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

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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 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.

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 is Adventure is one I took with Wilma over two years ago to the Boston Garden. It was a hot summer day so Shadow was hanging out at the Grandma and Grandpa spa while Wilma went on this solo Adventure. The Boston Garden can be a beautiful place, especially in the summer. It is filled with flowers, greenery, statues, and some water, even hosting the swan boats. Wilma absolutely loved the city squirrels which is the first thing that I remember when I think of this Adventure – it sure was a wild one (haha!) Below you will find two photographs from our Adventure, and you can also click on the link below for the full original blog:

Boston Garden

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 a selfie I took of Shadow, Wilma, and myself….not an easy task! Although slightly blurry I absolutely adore this photograph and it reminds me of a special trip I had with them in Acadia. I am grateful that I have had three amazing pairs of pups. Shadow was my gentle giant, and sometimes Gus remind me a little of him, although Gus is far from a giant (haha)! So glad I have this selfie to treasure forever.

September 25, 2021 – Lenox, Massachusetts

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Lenox, Massachusetts. Lenox is a town in the Berkshire Hills of Western, Massachusetts. Lenox is a popular tourist destination with numerous Inns throughout the town. It is also well known for the Tanglewood music venue, Edith Wharton Estate, being the home of Boston Symphony Orchestra, and as the Site of the Shakespeare Company.

We had a simple Adventure to the town of Lenox, Massachusetts. I was quite disappointed as my plan was to go to the Mount, Edith Wharton Estate, but it was closed for a private event. Therefore I went to a back-up plan and decided to wander the town of Lenox, Massachusetts. We spent about 1.5 hours walking and trying to find every little aspect along the way. We found numerous churches, and Inns, and some shops and restaurants. The architecture was beautiful and there were lots of flowers and spectacular landscaping. It appeared to be quite a wealthy location. I was surprised that there were so many Inn’s and so little other things to do, well at least directly in the center of town. Even though I was quite disappointed not to get to the Mount, we were glad to find a location for a new destination for a long walk. So glad we could check out Lenox, Massachusetts (Rating: This blog will not be rated).

September 25, 2021 – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site – New York

Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York. The Martin Van Buren Historic Site preserves the Lindenwald Estate, and the mansion of the eight president of the United States, Martin Van Buren. Tours are available of the home, and nature trails surround the property. Pets are not allowed in the home, and are allowed on the Whipple Loop Trail only.

We had a historic Adventure to the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. I was excited to find this location, planning our day around the Taconic Sculpture Park. We arrived to find the outdoor visitor center and were directed toward the Whipple Loop Trail. For those visiting with dogs, this trail pretty much gives you full access to the property. We headed off on the loop, stopping at the various landmarks along the way. It was a beautiful day, but still a little warm so we appreciated the shade. The grass was bright green, and the trees lovely, centered by the mansion of Martin Van Buren. We walked and took our time on this Site. Gus loved finding sticks, while Wilma appreciated more grassy rolls. Except for the nearby highway it was a very quiet and peaceful location. So glad we could visit the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Rating: 4).

September 25, 2021 – Taconic Sculpture Park – New York

Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Taconic Sculpture Park in Chatham, New York. The Taconic Sculpture Park highlights the work of artist Roy Kanwit. The property has over 30 sculptures hand made by Kanwit from material including: cement, marble, and limestone. The sculptures are on his three acres of property. The entrance fee to the Park is $10.

We had an art filled Adventure to the Taconic Sculpture Park. We were greeted by Mrs. Kanwit who gave us some background and information about the Park. It was a nice personal touch to start our visit. We then trotted off to explore this lovely Park on a hill. There were sculptures in different directions, all unique and lovely. There were beautiful wildflowers across the hill, and numerous monarch butterflies, unfortunately too fast for me to capture. We walked and explored making sure not to miss a sculpture or a sight. Gus loved pouncing on whatever he was seeing in the long grass (haha) while Wilma enjoyed many rolls. It was definitely a happy experience for all three of us! I especially love the sculptures of the faces and heads. The largest one actually had a ladder in it that you could climb to the top but of course that would not work for the pups so we skipped this unique feature. Although the Park was small I really just loved it, so many creative sculptures to see. So glad we could get to the Taconic Sculpture Park (Rating: 4).