I am finally getting around to posting my Keeping Up With K9 Kamp activity for August. This month has been super busy with B&B guests almost the entire month, Mom’s work has been out of control, and we have been trying to finish my book so everything will be in place for the launch on September 19th. With all these “going ons” we decided to just combine one of our Snoopy hunting trips with a walk in a new place which was on the list of qualifying activities.
Mom thought it would be fun to walk down along the Mississippi River, so we stopped at a parking lot in the Great River Passage, and took a walk for a good hour around the Crosby Farm Regional Park. All of us love finding new places to walk and Katie is more energetic too on new trails. We took a crash course, and learned that the entire park with its 736 acres is the largest national park in the St. Paul park system. The park contains 6.7 miles of paved trails along the Mississippi River’s wooded bottom lands.
There was only one flaw in our plan…what do you find in those wooded bottomlands? Reptiles! What is my mom terrified of? Reptiles! When we were about half an hour in a snake slithered over the path, which I found interesting. Mom let out a huge scream, and yanked me to the moon and back. Some other walkers saw this occur, and assured Mom the snake was harmless, but that was it. Once we see something like that we need to get out of there immediately, so we did not do the entire trail, only about 3 ½ miles. Rats, mice, spiders, just about any creature is fine but NO snakes. Mom had some bad experiences with snakes as a kid and she can’t deal with the sight of them.
All in all it was really a fun place to go but we will probably never go back because of the snake sighting. Actually, Mom may take us back in the winter when those terrible creatures don’t come out. We would like to go back.