Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Day Off

When you work from home, sometimes taking a day off feels impossible. So yesterday, we gathered our blankets and picnic stuffs (including a batch of chocolate chip cookies that my daughter had made) and one of my daughter's friends and headed out for a day trip to Devils Den State Park.

The falls are so beautiful, and you can walk across the top to the other side. Which we did three times. While the girls held my hands so that I wouldn't fall. or freak. or both.

Of course, Baxter came along - his first trip to Devil's Den. (Note my pioneer ingenuity in attaching his leash to low hanging branch over our picnic site. No trees were harmed in the making of this blog post.)
He seemed to get into the spirit of the trip quite easily.

"Mah peeps" as they canoed around the lake. Unfortunately, I was stuck on the dock with Baxter, who decided that canoeing was not for him.

We had a great day of wading in the stream beneath the dam and skipping rocks and basically doing nothing. We were all dog tired at the end of the day (no pun intended).
We came home, gave Baxter a bath (the wet dog funk was enough to make your eyes water), and then he jumped on his blanket on the sofa and didn't move for a few hours.

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