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Katie’s Walktober


Katie here. Mama says she’s going to go on something called a Walktober. I was not exactly sure what that was, but I heard the word “walk” and I wanted to make sure I was included. Because mama should never go on any walk without me!

This is my friend Deuce.

I asked her what a Walktober was and she told me all about Robin’s blog and how everyone was going to take a walk in October and post about it, and then Robin would do a wrap-up post with links to everybody’s walk at the end of the month!

Mama said the dates were originally Oct 1 through Oct 18, but now Robin has extended it to Oct 28!

We don’t sit real close to each other. We each like our personal space.

Mama says she hasn’t decided where she’s going to do her Walktober, but, as usual, I’m way ahead of her. I went on my Walktober last weekend with my friend Deuce and his mom. Oh yea…my mama was there too.

We went to a park I’ve never seen before! Oh my! I do love new places! I guess I get that from mama, who also loves to explore. This new park was in the woods, so there was shade everywhere! And a beautiful river ran right through the middle of it!

Such a beautiful day!

I loved being cool while I explored, and I of course loved being in the woods. There were all these beautiful trees, and lovely new smells.

I’m 10 years old! So nice they have a sign for me!

It wasn’t a very big park, so mama and Deuce’s mom decided we’d just go around on the trail twice. I didn’t even notice. I loved being there. I even jumped a log without touching it. Mama said I looked like I was flying.

I can fly mama!

Then she made me do it two more times because she wanted to get a picture. Figures.

I felt really good on this walk. We walked way over a mile, and I even ran a race with Deuce! He won, but that’s because he’s only 5, just a youngster. And because I let him.

A Princess runs sedately.

You might not know, but this summer has been so hot that I haven’t really wanted to go on very many walks and mama has been sort of worried about me. But she can tell now that it’s getting a little cooler that I’m feeling much more like myself.

She’s really glad.

I want to say thank you to Deuce and his mom for sharing their park with me. It was the perfect park to do my Walktober and now I want to challenge all of you to get out this month and take a walk. Post about it and link to any of Robin’s posts. She’ll collect them all and everyone will get to come along with you on your walk!

I can’t wait to see your Walktober!

Deuce can fly too!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

31 thoughts on “Katie’s Walktober

  1. Love this idea! Am def going to do many Walktobers. Thanks for sharing!


  2. We need to do a Walktober, too — but I think we’ll wait until the rains go away. Not that I’m complaining. It’s been so dry here that we really need them! Princess Katie, I love the photo of you flying over that log … and the one with the river. I can totally see myself sitting there for a long time!


  3. Of course you let him win, Katie. Anyone who can fly over a log like that can win any old race. 🙂
    Thank you so much for the links and sharing the Walktober event, Katie (and Dawn). This was such a beautiful walk. I’m so glad you brought us along with you.

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  4. Oh, Katie–I am with you on the whole personal space thing, People, please! Let a girl breathe. A sign just for you? Gosh, Katie–I’ve never known anyone that famous before. So glad your mama captured a picture of that. Enjoy your walks–the weather should be much more accommodating.


    • It’s hot again here. So on today’s walk up the neighborhood she lagged a bit. Still, there was a nice breeze and I know cooler days are coming. We postponed a big adventure because it was just going to be too hot this weekend. I’m disappointed, but she’s fine with it. She’s very flexible, this girl.

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  5. I’ve participated and I didn’t even know it! It’s like eating Brussel spouts chopped finely in a salad. Deuce looks like he has wings with those wonderful ears.


  6. We went out last weekend for a walk downtown. I’ll have to post about it. Hoping to do another walk with friends tomorrow if we don’t get the rain in the forecast. That looks like nice little park.


  7. Awwww they are adorable☺☺☺


  8. Walktober… I like that. I’m in. I’ve been babying myself since my knee surgery this summer, so this is just what I need to get moving more.


  9. wow those are impressive jumps! Looks like a great walk and beautiful surroundings!


  10. Love Katie’s post and the great photos!!


  11. Katie, coupled with Deuce, the two of you are excellent walking guides … plus, moms were lucky to go along.


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  13. Great company to enjoy nature with! Our dogs are enjoying this cooler weather as well. Thank you for sharing the adventures.


  14. I’ve never seen a 10-year-old fly so well, Katie. 😉 Good choice of park for Walktober!


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