Well, we're really excited to hike and bike around here, and we started by checking out the Ogden River Walk. The Ogden river cuts through the Wasatch at 12 Street, which is known as the 12th street Canyon. Ogden has done an amazing job in completing a paved path that follows the river. It goes from the mouth of the canyon all the way to downtown. In town they put big boulders and obstacles in it, and it's used for Kayaking competitions and such. All along the path there are wide open fields for sports (above), botanical gardens with TONS of iris', mulched paths, a skate park, a flippin RODEO stadium, and a huge pool with slides.
So we're chalking this up as another reason to live in town, besides riding our bikes to downtown and seeing the bistros and BREWERIES along 25th street, we can hopefull really enjoy this river walk. We saw some great houses today. It can be a bit hard. One house faced the mountains, the view from the front porch was completely amazing, but we think it's a bit too small to host visitors. Esther found a house in town that's kind of like home, 2 stories (most houses here finish their basements and use them as living space). We'll keep ya updated. Town definitely has it's harsher areas, there is a huge hispanic population and lots of cute kids running around.
I found a KFC Lunch buffet right outside the West Gate of the base. To compensate, I started running in the evenings. Being out of shape and at 4500 feet makes for a painful run!! Pic below is the Ogden river that forms the park. I guess back east this would be a creek, but out here in the parched West, it's a river!