The park was full of them - dogs! Yesterday's walk for the local Humane Society took place around Regina's Wascana Lake. There were dogs everywhere and people and dogs dressed in all sorts of costumes including yours truly and a group of dog-loving friends.
Although we didn't start out with anything but an Hawaiian theme
we did end up with the handle of best tacky tourist.
Yesterday's walk got me thinking about how much Wascana has changed through the years. It is one of North America's largest man-made parks, a depression-era make work project that created a beautiful lake from what was once really just a creek. But before the dirty thirties, before it officially became a lake, people came to swim here. In the years before World War II and even for a time after, it was still a place to go swimming.
Now, it seems only the birds and the occasional dog take a dip.
The park is still beautiful, maybe more so, and there's all sorts of recreation but it's not a beach destination - at least not anymore. And yet - once, it was.
It amazes me the imprint of time, how it changes our lives.
If you could journey back in time, would you?
For me, with a slight hesitation, a resounding yes - just give me a return ticket!
Til next time