Mill Stream Run Reservation

We weren’t exactly sure what we were going to find in this area (Strongsville).  Found a short horse trail and then the paths were all along the road which we don’t like because its loud and there’s tons of traffic and bikers.  We try to avoid those paths if we can.  It also makes me nervous when we have little Reno with us.  It’s not like there is a tree lawn either – it’s path and then street.

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Found a little froggy friend.

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Well since we didn’t want to be on the road we went to see what we could find in the opposite direction.  Ended up coming across Bonnie Park.  It’s interesting how everything connects sometimes.

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Toward the back of the park there is a little field and a path that enters the woods so we started following it.

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Reno ended up rolling around in goose poop.  Ugh!  So Jake is giving him a little mini bath:

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We continued to follow the path, but it was starting to get really muddy and difficult to walk through.  It was humid and there were tons of bugs.  There were some pretty pictures to be taken, but it wasn’t the most comfortable walk we had been on.  It was actually getting kind of tiring and we were really starting to hope for an exit.

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Finally!  An opening!  Please let there be a solid path up there! hahaha

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Well there was:

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This road led to a field which led to a paved path.  At this point, we stopped by the creek to wash the mud off our shoes.  Unfortunately, while entering the water my foot got stuck in some mud and my flip-flop ripped apart.  I ended up walking barefoot the whole way back to the car, which got pretty painful at times; however, Jake gave me the best foot rub of my life when we got home.  😀

So, not the most enjoyable hike we have been on, but it was still pretty and it would be nice to go back when it’s less humid and after a dry spell.  Oh, and Reno got a nice bath, too!

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