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Hiking Welch & Dickey Mountains

Preston went hiking in White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Mommy and Daddy picked Welch-Dickey Loop for this hike.
The hike starts out with an easy trail in the woods.
Then, it gets a bit more strenuous. Preston needed a little lift from Daddy sometimes.
The view at the summit is breathtaking.
Mommy and Daddy like this trail a lot. Welch-Dickey loop is not long (4.4 miles, 3.5 hour hike) but challenging enough to get a feeling of accomplisment. There are several open ledges providing spectacular panoramic views along the way. It is a great family hike. Preston has become such a good hiker. He led the way but always made sure Mommy follows closely.

Dog-friendly Boston

Boston is such a dog-friendly city. Preston can ride with Mommy and Daddy on the subway (the “T”). He was very well-behaved.
Many restaurants with outdoor seatings can accommodate 4-legged customers. Mommy and Daddy had brunch at Abe & Louie’s. Preston stayed right next to Mommy but on the other side of the rail.

Nashoba Valley Winery

Preston went apple and peach picking at Nashoba Valley Winery. This is one of few pet-friendly wineries. There were a lot of doggies out in the orchard today but not many of them helping out picking the fruit like Preston did.

Newport, Rhode Island

Preston spent Saturday in Newport, Rhode Island. Although he couldn’t visit any of historic Newport Mansions, he enjoyed the beautiful Cliff Walk.
But a kiss for Daddy is worth the risk.
Preston had his first ocean swim. See the dramatic rubber duckie rescue mission.

Bonjour de Montréal

Preston traveled across the border to Canada and spent a weekend in Montréal, Québec.
Montreal is beautiful! but at the blazing 85F+ weather, sightseeing wasn’t really Preston’s thing.
The highlight of the trip for Preston was all the yummy gourmet he got to sample.
Preston’s lack of interest in sightseeing could be evidenced in ALL of the family pictures.
1. It is about 5.5 hrs drive from Boston to Montreal.
2. Proof of rabies vaccination is needed to travel into Canada and back into the US.
3. Poutine is French-Canadian food made of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. La Banquise is a great place for poutine.
4. Expect a long long line out the door at Schwartz’s Deli. Going early (smoked meat is available after 10am) is strongly recommended.
5. Montreal’s Metro and the Underground City are not dog friendly. Bummer!

Cape Cod

Preston visited dog friendly Cape Cod this weekend.
Preston’s encounter with a wolf.
at Provincetown, the tip of Cape Cod.

Hiking at Blue Hills

Preston went on his first hiking trip since moving to New England. Skyline Trail in the Blue Hills is a fun hike that is only minutes from downtown Boston.
Mommy and Daddy picked a challenging trail.
See Daddy’s new OllyDog® backpack? The strap has a built-in poop bags dispenser. How cool is that!

Canoeing on the Charles

Preston might not be a big fan of the water but he is not going to miss out on having fun on Charles River. 

Historic tour of Plymouth

Preston visited Plymouth, MA this weekend (about 40 miles south of Boston).
Mayflower II, a full-size replica of the Mayflower, the ship which brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620.
Preston was admiring the famous “Plymouth Rock”, the landing place of the Pilgrims.

Bye-Bye, California!

Preston and Mommy are moving to Cambridge, MA and reuniting with Daddy!
Preston will miss his friends and favorite parks dearly.

Before Preston left California, he wanted to visit IN-N-OUT burger one more time! Cheeseburger without onion is his favorite.

To get ready to fly across the country, Preston visited Dr. York again and obtained a health certificate.
Since Boston is still chili this time of the year, Preston needs temperature acclimation statement from Dr. York.
Bye-bye, California. 🙁