Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We had plans to go out out hiking since the temperature had risen into the mild range. It was great to see all that snow from Snowpacolype melting away and becoming a memory. However, when Dad started checking some of the places we hadn't been to that were somewhat nearby, we started to see a trend. A lot of the nearest state parks were closed due to flooding. Darn Mother Nature for giving us this beautiful weather and then making it the very reason we couldn't go to those places.
However, we were not to be deterred. We decided to go visit Comlara Park which is near us, but it not a state park. It belongs to the county where it's located around a lovely lake. I don't think a lot of people know about it, but that's okay with us. It means we had it all to ourselves.
There was nobody else out there to scare the birds who were singing lovely spring tunes and we are pretty sure there were some deer up in the tree lines watching us as we went through the forest. It was really muddy and squishy, but we had a great time.
Mom and I were out there to have a nice stroll and enjoy the early signs of Spring, but Morgan and Dad were also doing a little work. They are having an important evaluation next month and so they are brushing up on some things. I have my paws crossed for them to make it, because it's something Dad has always wanted to do with a canine companion, and between you and me, it's more work than I want to do. I'll stick to being a Greyhound ambassador and being a therapy dog.
We had a lot of fun stretching our legs, breathing the fresh air and seeing the first hints of Spring. I really hope that Mother Nature doesn't have any more tricks up her sleeve for us. I am definitely ready for warmer weather and longer hikes. It looks like we're not the only ones who are ready for it, either.
Are any of you seeing signs of Spring where you are?