Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Last Stop On Our Way Home

I'd driven up to the farm with all my dogs and had a good visit, but now was headed home. I chose the fastest and most scenic route, directly through the high peaks region of the Adirondacks, passing through Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Keene Valley, etc. Being a beautiful Sunday in August, however, I discovered that the roads were quite busy with tourists and vacationers. That made it difficult to stop for a Coke or a sandwich or gas, as the lines in most stores were so long. I wouldn't leave my dogs alone in the car long enough for me to wait in those lines. But I made good time and soon enough had passed through Keene Valley and turned off into our favorite little rest stop along the Ausable River:

The last time I'd stopped here, little old Wren was still alive and I couldn't help but think of her sadly. I stayed out of the woods this time and went directly down to the riverside:

The dogs were happy to get out of the car, stretch their legs, do their business and get a drink of clean, cool Adirondack water:

Seamus, as usual, got right into the water:

Even Wally, normally a bit reticent about such things, was thrilled to get his feet wet and explore:

This was our last stop before getting onto the main highway and the end of the photos from this trip. It'd been a grand weekend in spite of a few setbacks and as much as I love being up at the farm, I am also anxious to get home when the time comes. I won't post tomorrow, but will begin a series on a scenic hike in the Catskills the following day:

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