Today, Bethany’s daughter Lola joined us on our walk, so we didn’t go on the trail along Lake Bemidji.
Instead, we took the stroller and walked from downtown to Lueken’s South, where we sat on the curb and ate sandwiches before heading back. Like many days so far this spring, the weather couldn’t decide what it wanted to do. It was a tad chilly when we left (we were both in sleeveless shirts), then we were sweating when the sun came out, and on the way back we were feeling raindrops.
I have to say that while I like temperatures around 75 in general, the temps so far this spring have been pretty good for working up a sweat hiking. We’ve only had one really hot day and a couple of also-rans.
I think our quote of the day this time has to come from Lola, and it’s "Waaaaaaaaaaaaa!"
This she said while I made silly faces at her trying to get her to smile. Obviously, it didn’t work. She is teething and apparently not very happy at the moment. But hopefully she enjoyed the ride. I don’t think I ever saw her crack a smile, but at least she didn’t cry again. And she happily gobbled up the treats her mom handed her.
It’s been a while since I’ve used a stroller, but I remember how handy they can be, and not just for transporting human cargo. For once I didn’t have my cell phone in one back pocket and my car keys in the other. We even stashed our groceries in the back of the stroller.
While I like our trail hike, it’s nice to get out and see more now and then, whether it’s walking on sidewalks or other trails. If you have any hiking spots to recommend, let us know!