We decided to take our dog walk someplace different than the same ole' Lincoln Park.
The husband is busy all week teaching a woodworking class, so the dogs and I headed to Schmitz Park in the Admiral district.
I've been here before many times, but I don't think these dogs have been.
I let Jelly off the leash and she did very well, staying close and coming back when I called her.
The weather was absolutely perfect. It had rained last night so everything was wet and a little muddy. But today the sky is blue and beautiful and the sun is shining.
|I almost got the sign in the photo.|
|Jelly thinks I walk too slow.|
|Jax posing under the Admiral Way overpass.|
|Jax was very impressed with the graffitti all over the overpass.|
We walked to the end of the park, it's all uphill with the last bit being very steep as you climb out of the ravine. It comes out on a deadend street. The only way back is by the same trail. My fitbit said it was only .7 miles to that point. We need to get at least 2 miles in, so we decided to take another trail on the way out.
The plan was to go up this side trail and find a geocache and then come back down and go out the way we come in. The side trail turned out to be very steep, narrow and overgrown. I was soaked through from all the wet bushes. I was worried I'd slip and fall on the way back down so we kept going up until we exited the park to the street - great view. Then we trekked down the street and re-entered the park and continued on our walk in the park.
|View when we exited the park! Wow.|
I showed them the rocks to walk across, but they were still hesitant.
|You want me to jump that six inches over water!?|
|Wait for me!|
This is a cool feature of the fitbit - you can track your activity and share it if you want. Here is our walk into, out of, and back into the park.
It was a nice adventure.