On the homestretch, we'll pass by about three city blocks of bars and restaurants with outdoor seating. It gives me an opportunity to check out the score to the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and/or Blackhawks game.
In the city, we have all these parks and on our very long walk we can hang out at the park and either lay out on the grassor sit on the benches by the fountain. One of Ms. M's goal on the walk is to meet new people and usually while we are sitting or laying out, random people will be entranced by her wiggle and say hi.
Though we will never take our pooches to the dog park when it's crowded, it is still fun to see all the people out with their dogs at the dog park.
Since most of the outdoor dining areas at these bars and restaurants are dog friendly, there are plenty of water bowls out for the pooches
and plenty of opportunity for Ms. M to meet more new people. On the other hand, Mr. B could care less and will just walk through the crowd.
Every so often we'll see a dog tied up to a post or bike rack waiting for his/her best friend to come back.