I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stumpy does the North Shore or

From Sea to Shining Sea

Stumpy and I are blessed to have a wonderful sister who lives on the north shore of Boston.

Last week we traveled up into New Hampshire and then east to follow Route 1A through Hampton Beach, Salisbury Beach, Newburyport, Ipswich and Gloucester. It was one of the few really nice days we've seen in the last couple of weeks. Temperatures rose into the high 70's. Perfect weather for our little road trip to the beach cities and old fishing towns in Massachusets.

Stumpy got her feet wet, but once again, I didn't let her swim

I know, I know....I'm such a party pooper

She climbed on the rocks, as sure-footed as a mountain goat.

And did her very best Rin Tin Tin pose for me

We had a great time on the North Shore and we'll share more in our next post!

I just want to say thanks to my sister and her family for sharing their little piece of heaven with us! It's always so hard to leave there, and the return trip is always too long in coming!

Sunset on Eagle River


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom misses the New England coast - great time of the year for those leisurely rides. You sure did get some awesome shots of Stumpy.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Great pikhs Stumpy Tin Tin!


Carey Brown Strombotne said...

the new england coast is stunning, and i miss it terribly! lovely shots of stumpy! she looks happy as a clam! (ha! a new england joke!)

@khyra: stumpy tin tin, very funny!!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Next summer, we are going with you!!!
Great photos, Stumpy. You are a natural.

Anonymous said...

Well, I think you're a hero for not letting Stumpy go swimming! Did you know that sometimes - gulp! - the bottom just falls out from under you? Very dangerous stuff, water.

But I like the pictures of Stumpy on the rock. She looks most noble there!

Wiggles & Wags,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Sorry you didn't get to go swimming Stumpy it sure is beautiful though. We love the sunset...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

She looked just like Rin Tin Tin to me!

Elyse and Riley

Dog_geek said...

It looks like Stumpy is enjoying her trip East, too! (Except for the lack of swimming.) Beautiful pics!

Calsidyrose said...

Stumpy is such a good-looki' ACD! Hope you're having a fun trip. I've never been to the East Coast during the Fall.

Tucker said...

That doesn't look like Bawston? Where is the terrible traffic and the bad drivers?

woof - Tucker

the booker man said...

miss stumpy,
you look like you are enjoying that massachusetts place for sures! i've nevarrr been there before, but those waters 'n rocks look very inviting like. it's too bad your mama was bein' lame-o and wouldn't let you go swimmies. ;)

the booker man

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We made it to the Lake Stumpy.. Mom only let us get our feet wet. Something about new shoes!! Next time she better wear her old ones....

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Southbaygirl said...


that sure does look like a fun place-but swimming doesnt sound nice!! Road trips with mom are the best!!



Unknown said...

The northshore is pawsome. Nice scenic trip and at least you got your toes wet. ButI must say, you look lovelier than the sunset.

bbes tribe said...

Beautiful pictures of Stumpy and the northshore. Sounds like a fun trip.

Life With Dogs said...

Did you get to experience the nor'easter?