Anyway, we took a weekend off to be sick, but then today we did our Hike 5/6. We go to this hike quite a bit because it has a nice CLEAN lake that I can swim in so I know it well and have various places along the hike where I have to go down to the water.
The lake. We have never figured out what that smokestack belongs to.
I hiked the first mile which included going down to the water and chasing fish a couple times. I love chasing fish.
Where are the fish?
Then, after chasing the fish the second time I asked to get in the stroller and I rode for about a mile until Mommy decided to take a side trail we haven't taken in a long time. This trail leads up to the far north trailhead of the river trail that goes through the entire county. I rode for about a half mile and then I decided I wanted to walk and sniff so I barked to get out and walked the quarter mile to the trail head. Mommy got me some water from the pump at the trailhead and then we headed back to the official hike. Since I had gotten my sniffs in I hopped back in the stroller for the end of the hike.
The last time we were here this field was corn. This time it was soybeans.
Mommy thought the soybeans were very pretty with all their shades of yellow.
I rode happily until we got to a side trail that leads down to a fishing dock. Then I barked for Mommy. Mommy asked if I wanted out, but I didn't. I wanted her to wheel me down to the dock. So we went down and I got to look out over the water and then we continued on the hike. When we got to the trail that leads to a bridge I barked again so Mommy would know to take that trail too. We were part way down that trail when a horrible something flew into the stroller and landed on my head! I could feel it digging into my head trying to eat my brains so I started whining and barking for Mommy to save me. Mommy stopped the stroller to see what was wrong and then she started laughing at me! Instead of helping me she tried to get her camera out to take of picture of my brains being eaten. But then I realized that if something WAS trying to eat my brains Mommy probably wouldn't be laughing so I scraped my head against the side of the stroller and knocked the grasshopper that had been riding on my head off. Mommy was sad she didn't get a picture, but I'm glad she didn't. That would have been far too embarrassing! We continued to the bridge and Mommy stopped in the middle so I could look out over the water.
Looking over the water from my stroller.
We retraced our steps back to the trail and went back to the car. Total miles hiked by me about 1.25 ridden by me about 2.75. Total miles: 4.