Also on my to-do list for 2011 was "Climb a mountain with Summer." I got to cross that off on Sunday afternoon, when she, Luke, Mia, JP and I clambered into Luke's new car and head up to Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, MD. It is a beautiful space, perfect for contemplative moments with your dog.
In all honesty, we didn't hike up the entire mountain. There are lots of trails, and the parking lot is about 1/4 mile from the summit. Whatever; I think it still counts. We ended up heading to the very tippity-top, and then walking three different trails. For a Florida girl, mountains are seriously a novelty!
I wore my very favorite down vest from Eddie Bauer. Mia wore a dashing yellow leash, which blended in nicely with the autumn leaves. She was so incredibly happy being outside, sniffing tree stumps, running around paths, licking our hands at various interludes. She's an excellent outdoorsy partner.
This lovely couple allowed us to throw Mia in the trunk of the hatchback and drive an hour there and back. So patient!
I think this would make a great wallpaper.
Happy November from Abbi, JP and Mia!
P.S. It should be noted that the best part of the day, other than these fabulous photos, was finding a vineyard on the way home doing wine tastings! It was such a perfect ending to a wonderful day!