|I was getting a little |
over-athletic at Pacesetter
but they were patient with me!
I never know what to expect on these walks, they go to a different place each time and follow a map, except when they don't follow the map!
I hopped in the car ready for my Wednesday Walk even before it was time! I was raring to go. I just love the people at these walks. So finally it was time to leave. We headed south, into Portland, to Pacesetter Athletic on Woodstock.
What a great place. They have all kinds of athletic gear, shoes and, outside, a water bowl FOR ME! They are dog friendly and let me inside. I hung out socializing with my walking friends who were registering for the walk.
|Here I am waiting while everyone registers and stamps their books.|
Then I went outside and joined the other walking dogs who were waiting for the walk to start.
We were all getting a bit bored and were glad when the group photo was announced. That means the walk is not far behind! I got in front and even turned my face toward the camera (for once!). Since I had a bath yesterday I was certain they would want ME in the picture!
|Here's the cute Corgis|
|And another volksmarching dog.|
Off we went, through beautiful neighborhoods, down a wooded path on to the Reed College campus. That is a place where they have venerable BIG trees. And you know what that means? SQUIRRELS! I kind of wanted to go squirrel hunting but had to keep up with the group.
|Here we are walking on the Reed College campus.|
They have squirrel trees there.
Then we went to a very fun place, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. What a great place! I jumped up on the wall to have my picture taken but couldn't linger long because the walkers were headed down the path. There were gorgeous flowers everywhere and a huge pond.
|Here I am on the wall at the rhody garden|
What was really fun was there were plenty of geese there. And the geese were scared of ME! Even though I didn't chase them, they hurried toward the water as soon as they saw me. It was beginning to be really fun and I was thinking of chasing them a bit.
|Here's the geese. I scared these two into the water!|
|Here's the geese family that I DID NOT scare.|
Then we walked up the path where I thought I saw a few squirrels. Once we got out of the gardens and were in the neighborhood headed back I WAS SURE I SMELLED SQUIRRELS! I looked up a few trees but was asked to keep up with the group.
Know what? I didn't even get tired. Thank you JOE TITONE for letting me, Cinnamon, go with the Wednesday Walkers. That's another volkswalk for my list. I think I'd better update it.
But for now, I think I need a nap.
Love, Walker Cinnamon