Thursday, May 27, 2021

A spring walk in Manito Park

 Always a stunning walk and if you do the full loop you can get in some up and down, Many of the beds are still awaiting their spring flowers but a lot of the gardens are in full bloom. If you want to see the lilacs you'll have to hurry as they are going by fast. The baby ducks are charming the visitors to the duck pond. Oh, I meant to mention that I was surprised to see the greenhouse open but hadn't brought a mask and they are still requiring them so come prepared if you want to go in.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Centennial Trail from the Maringo trailhead

 Went walking along the Centennial trail out of of the Maringo trailhed. There was lots of activity, people biking, walking, running and some wonderful dogs, Sterling and Ri-Ri, playing in the river. The Canadian Geese with babies in tow were swimming on the river. The wildflowers have really started popping along the trail. A group of turtle were sunning themselves on a log in the marshy area along the trail. If you haven't gotten out and enjoyed this section you really to.                                          

Monday, May 17, 2021

Free Rein Therapeutic Riding

 The Free Rein Therapeutic Riding programs allow those that are developmentally challenged, Military Veterans and their families and others who would benefit from riding and working with horses to enjoy the experience in a safe environment. James and Sam are 2 of the people benefiting from the adaptive riding program. The riders are supported on all side while riding around the ring and playing interactive games. Basketball and a memory card game on horseback.You can see by the joy on their faces that its working for them. For more information on their programs please visit their website at


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Hauser Lake & Bobville

 Went to Hauser Lake to find the Hauser Natural area to walk in. The Natural area is actually in Washington but you get there going down Hauser Lake Road. I never found the road that went to it but I enjoyed my time walking on Houser Lake road taking pics. I stopped by the public boat launch to see what was goin on. This is really a nice park and public boat launch. The docks are great for fishing. On the way back down Houser Lake road I stopped to take some pictures of some wonderful birdhouses that I saw along the road. As I was taking pics a nice woman asked me if I'd like to see the rest of the property. To my surprise an entire town greeted me. Bar, jail, church, railroad station and so much more. Bobville, it is named after her husband, is a labor of love with Bob building the buildings and Linda decorating them. The detailing and workmanship is really neat. Jake, the real boss and deputy, greeted me and then laid down to rest in the grass before more patrolling. 

Manito Park spring

 What a glorious space this Manito Park is! Every season is gorgeous and completely different and to be experienced! I went walking in Manit...