Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend with Bean!


We had a nice weekend again, so it was a great time to get out and let Bean explore the world outside of our house. We got him a crate so we can use it for him inside while he is training and it is nice for the car since he has his own place to relax.

Our apple orchard is closed for the season, so we went to an orchard in Connecticut. We take the back roads so it is a nice drive with the foliage and the orchard is along the Thames River.

We wanted to make a stop before we went apple picking, so Bean could get out and get some exercise and do his business. There was a park in the same area with a boat launch, so we enjoyed a walk along the tracks and beautiful views of the river. Bill forgot my good camera so I took the photos with my waterproof camera, on this trip.



The orchards were bigger than the one near our house, rows and rows of apple trees. They have a tractor and wagon that will take you into the orchard and pick  you up when you are done. It was a bit slow, so Bill and I walked around, picked lots of apples and walked away with a few bags.



After apple picking, I wanted to go for a short drive to Norwich, which is where we went last week. This time we went to the left and stopped at a waterfall on the Yantic river. The area has rivers running, every which way and was home to a lot of textile mills. The park at the falls was a nice place to stop and listen to the roaring waters as they rushed down the rocks.



Then we walked across the bridge, Bean seemed a bit nervous with the roaring falls, so he got carried most of the way across.



An old trestle bridge makes a stunning photo opportunity with the rich colors of fall.



I wanted to come a round to the other side of the park to see the views from that side and I am glad I did. I found another waterfall coming off a dam near an old mill building. We also saw some beautiful old buildings in the surrounding towns and there are more rivers and towns to explore, so future trips are planned.



12 comments:

paulette said...

OMGosh...that Bean is so adorable...it's his ears! Cute and floppy! What a beautiful Fall day for picking apples!

Dorothy said...

Love the Autumn colours.

Julie Fukuda said...

Great family outing. It's good the Beanie-baby will get lots of practice of outings.

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful pictures with all the fall colors! Bean is adorable!

Jacque. said...

Gorgeous photos and Bean...what a good boy!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Beautiful photos - I especially love the one with the old RR tressle and the autumn leaves.
Bean is so cute!!

acorn hollow said...

beautiful pictures! your little bean is so cute and lucky you are home all day with him
Cathy

Rugs and Pugs said...

T-o-o d-a-n-g c-u-t-e!!!

Allie said...

Oh little Beanie-bean is too cute - having to be carried!!! You live in a beautiful area, Debbie, so glad you share your pics with us!

hungryhippie said...

Oh my goodness that bridge! So stunning with the fall colors. I think it's fun how so many of the names of towns or county areas in New England stem from here in England, Norwich is a gorgeous city we visit often. You've inspired me to take a road trip this week. ;)

moosecraft said...

Beautiful pics of the foliage (especially the one with the bridge) and little Bean is soooooo cute! :-)

Carrie P. said...

Gorgeous photos. I do like the photo of the trestle bridge.
Crate training is the way to go! The dogs actually don't seem to mind being in the crate and it does help at night.