While YoungerSon and The Bride were getting used to having a brand new baby in their house, Tessa came to stay with me for a week. We took the opportunity to go for some long doggy walks in York Regional Forest. Anything to tire her out.
York Regional Forest comprises over 5000 acres of trees on 20 tracts, all just a short drive from home and open to the public. The Natural Heritage and Forestry Services hosts events for all ages in the forest classroom.
No special events on that day, just time to walk along the trails and enjoy the outdoors. At least, I walked.... Tessa covered at least ten times more ground than I did, mostly at doodle warp speed. Does she ever get tired? She only has a small backyard at home, so this must have seemed like heaven to her.
We walked for almost two hours and only met 3 other walkers with their dogs.
Tessa's coming to stay for a couple of days next weekend too, so perhaps we'll explore the forest a little further, if the weather's good.