Mom said, “Let’s go for a walk at Blackhawk Lake!” Twenty years ago, Mom lived a block from the park and lake and used to take her dog, Trine, there. Katie and I went walking there many times and Bailie has been too, but not Madison. It was too hot for me, so I sent my sisters along with Mom.
It’s not a big lake or walk. On a normal day it takes about 25 mins to walk around the lake. Much of the trail is in the woods which makes it ideal for a hot day with all the shady places.
There used to be a lot of downed trees to climb on, but most of them are gone now. We found one for Madison to climb on.
Bailie is always the clown and when Mom took this shot, she did her silly smile!
This shot is the better one with those mega tongues hanging down to the ground. Can you tell it was a bit hot in the sun?
There are plenty of spots along the trail to lie down in the shade to cool off for a moment. Looks like they are missing a picnic basket!
Bailie wanted to swim to cool off, and Mom wanted Madison to give it a try too. Bailie did get in pretty far, but then she saw all the fish and came running back out. I don’t think she has ever seen fish in the water and it spooked her. Madison followed right behind and that was the end of the swimming attempt! You can see the fish in the water if you really look. Mom used to play tennis ball fetch in the water at this very spot with her Lab/Newfie mix Trine…twenty years ago…
My sisters stopped to pose for one more photo on the fishing pier before they headed back to the car. They had a lot of fun, especially Madison, since it was all new for her!