Dog Walking 1:18:59  4.46 km (17:43 / km) +31m 17:07 / km
ahr:91 max:144 shoes: INOV-8 TrailRoc 270
Dog walking without the dog. Elray went to the vet early this morning for her annual teeth cleaning, and we went to First Watch and had our first breakfast out since the middle of March. They have an outdoor patio.
Then we drove northeast and stopped first and hiked down to the Locust Creek Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge still standing in Missouri. Strangely enough, the bridge is still standing there, but they had changed the flow of Locust Creek, so it no longer flows under the bridge.
Then we continued to Pershing State Park, and hiked the boardwalk trail through the woods and marshes. Pretty dry this time of year, but huge trees, and an interesting experience. We finished off by going to the Swan Creek National Wildlife Refuge, and didn't see swans, but did see Great White Egrets. Then winding around more on gravel roads, and back to Chillicothee? and Macdonalds before heading home.
We finished off by getting a Galloway for governor sign for the yard, and then picked Elray up at the vet's. My poor baby is still sleeping it off after 8pm. I had serious cabin fever, and needed a fun day like this.