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Virginia Buttonwood Park Zoo  White Mountains of New Hampshire 02
Mystic Aquarium    
Books I use to Plan my New England Vacations
Virginia  Our trip to Virginia.  July 2001  We stayed at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond VA.  And yes for a very nice hotel they allowed our dogs to stay in the room with us.
These pictures were taken on our drive through  Shenandoah National Park.
butterfly There were so many butterflies.
We stopped to rest
Zima
Zep
Many deer.
 
 
Bear cub
Because of the dogs we were not allowed on the Island and we had to settle for a former Island pony.
Then we were off to Chincoteague,  to see the Ponies. 
Stormy, Chincoteague pony statue.

 

 

Bear cub.
Buttonwood Park Zoo  On Saturday June 22, 2002 We visited the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA
Harbor Seal
River Otter

Olive

 
 
Black Bear
 
Asian Elephant

Emily

Ruth
Little Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Coyote
 

Suffolk Punch Draft Horses

These foals were born back in April/ May

 

 

American Milking Devon Cattle

Randall Lineback Cattle

 
American Bison

Nutmeg was born June 20,2002

 
 
 
Trumpeter Swans
Cougar

Nico was hiding behind a Rock.  We were given a back behind the cage tour. Thank you Jen, and we found Nico.

We revisited Buttonwood Park Zoo on March 29, 03.
River Otter
Beaver
There are two in the picture
Cougar
 
White Mountains of New Hampshire 02  Every year we go to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  This year we took a summer vacation there.  We usually go in the fall to see the foliage.  As always we stayed at the Villager Motel.
Every Morning a lovely little bird would sing to us to get up.
This is the first place we stopped on our way to Crawford's Notch State Park  New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
It was a very nice stream for the dogs to cool off in.  The temps this week were high 80's to Mid 90's.
Zep loves the sticks!
Zima loves to swim!
Zep will only retrieve the larger sticks
Zima felt he needed a hand with it
We then went to Franconia Notch State Park . We were only able to stop at two places.  Dogs are not welcomed in Franconia Notch State Park. We were only able to find two areas.  One was at the Basin and the other was along a hiking trail after Old Man of the Mountain the trail went around Echo Lake's far side.  I am sure that if we kept on looking that we might have found other trails but signs were very clear in the Park, NO PETS.  I could see why in some areas, owners forgot the rule of taking out what you bring in.  It is always lovely when they leave it on the trail path also.

This is one of the waterfalls on our way to the basin.

Here is the lower part of the above waterfall.

 

Next smaller fall.

 

Almost there
Don't they looked thrilled to be leashed and unable to play in the water.

 

No they are not Muzzles but Haltis.   We use them instead of choke collars.  There are two different Brands of head collar trainers (Halti and Gentle Leader).
All this to look over a fence at a pool of water we can not even go in.
I am not even going to look at it, if I can not go in.
This was a long walk only to look at some water.
We want to go back to Crawford's Notch and the White Mountain state park.  And Oh by the way can we get another cookie at the Bakery.  In North Conway Village on Main St you will find a store called Four Your Paws Only , Our dogs say the treats are the best!
We decided to leave Franconia Notch State Park.  We headed for Clark's Trading Post.  But the Temp was 93, and we decided that we could not leave the dogs in the car.  Not even for a quick Bear Show.  So we turned around went back through Franconia Notch heading towards Crawford Notch.

We stayed in our AC car calming the dogs down.  But other people got out.

We spot a Moose down the embankment on the side of the road.
She was drinking the water and eating the greens.

 

Every time a car stopped she would look up and check them out.

 

Cars and people were coming from everywhere.  People were pulling over everywhere in all directions.
The last look.
She decided it was getting a little too crowded.
But before she went she had one last sip.
Gave the people a look.
She started heading towards the woods.
 
She would take a couple of steps look back and pose.
 
 
Some last poses One to the right.
 
Then one to the left
Good Bye!
Mystic Aquarium
Labor day weekend we visited the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut.  The day started out overcast but turned into a beautiful sunny day.
Beluga Whales
When we first entered the park we saw the Beluga whales.  At the time they were doing a training demonstration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He is on loan for a breeding program.
 
Harbor seals
Sea lion statue
Fur seals
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sea Lions
 
Penguin Statue
Penguins

Feeding time for the Penguins

 
 
 
 
Jelly fish
 
Poison dart Frogs
 
Salt water reef
Eels
 
Big reef tank
 
 
 
Sea Horse
Alligators
 
Dolphin statue
White Mountains of New Hampshire 03
Again we visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  As always we stayed at the Villager Motel.
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Butterfly on Bear Notch Road
Butterfly on Bear Notch Road
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Scenic view on Bear Notch Road
Butterfly on the Kangamangus highway
Chipmunk on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Zima taking a break on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Dogs taking a break on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Zep ready to go on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Zima checking what is taking us so long on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Zima posing for pictures on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Flowers we picked on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Zima posing for pictures on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Zep posing for pics on the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway
Good Boy Zep!

On the Discovery trail on the Kangamangus highway