And don't forget to bring pain killers!! Take a dose before going to bed for you legs and feet (even with comfy shoes, the parks are brutal on your feet and legs). A foot rub is always appreciated after a long day, so use that to score some points.
My daughter, son, and I start each day with ibprofen. You know its coming, why not avoid all you can.
If you see a cute yellow lab puppy with a yellow cape, WAVE! It might be us! (Or it may be someone else that lurks here!) Thank you for asking before you pet! Next trip, Dec 22-Jan 3rd.