Oh the places you’ll go – another day, another park.

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With the upcoming observance of one of the saddest days in our nation, I decided to head to Young Patriot’s Park in Riverview.  I’ve passed it many times, but never pulled in, nor walked the Park’s perimeter path.

So, I decided today would be the day.

Young Patriot’s Park isn’t the nature nook that Council Point Park or Heritage Park are, but instead it is both picturesque and patriotic and a change of pace from my usual stomping grounds.  You’d think that the beautiful fountain in the middle of a manmade lake might invite geese and ducks galore, but I only saw one female mallard preening herself contentedly at the water’s edge.


The patriotic portion of the Park was very nice, from the Fallen Soldier statue honoring brave service personnel who lost their lives in various conflicts, to the path of memorial bricks.

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Even the MIAs and POWs are honored at Young Patriot’s Park.


To get my five miles walked, I completed that circular path many times, in fact, so many that I lost count, but I think it was a dozen times.  Just a few walkers dotted the pathway, including those walking their pooches.  The City’s administrative offices and first responders are located nearby.

I have to admit that after the initial trip around, I was a little bored and the other walkers seemed lost in thought ,or had not had their coffee yet, so none were in the mood for any chatter, even a “good morning” or “hey”.  No critter interaction made for a quiet and efficient trip this morning, and I was thankful that Mother Nature neither rained on my parade, nor had me shivering along the pathway while getting those many miles logged in.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to Oh the places you’ll go – another day, another park.

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda………………………I’m going to have find out where the Young Patriot’s park is in Riverview……………..I like that you’re going to visit various parks…………………………Cool!……………….like the weather


    • lindasschaub says:

      Ann Marie – It has been fun going to the different parks. A Facebook friend of mine went to Lower Huron Metro Park a few weeks ago and posted a video showing about five deer just a few feet away from her. Young Patriot’s Park is on Sibley Road, not too far from Fort Street and just past Concessi’s. I will send you a little map to find it. I wonder if their man-made lake is like the pond at your apartments?


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