Monday, October 19, 2015

Shenandoah Doggy Adventure, Part Two

The doggies behaved pretty well overnight, and we woke up the next morning ready for some more adventure.

 Well, ready for more adventure after spending some time hanging out in the comfy bed first.

 Mark and I went back to the dining room for breakfast...

 ...then went back to the room to pack up so we could check out. It was a little cloudy, and there were a few patches of fog in the valley.

It was still a nice view, though.  :)

We drove back up to the office, checked out of the room, and started to make our way north on Skyline Drive. We wanted to get a bit more hiking in, so we found a parking area and decided to try Mary's Rock.

The dogs were having lots of fun sniffing everything...

...and tangling Mark up in their leashes. We only made it a little bit up the path before it got really muddy from all the rain we've had lately, so we turned around.

For once, they all walked together.

Action shot!   :)

 We stopped back at the parking area to give the dogs some water and figure out what to do next. This cool stick bug was on one of the trail markers.

Wembles is super serious about adventuring.

We decided to try out a trail on the other side of the parking area. It was really nice and open, and a lot less steep than the last trail.

It paralleled a stream for a little while. Giz wanted to drink it.

We spent a little while walking down the trail, then turned around to head back to the car. The dogs held up pretty well, and Mark only had to carry Wembles for a little while. We made it back to the car, packed up, and kept going.

I really wanted a picture of all the dogs in front of one of the overlooks. I don't know why I thought they would all sit nice and still for me.

This is as close as I got to having them all facing me in the picture. Giz looked like he wanted to take a flying leap off the side.

The view from the overlook was really nice, so I grabbed one more quick picture, then we packed up the dogs and headed home.

Bacon was so sleepy that she pulled a towel down and curled up in the backseat. We should tire them out like this more often...they were really good on the car ride home.

One of the best parts of the whole mini-trip was being home by lunchtime. Mark and I went to Molon Lave for a little while to toast our fun mini-vacation. We'll definitely be doing this again sometime!   :)

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