Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It Was A Walk In The Park

On Sunday our niece, Jami, called early in the  morning (8:30). She wanted to see if we were up for a walk with the dogs  and Matt, our nephew, would be bringing his dog, Kalli, too. Of course we would love to go!
So we would meet them all (my sister Paula and Matt's girlfriend, Erika) at Shubie Park. This park is in Dartmouth, the city across the harbour from Halifax.

So we had an hour to eat and get there.
We have been to this park before......but in the summer. Sophie, our dog, loved it then.......mainly because of the beach and lake. Today it would be frozen......solid!

The 'gang'....Jami, Paula, Meghan, Matt, Erika, me and Ron and 'part' of Fenway.
Half of the park is 'off-leash' , so we headed towards that area as soon as we all met up. Oh yes, our other niece, Meghan, come along as well. Gee, the only person missing from this family was their father and husband, Graham.

Where did all the dogs go?
We discovered that this park is not only busy in the summer but also in the middle of winter. There were people everywhere! And with the people, dogs! This was going to be fun.

                  Sophie, Fenway and Kalli.
I couldn't believe so many people....there were actually 'traffic jams' at the path intersections!!

Really, there were dogs everywhere...just not here!!!
The dogs had a blast meeting up with every dog that came along. 

                  My sister Paula.
It also just so happened to be Paula's birthday on Sunday. And when we managed to get through the icy paths and down to the frozen lake, we headed back to the cars and to Paula's for brunch.

On the way back we passed the above Mallard ducks basking in the sun.

Before we headed to the path though, Ron and 'Scribbles' the doodle had to bid their farewells.

So it was to Paula's where she was to be dined and pampered. Her 'kids' did all the preparation and serving....it was the first time in ages that I saw Paula sitting down and not 'running' things. It was nice. And the brunch, well.........very impressive!
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