Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wandering down to Weiner

We have been having some beautiful weather - clear bright blue skies, temps in the low 70's and just perfect for exploring. Today we decided to wander down to Weiner  a tiny town with a population of 780 about 30 minutes south of us.  It is in the middle of a large rice growing area and is a center point for collection of the rice. If you ever buy Riceland Rice - then you know where it comes from now. Needless to say about the most interesting thing there are the silos and the sign welcoming you :)

About another 10 minutes down the road is Lake Hogue. It is a very pretty lake and one of the few that is open to the public but is is used mainly by fishermen as there are no paths to walk around it or places to have a picnic. There are only really two places to even take photos, one is the boat ramp and the other is from dock they built for fishermen without boats.

From Lake Hogue we drove west for about 15 minutes until we came to MY Lake Poinsett State Park. At least here there are paths we can go walking on. Dweeb had Mom and I gawoofing like crazy though - there we were walking along and came across a branch on the path, Mom stepped over it and I jumped over it and we kept going - then Mom suddenly realized Dweeb wasn't with us. She turned around and there he was - way back on the path looking all worried and still trying to figure out how to get over the branch! Mom had to walk all the way back and show him how to step over it - doh!

When we finally reached the lake there was a special surprise just for Mom - MY wonderful park staff have installed a swing right there next to the water. Mom LOVES LOVES LOVES seat swings and we sat there happily for half an hour just enjoying the view and watching the ducks. Can you believe Mom said NOT to chase them - of coarse we didn't listen and chased them anyway :)


  1. Oh! You are so cute stuck there behind that stick. You'd think you'd be so afraid of being left behind that you'd have just screwed up your courage and jumped over that thing! Glad there's a swing for you guys now. Good idea you had to have your park staff install that for you! And what kind of name for a town is WEINER? No wonder hardly anyone lives there!

  2. What a fun adventure Reilly....and you even got to swing AND chase ducks at the end!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. You would think a town named weiner would make hot dogs, not rice!

    Love the swing by the lake. Perfect way to kill some time especially if you get to look at cute duck! How nice of them to put the swing there just for your mom!

  4. WE are not EVEN gonna mention the NAME of that town... Just sayin..

    BUTT OH THAT SWING.... we would have loved to have had some time on THAT grrrreat addition ... You have your STAFF so well trained..

    Love the last picture... it is just....

  5. I luffs swinging settees!
    We got one this summer and I'm with your Mom on this, you boys should come over and try it out with me !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. So glad you found your nice place for a walk in the end. Your post reminds Gail of a comment one of her American friends made about the experience of driving across Kansas. After a while the conversation diminishes and after a few hours all anyone can think to say is "oh look, there's another grain silo".
    Toodle pip!

  7. You are certainly exploring your region. At least you can say you've been there...even if you don't go again.

  8. Oh Dweeb you poor thing! I would think that with all of the adventures you go on you'd be a bit braver by now! Love the swing good find! Love Dolly

  9. Wow, where EVERYBODY is a wiener dog!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Nice job chasing them anyways!! JAzzi would have done that too!!

  11. Even if Weiner isn't the most interesting of places, at least it gave you a perfect backdrop for your beautiful photo!

    Lightning would have been right there with Denny wiating for help over the big scary tree:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. You guys go on the best walks. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

  13. I SO thought this was gonna be a much different postie by the title! hehehe
    Anyhu ~ Wows, sure looks like you guys had a FABulous time!
    Oh, and I would have chased the duckies too....I mean, ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?
    Ruby ♥

  14. Wow did not know about the rice growing and love the swing. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  15. You are too funny, Denny. Jump! What a peaceful spot to sit in that swing and just relax!

  16. Crikey Reilly ...... Where the heck would Denny be without you keeping an eye on him, aye?? Did he think that log was a snake or something, mate?? A Chihuahua could've got over it. He's got a bit of a problem, aye??

  17. Looks like a nice place, but I was thinking it would be a post about eating weiners ;)


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