Last weekend, my husband and I went to visit a very good friend in Minneapolis for the first time. Unfortunately Kilo the Pug could not make the trip but my friend has a new Portuguese Water Dog puppy Buster- what a cutie. Kilo had reason to be jealous.
Such a thoughtful puppy, helping me take off my shoes after our hike.
We loved Minneapolis -what a fantastic city. It is a great example of planning for an active lifestyle with beautiful lakes, parks, pedestrian paths and bike paths all around right near down town. Their rails to trails program has created wonderful safe areas to explore.
We were so impressed. We walked 4 miles to a great spot for brunch then around the lake our friend lives on. We rented bikes and biked 3 miles on the one way bike path- so relaxing. We rented a paddle boat and paddled for half an hour.
It is a very dog friendly city with lots of dogs walking along the lake paths on leash and some beautiful off-leash areas split by size. Saw lots of poodles, a beautiful husky and husky Aussie mix, a Chessie, and many other breeds, all out getting active and having fun.
We also took a walk by the river and through some historical areas.
This cute little statue was outside the restaurant we went to for brunch. We ate so well every meal.
Then we saw this at the very cool sculpture garden.
All in all one of our more successful and active weekend breaks.