We're back in Atlanta after a fun week in Fort Lauderdale, and now we're missing the warm ocean breezes.
While we were in Florida, we took full advantage of the beautiful weather and had lots of fun exploring new places for dog walks.
One of the first days we were there we set out to explore Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, located between the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale at Sunrise Blvd.
But before we headed to the park, we stopped for some sustenance at a dog friendly boulangerie. It was almost like being in Paris!
The even let us come inside with Rocco as long as I carried him.
Outside there was plenty of dog friendly seating as well as this gentleman who offered to pose his dogs when he saw I was trying to get a photo of the front of the cafe. Have you ever tried for the candid shot but folks just can't resist posing their pups! heehee!
After some refreshment, we walked over the causeway to the entrance of the park. There we found plenty of tropical walking trails...
We looked closely and spotted this Gopher Tortoise.
He even has his own crossing!
Then we headed down a path to the Intracoastal where we enjoyed the view.
There were plenty of logs for Rocco to practice balancing...
And big trees with perfect perching spots!
On the way home, we ran into another surprise.
These two peahens -- also known as female peacocks -- were strolling through the neighborhood park! You never know what you might see when you find a new place to walk!
One of the best things about traveling with dogs is finding new places to walk and explore. Have you found a new walking spot recently? Next week we'll share Rocco's first time experiencing the Florida beaches!
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