November 26, 2022 – The Scallop Shells of Plymouth, MA

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the beautiful town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. We spent three hours walking this lovely coastal town. Plymouth is a coastal town in southern Massachusetts. It is famous for the history of being the first Pilgrim settlement in 1620. Since I have blogged about Plymouth before, yet still was inspired to share I thought I would blog about the Public Art Display of the Scallop Shells. These works of art are displayed throughout the waterfront and downtown Plymouth. They have been created from fiberglass and crafted from local artists.

We had a refreshing Adventure to Plymouth. It has been soo long since we had a “normal” Adventure, or even a local walk as I was fighting Bronchitis and some additional symptoms for over a month. I finally feel better with just a cough here and there so off we went. I absolutely love walking in Plymouth, including: the coastal scenery, a river walk with tunnel art, the grist mill, a pond with a bridge and ducks, shops and restaurants decorated for the season, and many historical landmarks. We spent three hours walking, posing, and working on our favorite holiday Christmas card. It was a beautiful New England day, the sun shining brightly. My plan was to print a map of the shells, but I forgot! Although I could have pulled it up on my phone that can be a little cumbersome to view while walking two energetic dogs. So, I photographed the shells we located, and just enjoyed the day. Wilma and Gus loved walking, savoring endless sea smells, and of course some Wilma rolls. Really just what we needed! So glad we can share the Scallop Shells of Plymouth today (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.

Todays photograph is one of Wilma from one of our local walks early this month. I was actually taking a shot of Wilma and Gus but Gus had more exciting things to watch (haha!). Wilma was quite focused so the perfect Weekly Photo. Here she is:

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 sweet Gus cuddled by my side. I have been quite sick for almost a month now and Wilma and Gus have been taking great care of me, laying closely, making me laugh, and keeping me going. I think very slowly things are turning around and I am hoping we will be on a new Adventure soon. So grateful for the amazing therapy these two have provided me. Here is one of sweet Gus:

Other Tidbits, Fun, and News

I am excited to announce that I will be adding a new category to my Menu, New England Rail Trails!! I have been to many Rail Trails over the years so thought it was time to add this category. I am hoping that I did not miss any, but there is always a chance of that. Most blogs are adventures on just the Rail Trail, however some of the blogs include them as part of the Adventure. I have been sick for over two weeks now and have been miserable this weekend. Therefore, I thought this was a good time to add this category having no new blogs to share.

I decided to pick a variety of photographs from these blogs and create a collage below. We have explored Rail Trails in all seasons and found quite the variety of scenery from bridges to sculptures to wood to lakes, and much more. Wilma definitely has been the queen of the Rail Trails, having been to the majority of Trails. However, I believe the first one I discovered was when I resided in Pepperell and enjoyed the local Rail Trail regularly with Shadow and Buster. Gus has been to many, and I am sure there will be more to come. Below you will see the direct link, however you can also find this category in the menu.

https://adventuresofshadowandwilma.com/category/new-england-rail-trails/

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 Wilma and Gus playing tug of war. I have loved watching these two bond, playing more and more every day. They enjoy tug of war, keep away, and running throughout the yard. Although Gus often is the initiator in these play sessions, Wilma too begins the fun. It has been just so special to watch this pair grow to perfection. Here they are, in action:

October 29, 2022 – Gillette Castle State Park – Connecticut

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut. Gillette Castle was once the estate of William Gillette, a famous Actor in the early 1900’s. It was later bought by the state of Connecticut. The Park includes a visitor center, museum, hiking trails, and picnic area. There are even live theater events and walking tours available to visitors.

We had a wonderful Adventure to Gillette Castle State Park. I debated posting this as I have blogged about Gillette Castle State Park previously, but the last time was over two years ago. In addition, Gillette Castle State Park is one of my favorites, so I decided why not post!?

I was excited to return for the Fall season, but yet was disappointed that it appeared past peak colors. However I still found the park beautiful! One of my favorite parts of this Park is exploring the trails, which are often quiet, as the main feature is the castle. The trails are just lovely filled with boulders, water views, lovely trees, unique bridges and ponds. We spent about two and a half hours walking and walking, just perfect. It was a beautiful fall day, the sun shining through the trees. Wilma and Gus loved hiking, exploring, and posing for cheese (yes cheese – haha!). It has been a tough week as I have bene sick, but these two keep me going, and kept me smiling. So glad we could Adventure to Gillette Castle State Park today (This blog will not be rated).

October 22, 2022 – 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 refreshing Adventure to the White Mountains today. I was disappointed to find our locations were far past peak for Fall foliage, but as I look back on our photographs, I am reminded that we did find traces of the brilliant colors of the seasons. Our Adventure today included many walks, exploring, and of course photographs. Wilma seemed especially interested in the water, although barely dipping in her paws is impressive for this girl (haha!). Both pups loved walking, rock jumping, and an outing on this beautiful day! I decided to do some of our favorite locations, including: The Baisin, Echo Lake, the Littleton Riverwalk, Silver Cascades, and Wiley Pond, with several other stops along the route. The day was just right – another Adventure in the books! (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 of Wilma from last weekend at the Ticonic Footbridge, also known as the Two Cent Bridge crossing the Kennebec River connecting Winslow and Waterville, Maine. The Bridge was quite spectacular, although a dark day to capture the scene. Poor Gus wanted nothing to do with the bridge, so after My Mom took a walk on her own, she sat in the car with Gus so Wilma and I could check it out. Such a good poser – My girl Wilma!

October 15, 2022 – Marsh-Billings Rockefeller Trail System – Vermont

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, Vermont.  This National Park was named for George Perkins Marsh, and Frederick Billings.  George Perkins Marsh was one of the nation’s first global thinkers, while Frederick Billings, was an early conservationist.  The park includes:  20 miles of trails, horseback carriage rides, a Victorian mansion, and a museum.  It is also a popular location for cross-country skiing in the winter.

We had a marvelous Adventure to Marsh Billings Rockefeller Park on this gorgeous Fall Day. I was so excited to return to Marsh Billings, one of my favorite New England parks, especially eager to see the colors of Autumn. On our Adventure today we mostly explored the trails, including: the Mountain Trail, Poque Loop, and endless side trails. There were many others on the trail, and all dogs we saw, except one were on leash. The colors of the leaves were mostly yellow and orange hues, and the brilliant sun was often shining through the trees. We walked and walked, enjoying the smells and signs of Fall. We spent about four hours hiking and exploring. Although I included a couple photos from the general park area, the majority of the photographs were taken on the trail system. It was an absolutely perfect day and will forever be a special one. So glad we had a day full of exercise, on this perfect Fall Day (Rating: 4.5)

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 of Gus from this weekend in Lubec, Maine! It was a little dark out, but a lovely Harbor area filled with fishing boats and views of the Canadian border. Wilma was exploring on the other side of the rock (haha) so an excuse for a photograph of my boy Gus – isn’t he just adorable?!