Mom took Madison on a little field trip to Wayzata Beach the other day. They were at an agility trial not from from Wayzata, which is where Mom grew up, but Madison had never been there. It was the perfect opportunity to go walking between agility runs.
It was fairly cold out, and being a work day, there weren’t many people around which was nice. They went out on some of the docks to have a look at Lake Minnetonka.
The area along the lake has a lot of restaurants and walkways, including bridges over the water.
Mom wants to take my sisters paddle boarding some day. This place allows dogs, but it was closed for the season.
Madison found this Adirondack chair someone had donated to commemorate something with the University of Minnesota at the old depot, thus the maroon and gold tones. I think Madison looks nice on it.
At the end of the beach in the park, they found the little old log cabin. There were lots of squirrels racing around, but Madison managed to sit still and not take off.
I guess Madison isn’t afraid of the lake as she had no problem sitting on this bench at the end of the dock with her back to the water.
Of course, Madison had to have a seat on the giant Adirondack chair. Bailie and I both have photos sitting on giant Adirandack chairs too.
The high point of the trip is behind Madison in this photo. That is the actual Wayzata Beach area. Mom used to go swimming there as a little girl. Back when mom was about thirteen, she and a friend entered the milk carton boat race. They took their boat to the beach for a test run early in the morning. That was the last time Mom was at Wayzata Beach in the water.
What about the weaves? Madison was not doing weaves again at her agility trial. Mom had the portable set in the car, so she set them up in the parking lot. It worked great, but Madison still didn’t get her weaves on her next run. Notice the smirk? I think she got that in her genes from me. Don’t you think it looks just like my smirk?
That smirk is too cute and so is that photo in the giant chair!
We love good photos, but sometimes the funny ones are the best.
What a great day! Madison does have your smirk, definitely! Great post Emma! What a wonderful day for Madison and your mom!
They get a lot of one on one time with agility which is nice. Bailie is the one who gets the least one on one, but she still gets some occasionally.
the mama dreams about a paddleboard tour with us too… but we hope that stays as a dream hehehehe it was a wonderful location and we love such places after the season when we are nearly the only ones there…
We are not fans of crowds, so it was the right time for sure.
What a fun day. Looks like a really nice place too.
It’s a very nice area, especially when it is pretty deserted.
Ellen Shedlarz says
Can Katie and I move in with you? You always have such fun trips and activities.
You just have to want to get out and explore and it will happen. You know they say dreams will stay dreams unless you make them reality.
What a fun trip!!!! I love Madison in both Adirondack chairs! The first one’s colors are perfect for her, and the second one is hilariously big! It must have been so fun to go back to your mom’s childhood beach!
Bailie and I have gone a few times but for some reason, since Madison arrived, we haven’t been back. It was the perfect way for her to get a small tour. We love finding things like the huge chair for silly photos.
Karen Meldrum says
What fun! Yes that is a smirk if I ever saw one! Love the huge chair – remember seeing you and Bailey in it. You girls have so much fun. I get to do therapy work and learn tricks, Elbe gets to go to day care a couple days a week, but even though Mom wants to take us on trips, Dad is dead set against it. He is a party pooper!!
Every dog has their life and does different things. My mom would never do therapy work, even though everyone tells us we should be therapy dogs, so you have one up on us there. We don’t do much for tricks either. Variety makes the world go around.
Jan K says
You have trained your sister quite, quite well, Emma! Great photos, and what fun for your Mom to enjoy that reminiscing.
She always likes to show us stuff from the past and talk about it to us. We willingly go along because she enjoys it a lot and we typically enjoy it too.
M. K. Clinton says
Madison did a great job posing! She is becoming quite the little model and champion! ♥ I love the smirk.
Mom is super proud of her because she works so hard and does a real good job. She has a lot of my genes, so it is no surprise to me 🙂
Kinley Westie says
Looks like a fun place to explore! And I luv da smirk!
Mom doesn’t remember any of us using a smirk until fairly recently, and now we seem to all do it now and then.
Wayzata is my old stomping ground!
Sand spring chesapeakes says
Those are some really cool photos!
karen Meldrum says
adventures with chairs! Smirks – yes, you and Bailey being full sisters share a lot of genetic info. What fun you girls have! We have adventures ( or at least I have)with chairs – but mine are inside and I chew the stuffings so I can make nests. Elbe
My GBGV Life says
We love finding these giant chairs. They seem to find us as we have never gone looking for them, they simply appear. Don’t shred chairs inside, that is not a good thing.