Saturday, October 15, 2011
Maeve Goes Walkabout
Maeve decided we needed fun. She started lobbying me as I made my morning coffee. First she came up and leaned on me to get some affection. Then she kept pawning my knee (which is how she tells me she needs something). I tried taking her for a short walk so she could poop, but she was having none of it. She jumped, twirled, bit the leash, and started to growl and "attack" me. This is her way of saying, "No, stupid Joanne. We need POODLE FUN!"
I made her wait while I had a second coffee to help tame the migraine. I put on my pack and we headed out to the Walkabout Trail that begins and ends at the George Washington campground in Rhode Island.. While the CCC worked in this campground during the Great Depression, we were going to benefit from the work of idle foreigners. The Walkabout Trail was built in 1965 by a shipload of Australian sailors who were waiting for their new vessel. It's a 6-mile circle trail, but has several trails that cut through it to allow shorter circuit hikes. I fully intended to use one of these trails to shorten our hike, but Maeve "talked" me out of it. We did the whole circuit. There were almost no hills, but we had to hike through several swamps where the trail was flooded due to all the rain we've had.
I'm physically tired and my hips are aching, but as a result of our "Walkabout" I had the energy to cook my favorite dinner and to write this post tonight. Thank you Maeve!