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August 28, 2012

We’re Off To See The Wizard

When Eko and I head out for our runs, I like to go off in different directions to get lost in, and find our way home from, different parts of the city.  Well today, Eko and I ended up a bit farther from home than usual…
When Eko and I head out for our runs, I like to go off in different directions to get lost in, and find our way home from, different parts of the city.  Well today, Eko and I ended up a bit farther from home than usual…

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“Ruh roh, Shaggy”

As we turned the corner into an unfamiliar (yet quite familiar) park, I noticed that Eko and I were running on a yellow brick road.  We were already pretty lost at this point, so I had some trepidation about going any further.  However, I saw something  – or someone, actually – that gave me the courage to carry on.

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Put ’em up, Mr Eko!

Scarecrow may have more of a brain than I do, but it didn’t take me long to figure out that there might be a theme to this park.  A nearby sign told me that we were in Oz Park – a public park with art and gardens inspired by the Wizard of Oz.  Of course after finding the Cowardly Lion, Eko and I had to run around the park to get photos of the rest of the gang.

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“Will, I hate to say it, but I think I would pick Scarecrow over you for my Trivia Night team”

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The Tin Man looked well oiled, but I have a funny feeling the Pabst Blue Ribbon sticker wasn’t part of the original sculpture

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Finally we found Dorothy, with her loyal pup Toto – who happens to be one of Eko’s canine idols.  But wait a minute, what’s that in Dorothy’s hand…

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Aha!  Now we know why Toto stuck around – treats!

This morning was just more proof that you can always find unfamiliar adventures in familiar places.  Oz Park is only about a mile and a half from my apartment, but I had no idea it was there until today.  And while I didn’t know how we found our way to Oz, I certainly knew how to find our way home.

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Works like a charm!

Comments for We’re Off To See The Wizard

  1. tur says:

    Loved the last pic!! You need a tan to match up with Eko’s…Will, you are a writer in the making.

  2. Sorry, can’t comment much, laughter getting in the way. Have you patented those patents or could we try out luck with a new means of travel? 😀

  3. Love the sparkly shoes! Eko sure is laid-back!

  4. Judy says:

    I think the pink brings out the pink tones in Eko’s coat!!!

  5. Gotta love the slippers, good for every occasion lol
    I have to say that as soon as I finished reading the post I thought about this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6exm2Hi28Xw

  6. What a great find! It’s so great to explore new territory. 🙂

  7. Wow what a wonderful surprise, and you two certainly made me laugh. I LOVE that you both have ruby slippers!

  8. That’s so clever. I’m glad they don’t have a statue of the Wicked Witch…she freaked me out. Won’t it be a great way to get home fast, no more cabs, just click ruby heels twice.

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