Well, one of the nice things about all the time we’ve spent in the Bend is that the dog and I are now huge fans of the Bell’s Bend Park, which, much like the rest of our neck of the woods sucks. Seriously, if you thought my neighborhood was all firebreathing babies eating puppies while the puppies shoot lasers out of their eyes right at you, the Bell’s Bend area is even worse!
There, in addition to to the babies and the puppies, all the plants are crossed with poison ivy and fling ticks at you.
And it’s ugly.
Do not go there. Do not come here. Stay away!
So, this morning, we meandered over there, and, even though it was very warm, went for a walk. All kidding aside, this is one of the most beautiful parks in town. The hills are all gradual and at the top of every one of them is something either beautiful or interesting to see. The paths aren’t paved, but they’re well-mowed and we saw lots of birds and bees and butterflies.
Someone was running around, even though I told her to mind her knee and would run into the shade, where she would plop down in the grass and look up at me with a huge grin and simply refuse to move until she had rolled around in the shade enough.
So, it took us a little longer to walk than it would have on a cooler day, but it was worth it.