Saturday, October 2, 2010
A walk in the woods
Today was one of those days when the weather was so perfect, we just had to get outside. Everyone was in the mood for a long walk, so we went to Reedy Creek Park. Located on the northeast side of town not far from UNC-Charlotte, this 116 acre park and adjoining 700+ acre nature preserve is full of wooded trails, ponds stocked with bass, a disc golf course, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a very nice mostly wooded dog park. It rocks! We give it five stars.
Cody and Chelsea LOVED the wooded trails. They had to be on their leashes on the trails, of course . . . so after our long hike, we took them to the dog park. Glad we took them hiking first, because in their tired state, they were a little more social with the other dogs. (We still have a long way to go with the yapping, though!)
After a couple of hours in the park, we drove 10 miles west to the area around Northlake Mall. But the mall wasn't our destination. We were looking for the REI store. Both of us are huge REI fans, and we weren't disappointed! Great store.
And a perfect day. :-)