Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Walk in the Park

Andrew and I were so excited to stumble upon our new favorite park this weekend, the Niles Community Park in Fremont, CA. A few things in particular had us super excited about our find. This park costs nothing (many around here have entrance fees plus an additional charge if bringing in a pet. Even our community dog park is $8 each time we take Hazel), is very pretty with lots of trees and green grass (a rarity around here), has a lake that pup is allowed to swim in, and is very clean. On top of that, it's close to our house.

For our day at the park we brought our new picnic blanket, another new "favorite" of mine. I'm in love with it because it has a waterproof backing that I can easily wipe off between washings and the other side is a soft fleece. It also came with its own carrier. We have had a couple other picnic blankets in the past that just pale in comparison. We also packed a cooler with snacks and drinks and brought along some special treats for Hazel. Andy and I like to break out the big guns to keep her entertained on long trips, so we packed one of those big, long-lasting chew treats and also a new toy.

After Hazel spent time swimming in the lake, we laid our blanket out, ate our picnic, and read for the rest of the day.

Our beach chairs have been re-purposed and are now our park chairs.

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