Monday, May 31, 2010

River des Peres Greenway

One of Jake's favorite trails is the River des Peres Trail.  This is a very nice trail for a senior dog as it is flat, flat, flat.  The bridges curve a bit but it is very gentle.  There is off-street parking.  The only downside is that the newer sections from the trailhead at I-55 and Germania to around Gravios and Carondelet/River des Peres Blvd has next to no shade.  The shade is currently growing and in 5 years will probably be lovely.  The trail does cross River des Peres Blvd and Carondelet but there are designated lights which you can activate to cross, which gives Jake just enough to time to waddle across.  The trail doesn't loop.  Parking at the middle trailhead could be a problem during soccer season.

Jake at one of the entrances

DUCKIES!!!! See the duckies mommy???

Jake on the bridge across the River des Peres

The Trail

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Jake Hits the Trails

Greetings and Salutations!

Jake loves going to the park and loves going to new parks.  The problem is I never know what parks are good for Jake and which ones to avoid.  Jake's blog has been kind of stagnant too.  Then I had an idea!  What if Jake and I went to different parks and reviewed them for dog-friendlyness!  We will be looking at trail surface, shade, and general old dog friendliness.

So come join us on our hikes!  If you have suggestions of places to check out, drop Jake a line in the comment box!

Let's Roll!

Jake in Faust Park

On Thursday Jake and I visited Faust Park.  There didn't seem to be any trails and Jake was already pretty tired so we just took some pictures and headed home.

Butterfly and Jake
Jake and a Monarch Butterfly

Jake and Heimlich
Jake and Heimlich

Close Up of Jake
I'm too sexy for the park...too sexy for the park...

Summertime Treat!

The best of summer:
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
Proof my mommy loves me!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jake in Indiana

Jake and I went to Indiana yesterday.

Jake in Indiana

Indiana...smells good.
Think I'll start peeing on stuff over there.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jake at the City Garden

The City Garden is in the middle of downtown St. Louis.  If you start in front of the Arch and walk straight West, you run into it.  It's across from Channel 5.

Come on...don't tie me up here.
I wanna go into the garden and pee on the frightening sculptures.

Let me tell you how much Jake enjoyed this fountain.
It took 2 people to get these shots.
And then Jake stood over one of the jets when it went off..
He was so not amused.

Jake at Keiner Plaza looking at the waterfall.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jake and Roses

I'm just going to sniff these roses k?

Every basset should take time to stop and smell the roses!

But I don't want to go home....