It is very unfortunate that the ferocity of the dogs on this island prevents a jog or a nice stroll. It's a problem that doesn't seem to be going anywhere since so many dogs are unclaimed and the people that do "claim" dogs want to have the most vicious dogs on the island for a reason beyond my comprehension (maybe they're compensating... lot's of big trucks too). Anyway, there are a few spots you can jog or walk in peace. There is a sidewalk along the shore stretching from Fatu and Futi toward Tafuna. This is scenic but it's along the road and car exhaust can be bothersome. Most of Noah and Moms walks are taken in Tafuna at either Lions Park or the "OMV Area" (it's near the Office of Motor Vehicles). These areas have paved pathways and are dog free, Lions park also has a playground and tennis courts.
It has been very rainy here the last 2 weeks, but Mom still squeezes in some outdoor time with Noah.
NOAH NEWS: Noah hates to have dirty feet, a trait that I am sure we will miss as he gets older!
TIPS FOR FUTURE A.S. RESIDENTS: Always carry a big stick if you're not walking in the areas mentioned above. Always. The dogs that will get you are quiet and sneaky, so keep your head up... unless it's a pack then they are loud! A former co-worker was driving a motor cycle in the evening through a town with a badly worn road when a pack attacked him, he ended up crashing the bike and getting taken to the hospital.... nothing too serious but the dogs suck!
The Jaskowiak Family
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