Walk Around Park

Here are a few pictures of my first outing since….  I can’t go many places, but I can go to the park if I stay off of the playground equipment.  My first outing was a walk around L.E. Ray Park.

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I liked how the sun was reflecting off of the grass.

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The geese will leave you along, as long as you don’t go near their babies.

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Fall 2019

Here are a few pictures of Fall.  Leaves are turning.  Branches are becoming bare.  There a cool, blistering breeze in the air.  The kind that can blow you down and there is not enough clothing that you can put on the protect you from the cold wind.

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Sand Hill Crane

March and April it is prime time to view Sand Hill Cranes in Nebraska. The best viewing time is early morning or evening. In Nebraska, at that time of year it is cold and it can be very cold, and windy – really windy. I cannot envision me taking that particular adventure because I like warm weather and sunshine.

However, when walking through a Mall I will walk through there free display recognizing the Sand Hill Cranes.

Pictures of Fall

Just a couple days before the first freeze the temperature was in the 80s.  When it snowed a couple of inches and the temperature dropped to 23 degrees over night, the trees goes “Yipes! We are suppose to be hibernating for the winter.”  So, the leaves on the trees start turning colors and dropping to the ground quickly.   Yes, Fall is here!

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Toilet Humor

This my be the best restroom in Nebraska. What make a good restroom? 1) Clean; 2) Individual rooms; 3)

Yes, heated toilet seats. To bad it was 80 degrees outside. 4) You can get drink, food and gas right outside the door.

Walking Grand Island – No. 1

My favorite location to walk in Grand Island, Nebraska is Hall County Park.  Why?  The trees!  It has trees, big trees, lots of trees.  The path around the park is about a mile, and there are two other trails: one around the Stuhr Museum property, and a second trail that takes you to the Walmart.

All trails are very peaceful.  If you feel adventurous, you can take one of the many trails into the woods.  If you need a rest, there are plenty of swings and picnic tables.  The restrooms in Hall County Park are some of the cleanest public facilities I have seen.  Yes, they are ranked right up there with Chick-fil-a for cleanliness.

A word of caution.  Watch out for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and wild turkeys.

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Walking Grand Island – No. 2

My second favorite place to go walking in Grand Island, NE is along the John Brownwell Trail.  It is best if you start the walk at Sucks Lake and go right.  Just go right.   If you walk around the lake, the ducks and geese will get out of the way.  However, their droppings do not move.  It is best just to head towards the Cemetery; again go right.

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I rarely walk to the cemetery, instead I select the path to College Park.  About 1.5 miles along the trail Sothmann Park will be just off the path.  There you will encounter more geese and their droppings.    You will also get to see one of the best trees in Grand Island.

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If you choose to walk the 4 miles to Hall County Park, you will pass the Stuhr Museum and will see more trees.  There is one problem with walking the 4 miles to Hall County Park; you will need to walk the 4 miles back to Suck Lake.

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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