Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Walk Through the Park

Hi Friends, hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! The weather here is fantastic, so we seized the opportunity to take a long walk through our favorite park.

Forest Hill Park is part of our neighborhood, and it's an absolutely gorgeous oasis. The park was established in the late 1880's, and at one time hosted a swimming area, an amusement park, dance hall, and other assorted entertainment venues. Trolleys carted park visitors to-and-from the city.

Over the last few decades the lower portion of the park has returned to its natural state, and resembles a tiny wetland refuge. It's a beautiful place to visit.

Here's the park in 1917.

And a couple of postcards from the 1920's. Notice the swimming area.

Here are a few photos from our walk. There are more photos in the slide show.

Slide Show:

And, a few gratuitous snapshots taken since our last post.

Here's Baxter. He was part of GPA Richmond's July haul. He stayed with us for a couple of days and was a complete love!

And lastly, Harvey and Jackson enjoying the cooler weather.

Have a great week Folks, see you soon!

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