Last weekend, Mom, Bailie and I took a little trip to Kinnickinnic State Park in Wisconsin. This was the first time Bailie had set her paws in Wisconsin, so she was excited to get her eighteenth state under her fur. We have now visited the same eighteen states!
We had no clue where to go. The reason for the trip was to practice tracking with a friend as Kinnickinnic Park has a ton of prairie to track in, but we went early to check the place out. We drove to the end of the road and found this lookout spot way up high over the St. Croix River.
It was beautiful, but it was also a warm day, so we opted to hike all the way down to the river. Mom was shocked as I was scared to go in the river! Bailie has no fear and was the first to dip her paws in the St. Croix River.
As always when I find water I like, I lie down and make myself comfy. Nothing better than drinking from what you are sitting in. The water was cold and refreshing which was just what a couple of hot dogs needed! Bummer we didn’t have our long leashes along so we could really get in and swim. We will have them with us next time we visit!
After our little dip, it was time to hike back up the steep embankment so we could head over to the tracking fields and get to work. It is a real nice park and we plan to head back there to hike and work on tracking. It is only about an hour from our house, making it a nice day trip. One interesting thing we did find out – Wisconsin parks do not have garbage cans. This stinks in more ways than one. Of course, we had to do our business which meant we had a nice bag in the hot car all afternoon. We did survive as we opened the sunroof and windows when we started our drive home!
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