A Decent Adventure At Last

by Houndstooth on
Bunny here at the keyboard, writing to say that we’ve finally had a proper Spring break adventure.

The beginning of last week was a rather gloomy start to our Spring break adventures.  It was raining like something out of an epic movie and my human had her nose buried in a book.  I didn’t mind the book part, because while I’m willing to take a stroll in the rain, hail falling out of the sky is where I draw one of my lines.  When Friday finally dawned with sunshine and warmer weather, we’d almost forgotten what the sun looks like.

A View From The Bridge -- Tales and Tails

A View From The Bridge

My human had to go visit the doctor to give them some of her blood, so Dad took the day off.  We took my human to the doctor, and then we headed off to see the charming village of Naperville.  It’s one very dog friendly community and there are even a few shops that cater to canines.  There were a lot of humans out and about, some even shopping with their dogs.  It was a lovely place and we had a nice walk around downtown.  We were on a decent adventure at last!

We even saw an Irish Wolfhound walking by, but my human wasn’t quick enough with the camera.  We saw all kinds of interesting sights.  There was a map of the city laid into the sidewalk in one place.  There was a lovely river that ran through the area with walking paths on either side of it.  Unfortunately, all the recent rain we’ve had meant that they were closed because of flooding and high water levels.  You could walk over, however, on some unique covered bridges.

All Mapped Out -- Tales and Tails

All Mapped Out

One of our favorite things were the murals.

One looked like a bunch of humans were watching you parade by, and there were all sorts of cool details like dogs, things in the sky, and little things to make you smile or wag your tail through the whole thing.  I’m not sure who painted it or if they took photos of real people watching a parade to make it, but we loved it.  It certainly added a lot of charm to the area.

Architects By The River -- Tales and Tails

Architects By The River

They also had a lot of cool statues around town.

There were some of people who had helped build things in the downtown area and others of favorite characters.  Flattery was quite impressed by The Cat In The Hat at the library, but I thought it was a little pedestrian.  If it had been Fox In Socks maybe I would have been more impressed.  I let the Cat know that I was watching him and we continued on our way.

All in all, it was a lovely day for a stroll in a different place.  The fact that we got to enjoy a little road trip along the way, too added to the magic of the day.  Hopefully, it was the start of a turn around in the weather and we can get that human of ours out and about more and more.

The Cat In The Hat -- Tales and Tails

The Cat In The Hat

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  • Sue Dyer

    What a fab place. I love the Cat in the Hat statue.

    Hope you get many more days out like that. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • Wilma Beverly Moore

    Maybe we should visit!

  • Two French Bulldogs

    What a fun place. We see you guys are both trying to ignore those statue men BOL
    Lily & Edward

  • Vicky

    Glad you were able to get out and about and enjoy a nice adventure. I love it when we find dog friendly areas. We don’t understand why they all aren’t. 😉