Sunday, June 10, 2018

Walk Report

I want to tell you about our adventure.
We went to "Emmenegger."
I've visited twice. 
 It's a great place to walk your mom,  if you're lucky enough to have one.

You get to cross a bridge.
There's a smooth walkway at the beginning that circle eights around.
It's especially good for people in wheel chairs and people who prefer smooth walking.

Can you see it?
Watch for these little sticks,
They direct towards the trails.
Trails go up, around, over, sometimes under . . . 
They can take you high up on bluffs
so you can see across the Meramec River
Or across a Big Highways waaay down below.

There's watery places . . 

Forest -y places . . 

Steep Places . . 

Under, Over, or Around Places . . 

AND - Places we should not go . . . 
Really!

Look again . . . 
There are trees not connected to the ground and the earth is cracking away . . .

There's dry creek beds, that sometimes fill with water and overflow - 
Because we are close to a big river.
We could walk across here - BUT, we didn't want to.

When we cross that going home bridge,
 Mom remembered to take a picture.
  Just a tame creek today . . 
BUT, when there's a LOT of rain . . . water will stretch all the way across . . . 
Mom says that's why the bridge is up really high.


Until Mom remembers to put camera in pocket,
Your Walk Reporter,
"The Pupster"



Friday, June 1, 2018

Queeny

We visit this County Park often. 
 It's BIG.  
Just about every time we find a different path.  
Even if we choose a hike we already know, it will seem all new.  
This adventure was about a month ago.

We walked past that bridge . . .


Mom will let me sniff when we get to those trees.


No one lives in that old house anymore.
Sure looks like a good place . . . a pup could have this entire park to explore.


Mom collects pictures of benches.  
I stand still for the camera . . . Mom stands still when I'm sniffing.

'til next time,
The Pupster



Monday, May 28, 2018

Here we are . . .

My next door neighbor visits a lot.
He plays in our back yard, he always pays attention when my mom talks . . . 
This morning Mom & I took long morning walk. 
We left so early we could cross the super busy road because no cars were there, yet.
That's Early.
When we returned, my neighbor friend was waiting to ask if he could come visit.
We didn't see any of his people,
 so he came inside, 
visited our yard, 
had a cookie . . 
then, Mom walked him back home . . in case his parents were worried.
It was kinda fun - like an extra bit of happy to start the day.

Yes, i got a cookie, too.

Happy Extra Walk Day!
the pupster




Thursday, May 17, 2018

Good Morning Greentree . . .

 Sometimes Park Rangers take time to tell me about favorite places.
I always visit and when i see my friends again i thank them and tell them my favorite parts.

Last week Mom took us to Green Tree Park.
There's a new path behind the ball courts.

Mom let's us look around.

The provided trail is smaller than some places we go.
(so we take "extra steps" all around . . . )

Here's a flower for Mom.

Happy Walking,

"The Pupster"





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sniffing Park

Hey There!  Mia here.
(Yes, Mom calls me 'the pupster' 
ya gotta love her protective instinct.)

SO, I've convinced Mom to sometimes carry the teeny camera.
Then, i gotta remember to tell you about Good, Better, Best Pupster Adventures.

Close to my house is a small
super-duper small
We have a special rule for this park.
I'm allowed to sniff.

We walk together . . . we are supposed to keep moving, not stop and savor the smell . . 
I request a sniff pretty often . . . so, Mom made adjustments . . .
 sometimes she'll walk real slow so I can catch a whiff . . . 
OR, she'll stand still for a slow count of 5 . . .
 BUT . . . in the "Sniffing Park"  I get to inspect, smell, savor as long as i want . . . 
it's a good idea.)
When I was a baby I used to play on the playground.
There's a tunnel and a slide i used  to enjoy.
After a while, I preferred to sniff.
Wouldn't YOU?
There's a little hill approach to one side of the Sniffing Park.  
The park is one corner lot of a block. 
There's a shelter.  We wait under under rain storms.
There are swings, and other things to play on.  Underneath all the equipment the ground is cushy padded stuff.  It's funny to walk on.
There were more trees, but they crashed.
The park rangers keep finding ways to protect the little house next door.
The park rangers are really nice.
They make every park . . . awesome.
Here's the entrance right by the little house next door.
Here's the hill on the other side of the sniffing park.

gotta go
but, I'll be back soon
because there's plenty of walks to share with you.

The Pupster


 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Beautiful Day

It is so lovely today
the weather forecast encouraged,
predicted,
insisted,
"Lunch Outside Today!"
This is one of the "corporate picnic areas" in Queeny Park.
There is even pick up service on days like this, for people driven to return to work on time.
 (giggle)
 
Have you read This Article on lunching in Spain? 
 
One more thing.
A local journalist asked people for tips on "Best Bubble Gum Songs."
Reading responses, the readers understood the question to be about
a type. or era of music.
Me?
I submitted this:
 (video)
giggle 
 
gotta go . . . got books . . . and imagination to share
 
love & love,
-g-