Bunny here at the keyboard writing about something on my mind.
My humans have been really busy people lately. I know Christmas was over the middle of last week, but my humans didn’t get done celebrating birthdays and Christmases until yesterday, which left us no time to go out and play with Dad’s new GoPro or Mom’s new camera. I guess that’s for the best since the weather wasn’t very nice for enjoying the great outdoors.
Still, we have an important day coming up this week that is always a family event in the very near future. You see, we always go on a family hike on New Year’s Day. Normally, we go to Starved Rock to see the frozen waterfalls, which ought to be quite nice this year thanks to weather hovering right around the freezing mark. However, a really bad storm this summer resulted in a lot of the trails at Starved Rock being closed. I have been doing some research to try to find a suitable place for this year’s hike, since the humans have been so busy. I’m afraid if I don’t come up with a plan for them that they’ll just stay in bed all day on our big day, and I can’t have that.
It’s possible that we might return to our old favorite, but there are some other places that have piqued my interest. Matthiessen State Park is nearby and also has some beautiful frozen waterfalls. Castle Rock State Park isn’t too far past those and is a place that we’ve never hiked before. Mississippi Palisades is another park we haven’t been to that looks interesting. It looks like Starved Rock might finally be open again now, too. That leaves a lot of choices for us to ponder. I’m just not sure what to pick. Does anybody out there have any suggestions?
I feel like it’s been much too long since we had a good adventure together.
I have a feeling that my humans are as anxious to have some time to relax and have fun as we dogs are. It’s Mom’s last week of vacation and I plan to make the most of it by getting in lots of snuggle time and getting out to do some things we don’t normally have time for. I’d like to take her to do something that we haven’t done before. I’m not sure what that will be yet, but I’m open to suggestions.
Even if we just go out in the car and do a little geocaching one day, I’d be good with that. If I’m really lucky, we’ll drive past one of those magic windows that gives out fine French cuisine in the form of little fried potato strips during one of her weak moments. I wouldn’t be adverse to the idea of a day of dog-friendly shopping, either. We will see where the world leads us.