The Great OutdoorsPosted: November 15, 2013
We have had a string of perfectly beautiful autumn days, which means that my humans and I have spent a lot of time enjoying the great outdoors. Last week, my mommy and I visited BREC’s Greenwood Community Park just north of Baton Rouge.
The centerpiece of Greenwood Community Park is a gorgeous 18-acre lake where humans can enjoy fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Unfortunately, puppy dogs cannot enjoy swimming because all of our parks require dogs to be on leashes (with the exception of our dog parks), and I believe in abiding by the rules.
This was my first visit to Greenwood Community Park. My humans were there a couple of years ago for the third segment of a kayaking class offered through BREC, our community parks and recreation department. The class hooked them on kayaking. They’ve even kayaked on the open Caribbean Sea. They were a little over-confident in their kayaking skills, and the tide nearly carried them off into the sunset. But I digress.
During World War II, the Greenwood park area was an ammunition depot. Bombs and ammunition used in aircraft were stored there, and pilots trained at nearby Harding Army Air Field. The air field is now the site of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.
ExxonMobil Cypress Bayou Trail surrounds the lake, and signage along the way tells visitors all about the park’s WWII history. Naturally, my mommy had to stop and read every single sign. That was alright with me. There were lots and lots of smells along the trail, and I was happy to stop and enjoy as much as I could.
I know that our perfect autumn days will soon come to an end. Chilly temperatures and drizzly gray skies will move in. But I will have glorious memories of the days that I spent with my humans enjoying Mother Nature’s magnificence in the great outdoors.