Saturday, October 5, 2013

Forest Park with Leo

Today Emily and I took Leo to check out Forest Park in Portland.  Apparently, it is the largest city park in the country with over 80 miles of trails.  Upon the suggestion of Tom and Eric we headed to the trailhead at the end of Thurman Street after Emily was done with her dentist consultation about getting her wisdom teeth removed.  We ended up doing a 4.4 mile loop along the Wild Cherry Trail to the Wildwood Trail and returning via the Alder Trail and the bikeable Leif Erikson Trail.  

This was our first time in the park and although it said to keep dogs on leash we took leo off as he never strays from the trial and stays very close to us.  A lot of runners passed us as we hiked along, testing out my still healing ankle from the Deschutes rafting trip a month ago.  We passed a ton of Cross Spiders in massive webs along the trail and even saw a coy dog on our way out of the woods that was scratching itself on the side of the trail.  As usual Leo didn’t care about it at all.  

After the short hike we headed back to the house for dinner and then caught a 3D showing of Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney which was the best movie I’d seen since Avatar in 3D.  The visuals blew my mind and the science behind the film was pretty sound in my opinion. 

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