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 actually the very first post I wrote on a trip to Connecticut. I started off the blog a little differently grouping the Adventures by day, and posting each stop in the same blog. The stops on these first two days of our trip, included: Macedonia Brook State Park, the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, Bull’s Bridge, Kent State Park, and our stop on the way in Massachusetts at the Westville Dam Recreation Area. I remember loving the walks and lots of flowing water, including the Housatonic River. It is amazing to think it has been over three years since I started the blog. Below you will see a video and photograph from our Adventures. You can click on the below link to read the original blog with our endless adventures on these days.

April 22 and 23, 2018 – Getaway to Connecticut

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 weekend of Wilma and Gus in Plymouth, Massachusetts. I did not blog about Plymouth or this particular location as I have blogged about it before, and somewhat recently. However we walked around Plymouth for several hours and I still took photographs. This photograph makes me laugh. I was trying to take a “normal” posed photograph of my adorable pair, and Gus decided to make it interesting adding some humor to the moment, which I have frozen in time. There a few of you I know outside of the blog who may have seen it, however I could not resist still sharing it with my other followers. A moment from our fun walk in Plymouth.

September 3, 2021 – Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse – New Hampshire

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire. Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was constructed in 1877 and is the only Lighthouse on the mainland of New Hampshire. It is also sometimes referred to as: New Castle Light, Fort Constitution Light and Fort Point Light. The Lighthouse is on Coast Guard property so can only viewed up-close when one signs up for an official tour. The tours do not allow dogs in the Lighthouse, but on the grounds only.

We had a peaceful Adventure to the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. I was thrilled to finally schedule a tour at this location so we could get up close for viewing. We immediately found a “volunteer” and followed the cars in to station. Upon arrival we had to climb up a couple stairs and then in front of us stood the Portsmouth Lighthouse. We followed the pathway to the bottom of the Lighthouse where the narration began. Afterwards the guests went up the stairs while I wandered around with the pups and the photo frenzy began (haha!). The kind volunteers offered to hold the pups for me so I could go up the tower but I decided it best to stay with my best buds.

I loved the peaceful location of this area. There were no others around except for the guests on the tour. There was a refreshing breeze, gorgeous boats from afar, sounds of the waves, and even a view of Whaleback Lighthouse from a distance. I was quite lucky when I was invited to the evening tour too to take in the sunset, and although setting in the opposite direction, still gorgeous! I was so proud of Wilma and Gus who jumped right into a hanging out versus an active adventure, although they continually did try to sneak in some play time. We were able to walk a little on the rocks but being a coast guard station we could not wander too far. However the pups enjoyed some sticks, tidal pools, and exploring all the coastal smells. No complaints from their snouts! We visited until the sun went down, the top of the tower turning a lovely color of green, and although my camera died before the end of our adventure I snuck in a couple cell phone photographs to attempt to capture the darkness.

One of the coolest things about this adventure was I met the author of my amazing Lighthouse book, The Lighthouse Handbook, New England, Jeremy D’Entremont! We had some good conversations and I learned more about some of his other books and photography. Definitely a special way to end a wonderful evening at the Portsmouth Lighthouse (Rating: 4).

Throwback Adventure

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

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 blog is an Adventure that Shadow and Wilma and I took at Owls Head State Park and Owls Head Lighthouse back in April 2019. We adventured to this location to check out the Lighthouse and were thrilled to also explore the beaches at Owls Neck State Park. We hardly saw anyone at this location and were able to enjoy the scenery on a lovely day. Below you will see two highlights from the Adventure but you can also click on the link below to see my original blog:

April 29, 2019 – Owls Head State Park and Owls Head Light – Maine

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 from this weekend. I almost did a blog about this unique sculpture but thought instead I would share it as my Weekly Video. I found this wild and crazy fire hydrant sculpture on atlas obscura, a website that can locate fun and unique spots in all areas of the world. This hydrant was located in Shelburne, Vermont, across from the fire station. We parked at a nearby toy store and walked over. I do not know why I was so entertained by this structure but I was definitely quite humored. So, here are Wilma and Gus at a many headed (haha) fire hydrant. Enjoy!

Throwback Adventure

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

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!

In October 2018 Shadow, Wilma, My parent and I Adventured to Pine Hills Park in Rutland, Vermont. This was a simple park, but just lovely. My Dad found it and I was pleasantly surprised as I had not even had it on our list to explore. We had a wonderful family walk in the great outdoors. As you likely are aware I have endless favorite photos but I love the photo below of Shadow and My Dad. Glad to have it in our file to remember our special boy. Below you will see two photos from Pine Hills Park, but you can click below on the link to read the entire original blog. Special memories of a family vacation.

Pine Hills Park

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 of Buster on one of our favorite local hikes back when we lived in Sterling, Massachusetts. I loved this hidden conservation land and rarely saw other visitors. The boys loved running off leash, and this snapshot always makes me smile – Buster running through the gorgeous scenery. We really had so much fun, and created precious memories! Run Buster Run…we sure do miss him!

August 22, 2021 – Hurricane Day

Today Wilma, Gus, and I had a quiet and dark day at home due to Hurricane Henri, although thankfully we were able to sneak out for a morning walk. We actually did not end up getting much of Henri, but I planned for a day at home with new bones, new toys, and Gus was lucky to have a new toy from a kind and giving family friend. I was quite proud that Gus did so well on this inside day, as we are an outside-as-much-as-possible family. Gus is not a high energy puppy but I would definitely consider him busy on a “normal” day however he seemed to know that this dark day was perfect for resting. Wilma enjoyed the day of relaxation, but also appreciated the new squeaky toys. She also loved some extra belly rubs. I enjoyed cuddling with them on the couch and relaxing, in between some catching up around the house.

We ended the day with some home made pumpkin dog treat, which I believe they enjoyed as they gobbled them right up. Although I was super bummed to end summer vacation with a rainy, sleepy day, maybe a good introduction to a new routine that will not involve the majority of the time outside. This schedule will increase our “normal” local walks but we still will look forward to taking and sharing new Adventure….already planning for next weekend. Hope those of you who are local stayed safe through Henri.

Throwback Adventure

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 the Castle Hill Lighthouse in Rhode Island. This was a gorgeous and quiet lighthouse, that required a walk on simple but lovely trails. I really found this lighthouse to be gorgeous and have fond memories of this Adventure. Please see below for two photos, and if you are interested in seeing the initial, full blog you can click on the link below. I am so glad Shadow was able to visit endless lighthouses during his long and spectacular life. We sure do miss him!

July 23, 2019 – Castle Hill Lighthouse – Rhode Island

Weekly Video/Photo

If you regularly follow by blog please skip to the third paragraph.

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 month of Wilma and Gus at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts. This particular location is one of the most picturesque sections of the Arboretum during August, a pathway lined with gorgeous yellow flowers. I was actually looking forward to taking a photograph of them in this scenic spot. I was a little disappointed that I indirectly joined them in this photograph (haha) but thought I would still share this photograph. As you may know the Arnold Arboretum is a place we frequent often and just love! If you are interested in seeing my recent blog from the Arnold Arboretum you can click below to read more, and see endless photographs. And of course you can see below for my weekly photograph of Wilma and Gus.

January 24, 2021 – The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University – Massachusetts