When the dogs and I went on our walk this afternoon, I decided to take one of my favourite routes starting at the University ending at Indian Battle Park (and of course back again). We haven't taken this route for a while, so I was excited to get going.
We drove into the parking lot and right near the spot where I always park were a herd of deer. Here are two of them, wondering why we were interrupting their grazing.
This picture was taken from my car window - those deer aren't too scared.
The dogs started barking at them, so they decided they would move on a bit.
So we started our walk. The first part of the walk is all downhill. The hill is long and fairly steep. This picture is near the top and if you look carefully, you can see two people on the trail ahead of us - they are at about the half way point of the hill. Our walk takes us down the hill, then over the pedestrian river bridge (which is where the road is that you see to the left) and then to Indian Battle Park which is in the area of the large suspension bridge on the far left of the picture.
Here we stopped in the park for a water break and to take some pictures.
This is the picture I used for Maggie's 52 week project. While I was taking pictures of Maggie, I told Bosley to go lay down. He decided the perfect place was in the shade behind the bench Maggie was on. You can see his big head if you look behind the bench. Funny.
We wandered around the park, which was very busy today, and then we headed home. This is the path heading back towards the University. Things are slowly starting to get green.
And of course, what goes down, must go back up. Here we are on the long walk back up the hill. This is about at the half way point. I needed to stop and take off my jacket - it's a lot harder work walking back up.
So, a very nice, enjoyable walk today. The dogs thought it was a bit too warm though - they are still wishing it was snowy.