Archive for July, 2013

Waverly Park in Louisville Kentucky

So I have been in Kentucky now for a month and there hasbeen a lot I’ve had to adjust to.
1- the humidity: I feel like I’m living in a steam shower here!
2- the bugs! In Reno Mosquitos are a rare sight unless you’re close to a lake. Here they attack as soon as you go into your backyard. They must think I’m fresh meat because honestly I have about 15-20 bites at any given time. I’ve since acquired all types of bug sprays and lotions and anti-itch ointments I can find to provide some relief.
3- the ticks! I am use to a lot of gross things but when I found my first tick on my hip I just about lost it! I also have Mason on one of the best medications for dogs you can get, but it must take a while to soak in because I’ve pulled 6 ticks off him so far and he has brought in about 5 into the house.

That, I guess, is the price I pay for having a sense of adventure. I can’t stay away from exploring the outdoors regardless of how many crazy bugs there are.

About 2 weeks ago, drew bought me a new mountain bike and we have been going riding 2-3 times a week. We go to a nearby park called waverly park. There are 4 trails each approximately 3 miles long that are great for biking. There is also a small lake that the local are always fishing in, which is great because then the trails are usually empty.
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These trails are well balanced with extreme up hills but such rewarding downhills. Once on the trail it started pouring rain and as we were rushing back to the truck a whitetail die jumped right across the path it was amazing! We usually only do one 3 mile loop because it gets so hot for us and Mason we drain are water resources and can hardly go on after 3 miles.

I would definitely recommend checking this park out on a bike and bing a fishing pole too! You’ll get a small taste of Kentucky wilderness, and you might get lucky enough to bring a tick or two home as well!

Until next time, happy trails!
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(P.S. – this post was written on my iPhone because our Internet is being switched and won’t be installed until tomorrow evening so I apologize for any errors!)

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