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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

12/31/12 Essex Woods and Neighborhood

Sunny but cold and windy. I called the park to check on snow conditions and they had more of it  than we do ( normally the snow changes to rain along the coast and they get less) so decided not to drive over there. Drove to the end of Kittredge Rd. where we usually go down the hill and into city Forest - no one had used that trail and the road to the parking lot had not been plowed so we gave up on that ( I hate to use snow shoes and don't want to stress Kelley's legs) . On to Essex Woods at the end of Watchmaker St. From the park there is a trail down to the old rail bed. A snow mobile had made a nice track for us in one direction.

A short distance brings you to a fence and no trespassing signs. Usually in winter the snowmobiles swing out over the frozen marsh , past this section, and back onto the rail bed. Today there were signs there too so we turned back

The other direction from where we had come down had had a little walker traffic but no snow mobiles and was more of a slog. It only goes a short distance to a marsh and then the freeway.

We walked there was  and then headed back- Kelley still enjoyed the snow

We went home and had lunch and then a walk around the neighborhood. This time Sarge was outside and Kelley and he got to play. I actually got pictures of them together.

All in all a pretty good day for the girl in spite of the setbacks.


  1. John, love your post as always. Hope you and Kelly had a wonderful Christmas. And wishing y'all a very Happy New year. Stay warm ya hear. Bill

  2. Hi Bill - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. And a Happy New Year to you and your family too.

  3. A nice way to closeout 2012 and I'm looking forward to lots more of your posts for 2013. Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks penbayman - and a Happy New Year to you too.


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