Moose Lake State Park sure makes me smile! Yesterday was a special day for just me and Mom to take a one day road trip. She signed me up for a private nose work lesson in Moose Lake. It is a two hour drive from home, so we left early and stopped for a walk at Moose Lake. We were there almost five years ago now and know it is a nice place for walking.
It was an absolutely perfect weather day – cool, and sunny. We were super shocked to see leaves turning color already as we got north of the cities. It seems a bit early, but we are lucky to see some pretty fall trees. Moose Lake State Park has trails around a couple lakes, so we were optimistic about seeing some nice fall color.
Mom is directionally challenged, so we had to be careful about where we chose to walk. Being late for my lesson was not an option! To be safe, we took a photo of the map and headed off. After about fifteen minutes, Mom realized we had gone in exactly the opposite direction of where she had planned to go! Oh brother! Mom wanted to head north to wildlife pond, but we were actually south at Echo Lake.
Thank dog for trail signs now and then. I could sniff my way back to the car, but Mom wouldn’t trust me, so she has to try to know where we are at.
Sure enough, at the first clearing we saw some color across the lake. They are kind of funny with some yellow, and a couple bright red trees scattered about.
Here I was down by the beach. I didn’t want to get all sandy since we had to go to my lesson, so I didn’t get to go on the actual beach.
This dead tree in the water we thought made an interesting addition to some more fall leaves across the lake.
Being Purple Girl, I was happy to see lots of these cute, little lavender flowers along the trail. The trail we chose to take went right along the lake shore and was very pretty. We didn’t even run into more than a couple people which was nice too.
This is our favorite shot of the fall leaves. There is something about the colored leaves across a still body of water that seems so pretty and calming.
It’s time to get back on the trail so I can make it to my lesson on time. We spent about an hour walking, but we could come back and spend all day walking. If you are wondering, we were on time for my lesson and it was really good. Mom got a lot of great nose work tips to get me back on the nose work road again, as well as some tips for my sisters too. All in all, it sure was a fun day…except for the car part since I don’t like riding in the car!
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