Thoughts of what happened in Boston are still on my mind but I am so proud of everyone who has pulled together to help one another during this tragedy. The good among us continues to remain stronger than the evil and will always prevail during times of need.
I am planning on a nice long run this evening in honor of the Boston victims and will have to wear yellow and blue as the only race shirt I have is from 2008 which Gigi stole from me.
She was so young in this picture! Notice how brown her face is? Gosh, they grow up so fast…
Hopefully, a few cute puppy pictures will brighten your day a little!
On Sunday afternoon, we decided to load up the girls and head over to Sunol Wilderness Park to enjoy the great weather we had here over the weekend. These two love going for a ride in the car!
Gigi always sticks her head over my shoulder as we drive along and I kind of love it.
Just no kisses on the lips please!!
Coco is more of a free spirit and likes to stick her head out of the sunroof to feel the wind in her face.
It’s pretty funny to watch her lips flap up while she’s doing it…
After a short drive in Brandon’s old beater car, we made it to Sunol Wilderness Park and paid the $5 entrance fee plus an extra $2 per dog.
We decided to check out Canyon View Trail which is a 1.39 mile hike (one way). We had to keep it short because these two are getting old and can only handle so much fun in one day.
The trail started out beneath the trees and ran beside a little creek with many shaded picnic tables along side of it.
It was flat for the first half mile or so but eventually, it became a steep uphill hike.
After a while, it brought us out into the open to take in the view of the surrounding hills.
I had heard the wildflowers in Sunol were really nice so I brought the DSLR to snap a few pictures of them.
There weren’t as many as I had hoped but they were still nice to see.
Once Fluffy and Stinky started to look a little tired, we found a nice shady tree to stop and give them water under.
Per usual, they drank out of one bowl.
Gigi was extra thirsty and kept going back for more.
She managed to get water all over her face too. Sloppy pup.
We hiked for a little while longer, taking breaks along the way so that the girls didn’t get overworked.
Once we reached the end of the trail, we turned back around and called it a day.
It was nice to take a break to get some fresh air and a little exercise in our Sunday afternoon. We really enjoyed hiking in Sunol and would love to go there again sometime in the future.
See you soon with a new recipe!
Do you like to go hiking? Where is your favorite place to hike?
Wow, it looks like a lovely hike. It’s just up the freeway from me. Your pups are so cute. Love the grey on Gigi’s face. Our old family dog Eclipse was grey for a long while. She was so cute. :) How old are your pups, btw?
If you haven’t gone there, you should check it out! It feels like both of my dogs went grey pretty early. They will both be 10 years old this summer and they have been grey for at least 4 or 5 years now. I wish I could make them live forever!!
I would love hiking but there are not many options where I live in Texas. The few trails that I have found scare me because I am insanely scared of snakes and I almost ALWAYS come across one.
The views from your hike were absolutely amazing!!
What beautiful views!! I love to hike but as you probably know there aren’t very many nice views… it it so flat here! I’m jealous of your gorgeous scenery.
Unfortunately, Florida is a little flat! If you live close to springs, there are usually nice areas to go hiking there.
Great views. I love places like that. Looks like you had a perfect weather for hiking. Good workout for the dogs :).
Looks like y’all had a lovely afternoon! We love to go hiking in the moutains near my in-laws’ place: Wintergreen/Charlottesville,VA area. It’s only an hour and a half drive from where we live and feels like another world. So calming, yet also an intense workout!
What I’ve seen of Virginia is SO pretty! I bet there is beautiful hiking out there!
Your dogs are ADORABLE. I love hiking! I don’t get to do it that often though, just by virtue of the places where I live and when I’m at college I don’t have a car :(
Thank you, Beth! I didn’t get to do much hiking when I was in school either but maybe later on you will be able to do more! :)
Wow what a lovely hike! We have some really great trails here in Ontario and I am excited for the spring weather so I can start hiking more often, so relaxing.
There arent many hiking trails near me, but I would love to take my dogs. My one dog lily could walk for days, I know she would looove it! Yours are so cute and the flowers are beautiful!
I love to go hiking and Bentley always seems to enjoy himself too! I love the pictures of the dogs and flowers, the sights of spring just make make me happy.
Oh I love the photos of Coco sticking her head out of the sunroof! That is adorable. And your photos of your hike are gorgeous! There aren’t very many great hiking areas around Minneapolis but after seeing a ton of hiking adventures in the blogosphere the past month, I’m determined to find a few this summer!
Isn’t she adorable?! I love my Coco butter. :)
Those pictures are so pretty! I love the one of the purple flower, great photography!! What an awesome place to hike. There are some great hiking spots in NH but my favorite place on earth to hike is vail in the summer. the ski trails are so pretty without the snow, and there are some hidden trails where you can see moose, etc. its just heavenly.
Thanks Charlotte! I’ve never been to Colorado but it looks great. And your description of Vail makes me want to go right now!! :)
I love hiking. We have a few hiking trails around and I definitely want to go more often. My bf and I were going to go earlier in the week but it ended up pouring with rain.
Hopefully the weather will clear up and you are able to go again. I would love to see some pictures of hiking in Australia!!