MINE - that is the Reilly rules. MY new park is called Village Creek State Park and it is HUGE - bigger than all MY other parks. It has 33 miles of walking trails, two lakes, cabins you can rent, a golf coarse, tennis courts, baseball and soccer areas and even an equestrian center (we even saw some of the BIG dogs that live there - I think they had sore throats though as Mom kept saying they were horse!)

Mom LOVED this park, it is very hilly so you have to go up hills and down gullies, there are little creeks running all through it and lots of little bridges.

Here we are on one of the many bridges and then on another bridge way up on the hill - can you see us with Mom waaaayyyy up there. There was LOTS of steps to climb up and down and we all got a real good work out by time we reached the first lake.

And here are some more of the steps we climbed. The path in places sort of clung to the side of the hills and there was some pretty steep drops but Mom says we were like mountain goats and very sure footed. We had the best day and only discovered a little bit of it and can't wait to go back there when it is all green and pretty. Be sure to click on the pictures to see them bigger - it gives you a better look at all the steps.


  1. That looks like a great park to go to on a hot day...there will be lots of shade!

    Very pretty!

  2. Gosh that is a big park and what fun to get out and explore. Glad your weather has improved now and you can enjoy the great outdoors again. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh my! I really want to go on some of those paths - that looks like an awesome trail. Do you think they would allow piggies on it? Ya'll would protect me, right? XOXO - Bacon

  4. That's a lot of steps!!! But it looks like a lovely day and a beautiful park!!

    Ruby (and Angel Pip)

  5. That is one huge park alright. So did you walk like 33 miles?
    Lily & Edward

  6. Whoa, pals....some of those steps look mighty steep. You must have been like mountain goats to get up them. The park sure looks like it will be beautiful when the plants start to bloom. You will have to go back then for a hike and take more photos. Oh...and I love those little bridges. They are so fun to walk over.
    *high paws* for a great day!

  7. That looks like a lovely park, those stairs look interesting.
    Dip and Elliot x

  8. That's a perfect park, I think it's THE park. It even has the bridge over troubled water, wow! And maybe you can bring the dogs with the sore throats some ems salt treats? I saw such dogs once too and I felt sorry for them. They had humans on their back...think that's something like a pain in the neck, but different.

  9. Your new park is just pawesome!! We hope your Mama takes you there lots and lots!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. Sort of looks like part of the park we go to sometimes. Really pretty! It will be beautiful when it gets a little greener!

  11. we had a real good chuckle about those dog/horse's....that park is very nice!!
    good walking
    stella rose

  12. You did a grrrreat job of CLAIMING your NEW Park... by Peeing in it..NOW everybuddy going there will KNOW it is YOURS. AND it is BEAUTIFUL so LOTS of folks will want to go there.

  13. That looks like a super duper new park. Lots of places to explore, and with 33 miles of walking trails, I think you'll have to go back sometime.
    Toodle pip!
    PS Gail wants to know if you have ever visited Devil's Den State Park? Apparently she and some friends spent a very happy Easter in a cabin there in 1990...

  14. Boy howdy, thats a lot of steps. I hope you have a blast. Parks are sooooooooo much fun.

    Loveys Sasha

  15. What a fantastic find! You'll have to go back before it starts getting too hot to enjoy those mountain goat trails.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  16. you are so lucky to have such wonderful parks near you! And with a golf course too!! We have a few parks, but very few permit dogs.

  17. You park looks so dry and nice. I have mud trails. I have a path that looks quite similar with a little bridge and steep steps. But I don't have horses. How lucky you have horses.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. Now thats One Awesome workout park, we bet you guys were pooped.

    The Mad Scots

  19. What a beautiful park! The steps remind us of Sleeping Giant. You guys always have the bestest adventures!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. You found another wonderful park!!! We need to get Mom out looking around here for some cool places like that. We bet you all slept well after all that hiking up and down.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  21. I think you guys know we are city folks and love the city. But seeing you enjoy a park like that makes us wish just a little that we could walk there some time! Love Dolly

  22. WOWSA!! That is way cool guys! Be careful of those big dogs...they leave BIG poops everywheres and the peeps really don't like steppin' in em'...butts they are mighty fun to roll in!!!
    Hopes you get to go back soon...
    Ruby ♥

  23. Your new park looks really great! Lucky boys!


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