Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Park Lake walk

Today I took the dogs out for their walk, even though it was -18 it was very enjoyable.... at first.
Then the cold set in and I decided it was time to head back to the car, I didn't realize how far we were from the car... did I mention it was -18?
By this point my nose was running like a river, my bra strap had broken, and my socks had come off in my boots (both of them), it's - 18!
So I start to run back to the car through the ankle deep snow, Esmae thinks this is great fun and jumps at me from behind.
I fall down.
Now I'm covered in snow with all the above problems still happening, and am almost at the car, warmth is coming at long last, I can unfreeze my poor little tootsies, oh but look there is a man on the ice, drilling, ice fishing? anyway he comes over to make small talk about how cold it is today... really? it's -18
However, I do enjoy walking at Park Lake in the off season as not many people go there and the dogs can run off leash, as well it is a nice change from the usual scenery.
I will have to make a point of walking there more often, especially as it is quite close to me.


  1. That story made me laugh. Not because I thought it was funny that you were freezing, covered in snow with a broken bra strap, but because that is something that would totally happen to me. A face plant in the snow because of a jumping dog , the socks shoved down the the bottom of boot, and I can relate to the bra mis-function . . . all things that I have totally experienced (but perhaps not all at the same time). And the guy at the end wanting to have a nice chat - too funny! At least the dogs had fun . . .

    PS I really like your new header.

  2. lol sounds like a fun walk....

    park lake is really a hidden treasure in the winter, a few years ago I used to take the dogs almost every weekend....


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