Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Virginia Beach

This weekend Dan, Annie and I took a drive down to Virginia Beach where we visited the First Landing State Park. This is the location where members of the Virginia Company landed before sailing up the James River to settle at Jamestown. First Dan, Annie and I went to the beach to check out the waves and the ocean
Where members of Virginia Company first landed
Annie loves the smell of the salt water in the air and loves sniffing the beach for signs of crabs (dead or alive). The ocean was pretty calm when we were there - we are hoping to go back this summer for an adventure of kayaking with the migrating dolphins (sadly no dogs allowed on that trip).
Dan and Annie enjoying the beach
After enjoying the ocean and a walk along the shore we headed in to hike along the trails of the park. We went for a four mile hike through cypress groves and the woods.
Cypress Groves

Annie spotted a couple diamondback terrapins in one of the lagoons - luckily she was on her leash and couldn't jump in to cavort with the turtles! Dan and I enjoyed a yummy picnic of quinoa and roasted beets along with baguette and carrot-lentil spread (courtesy of the Kelly Cookbook online) while Annie enjoyed a few dog biscuits for good behavior.
Turtle in the lagoon
On the way home as we were driving over the bridge from Norfolk we even spotted a bald eagle diving in the water trying to find some food! It was such an exciting trip that Annie napped the rest of the day . . .

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekend Activities

On a typical Friday night Annie can be found lounging around the house relaxing with a brew watching "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives".
Annie enjoying a Mojo

Last weekend though she had a special visitor, Uncle David, in town which meant lots of puppy massage, walks at York River State Park and all over Williamsburg in addition to games of Blokus, bananagrams and Clue the card game. David and I caught a movie, "The Grey", which Annie would have really loved because wolves were heavily featured in it. Alas we forgot about the camera all weekend so we have no pics of our adventures with Uncle David.

Saturdays are one of Annie's favorite days as it means walks with both Dan and me. Today was an especially good Saturday because there was a special February Farmers Market -Annie loves going to the Farmers Market to see what's for sale and sniffing other dogs.
Annie loves her market!
Paper whites for sale

Peanuts, Seafood, Fresh Eggs, Goat Cheese, Pastries, Flowers, Produce and More!

In addition to the excitement at the Farmers Market Annie enjoys visiting the ladies outside the Colonial Tavern who shower her with affection and treats! Other highlights include various animal encounters:
Annie doesn't dare get too close to these beasts

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Winter in Williamsburg

This blog post is a little late in coming but last week Annie and I were on a walk when we encountered daffodils in bloom! It was 70 degrees here the last day in January - boy are we spoiled! :-)