I love Campbell Valley Park, but I have not been back there for over two years. A gorgeous gem of natural habitat, ducks, paths, happy dog walkers, and horse trails meandering through streams, meadows, and forests. A stunning photo op around every corner. I did not have such bucolic memories of my last visit there.
Flowerishious and I decided to visit the popular park during a sunny spring day. It was only when we arrived back at my car, that we realized thieves had ransacked the inside, searching for something, and obtaining ......... nothing. They took nothing but, my confidence, my realization that even without valuables in my car, they would still break in, just because they could.
I was later told, that since my car was a older model it would always be a target, and that Campbell Valley park was a high break in occurrence.
I have not been back since, but Gar and I decided it was time to return to the scene of the crime so to speak, and take our chances. We were rather relieved to find my vehicle intact, when we returned from our walk. With Gar joking that it was too cold for thieves to hide in the bushes. We had a wonderful, if very chilly return, feeding the birds, and photographing all sorts of subjects. And the good memories of those little birds lighting on my hand even as I held the camera, have replaced the bad ones of my car.