Walks with my dog, Diesel, around town. Brief blog posts about recent walks, pictures of the scenery, wildlife sightings, and opinions.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
May 24th 2011
Yesterday turned out to be a really nice day. The day was warm with a cooling breeze coming through in the evening. After getting home from the gym, and one heck of a workout, Mikey and I had originally planned to go see a movie. Mikey suggested instead that we take the dog for a walk, and postpone the movie to the next day, when there was a chance of rain. That sounded like a good idea to me.
Our usual route
After Mikey finally got ready, the three of us headed out on Diesel and I's normal route. We headed out of the house and down the street. Just on the other side of Auburn, a quick movement caught Diesel and I's attention and we both stopped to have a stare-off with a groundhog. He was no more than 6 feet away from us, the opening to his tunnel between him and us. We waited for a while before the groundhog finally turned back the other way, ducked under the fence and found a new opening to crawl into. We continued on and caught the Clinton River Trail. Walked the CRT west until we came to downtown Auburn Hills. There we sat on a nice metal bench while we contemplated walking to a friends house or to the Twist 'n' Dip for some ice cream. The sweet-tooth in us all won over and we stopped in for some flurries. Diesel got his usual doggie dish, and like always he tried to swallow it all in one gulp! After our ice cream was finished, we continued on the route walking down Grey, all the while Mikey quizzing me on the types of trees. Along the route we identified various Maples, Oaks, Hickories, Poplars, and numerous others. There a quite a few different tree types that grow around southeast Michigan.
Mikey and Diesel walking along Grey
As we neared home the sun began to set, and it was pretty evident we were all pretty beat. Ice cream and a long walk sure do hit the spot. Always nice having some peaceful time with the family in the evening. Though I am still hoping to get to the theater tonight and see the new Pirates movie. :)