August 12, 2022 – Dairy Queen – New York

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Dairy Queen in Ghent, New York. Dairy Queen is an international franchise that serves items, including: ice cream, burgers, and shakes. The Dairy Queen in Ghent also had a drive through.

We had a tasty adventure to Dairy Queen. I was actually not originally thinking of getting ice cream but was hungry after our Omni Art adventure, so it was a good time for a tasty treat. I thought Dairy Queen had a special dog treat and I was happy to find I was correct. Two dog treats and a milkshake for me made for the perfect afternoon snack. Of course, many photographs and some licking videos below for all to appreciate (This blog will not be rated).

August 12, 2022 – Art Omni – New York

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Art Omni in Ghent, New York. Art Omni is a non-profit art center with a 120 acre sculpture and architecture park and an art gallery. The park is free, but a $10 donation is requested. Dogs are allowed in the gallery and on the grounds.

We had a unique adventure to Art Omni. I was excited to find yet another local sculpture park. We found the park easily, grabbed a map, and off we went. As it was a summer day I knew Wilma would not necessarily want to explore every inch of the park, so I decided to explore without an official route. The trails went through the woods and the fields, scattered with sculptures of all shapes, sizes, and colors. There were endless wildflowers and a lovely green pond on the grounds. Both Wilma and Gus enjoyed some rolls, while Gus loved chasing any little bug or moth he could find, continually bounding into the tall grass. We took time to rest in the shade and drink some water. Throughout our walk we saw other visitors and dogs, several were off leash, however thankfully appeared to be under voice control. So glad we could adventure to Art Omni today (Rating: 4).

July 31, 2022 – Cherry Hill Ice Cream – Massachusetts

Today Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to Cherry Hill Ice Cream in Townsend, Massachusetts. Cherry Hill Ice Cream has over 70 flavors of ice cream and has indoor and outdoor seating. Cherry Hill Ice Cream also has a location in Lunenburg.

We had a tasty Adventure to Cherry Hill Ice Cream. I have driven by Cherry Hill Ice Cream many times, but finally today was the day to stop and enjoy. The location was very simple, but provided several seating areas for guests. I ordered a root beer float, the pups enjoyed the dog ice cream special (haha), while I cannot remember exactly what my Mom devoured (oops). Wilma and Gus’ ice cream melted very quickly, but they did not seem to mind this watery, thirst-quenching treat inhaling it in record time. So glad to finally check out Cherry Hill Ice Cream today (This blog will not be rated).

July 31, 2022 – Slate Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Slate Covered Bridge in Swanzey, New Hampshire. The Slate Covered Bridge is a wooden bridge that crosses the Ashuelot River. The Bridge was originally built in 1862 but later rebuilt in 2001 after a fire. It is one of three covered bridges in Swanzey.

We had a simple Adventure to the Slate Covered Bridge. We have been long overdue for a visit to a covered bridge, so today was the day. I was excited that my Mom was joining us, as were the pups, especially Gus who continually tried to sneak up front for some cuddles – just adorable. We arrived to find a quiet area, but yet cars flying through the bridge. This made it dangerous to cross under, so we checked out the bridge from the sides, unfortunately providing us limited views of the River. Not too many activities for Wilma and Gus at this location, yet they posed very briefly for a photo – well almost. Glad to cross of yet another covered bridge, with spectacular company (Rating: 3).

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 of Shadow and Buster at the Basin, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Although at certain times of year the Basin can be touristy, there are plenty of times you can find it quiet and peaceful. The Basin is full of flowing water, small waterfalls, and it is just gorgeous. I have been there endless times, and just love it. I first discovered the Basin with Shadow and Buster. Although this photograph does not do it justice, the boys sure do look handsome. They will be furever missed:

July 22, 2022 – Mary Cummings Park – Massachusetts

Today Gus and I Adventured to Mary Cummings Park in Burlington and Woburn, Massachusetts. Mary Cummings Park is a 200 acre park of the Trustees, formerly a farm and estate.

We had a warm adventure to Mary Cummings Park. I felt guilty leaving Wilma but I knew she would not appreciate a warm day, creating a good opportunity for Gus to practice an independent walk. We parked on Blanchard Road at the main parking lot and off we went. We checked out the red, blue, and yellow trail along with portions of other trails throughout the route. These trails were all short but due to the warm day we took a cool car break about halfway through and took several breaks for Gus to rest and drink some water. My favorite part of this Park was the varying terrain from the woods, fields, boardwalk to the paths through the archway of vines. I also loved the gorgeous wildflowers scattered throughout. Due to the park being Trustees the trails were reasonably marked which I appreciated. I was proud of Gus as he did not seem stressed, which surprised me as he relies on Wilma for comfort…he has matured much since last summer! We saw few other visitors, and no other dogs on our walk today. So glad we could visit Mary Cummings Park today. (Rating: 4).

PS – We made sure to buy Wilma some ice cream on the way home!

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.

Here is an adorable photo of my Wilma and Gus, just chilling in the backyard. Gus always likes to get as close to me as possible, while Wilma is ball obsessed, and generally wants me to throw the ball. They are the sweetest and always keep me smiling. Here are my sweet pups 🙂

July 16, 2022 – Bruce Freeman Trail (West Concord) – Massachusetts

Today Wilma, Gus and I Adventured to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in West Concord, Massachusetts.  The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is a twenty five mile Trail that includes the towns of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Framingham, and Sudbury.  The Trail is 10 feet in width and is popular for:  biking, skiing, walking, jogging, and rollerblading.

We had an early morning Adventure to the West Concord section of the Bruce Freeman Trail. I was eager to explore yet another section of this local rail trail. Although I never found the formal parking for this section, we found a location to park and off we went. We began this section of the trail at a lovely garden and spent about an hour and a half walking. Along the trail we found wildflowers, marsh views, and lots of birds a chirping. The trail was near the road in some locations but overall quiet. We saw a couple dog walkers, bikers, and some walkers, but there were not too many on this trail. I appreciated that this location of the trail did not near too many homes. The pups loved eating grass (haha) and chasing squirrels and chipmunks along the way. A nice simple, local walk to start our day today (Rating: This blog will not be rated).

July 11, 2022 – Scoop Deck – Maine

Today Wilma, Gus, and I adventured to Scoop Deck in Wells, Maine. Scoop Deck is a family business that was opened in 1983. They sell ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet and have endless flavors. Scoop Deck is a well known ice cream shop in Maine.

We had a delicious adventure to Scoop Deck. I ordered the specialty dog ice cream for Wilma, and Gus and a root beer float for myself. We headed to the seating area in the back so the pups could enjoy their ice cream. Wilma immediately started enjoying hers while Gus took a minute before he realized the great treat before him! I decided to take mine to go. So fun to have some refreshing ice cream on our daytrip to Maine (Rating: 4).

July 11, 2022 – Parsons Way – Maine

Today Wilma, Gus, and I adventured to Parsons Way in Kennebunkport, Maine. Parsons Way is a two mile walkway that starts near Arundel Beach and ends at the summer home of former President George H. W. Bush – Walker Point. This route winds along the coast with benches, rocky beaches, beautiful views of the shoreline and luxury homes.

We had a lovely adventure to Parsons Way. I was pleased to find free parking near the The Colony Hotel and off we went. It was a beautiful day! We walked and took time to enjoy the views. The scenery gorgeous, bright blue water, unique rock formations, and colorful flowers. Along the way we stopped at St. Anne’s church a pretty church with coastal views, and of course checked out some of the beaches and scenic overlooks. We ended at the Bush estate and observed the home from afar. Wilma and Gus both loved the new smells while Wilma appreciated some cheerful roles and Gus finding some crabs and viewing the landscape from above! So glad we could visit Parsons Way today (Rating: 4).