Sometimes you just have to put on your rain boots, grab your dog and go on a little adventure. That’s what I did this weekend. It was a crazy week and I needed nothing more than to get out of the house and enjoy the gorgeous Fall day we were having. This time of year these days can be few and far between. We have to take advantage of them when they happen!
Hank was beyond thrilled that we were going on an adventure. He knew something was up because I let him come out to the car with me. It’s like having a toddler all over again. He cracks me up. His typical routine when we go somewhere is to run around the front yard checking on all of the plants, walk to the edge of the driveway to survey the neighborhood, then to the back door of the car. As soon as the door is opened for him he jumps in then hops into the front seat. Why I try to keep him in the back is beyond me.
We headed to Millersylvania State Park. I love that place. It’s small, woodsy, and has some little trails. And the big bonus, you can’t get lost! The foliage was absolutely beautiful this day. Leaves falling as we walked along the little trails, crisp air yet warm enough that you didn’t need a jacket. That’s the best! One thing they have there that I definitely need to check out, is glamping. Yep, glamping. Huge gorgeous tents with beds!
My son is a teenager and hates having his photo taken, so I take lots of pictures of Hank. If you have ever tried to get a toddler to cooperate, or a teenager for that matter, while taking photos you know what it’s like to get a dog to cooperate. Especially one that is checking out the squirrels running around, birds flying by, leaves falling. Holy cow was this an adventure on its own! I did manage to get a few good ones of this wild dog of mine.
This day reminded me just how much I love Washington and to just take the time to relax. We are surrounded by so many beautiful things here in this wonderful state. Make sure you are getting out and exploring them.