Recently we have taken to loading up the family into the van, dog included, and driving the five minutes to Southwood. It has the loveliest walking trails …

… and a nice shaded playground for Miss Munchkin to play on. She loves the slides and climbing and a chance to play with other children.

Penny (the dog) loves the open spaces, other dogs and animals, and cooler walking area.

Bill and I like the scenic (and shaded) walking trails.

There are geese and other birds and squirrels everywhere, along with signs of other wildlife, such as armadillos.

It is almost like taking a stroll through the back lanes of our farm years ago, only with Spanish Moss hanging from the trees!