I picked out Lake Nokomis because I had done it before and wouldn't have to think too hard about the route. I also wanted to do this one because I'm starting a new book related to walking around 20 lakes or reservoirs. When this special program started I thought this would be a good one for it should be easy to do this in the Minnesota area.
I got to the start of the walk about 9:30. Since it was a Caribou Coffee Shop, I of course had a cup of coffee while I did the necessary paperwork. Then I was off.
Minnehaha Creek had more water than when I saw it last fall. The picture below shows there is no green yet in Minnesota.
I found many others out on the trail, some walking, some walking dogs, and some running. And the preschoolers were out too.
This walk crossed Cedar Avenue and then the trail goes around a lagoon. But I found ducks in the grass. They were having a great time in a puddle left by melting snow.
When I got around to the south side of the lake I was the Minneapolis skyline and it seemed like the buildings blended right into the early spring color scheme.
After this it was mundane -- got gas, got groceries, and doubled back to my nail shop to pick up a watch I left there after a manicure.