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McGregor Park

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 6:30am 4 Comments

McGregor Park



A few weeks ago on a sunny Sunday afternoon Sheryl and I went to a new park near our house. It is a rather large park which is not well developed. It is comprised of trails that wind around a woods and meadow. Many of these trails go around or near a rather large tree nursery. These trees are a new Indiana woods in the making, but the park managers also share the trees with other park departments. So the nursery is a living tribute to good forest management and the beauty of my community helping others as we preserve our past.



This park is so large and has so many trials it is hard to know where you are or where you are going. The more we walked the more it looked like we had to walk. We walked in a circle and then another we walked around a wonderful old natural Indiana woods and a beautiful prairie. I was reminded that woods in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois are truly fantastic. They offer shade but also they trap moisture and create a surreal experience, of very large trees, downed rotting wood and dense undergrowth. I grew up in some of these places and I felt right at home both on the prairie and in the woods. It is an amazing place for a young man to grow up and today I felt right at home.



Now Sheryl, felt something else. As we went further on our walk we were hopelessly lost. Being lost even in a public park was not a good feeling for my wife. She wanted me to turn back almost before we got started, and then with each step forward She wanted to take two steps back. Our little dog Samantha clearly sided with Sheryl. Being a house dog she is up for an occasional walk and maybe a fair walk every day can be fun, but this was not fun for Samantha. She was leading the way but with every step forward she wanted to turn around.



In the end Samantha and Sheryl won out, the vote was decidedly two to one. And we turned around,… Continue

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At 9:33am on September 30, 2014, theles said…

Thanks, Rick! Your note is much appreciated. :)

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No problem! Thank you for being mine too!

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