We did this 3 mile walk on the 4th of June, which was a Tuesday. Before the walk, I watched our friendly borrowed Do Jump baby while Davan helped to teach class with said baby’s mom. We ended up driving over to Do Jump and parking the car. Then I took Kai to the park while Davan and his mom taught, meeting back up with Davan after so we could jet straight to Multnomah Village for our walk. We had to go through all that to make sure we got done in time for me to get to work!
While Multnomah Village isn’t far, maybe 8 miles from us, we really haven’t spent any time there to speak of. When Davan was little, a relative of a friend lived there and had a swimming pool, so we got invited to swim there a few times. However, we never made it into the cute little downtown area or sprawling and lovely Gabriel Park. We just love how these walks take us to places we just wouldn’t go otherwise.
The walk started at the corner of Gabriel Park, but we didn’t actually enter the park until the end. First we made out way to the commercial area, which, sadly, is undergoing some major street renovation, but we could still see it’s charms. Davan was drawn in by a store selling middle eastern handmade crafts, but we decided she was better off waiting until she’s actually in the middle east to buy middle east trinkets. Ranger and I had to wait outside, but I was able to get a picture through the open door.
We then wandered through some residential areas, making some pretty good hill climbs.
At the high point, we came to a park that was all around these water towers. Davan was pretty excited when she realized she could get on top of one.
A descent through more neighborhoods…
…took us to the opposite end of Gabriel Park and right by the Southwest Community Center, which was a lovely building the author suggested we go inside to see. However, we had Ranger and didn’t do that. We did, though, very much enjoy the hills dotting that side of the park.
After romping on the hills, we passed some tennis courts and entered the wooded area you see behind Davan in the above picture.
We then passed into a more manicured part of the park.
It was there that Davan found a tree she just had to spend time with.
Once she came down, we were very nearly back to the car for our drive home to lunch before it was off to work for me.