(now with 100% more snakes!)
The quest to run in less-frequented sport around the city continues, and so we met in the parking lot of the zoo which conveniently borders a local park and connects with a core corridor of trails and paths along the river. Our eight klick adventure took us through the dog park and across a bridge where we did a full lap around one of the city's crown jewel locations, Hawrelak Park, the long way and back approximately the same way we came in.
Oh, and there were snakes.
Nothing terrible. This city is not home to dangerous snakes. At least twice a healthy garter snake slithered out of our way, and we'd catch a glimpse of their yellow pinstripe disappearing into the bushes to the side of the trail, all of us more curious to stop and have a look than scared. Obviously.