Walking Baton Rouge – No. 2

My second favor place to walk in Baton Rouge is the Highland Road Park.  It is located south of downtown, south of LSU, south of the Mall, but north of the Ascension Parish line.  The 2/3 mile walking trail is located on a hill.  Yes!  This area of Baton Rouge has hills.

But, don’t stay on the concrete walking path.  Go for an adventure.  Take the paths the cross country athletes use for training, or walk the area the disc golfer use.  It will take you into the trees, over bridges, to the tennis courts and splash pad.  Beware, their are two dangers here:  one rolling down a hill; and two to getting your shoes wet with dew if you are out early morning.

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Walking in Grand Island – No. 3

My third favor place to walk in Grand Island, Nebraska is Eagle Scout Park.  There is a lake in the middle of the park with a 1.01 mile walking trailing.  One of the benefits to walking in Eagle Scout Park is you are able to go in circles with no one judging you.  Unless, you have gone around in circles many, many times, then people have started talking about you.  Or, they have finished their few trips around the park and left.

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During the walk around the park, you are able to look at the trees, the waves on the water, and watch the corn grow in the nearby field.  There is a couple of things you need to be cautious about while visiting the park: one Wascally Wabbits; the pole wielding, capped homo sapiens perched on the lake’s edge, who occasionally emerge from the grass carrying their catches; and the swing sets that temps you to bring out your inner child.

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Eagle Scout Park almost made it to second favor walking location; however since they are building a huge sport complex next door, I predict the traffic and noise level at the park to increase which will hamper the peaceful walk around the park.

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Walking In Baton Rouge – No. 3

My third favor place to walk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the Baton Rouge Zoo.  In the mornings, during the summer months, it was not overly crowded.  You could keep up a good pace.  You may have to deal with the animals staring at you.  Also, keep a eye out for the 5 to 6 foot tall hooded homo sapiens wielding a garden hose.  They can be spotted in the early morning hours in many of the enclosures.    Another plus to walking in the zoo, is you get see monkeys and tigers showing off their lounging skills, and giraffes and rhinoceros demonstrating their eating skills while you are exercising.

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Baton Rouge Zoo – 2018

This is my first visit to the Baton Rouge Zoo since Bill Black, a.k.a. Buckskin Bill, passed away. He was a local celebrity that hosted a children show for decades. In the 1960s, he encouraged children to collect pennies to purchase an elephant because Baton Rouge needed a zoo. The kids collected enough pennies to buy two elephants. One of the elephants was named Penny.

The zoo no longer have elephants because the habit is not up to the new regulations. This has upset all the children that collected pennies.