This year I tossed around a few ideas depending on money, time, ect.
I had many hiking ideas:
Lantern hike at the Flume in NH but I wanted to bring Lilly and no dogs allowed at the Flume.
Sunset hike of Blue Hills but I had hiked Blue Hills many times and was looking for something different.
How about a hike at Mount Monadnock?
Load up, ride up, arrive at 10:30 Saturday morning to find a sign-No Dogs Allowed in the Park.
I love the climbing trails and so does Lil.
This was the view at an outcropping on the way up.
Incredible color everywhere.
You can't really see it in the photo but Boston is out there I promise.
Back at the parking lot we once again met the woman who loved Lilly when we arrived so I asked for some advice about sleeping arrangements for us and she shared that she would be working at Greenfield State Park campground at 5pm and they welcomed pets. Only cost $25 a night too.
After lunch at a diner I got a dinner plate to go. I hit a Walmart and Job Lot purchasing a lighter, tin foil, sleeping bag and cheap camp chair and we were camping.
This may sound crazy but only because I am speed typing. These errands afforded me beautiful drives thru sweet towns full of foliage and Halloween decorations.
Romantic sounding right?
Until the dog is now walking circles in your car and you need to pee. Now I am fully aware of a stressed and frigid dog in a 29 degree campground. That rain was now a nice sheet of ice.
I stood in the cold fog and thought....I want one of my goals this year to be to live the life I want with no regrets so I used my flashlight to collect our last few items and we headed home.
We were back in our warm bed by 4:55am.
I know this is weird to some that I traveled on my own but really I find it so much easier. I do whatever the fuck I want. I mean Lilly doesn't complain as long as she is with me. In fact I have a constant list of things I want to do and most of them are alone.
Sunday night I got to eat dinner with Ava and Chelsea at Red Robin-Our go-to birthday place. My mom wasn't feeling well so she didn't join us but she did buy me a nice bike and bike rack. So excited!
My sister got me a beautiful coloring book which I am sooo in love with. I actually had to buy more pencils because 12 just wasn't enough. It is a Secret garden with birds, bugs and animals hidden in each page.
So between the Internet at work bouncing and the Coloring book I have not had time to blog but have a few more things to share. Maybe tomorrow but now I have 50 colored pencils calling me.