Well, yesterday was my birthday and the tradition over the last few years has been to spend the day with the dogs doing something adventurous before celebrating in the evening. I had planned on today’s blog being about our birthday excursion but… mother nature threw a wrench into the spokes of that plan.
This week has been (and continues to be) extremely hot. By 9:30 am it was already 85F outside and the temperature was predicted to continue to climb. I made the choice to by-pass our planned morning hike because there aren’t any good places to really cool off and I knew they’d need it. I thought we could make it out to the pond in the afternoon but the temperatures went up into the low 90’s with lots of humidity and while the dogs may have survived with the pond to cool off in… I would not. So we put the hike and swim on hold for about a week which is when the temperatures will finally drop back into the 80’s.
So, here are some photos from last year’s birthday hike at Rockefeller State Park in New York.