Wissahickon Park

Sometimes [or, if you’re me, always] you just need to completely tire your dog out.  Parks are good for that.  Here’s one in Manayunk, just outside of Philadelphia, that does the trick. The park is huge, but the section near Walnut Lane Golf Course is where I went with Stella. If you venture off the path a bit you can crawl down to the river- sections of it even have beach!  They let dogs into the park and they can be off their leash so long as they’re friendly.  Check it out:

IMG_0991 IMG_0993 IMG_0994 IMG_0996 IMG_1003 IMG_1008Mission accomplished.

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Stella meets the beach

Ever since I adopted Stella I’ve been on a mission to make her love the water.  It started with me taking her to a small beach in St. Mary’s county and her biting at / being weirded out by the waves, and ended with me pulling her into the water at my aunt and uncle’s lake house.  That last one didn’t go over too well.

When we went to the Outer Banks for my friend’s wedding I was bound and determined to finally have Stella embrace the water.  Mission Accomplished:

All pictures were taken with my mom’s Olympus OM-1, no editing.



Adventures in parks with Stella


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I miss hiking in Shenandoah. Like, a lot. Luckily, Philadelphia has a pretty decent amount of land designated for state parks.  It’s no Colorado or Utah, but I’ll take it. The first 9 pictures were taken during a hike in … Continue reading

Morning walk/runs

Every morning I take Stella on a walk around my neighborhood. Sometimes I’ll try and switch it up a bit and take her to a park- to let her run free.

Recently I’ve been adding in some running because home girl has enough energy for the both of us. Since running on city blocks isn’t exactly my idea of fun- we’ve been going to Columbus Blvd. and running along the water. It’s not a bad view. In order to proove Philadelphia really is a beautiful city, I brought my iPhone on our run/walk earlier this week.