we love our dog, otto. but otto, being a wheaten terrier, is a bit anti-social. this is a bit of a problem in colorado where everyone has dogs and everyone takes their dogs everywhere. so otto must stay at home. which means he misses out on dog parks like the one at elk meadows bark park in evergreen. ramona and i go there w max and his mama and their dear dog, tayo. tayo gets to get off leash and out of the backyard, run around wide open spaces, explore, and fetch innumerable sticks. ramona and little max get to get some fresh air, get to know the mountains, and have plenty of room to run and climb rocks and discover new plant life. it’s also a great place for them to learn how to act around and treat other peoples’ dogs since there’s always a lot of them there.
of course, there aren’t a ton of photos of dogs since i am known for training my camera on ramona bean. but they’re there. and each time we head up there, to get out of the city, but not too far, i am blown away that a place this beautiful and this accessible, is a 30 minute car ride from my front door. i am so thankful ramona gets to grow up in these sorts of surroundings.
what do you love about the place you live?
I love that these kinds of places are right out my front door! If we are still here when the time comes to have kids, I’ll be grateful that they get to grow up in a safe community that is surrounded with such natural beauty and local bounty.