Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rio Hondo River Walk

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It was such a beautiful day, and once again felt like summer. The sky was blue and filled with puffy clouds. Both dogs were ready for an adventure. We couldn't resist heading out to the Rio Hondo riverbed.

IMG_2816 as Smart Object-1Once you are there, the path is wide and the surroundings give you a sense that you are removed from the city.

Did you know that in Downey the Rio Hondo River was once known as the "Old River" because it was the old course of the San Gabriel River. The Old River School was named for it, and Old River School Road was named for the school. It's not much of a river these days, it has become a concrete-lined channel for flood control.

The dogs don't mind that the river on the other side of the wall is concrete. They had fun running along the path, sniffing new smells, chasing birds and just enjoying being outside.

"In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous."
~ Aristotle

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