Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sleeping Giant with Sunshade and Miss Elaine

Mom and Miss Elaine had decided weeks before they arrived in Connecticut, that they wanted all of us to climb Sleeping Giant together. 
We had a beautiful day - partly sunny and partly cloudy and temps were around 70 degrees, which is perfect for hiking!
 Sunshade has her cooling coat on.  Mom loves her color style - purple and red!
 The Mountain Laurels were blooming everywhere!  What a shame they don't have a fragrance but they sure are beautiful.  Mountain Laurel is Connecticut's state flower.
 The hoomans have not stopped chatting since Miss Elaine has arrived!
 Molly was in her glory with soooooooooo many new smells to check out!
 Miss Sunshade was off-leash the whole time!   Lucky girl!
 We made it to the castle at the top of Sleeping Giant!
 It's all ramps to the top so Sunshade had no problems~
She climbed all the way to the tippity top!
 Sunshade is 13.5 years old and she climbed Sleeping Giant all the way to the top of the castle! She is amazing and she had a great time doing it!
 Yes, Molly - you did too, but you're only a year old! hehe
 Now you know we eventually had to pose for shots.    You gotta check out the pose Sunshade chose!  She stayed that way for so many pictures!  She loves the camera and the camera loves her!

 We are just thrilled that we got to climb Sleeping Giant with Miss Elaine and Sunshade!
Guess where we went for dindin?  Glenwood for burgers and hotdogs and sweet potato fries. Mom didn't get any pictures there because she was having too much fun talking and stuffing her face but we all had a great time - and yes, we all get sweet potato fries!

We hope Miss Elaine and Sunshade never leave!

So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

That was quite a hike for such a mature sunshine....we hope she didn't over do it. Looks like you all had lots of fun topped off by yummies ..what could be better

Gus said...

SUPER climb with friends. We hope you all got enough of those yummy sweet potato fries!

gussie n teka

Molly The Wally said...

So glad you all are having such a fun time. Burgers after a great fun hike sounds good to us. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Ranger said...

Wow…. what a great day with a friend. It doesn't get any better than that. Enjoy you company.

Jake of Florida said...

Having had the privilege of meeting Ms. Elaine in pawson, we know what a good time you are having (and our humans met Sunshade too so know what a special treat that is roo)!

Wirey love to all,

Jake and Just Harry

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Sunshade looks LOVELY in her Gorgeous... COOLING COAT.. THAT is a super thingy fur her to wear.
LOVE the CASTLE... Mitch were you the Girrrrls' KNIGHT IN SHINING FURS???
We can NOT wait to see and hear more about this MARVELOUS Visit!!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that Sunshade is a awesome pupper for 13-1/2, sure glad you guys had fun together, and you got some of that Food!

The Mad Scots

Amber DaWeenie said...

What a great time ya'll are having together! I'm jellyness.

SissySees said...

What a great hike! I'm very impressed (and inspired) by Sunshade. Sweet potato fries are a favorite here of humans and pups too.

Sam said...

What an awesome climb! Sunshade looks very pretty in her coat.


Shirley said...

Wilberforce sits just like Sunshade. Love the coat - it never gets hot enough to wear something like that here, worse luck.
We are envious of the sweet potato fries.
Wilberforce and Higgins

Ruby said...

OMD!! I am sooo glads your Moms took so many FABulous pics!!! Oh, Sunshade sure looks great! I am so glads you and Sunshade were able to meet in the furs! I am so jealous!!
Oh, My, Dog! She sits JUST LIKE ME!! Ma says it's my 'sloppy' sit, butts I thinks it's just comfy!
Can't wait to see more of your visit!

harrispen said...

You all are having such a great time together.

Millie & Walter

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We know how much you and your family always enjoy Sleeping Giant trips so we just know this had to be a great adventure with your friends along too.

Super pics.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

animal lover, quilt lover said...

What a great time you all are having!! The peeps and the dogs are having a ball~~~
I am so glad that things are going so sosooooo well!!!

scotsmad said...

Awwww, SHE'd forgotten all about that beautiful Mountain Laurels....

You guys just had the BEST time. and Sunshade is in incredible shape.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Jazzi said...

Looks like a great time with your friends!!

Jazzi and Addi

parlance said...

Reading this post made me feel happy for you all. It's wonderful to have friends to do things with. That a fabulous place to walk!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, that looks like such fun! And that Mountain Laurel is so pretty!