Friday, May 15, 2015

Chicago Dog Walk in Lincoln Park at Belmont Harbor


Rocco and I spent last weekend in Chicago for Mother's Day and we had the chance to meet up with Dolly the Doxie and her mom Sandra for a fun dog walk in Lincoln Park at Belmont Harbor. We're glad we walked the day we did, since the rest of the weekend was cold, windy and rainy. Uck!




Lincoln Park runs along the lakefront and we typically walk through a different part of the park, on the park's southern edge, so it was fun to see something different. 


The first thing we saw was the dog park at Belmont Harbor. It was a Friday so it was pretty quiet with just one dog and his girl throwing a ball for him.


We walked past the dog park to a really cool playground with boats! Looks like Rocco's driving is making Dolly a little seasick!



 Here's another view of the boat park with the real boats in the background.


We walked a little further to a path along the lake. You can see the John Hancock building in the distance along with Lake Point Tower and Navy Pier.  Lincoln Park is seven miles long along the lake, and it's one of my favorite things about Chicago, during the warmer months! 
 

It started to feel kind of hot, but Rocco and Dolly were too busy to notice, wondering where their next treat would come from!


Oh, here it comes! Luckily, Sandra had a good supply!


At the end of our walk we saw this enormous totem pole! Can you find Rocco? Here's what the plaque says about this authentic Indian totem pole.


We were lucky to get in this walk on the day we did. It was so cold the rest of the weekend, Rocco didn't even want to go outside. I think he was glad to get home to sunny Atlanta.

Are you enjoying good dog walking weather in your neck of the woods?
Let us know in the comments below!




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23 comments:

  1. Yes ma'am, we've had an early Spring & even summer-like temperatures in our NC neck of the woods! Makes for wonderful early morning walks & puppy splash fun in their hard plastic pools in our yard :-)
    How wonderful that you got to meet up with a fellow dog blogging pack! I would love to meet some peeps in person, too!

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    1. It's so much fun to meet our pals in person! Our temps here in Atlanta are like yours, I'm sure. Getting hot, hot, hot already!

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  2. Looks like a fun day and great to see you out with Dolly!

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    1. It's always fun to meet up with our Chicago pals. We got to see Sugar's mom at a fundraiser event, too!

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  3. There used to be a Thunderbird Motel close to the airport here and they had a similar totem pole out front! Love that little boat!

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    1. oh funny! I loved the boat park, and Rocco loved climbing in them!

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  4. How fun to hang out with friends in Chicago. The park and lake look stunning. Walking the dogs is a great way to get out and explore. We posted our walk today too. We also had a few great days mixed in with cold again in Toronto. I have the fire going today but it's meant to warm up again tomorrow.

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    1. A fire!!! oh my! Hope your warm weather is around the corner. I guess you probably get Chicago like weather. Warm one day and freezing the next, this time of year.

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  5. That look so fun!! I love the boat photos. So cute.

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    1. The boats were the best surprise! So much fun!

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  6. Ahoy Mate! Nice for you to meet up with Dolly! Lucky Pups!

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  7. How cool that you were able to meet up with Dolly! I hope Mr. N and Rocco get to hang out one day.

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    1. Me too! They seem to have so much in common!

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  8. What a beautiful day you had and such a nice place to walk, plus some good company! Our weather has also been up and down a lot, but overall it's been pretty great for spring....not a lot of rain.

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    1. It was a really nice day! Alway fun to take a nice walk with good friends.

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  9. It was a great walk Rocco! I am so glad we got to do it because I am now suppose to be resting as I strained my ACL, rats. See you in Nashville! Love Dolly

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    1. I heard! Hope you feel better real fast, Dolly! See you in Nashville!

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  10. what a fun adventure and so nice to do it with a friend.

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