This Sunday we took a little trip to a park thats a short drive from our home. Branch Brook park in Newark, New Jersey is a large urban park that is known for its Cherry Blossoms. I had never been their before but I love Cherry Blossoms and we usually visit the Brooklyn Botanical garden for the Cherry Blossom festival each spring. However, the botanical garden is farther from our home, charges to get in, and worst of all, does not allow dogs. So this year we decided to go to Branch Brook instead. Sadly the weird weather, first warm, then cold, meant that the cherry trees where not in peak bloom. The park was still packed to the gills though and we weren't even able to see the main expanse of cherry trees because I felt it was just too crowded for the dogs. We had brought Weasley, Fry, and Tuvok, feeling it be too far and too crowded for Bob and Ping. Even though it was crowded and the blooms weren't in full splendor, it was still a very nice day and a lovely park. Im sure we will return next year, hopefully on a less busy day.
Note: We also discovered that our dogs HATE motorcycles. We passed a large group of motorcyclers and they went absolutely bonkers. We have passed one or two cycles before and they barked, but this time was bad. They are never perfect in the car but I've also never seen them get this crazy. Do your dogs hate motorcycles?