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Park Day 2.0 | GBGV | FitDog Friday

May 17, 2013


Today I am joining Gizmo and Finn for Park Day 2.0 Bingo!  Yes, friends, me, Emma the GBGV howled out loud and clear, BINGO!  There were 9 different bingo cards and I selected card 7 (7 is a lucky number you know). To play I had to take photos of me doing the tasks I X’ed out and blog about it. I completed my bingo card on our 2 hour morning adventure walk last Saturday.  We took one of my favorite routes over the Bunny Trail (in a wooded area), through the Spirit development and then home through some other less important areas. For me walk area importance is completely based on the number of wabbits and squirrels I usually see. We call the one place the Bunny Trail because there are so many wabbits it is just almost too much! This time of year they are hopping all over the place and I am beside myself. There are lots of squirrels there too but the wabbits are so great!  I have to apologize for the photo quality, but mom did not want to carry her good camera with us, so we just had the old point and shoot. Sometimes mom can be so lazy!

fitDogFridayI am also joining in the FitDog Friday blog hop hosted by hosted by SlimDoggyPeggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love as walking is great fitness and this Bingo was a result of my long walk with mom and my sister Katie. I was counting how many parks we were in or passed on our adventure and I ran out of paw pads on one paw and had to use a second paw…7 was the total (note, once again that very lucky number 7)!

Here it is, my precious BINGO card, and below are the photos to go along with the X’s.


Here I was at 6:30 am at the park down the street right around sunrise time. I do look a bit tired still, but mom likes to be up and at it early every day. I usually get up before her but just lounge in my window bed for an hour or two before going out. This morning I had to start paw padding down the road earlier than usual to try to catch the sunrise thing.  As always, click on a photo for a larger version.


Next in line was to have fun in a park on a slide or swing. I’m simply too big for a swing, so I got up on the pretty red slide. Ready set…oops, I was supposed to go down the slide but I was sidetracked by a wonderful scent blowing by in the air.  MMM…do I smell cows???


The middle X was a free space but I decided to get a park bench photo anyway. It feels good to rest your little behind for a moment on a long walk but these benches aren’t really designed for dog comfort.


The fourth task was to visit the nearest body of water. Well, here in Minnesota there is water everywhere, so I stopped at all the different water places on our route that morning.  Katie also posed with me a couple times as I didn’t want her to feel left out of the game. She thinks I am crazy with my blog and social media stuff. She feels that I am way to ridiculous but then if I don’t include her now and then she gets all upset, so I let her pose in some non-humorous photos.

The creek along the Bunny Trail

The creek along the Bunny Trail

The pond at the end of the Bunny Trail.

The pond at the end of the Bunny Trail.

The man made lake in the Spirit development.

The man made lake in the Spirit development.

The last task was super simple Simon because mom and I had already pawed Gizmo’s facebook like button a while back so that was done 🙂


26 Comments leave one →
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    May 17, 2013 05:38

    I’m thinking Katie rather secretly enjoys being a part of the blog world 🙂 we love seeing her too Emma so thanks for including her in your fun and games! Ma is jealous of your pretty lake so close to your house! That’s nice!!! I think Ma heard you shout BINGO way over here in Texas! Yea!

    • May 17, 2013 22:35

      Yay! We have so many nice bodies of water so close, it is really great! Not sure if Katie really likes to be on my blog but I like to include her sometimes.

  2. May 17, 2013 05:58

    Love it! You look great atop the slide!! Thank you for playing BINGO!!

  3. May 17, 2013 05:59

    A walk in the park is such a great way to get some exercise. Harder to do in Minn, in the winter, but right now it looks so beautiful there.

    Thanks for joining FitDog Friday!

    • May 17, 2013 22:36

      We love to walk in the winter and most of the trails are plowed in the winter, so we actually walk more then than in the summer as it gets too warm.

  4. May 17, 2013 06:18

    Congrats on your Bingo! Wonderful pictures and it looks like you had fun doing it. 🙂

    • May 17, 2013 22:36

      We had a great walk but it was the bunny trail, so not a surprise 🙂

  5. May 17, 2013 12:51

    What a fun day!! And horray, you got bingo!

  6. May 17, 2013 13:10

    Yay, you got bingo! Well done! Looks like great fun, lovely pictures!!

  7. jank1961 permalink
    May 17, 2013 15:08

    Yay, congrats on getting your Bingo, Emma! It’s great you have that nice park so close to home. Even though it’s hard sometimes to get out there first thing in the morning, it is really just a beautiful time of day, isn’t it? That was sweet that you let Katie get in some of the photos with you!

    • May 17, 2013 22:37

      We like our early morning walks but sometimes it is a bit too early!

  8. May 18, 2013 07:59

    Awww, what a cute idea. 🙂 Yay for bingos. So nice to meet you at BlogPaws. Looking forward to following your work. 🙂


    Jules of Canines & Couture

    • May 18, 2013 16:03

      Mom and I are looking forward to checking out all the new blogs she found! Thank you for stopping by!

  9. May 18, 2013 12:53

    Great bingo there Ems!

  10. May 18, 2013 20:25

    Congrats on the BINGO! Sunrise is a great time to walk…so beautiful!

  11. May 19, 2013 01:45

    Great job on your Bongo and including Katie. We do not have any parks close to us they are all 30 -45 min. Away and with it raining most of the week we just have been able to play. But you guys had a great walk 🙂

    • May 19, 2013 04:50

      We have so many parks and trails around our area, it is really nice…we are lucky. It is raining a lot this weekend at our house.

  12. May 21, 2013 12:39

    Great job Emma! We are pretty boring on our walks tending to stick to the same old places but once in a while we venture out. You’ve got some great walking places out there!

    • May 21, 2013 14:24

      Variety keeps it interesting for all of us 🙂 But the main thing is getting out and walking.

  13. May 25, 2013 13:50

    Momz is catching up on all the Bingo posts today and yours is pawsome Emma…So many parks! And the Bunny Trail sounds great…you and I could have some big fun there together…Thank you for playing!

    • May 25, 2013 17:37

      Thanks Gizmo! All mom has to say is bunny trail and I lead the way, I always find lots of wabbits back there!

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