One of the first days I was here, my sweet neighbor Rosie told me about this area near our home where Buckles could run off leash. We've been bringing him here every day since, and I thought I'd give you a little virtual tour. The sights are really beautiful- the epitome of German countryside.
The tour starts here, about 4 blocks or so from our place. I have no idea what this sign says, but the blue bike/pedestrian sign indicates we can walk on the path. Cars still come down this road, but infrequently. To the right of this sign you can see the smallish field where this grey cat is always hanging out. Normally the cat stays really still and Buckles doesn't even notice him. Behind the field is the dense woods and you can always hear kids yelling and playing in their forts they've made there.
Across from that smallish field is the first of many larger fields. This one is pretty huge and Buckles loves it, as you can see.
After that, the path continues, past a huge cornfield on the right, and the one and only house on this road on the left. I wonder if they own all this land...
After the lonely house on the left, there is another largish field. This one is Buckles' favorite to explore because it has the most mice. This is also the spot where he killed his first field mouse. RIP, little friend. It's a dead end at that point (oohh, no pun intended), and we always turn left and walk up the hill...
This is the view from the top of the hill looking back from where we just came. And when you turn around, you see this:
I love that winding road! I tried to get Buckles to pose for a pic, but he wasn't having it.
So we headed back down the hill and back home, narrowly escaping a battle between Buckles and whatever animal that black dot is in the middle of the field. Looked kind of like a cat to us, albeit extremely large.
Once you get out of the field area, the streets to our place look like this. Very residential and lots of townhouses. Here are two quite similar to ours. Hope you enjoyed the tour!