Saturday, March 25, 2017

BB Visits Rib Mountain

Today is BB's final full day of his stay with us. We'll be heading down to Madison tomorrow to return him to his "mom." And although it's been challenging to walk two dogs at the same time (I can never keep the leashes untangled!), we'll miss having him around. He's got a playful spark and youthful spirit that makes us laugh constantly. But I'm sure he'll be happy to get back home and into his normal routine again too.

Anyone who has ever had a guest visiting them knows that there are always a couple "must see" places that they like to show off in their home town. Wausau has several of these, but Rib Mountain State Park is a top choice for most people who love outdoor activities, so I decided to take BB and Charlie hiking and sight-seeing there this afternoon.

Despite the gray, cloudy day, the air had a tinge of "spring" to it and the snow-melt filled the tiny streams that trickled down the hillsides. It was a very peaceful walk along the lower trails on the backside of the mountain.

We toured the crumbled remains of the old Dynamite Shack and then drove up to the top of the mountain to take in the views of Wausau. It's always a bit of a surprise to drive past the ski lifts still operating on the ski hill when there is no snow anywhere else. BB enjoyed the trails and the leisurely drive around the park with his head hanging out the window taking in all the scents.

Tomorrow will be a road trip day and hopefully a couple of short hiking adventures along the way. Then we'll begin our week again... weekends always end too soon!