Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Walk Around the Greenbelt

Spring has finally arrived in Idaho Falls where I live and we have no snow--finally! Well ok the mountains are still snowpacked, but we here in the valley are starting to green up and the trees and bushes are starting to bud. Not too long before we'll see flowers!

This afternoon my 11 year old daughter and I and our dog Boomer decided to get out and enjoy the nice day, so we headed to the Greenbelt, which is where the Snake River runs through town..........

The falls in Idaho Falls--hence the name. The Greenbelt has a walking path approx 5 miles long and since the weather was so nice today we decided we should take a walk and yes we walked the entire Greenbelt. Great exercise and beautiful scenery even if we did get rained on for just a minute or two.

More of the falls, which are used to generate energy for the local electric company.......

...a beautiful Canadian Goose who was kind enough to pose long enough that I could snap a picture. The Greenbelt is full of these geese, wild ducks of various kinds and seagulls. It's a fun family outing to go and feed all the ducks, geese and seagulls. You'll also find plenty of dogs, bike riders, roller bladers, walkers, joggers and boaters.

A view from not quite the halfway mark from where we started. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temple in the background with the mountains beyond......

....and another view of the falls from the opposite end. Lots of pretty scenery, no matter which way you go. And that is what we did with our Saturday afternoon.


Connie said...

Hey, sweetpea!! We were over there visiting last year but before the snow fell. My nephew was living there but they moved to Kentucky for the army. It's a nice town but I love this side better because we DON'T get the snow you do.

Looks like a nice walk though.


~Tonya said...

Hi Cathy, Sounds like you both had a wonderful walk...even with some sprinkles.

Beautiful pictures! That goose picture is so very pretty and he looks like he did pose for you :)

Have a great weekend.

Gayle said...

Wow Cathy - That's quite a walk! I've been trying to ride my new bike lately, but it's still just a titch too cold to be comfortable.

Sarah said...

Thanks for posting these pictures. I was through that area years ago. If I remember seeing a huge flock of birds on the water. It was wonderful. I am a next door neighbor here in Oregon. We are greening up as well!

IsabellasCloset said...

Cathy, Looks like you and your daughter had a very nice time on your walk. What lovely photos!
Have a happy Spring ..
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Ya Cathy!!!!
Glad I found you :)

The pictures are beautiful!


Kathy said...

Looks very scenic! Your walk sounds nice. Enjoy the spring weather.