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Book of the Month -A Temple Grandin Book/Movie, Hike Lewis Creek Park

You do not need to read the book to do the hike, but I am giving you a movie option this month.

You can either read the Temple Grandin Book or Watch the Temple Grandin movie or do both.  The movie is not the same as the book but will give you some insight and is a very interesting well done film.

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson

The best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs.

In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life—on their terms, not ours.

This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

Temple Grandin (the movie):

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/temple_grandin/

Lewis Creek Park

The Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center serve as community gathering places for environmental education and recreation. More than 80 percent of the 55-acre park is preserved in its natural condition. The park is situated at the headwaters of Lewis Creek and offers natural areas accessible by boardwalks and soft-surface trails. In addition to the extensive trail system, the site includes a visitor center, play area, basketball court, soccer/baseball fields that can be reserved for practices and games,… Show more and restrooms.

http://www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm#description

Directions:

From I-90 East - take the Lakemont Blvd. SE exit (exit 13), toward SE Newport Way. Turn right onto West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE/Lakemont Blvd SE. Go through the stoplight at Newport Way. Go through the stoplight at 171st Ave SE (Matthew's Thriftway). Continue on Lakemont Blvd for approximately .8 miles. Park is on the left side at 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE.

I will try to figure out a nearby coffee shop we can go to for discussion after hikes or suggestions welcome.


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  • Tammy

    Great trail, weather, and company.

    March 15, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Nice park to get a good walk in. A variety of different ways to take the trails. The weather cooperated in this area today as well.
    A small, but wonderful little group today.
    Interesting book that puts a different perspective in animal husbandry.

    March 15, 2014

  • Wendy D.

    Good read!

    March 15, 2014

  • Jennifer C.

    Hi Kathy,
    Busy season has begun in the gardening world! Alas, I will be working on Saturday and won't be able to join you on the walk or book discussion. Let's hope for good weather. See you all sometime soon!

    March 12, 2014

    • Kathy L.

      Hoe hoe hoe. We will miss you

      March 15, 2014

  • Wendy D.

    we look forward to the meet up:)

    March 14, 2014

  • Kathy L.

    Look forward to seeing you tomorrow, I think it is supposed to be dry, the trail we will bd walking on is paved in spots, gravel in spots and chip trail in other spots. We will hold about an hour and then go to a nearby Starbucks for book discussion. Look for my blue Hyundai Tucson in the parking lot,

    March 14, 2014

  • Wendy D.

    I have been listening to the book on Audible.... It will be fun to meet and discuss with all of you. I'm sure you will all have unique points of view based on our relationships with our dogs:)

    March 12, 2014

  • Jennifer C.

    The selection of books have been so fun to read! Thanks for organizing this!

    February 15, 2014

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