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 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).

October 9, 2021 – Robert Frost Stone House Museum – Vermont

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, Vermont. As you likely know Robert Frost is a famous American Poet. He resided in the home from 1920-1929. The estate includes the smokehouse, home, and barn. Dogs are allowed on the grounds which include a short poetry trail.

We had a refreshing Adventure to the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. We arrived to find the parking lot quite crowded for the little parking area. We immediately began exploring the grounds, finding the smokehouse, home, and barn all in view. We walked around and explored every little outdoor detail we could find. After visiting the residential area we trotted down the trail finding various poems along the route. It was simple, and pretty, and we enjoyed this path all to ourselves. The property was small, and of course dogs were not allowed indoors so we probably only spent thirty minutes or so wandering the grounds. Wilma and Gus loved walking, climbing the several tall rocks, and of course Wilma enjoyed celebratory rolls, as always. Definitely a fun and unique stop on our day of Adventures (Rating: This blog will not be rated).

October 9, 2021 – Arlington Green Covered Bridge – Vermont

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Arlington Green Covered Bridge in Arlington, Vermont. The Arlington Green Covered Bridge was built in 1852 and traverses the Battenkill River. It is one of the older original covered bridges.

We had a simple Adventure to the Arlington Green Covered Bridge on this cloudy Fall day. I was excited to add a new covered bridge to our visits today. We arrived to find a beware of dog sign on one side, and the opposite side with limited options to photograph. The road was actually somewhat busy and right off the main road so not a safe location to wander through. I took some photographs on one side and then let the pups out on the opposite where we stumbled down the steep embankment to the water’s edge. All of us had a little trouble with our footing but Wilma and Gus found the perfect rock to pose on. We did not spend too much time at the Arlington Green Covered Bridge, but still glad to find yet another New England Covered bridge (Rating: 3).

October 9, 2021 – Old Bennington – Vermont

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Old Bennington Vermont. Old Bennington is a village in the town of Bennington. It is known for: The Bennington Museum, The Old First Church, The Bennington Cemetery (including the gravestone of Robert Frost), the Bennington Battle Monument, and the historic homes. The Village is part of the National Register of Historic Places.

We had a wonderful Adventure to Old Bennington. It was a dark but beautiful Fall day, always adding some challenges to vibrant photographs. However that of course did not change our experience and I still snapped away. We began our visit at the Bennington Museum, finding sculptures, and a children’s garden walk of trails. Although it was past season for luscious flowers it was still fun to wander the trails. Wilma and Gus seemed overly interested in the smells causing me to ponder what creatures had also enjoyed the trails. I did not realize there were trails at the Museum so definitely a nice surprise.

From there we headed to the cemetery and to the Old First Church, both beautiful and scenic. (We actually stopped there on the way back as well, making sure to find the gravesite of Robert Frost). We then followed Monument Avenue up toward the Battle Monument. I have actually been to the Battle Monument before and remembered the lovely historic homes. However on this day we walked all the way up the Street until we arrived at the Monument. The Bennington Battle Monument is grand and spectacular, although my dark photographs far from gave the Monument justice. We took our time walking around the monument and enjoying this special location. We then headed back on our route re-visiting all locations a second time. Throughout the day Wilma made sure to fit in some joyous rolls, and of course Gus had some surprised barks at all things new. So glad we could enjoy this walking tour of Old Bennington (Rating: 4).

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 of Moss Glenn Falls in Stowe, Vermont, almost two years ago. I took this Adventure with Shadow and Wilma. The trail was in a quiet and peaceful location, along the River and up the hill we climbed to Moss Glenn Falls. The waterfall was tall and spectacular, although quite hard to capture on camera. The viewing areas were a little dangerous right on the ledge, so you could only get so close before risking your footing. I really enjoyed our Adventure to Moss Glenn Falls. Below you will see two photograph highlights, and you can also click on the link to see the original post, definitely a lovely waterfall.

October 21, 2019 – Moss Glen Falls – Vermont

October 6, 2021 – Marginal Way – Maine

Tonight Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine. Marginal Way is a well known, coastal, cliff walk along the Atlantic Ocean. The path is approximately 1.25 miles in length, looping along the coast. It is lined with benches, lovely landscaping, and has beach areas along the way. It is dog friendly from October 1 – March 31.

We had a refreshing evening Adventure to Marginal Way. It has probably been about three years since we have been there, and today was a perfect Fall night for a visit. We parked along the route and found a spot quickly and off we headed. First we had to explore the beach. The water was a beautiful color, and the sun was reflected uniquely on the crashing waves. The sun was beginning to set and it was really just a gorgeous scene. Definitely one that I felt I did not capture on camera but definitely lovely. There were many surfers bobbing in the waves, people enjoy the beach, and others fishing along the rocks. This was probably Wilma and Gus’ favorite part of the evening, Wilma loving energized digs in the sand, and Gus finding a perfect shell (haha!) Gus seemed a little more comfortable with the small waves and even did some digging on his own. Wilma continually wanted to play with Gus, but wrestling is quite challenging on a leash. We spent a good amount of time on the beach before heading to the Trail.

Although past the peak of flowers the trail had lovely flowers along the edge. The path was generally surrounded by greenery while in some areas you could step out onto the rocks or down to the shore. It was a little busier then I prefer but yet we were still able to find the location quite peaceful, everyone enjoying a piece of this lovely pathway. As I had to work today we did not have a long visit but it really was just the perfect Adventure. So glad we could return to Marginal Way today (Rating: 4).

Weekly Video/Photo

If you follow my blog regularly please skip 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 a gorgeous photograph that my Mom took of Shadow, Buster, and I at Echo Lake in the White Mountains. So although it is not technically a photograph from my hands it really is just a perfect snapshot of me and my boys on a beautiful Fall day. I have this photograph in a frame and will treasure it forever. Glad she was able to capture this moment.

October 2, 2021 – Coastal Maine

Today Wilma, Gus and I adventured to Coastal Maine. I decided instead of finding a new spot we would visit some of our favorites and also stop spontaneously along the way. The favorites of our day included: The Fisherman’s Walk, the Wiggly Bridge, Nubble Lighthouse, and Fort Williams Park which includes the Portland Head Lighthouse, and the Goddard mansion. In addition we stopped at York Beach and a colorful pumpkin sale and from there decided to walk around York Village and the Old York Historical Society. It was a dark cloudy day, and it sprinkled but yet it was the perfect Fall temperature. Throughout the day we spent five hours walking, and posed for numerous photographs. I was surprised that the leaves were hardly changing even in Maine but the scenery was still perfect with the end of summer flowers, rocky coast, beaches, and landmarks including lighthouses and ruins. Gus loved finding leftover crabs from the seagulls and sticks along the path while Wilma especially enjoyed digging in the sand and jumping from rock to rock. It really was another wonderful day with my two special adventurers. Below you will see a collage of all of the locations from the day.