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Vacation Day2-3

On his second day in Acadia National Park, Preston did some hard-core hiking. Mommy and Daddy picked a more strenous trail (Acadia Mountain Trail). Even an experienced hiker like Preston needed a little help from Mommy and Daddy on this trail.

Apparently, a couple of hours of hiking wasn’t enough to tire Preston out. He went for a swim as soon as we arrived at Echo Lake.

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On day three, Preston visited The Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, Canada. The world’s highest average tides are found here. These tides have created interesting rock formations.

Preston visited during low tide. The scenery at high tide is very different.

After leaving The Hopewell Rocks, Preston crossed The 8 mile (13 km) long Confederation Bridge from Canada mainland to Prince Edward Island. It was raining all afternoon so Preston couldn’t go to the beach as planned. Mommy and Daddy did get to visit the famous Green Gables (as in “Anne of Green Gables” novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery).

Vacation Day1

Preston’s new adventure will make anyone who likes to hike envious. This coming week, he is going on a 7-day road trip with Mommy and Daddy to Maine and Canada. There will be a lot of hiking involved. Everybody’s gotta pack their hiking boots.

First destination- Acadia National Park, Maine.

It is a beautiful day to visit the park.

Preston got to explore the ocean and lake and hike a rocky trail and a board walk.

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Kayak Outing

After having so much fun canoeing on the Charles last year, Preston went on to try kayaking this weekend. Mommy and Daddy like kayaking better than canoeing but finding a good spot to sit on the kayak could be tricky for Preston.

There are many crazy individuals along the busy Charles river on this given day.

It was a fun family outing. Preston even got to jump off the kayak (with a little help from Mommy) and swim in the river.

While in the water, Preston started to panic when mommy and daddy paddled away…. of course they came back to pick him up.

Yikes! Ticks!

It was a nice spring Sunday. Preston went hiking at Mount Misery. Unfortunately, his first hike of the year was ruined by the ticks. After spotting two ticks on Preston, Mommy and Daddy couldn’t get Preston out of the tick-infested grassy field fast enough. Tick-borne Lyme disease is endemic in New England and NOT fun to have. Mommy examined Preston thoroughly and did not find more ticks on him. Hopefully, Frontline Plus® does its job keeping the ticks out of Preston!

FYI: some good articles about ticks: Ticks on Dogs. and Canine Tick Disease FAQ.

La belle ville de Québec

Immediately after Preston came home from his sitter, Catherine, Mommy started packing Preston’s travel bag again but this time he got to go on the trip with Mommy and Daddy!
Preston may never visit Europe so Québec City is probably the closest for him to get a taste of Europe.
It is a long drive from Boston (7 hours!). Preston stopped in NH and played in the spring snow.
Spring Snow in NH
Bonjour from Old Québec!
family picture at Chateau Frontenac
Preston stayed at the very charming and dog-friendly Hotel du Vieux Québec. The hotel even allows quiet dogs to stay in the room by themself but of course, that is NOT Preston…
hotel du vieux quebec
Old Quebec has the most beautiful architecture.
quebec city architecture
Mommy and Daddy dined at this charming french bistro, Le Lapin Saute, and yes…they ate bunny for dinner…
le lapin saute
The incredible wall mural in Place Royale. Can you spot a puggle?
Place Royale wall mural
Preston was bummed out that he wasn’t allowed into the store but in the end, the gelato was well worth the wait.
Outside Maple Delights
Before heading home, Preston visited Chute Montmorency.
chutes montmorency
Ready to tackle the stairs!
chute montmorency stairs

Maine Coast

There are not many 70 degree days in New England this time of the year so when the weather was this nice on Saturday, Mommy and Daddy couldn’t pass up the chance taking Preston to the beach. Mommy and Daddy drove along the scenic Maine coast and visited Portland, Maine.
Maine coast is beautiful and full of characters.
Can’t go home without tasting Maine lobster!

Cross-country Skiing

Mommy and Daddy enjoy downhill skiing but always feel sad that they can’t take Preston along. This weekend Mommy and Daddy decided to try cross-country skiing where Preston can enjoy some skiing fun too.
Preston went to Bretton Woods Nordic Center located in the beautiful Mt. Washington Resort in New Hampshire. There are designated trails for skiers with dogs.
It is a gorgeous day for skiing!

Here is Preston and Mommy’s attempt for skijoring (a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle)

Puggle Preston @ the Big Apple

When Mommy went to school in New York City years ago, she often dreamed of walking her dog on NYC streets and Central Park. This weekend, Preston helped Mommy realize her dream.
Preston has left his mark in many places in the city!

Bewitching Salem, MA

Halloween week is the best time to visit historical Salem, MA, famous for the witch trials of 1692 and the most exciting Halloween festival each year.
Preston does not plan to wear a costume this year but did dress up a little for the event.
Scary decorations did not seem to scare Preston a bit.
The spooky Old Burying Point is the second oldest cemetary in the U.S.
Happy Halloween, everyone!

Fall Foliage

Fall foliage in New Hampshire is at its peak this week. Preston wouldn’t want to miss the dazzling fall colors at the Kancamagus highway.
Mommy and Aunt Chrissy ran a 10K race on Monday. Mommy ran as fast as she could, knowing Preston was waiting at the finish line.