Thursday, September 10, 2009

Peanut's Wednesday Weekly - Park Time!!

ok, ok... so it's Thursday. What can I say? the holiday on Monday threw me off and they hang the calendars too high for me to see clearly in this house. Maybe I need glasses? I am getting up there in doggy years.

It's been a sadly boring summer here in NY. June was...wet. July was wet and dry but cooler then summer...August ..was normal with high temps and humidity. Speaking of which why are they called the dog days of summer? because we lie around more? heck cat;s do that all the time and I haven't seen any cat nicknamed weather...hrmphh.

One day last week I not only got my nails done, but I got to run around at the park later! Ahhhhhhhh it felt so good to stretch my legs without a human attached to a leash. There was a huge expanse of grass to explore, playground equipment to look at.. swings to contemplate..even a few dogs at a distance to look at and maybe bark at.

Sadly the summer weather seems to be over with. While it's warm-ish.. the temps went from 90's to the 70's. Sigh.. no more beach weather for me. I'm hoping to get quite a few more park trips in though. Gotta make sure I'm in good shape before the winter comes in. Round is a shape though right?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Couple of fun things from today...

First off was a very amusing picture that I had to try to get this morning. Joe brought home a donut for JP and coffee for me. While JP always tries to grab my coffee he had a cup of water. I was cleaning the kitchen and turned around to see a very amusing sight. I'll have to apologize for the lousy quality. I had to take the pic fast and couldn't take a second as my battery was dead and I didn't have a replacement. However the pic says it all and is worth quite a laugh, lol...

Pardon the mess in the background.. I didn't have time to straighten up, lol
After his morning donut and 'coffee' we got ready to head out for the day. Our planned destination was Bethel Woods for an Alpaca Festival. I've not been up there since they built the Arts Center and monument and I was so surprised at how lovely it was. Not that I expected it to be tossed together, but the whole place is stunning. Joe went to the Woodstock museum, JP wasn't as interested and he and I went outside before a meltdown occured. We wandered down the walkways, over the bridges and ended up in the ampitheatre (sp?). How beautiful. A huge, circular stone stage surrounded by stone benches with the plushest lawn behind them. Several trees were planted around and on various levels and JP and I found a perfect shady spot to enjoy our lunch. Joe joined us shortly after and we all ate lunch. Jp dashed off twice for some distance while playing with some kids that were running around. After lunch we decided to walk around and walked down to the area of the Harvest/Alpaca Festival. We took the longest, sttepest route to get there. In the end we never found the alpaca's. JP was up close with some pony's, but not an alpaca in sight. We then went and looked at the memorial (Joe was in heaven) and then walked up to the main buildings.. on the much less steep, much shorter path, lol. here are some pics, not many due to the battery issue. We plan to go back though as we are only about 45 min away from Bethel Woods.

do you see the very long, steep path on the far left of the picture? Now look up to the upper right hand corner and see the curving path. Yeah.. that was the path we were SUPPOSED to take both ways, lol. Ehh at least Joe can say he walked on the actual concert site, lol.