On Thursday Laurelee took us on another hike, which started in the very busy Howarth Park in Santa Rosa, then continued on through another regional park, Spring Lake, where we lost the crowds. We are certainly impressed with the number of parks around here. The trail was dog friendly (on leash) so Laurelee brought Libby (under the picnic table) and Debbie brought Rupert and Elliot.
We also saw this professional dog walker with a big crew in tow. That’s got to be a challenging job.
We walked 3.8 miles, all on a paved loop trail, but the park has many more miles of dirt trails. There is also a campground which doesn’t open until May.
A family of geese.
And we happened upon the folks from Eukanuba doing a photo shoot for a dog food ad.
Laurelee went off on a weekend camping trip so we won’t get to see her again before we leave, but it’s been nice to have our very own local tour guide to give us ideas on things to do in the area. Santa Rosa is really a nice place to visit.