I gathered up our usual necessities; water, bowl, sunblock, sunglasses and put them all in my little backpack and Diesel and I proceeded on down the road. I don't think Diesel and I have many walks together where we don't talk with at least one person while we're out and about. And sure enough, we hadn't even made it to the CRT yet when we were stopped by a fellow neighbor who had recognized us from walks the previous summer. We stopped and chatted for a bit, and he offered to trade Diesel for his dog. Poor thing! We eventually got back to walking again and made it down to the trail.
|New flowers behind the Dentist office along the trail|
We made it downtown and headed over to Riverside Park. For 1) I thought it would be nice to sit and enjoy the river for a bit and 2) I really had to use the restroom! Again I have to mention how awesome Diesel's new leash is, when we made it over to the restrooms, I was able to just clip Diesel's leash around a close tree and I didn't have to worry about him getting away. Not that I really think he would go anywhere... Another thing that was refreshingly nice was that the bathrooms at Riverside have really improved since I was a kid. I haven't had to stop in there much over the years, but it was nice to see that they had changed out all of the manual facilities with those handy automatic sensors. And they have replaced the paper towel with one of those high-powered hand dryers. The place was exceptionally clean. It's a restroom I won't be afraid to use in future.
|Auburn Hills Riverside Park|
We exited the park on Squirrel Rd and headed north. My sister lives on that end of town and maybe she would wank to take her dog for a walk in the nicely shaded River Walk Park across the way. We made our way over to her house and stopped for some water. Unfortunately, she had a hair appointment in a few minutes and wouldn't be able to go. We had a nice visit anyway and said we'd try to plan the next one better.
After refreshing for a bit, Diesel and I made our way back to Squirrel. It was starting to get quite a bit warmer now, and the look on Diesel's face made it clear that we should head back home. We crossed the street and entered River Walk Park. It's a little known fact that you can walk the trails all the way through the park and end up in the Adams Ridge Sub. That's a nice little shortcut back to the trail and then back on home again.
|The boardwalk at River Walk Park - Auburn Hills|
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