Throwback Adventure

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I have decided to make some changes to my Throwback section. This is partly because I have had the blog for about three years and each week I have posted an Adventure from before I started the blog. This has become more challenging between finding old photographs, and identifying the location. Although I will still be adding some here and and there I thought I would also use the Throwback Adventure to share past Adventures I have posted. I have new followers, and of course not every follower has been able to view all blogs. This Throwback blog will also allow me an opportunity to share special memories of my boys, Shadow and Buster who have passed. They began my life of wonderful adventures with my rescues, and will be furever in our hearts!!

Today’s Throwback Adventure is from Beede Falls and Rattlesnake Mountain, an Adventure I took back in May 2018 with Shadow and Wilma. These locations were near one another and just beautiful! A mountain view and a flowing waterfall made for one spectacular day. You can see two photo highlights before, but also click on the link below to see my original post.

May 5, 2018 – New Hampshire – Beede Falls and West Rattlesnake Mountain

Weekly Video/Photo

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The Weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  These two precious boys boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.

Today’s photograph is one of Shadow and Wilma back in October 2017 in the White Mountains. Wilma was about the same age as Gus is now, just a puppy. I love this photograph of them, posing perfectly in a scenic location. Here they are:

October 15-17, 2021 – Gus’ First Vacation – Woodstock, Vermont

This weekend Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Woodstock, Vermont for Gus’ first weekend away. Woodstock, Vermont is a charming and picturesque town popular with tourists all year around. It is known for the restaurants, and endless shops. Some of the frequented attractions include: the three covered bridges, various farms, and Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park.

We had a fun Adventure to Woodstock, Vermont. As you may guess I was very excited for Gus’ first weekend away, and of course a Fall getaway far from reality! Another special part of the weekend was that my parents were able to join us at some of the main destinations in Woodstock. I have been to Woodstock before, and most of the locations we visited so decided to do one blog with a collage of photographs. Woodstock is a charming, and lovely town with the Ottauquechee River running throughout. I would describe as a “walking town” one of which you can walk to stores, restaurants, one of the covered bridges, and even the National Park. It really is just a beautiful location all of the homes and stores perfectly decorated and landscaped for the season.

On our weekend in Woodstock our stops included: downtown Woodstock, each of the covered bridges (Lincoln, Taftsville, and the Middle Covered Bridge), Sugarbush Farms, and Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. Each morning we started off on a long walk throughout the town, walking to the Middle Covered Bridge, and even walking over to Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. We were lucky to join up with my parent at the Taftsville Bridge, Sugarbush Farms, and Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. We were very thrilled to see them! Although most of the weekend was dark and dreary it really was a wonderful weekend. Even though I was a bit disappointed of the lack of Fall foliage, we were surprised to see some late flower gardens, just lovely. Gus loved his first vacation, and Wilma loved hers as well. We look forward to returning to Woodstock in the future (Rating: This blog will not be rated).

October 15, 2021 – Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site – Vermont

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, My Parents and I Adventured to the Calvin Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. President Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, was born in this small town. This Site preserves his birth home but also the family homestead, and the community. Besides these historic buildings the Site also includes two museums, and a store. There is an entry fee to explore the grounds, and as expected dogs are only allowed outdoors.

We had an enjoyable Adventure to the Calvin Coolidge Historic Site. I was excited that my parents could join us to visit this unique historic site. Upon entry we drove up a small hill to park, finding gorgeous views of the mountains. This was one of my favorite parts of our visit, the Fall beauty upon us. Unfortunately it was a dark day but we did our best to capture this lovely location. From there we obtained our passes and began wandering the property. We checked out the various buildings, my Dad being our tour guide and historian – Thanks Dad! We found some rocking chairs to sit and of course I located endless locations for Wilma and Gus to pose. Our last stop on the Site was the graveyard, which included many stones from the Coolidge family. The cemetery was lovely on a hill with the mountain colors in the background. So glad we could visit the Calving Coolidge State Historic Site, with perfect company (Rating: This blog will not be rated).

October 15, 2021 – Chester, Vermont

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Chester, Vermont. Chester is a small town popular for the shops, Inns, and restaurants. It is centrally located to some of the more popular skiing locations in Vermont.

We had a simple Adventure to the town of Chester Vermont. We found parking easily, directly next to an information booth so I wandered in to get some information before we started exploring. We then walked around locating the cemetery, churches, shops, and lots of Fall decorations. It was a dark and cloudy day so I definitely appreciated these bright colors of Fall. There was not too much to do or see but yet I still enjoy every Adventure, no matter how simple they may be. So glad we could check out the town of Chester, Vermont (This blog will not be rated).

October 15, 2021 – Bartonsville Covered Bridge – Vermont

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Bartonsville Covered Bridge in Rockingham, Vermont. The Bartonsville Covered Bridge was originally built in 1870 but replaced in 2012 after being swept away by Tropical Storm Irene. It traverses the Williams River.

We had a nice visit to the Bartonsville Covered Bridge. Of course being in Vermont I had to locate a covered bridge and the Bartonsville Covered Bridge was it! We arrived in a quiet location, finding railroad tracks crossing along the river and in front of the bridge. I spent some time taking photographs on each side before getting the pups out for a pose. Although the road was quiet, there was just barely a safe spot to walk so we did not trot through together. The bridge was simple, and the location peaceful. So glad we could visit the Bartonsville Covered Bridge today (Rating: 3).

October 15, 2021 – Downtown Bellows Falls – Vermont

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Bellows Falls, Vermont. Bellows Falls is a village which is part of Rockingham, Vermont. Bellows Falls in the location of the Green Mountain Railroad, and also has numerous restaurants and shops.

We had a simple Adventure to Bellows Falls. I located Bellows Falls as a stop to stretch our legs on the way to our final destination. I was not sure what to expect, but figured we would at least get a walk in if not enjoy a new location. We arrived to find parking easily, and off we went. Throughout our walk we found shops and restaurants, views of the canal, a beautiful iron bridge, a water bowl to for the pups to sip, and many colorful mums. I was a bit unimpressed with Bellows Falls but yet tried to enjoy all the the little details, including the signs of Fall. Still glad we could visit Bellows Falls today (Rating: This blog will not be rated).

Weekly Video/Photo

If you follow my blog regularly please skip down to paragraph three…

The Weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  These two precious boys boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.

Today’s photograph is one I took this past weekend of Wilma and Gus in Wilmington, Vermont. Wilmington was one of our stops on our Vermont day of Adventures but since I have blogged about it before I did not do a specific post about it this time. Wilmington is a fun little River town, with this perfect little bridge that of course I could not resist posing my sweet pups. Although a dark day I still LOVE this photograph.

October 11, 2021 – White Mountains – New Hampshire

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The White Mountains are a mountain range that cover a large part of New Hampshire, and also a portion of western Maine. The White Mountains include 48 peaks at over 4,000 feet. The White Mountains are popular for skiing, hiking, and ATVing.

We had a foliage-filled Adventure to the White Mountains. I was thrilled to drive up to the White Mountains to see the Fall foliage as the colors in Massachusetts have barely started to show. Our Adventures today included: Boise Rock, Echo Lake, the town of Littleton, Wiley Pond, the Saco Trail, and the covered bridges of Jackson, New Hampshire. I was also planning on visiting Jackson Falls but after driving back and forth numerous times we were unable to locate parking. Additionally I stopped several times along the route to take some photographs. The scenery was gorgeous, the sun shining, and the weather perfect. The pups loved exploring, and sharing sticks. Gus had some surprising moments where he seemed interested in the water, which was quite fun. It was a long, wonderful, and tiring day, but I would not have had it any other way. Endless photographs you will see below summarizing this special day (Rating: 5).