Buffalo Shores Beach? Where the heck is that? Mom and I took a two day road trip to the Quad Cities area of the map for my nose work trial in the huge metropolis of Blue Grass, Iowa. We went to the same trial location, Camp Abe Lincoln last year, and we knew there were some nice places to walk along the Mississippi River. The middle of the river is actually the border between Iowa, and Illinois.
There is a huge camp ground right by the beach, but on December 1, everything is closed down and locked up for the winter. We had a gorgeous day to visit with about fifty degrees right before sunset.
One of the first things I did was stick my paws into the river. Mom didn’t mind as the water was crystal clear. I love walking along the shoreline in the water. Who would think it would be possible on December 1!
There were quite a few tree stumps on the beach which we thought was weird, but they make good photo spots. Behind me is the island 322 from the map of the area I posted .
We found several big trees that had fallen over on the beach. I crawled under the roots of one of them. It kind of makes a nice shelter.
Not far off the beach is a playground with lots of benches and so many leaves! I had leaves attached to my furs all over the place!
By the time we were ready to leave, I had been in the water three times! Because it’s a beach, I also collected some nice sand to take along with us in the car! Mom didn’t care because we have the 4Knines cover in the back seat where I sit and in the cargo area. If it gets all sandy, it is easy to shake out, and is not all over the car.
The beach was so peaceful having it all to ourselves, with the sun going down. I could have sat in my spot next to the water for hours.
My photographer took one last shot of me before we headed back to the car and off to the hotel. After spending five hours riding in the car a girl needs some exercise. It was nice for both Mom and me to get out and stretch our legs in such a beautiful spot like Buffalo Shores Beach!
Remember, the 4 Gifts for Pets Giveaway Extravaganza runs through Friday! It’s not to late to join in the holiday fun!
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