Monday, July 25, 2011

Walks with the Dogs Made Complicated

Yesterday we found out what poison ivy looks like – thankfully not the hard way! However, now that we know what it looks like we can see that it is EVERYWHERE – apparently there is a big outgrowth this year. The place by the car park where we “business” the dogs has tons – how did I manage to escape getting hit when I know I picked up a poo in a little patch – whew! The shoulder of the causeway that joins our camping area to the rest of the park has a ton. Spike likes to get right into the weeds to do his business so we’ll have to train that out of him. I don’t want to be like everyone else and just let the dogs poo on peoples campsites – I can’t stand that and think it’s really rude. So we’ll just have to take our chances (gulp).

Everywhere we want to go seems to be infested. The path down the lake that we take on our walks is rife with it. This is a one lane path that bikes also use so I’m not sure what we’ll do when we meet a bike – will we move to the side (and into the pi) or let them take the hit. It will be hard to take this path out of our walks as it joins us with the lighthouse loop and the two wooded trails. Or maybe we’ll not be taking the wooded trails? We’ll give it a shot in a day or too and see how overgrown they are. Perhaps we’ll just do the roads…

Keep your fingers crossed for us!

We woke up in the middle of night to the flash of lightning and the sound of thunder . There wasn’t much wind but there was rain, in fact it rained until about 10am and was unsettled for a few hours after that. We were glad we weren’t in a tent :-)  It was cool enough to take some soup out of the freezer for our lunch (see, we are being good sometimes!).