Today I am combining the April 26th “I Hiked For Park Day” along with FitDog Friday since we were hiking around at the park. I Hiked For Park Day is sponsored by my friends Gizmo and Finn. Please keep in mind we went to Minnehaha Park on Saturday April 20 as there has been so much grey and snowy weather, it was the best day for sunshine. We had a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit but despite the heat wave there was snow all over and the waterfall was still half frozen. Now if you know anything about water and freezing, moving water rarely freezes. Here in the deep freeze, aka Minnesota, the falls often freezes but still being partially frozen the end of April is rare! I am so overly pawproud to be living in such a frozen paradise! Mom took this photo of just the falls and put the arrow on the part to the right that is still frozen. As always, you can just click on a photo to see it in a larger size!
Mom had to go on some showings in the area on Saturday, so we went along “to work” with her and afterwards we got to go to Minnehaha Park. There were not too many people there (I wonder why on such a lovely day) but most of the people that were there had come with dogs. We were well behaved and did not have any bad interactions with other pups, I did not even howl at any! Normally I howl when I see a strange dog but there were simply too many too howl at and I was busy sniffin’ around and taking in the scenery!
Being short I could not see much because of the railings out of rock around the falls, so I had to stand on my back paws to get a good look. There were lots of trees and lots of squirrels in the trees which I found much more interesting than the actual waterfall.
We walked over to the John H. Stevens house which was closed. Katie and I took a short break on the front porch. This house is supposedly the place where the idea of creating the City of Minneapolis took place. The house is now used as a museum. We also saw the old Minnehaha railroad depot but did not go there because of all the cars on the road that we would have had to cross.
We also walked along the creek for a bit, I was really tempted to jump in for a swim but mom would not let me. She said that the current was very strong and I would end up going over the falls. It sounded like a fun adventure to me but if she says I could get hurt or killed I better listen. It is such a pretty area too with the stone arch bridge.
There are sure a lot of picnic areas in the park too. There are so many meeting points they had signs for the different areas for people to meet up at. I am sure it would be even more fun with warmer weather!
That was our trip to Minnehaha Park and Falls!
Today I am participating in the very important FitDog Friday blog hop hosted by SlimDoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love. Dogs and their humans staying fit is a topic that is super important to my mom and we hope this blog hop will encourage other pet parents to get out and exercise with their furry ones! Show your support on this topic by stopping by the hop and saying “woof” to a few other blogs or better yet, join in the FitDog Friday blog hop yourself!