Friday, January 7, 2011

Walk the Walk

Last year we got into the habit of walking along the Peace River every day.  We would start at the Fishermen's Villages, walk along the river through Gilchrist Park, under the highway, through Laishley Park to one of the small fishing piers and back.  Laishley Park was completely rebuilt after the hurricane in 2004. This year, however, because Gilchrist Park does not allow dogs, we park in the Best Western lot and leave from there, walking to the farthest little pier and back.  This takes us a couple of hours.  Of course, we all have to make a potty stop, or 3 or 4 (for the dog) rest a little at the pier, sit in the sun for a minute or two, get a drink from the water fountain (which precipitates more potty stops) and finally return to the car.

This serves two purposes...Mr. Bill and I get some good exercise, which burns calories, which creates some weight loss. It would if we didn't come home and snack on M&M's and potato chips :o( Sir Titan gets some good exercise, which makes him very tired and laid back.  Consequently, he spends most of the rest of the day like this...

 We are all happy when Sir Titan is tired.  He did play with his rubber duck in the yard for awhile this afternoon, which adds to his relaxed state.

He are a few photos of our walk...
 On the left is the bridge between Pt. Charlotte and Punta Gorda (Rt. 41, Tamiami Trail)

 Boardwalks make up a couple of the sections of the walk.  The condos were built after Hurricane Charlie.
I see this handsome man walking his exceptionally well behaved dog everywhere I go.  I think he is stalking me.
A quiet moment in the sun.  (You can't really blame the handsome man, can you?)
We use these decorative posts to work on Sir Titan's heeling by weaving in and out so that he has to follow us and actually think about where he is going.

As you can see, it's a really nice place for a walk!

Tomorrow is another farmer's market (our favorite) and the first CRAFT FAIR!  Woo Hoo.  I won't buy anything but it's fun to look.

Thanks for stopping by... (don't forget to feed the fish)


  1. Kathy ... why does Titan have ALL those chains around his neck? I'm curious ...

    Also, don't fear that man stalking you. He looks kinda nice ... and I got a gut feeling that he's good at gardening! What could possibly go wrong with a guy like that?

    As usual ... I miss you!

    Lori W.

  2. ps
    I fed the fish ... and I just watered the plants!

  3. Hi Lori,

    Titan has only ONE pinch collar around his neck because he doesn't feel comfortable wearing a gentle leader and he's not well enough behaved to walk with a flat collar. However, he does feel comfortable wearing this beautiful, shiny, silver collar. It makes him feel special, which we all know he is.

  4. I just noticed that you've been writing again. I've got some catching up to do :)

    That looks like a pretty great walk.

  5. Hi Greg, Sorry, I thought you knew I was back to blogging. Glad you are reading again. This walk is great. They are doing some work (in the area of picture no. 6, not counting the dog) to improve it so it will be even better next year. Love you...xoxoxo