Sunday, September 21, 2008

No Car Sunday!

Maxie at Parc du Cinquantenaire last year! Photo taken by Ginnie!!

For one day each year, Brussels has "No Car Sunday", which is basically a day where only emergency vehicles, buses, and taxis are allowed on the roads in the city. What a fantastic idea, right? Yes!! I think they do it to eliminate pollution for 1 day...but who knows, I love it anyway!

My friend, Julie, and I decided since the weather was perfect we had to get out and do something. I wanted to take my bike out, but since Julie does not have a bike, we decided to get out and go for a nice walk.

Julie with Maxie and Zsa Zsa (Maxie on the right and Zsa Zsa on the left)!
We decided to walk to Parc du Cinquantenaire, my favorite park in Brussels! If you are a devoted reader of my blog, you may remember this is where I spent last year's No Car Sunday with 2 special friends from Memphis! The weather was a bit cooler than last year, but definitely nice to get out for a LONG stroll. So off we went.

I have no idea how far it is to Parc du Cinquantenaire, but let me tell you...it was a haul...probably an hour there and an hour back, give or take a few minutes (a little slower because we had the dogs who wanted to stop and say hello to everyone we passed!)! It felt so nice to get out, absorb some sun, get some fantastic exercise and just enjoy the day!

Check out all the bikers!
Zsa Zsa is staying with me this weekend while Dan and Pam are traveling, so she enjoyed spending the day in the park, as well! However, all Maxie and Zsa Zsa wanted to do was roll around and act like dogs, imagine that!! It was so funny!

This is Maxie!
And The Zsa!
They LOVE rolling in the grass...
Getting ready! Guess who is getting a bath tonight.... I think everyone is going to sleep well tonight! What a fun day!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that last photo of Maxie is a hoot!!! I don't think Riley has ever rolled in the grass. He's way to busy peeing on every blade of grass every three steps.

    A bit of an alpha, that one.

    I'm so jealous; it looks like a fantastic day!!!

    sara

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  2. Sara - That is so funny! Maxie does the same thing...I am not sure how she could physically pee that much, but every time she spots a blade of grass, she has to stop and pee! So weird!

    Hope you are doing great!

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  3. Anonymous7:31 PM

    What great pictures!!! I love seeing how happy the pups were. My Boo won't walk past a mailbox without lifting his leg...sometimes nothing is there, he just lifts his leg anyway! I like to say he lives to make his mark in the world!!!
    The no car day sounds heavenly. And I loved seeing you guys in jackets! I'm ready for Autumn!!!!
    Have a great week~Robin

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  4. ps..I didn't mean to be anonymous! I just don't know what I'm doing!
    ~Robin

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  5. Pam and Dan8:34 PM

    They are so cute, Tippa! Thanks so much for taking such good care of our baby! They really do act like sisters! This is a great blog!

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  6. Anonymous1:11 AM

    Can't wait to see you on Oct 3.... I'm really sad you are not bringing Maxie this time,,,,,,but Christmas is not that far away......(Dan and Pam)..

    And I love the pictures...

    Love ya,
    Mom

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  7. Can't wait to see you on Oct 3.... I'm really sad you are not bringing Maxie this time,,,,,,but Christmas is not that far away......(Dan and Pam)..

    And I love the pictures...

    Love ya,
    Mom

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