March 24

Portola Valley

On a clear warm Sunday we take Chicka out for a drive and a hike in Portola Valley. We first stop by Robert's Deli in Portola Valley to visit with Toby's cousin Mary. We chatted outside and took Chicka out for a stroll around the store. Afterwards we drove over to nearby Windy Hill Open Preserve where we walked Chicka up along one of the trails. She enjoyed being out in the sun and in nature.

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  • Chicka in the park near Robert's Deli in Portola Valley

  • A pretty blooming tree by the Deli

  • A pretty blooming tree by the Deli

  • A fern along the Windy Hill trail

  • A field at the start of the Windy Hill trail

  • A field at the start of the Windy Hill trail

  • We found this knarled oak tree interesting

  • Chicka anxious to get out into nature

  • Heading up hill

  • Toby walking Chicka along the trail

  • We found this large leaf plant unique, not sure what it is

  • Spring blooms were everywhere

  • Smile for the camera Chicka

  • Dappled sun filtered by the oak canopy above

  • About to enter the large open vista

  • Chicka looking out into the vast foothills from this open vista

  • A shaded portion of the trail on our decent

  • Chicka in need of some water