Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 3 - #DogWalkingWeek

We are joining My GBGV Life and Cascadian Nomads in their #DogWalkingWeek celebration. The idea is to think of ways to get those peeps motivated to take you out EVERY day for a walk and an adventure. Our third motivation is "go find a big lake to walk around and look for something odd".

Many of you have already seen that I have quite a few lakes in MY parks that we like to visit but the biggest by far is Lake Charles at 645 acres. Lake Charles is also a State Park  and is just down the road from the park we went to yesterday. This lake has 7 boat ramps, a swimming beach, beautiful picnic areas and lots of walking trails.

There is also a wonderful campground for tents and RV's and right by the lakes edge they have a Yurt (a round tent - which is not something you see everyday and is soooo cool !!!!)  There is a barbecue you can use on the deck and then you can sit inside to have your dinner away from all the mosquitosauruses.

We also went down this funny named "Mockernut Trail" but didn't go far because the bridge had washed out and we couldn't cross the ravine. We did find out that Mockernut is actually another name for hickory nuts and that are a favorite of the woodpeckers that live in the area. Mom says when it is a bit cooler we will go back and explore some of the longer trails in the park.

It was getting quite warm so we headed back along the beach and did a bit of dock sitting as there was a nice cool breeze coming across the water and it was here we found our second 'odd' thing although Mom says it wasn't odd at all (it sure looked odd to us) It was a big old blue crane and stood about 3 foot tall. Mom was able to get a great photo of him using the telephoto lens. We actually saw quite a lot of them and figured they like the fishing there.


  1. Wow did not know that was a fancy name for hickory nuts. Looks like you had great weather. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. You guys are having some great walkies, wish I was there with you
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Such awesome places to walk! Love all the nature.

  4. What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

  5. oh WOW! That tent is awesome! It looks like it would be so much fun in the inside as well as the outside. And of course all of your pictures are beautiful as usual - we especially like the bird one today. How did you get him/her to stand for that? Snorts. XOXO - Bacon

  6. All your places have fancy schmantzy names
    Lily & Edward

  7. What a great walkie!! We just love tagging along on your walks this week!
    Happy Smiley Day Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. OMD we ATE our Apple Cucumber last night and it was DELICIOUS. THANKS AGAIN fur sending us the seeds.

    Seeing a YURT is NOT somethingy that happens daily fur SURE.

    Love this post.

  9. Love the yurt! Someone lives in one of those up the road from me. Seems like a cool way to live.

  10. We've never heard of a yurt before. Thanks for telling us and showing us what it is. You guys have the best spots to go adventuring!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Wow, that is one very BIG bird - great shot, Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Arkansas has some of the most beautiful lakes and campgrounds. It used to be our weekend getaway. We need to visit again.


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