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This week’s topic: Favorite Outings
I like out-doorsy outings, though I we don’t get to do them very often. I love love love trips to the beach but since we don’t live close to one it’s been a few years since I made it to the beach. When I was a kid we lived really close to the finger lakes and a bunch of parks with swimming holes and waterfalls – I used to spend most my summer at those parks and I really miss it.
While I was living in St. Louis the zoo was a frequent outing for me because in St. Louis it was FREE! Yep! And it’s a really great zoo too. So we went several times. I don’t seem to have any pictures though. We spent a lot of time checking out wild cats and bears – they seem to be our favorite to watch.
Since we got our dog Buffy – going on two years now! – I’ve also really loved outings to the dog park. We really want to have another dog for her to play with, but since we live in smallish apartment that’s not really an option. So the dog park is a great way for her to play with other dogs outside. It’s kind of hit and miss, though. Partly because of my schedule but also because Buffy is hit and miss with how she acts. Sometimes we go and she has a bunch of fun. Other times I take her and she barks and barks and barks, and then hides behind me. I know it’s the people that are there she’s reacting to – no fault of theirs, but she does not like men. And she’s a territorial little yipper regardless. So it can be stressful to take her sometimes.
I’ve really gotten into doing 5ks lately too. I’m taking a bit of a hiatus for the summer – my next one isn’t until September and last one was early June – but I’ve done three so far this year and really really love them.
I think the only other outing I’m crazy about is an outing to the library or bookstore. Perhaps library better because I don’t leave broke 😉
What are your favorite outings?