Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekend Wanderings!

This weekend was mixed, some good and some bad. Saturday was mostly rainy, but we got out for a ride and I was able to get out of the car and take some shots before it started again. We went to the lighthouse in Westerly since you can park and enjoy the views without getting out.

I spotted some cormorants sitting on the pole, and got a quick shot off, but the minute I hit the beach, they took off, was hoping for some closeups.

I watched a sailboat go by and then the rain started, but at least I got out for a little while.

On the way back, we took a back road that followed the coastline and spotted an egret in the marsh. We saw a whole flock in another area, but no place to stop and park so I could get a shot.

On Sunday we got to get out with Nicholas. My son was working on the house so he dropped him off and I was getting snacks ready and Bill let Bean back in. Bean went flying into Nick and Nick went flying into the dishwasher and smacked his face into it.

It was just open enough that he hit the door with his mouth and cut up the inside of his lip and of course he started crying and crying for his daddy. I called and he was going to come back, but while we were waiting, Nick calmed down and I asked him if he wanted to go home or go to the beach, that made it easy, the beach of course. Nick was afraid to go near Bean but by the end of the day, he asked if we were going to go back and see Bean, so that is good, I don't want him to be afraid of Bean, Bean is just a bit excitable when Nick comes over to play.

We took Nick to the Denison Sanctuary to see the owls and go for a walk. Bill found out that you are supposed to pay, even if you just go for a walk, oops. So, we paid, which I didn't mind since the money helps to rehabilitate the owls.

Nick loved walking around the pond, we got to see the turtles and ducks and a huge snapping turtle came by, while we were at the shore.

He wanted to keep walking, I wasn't sure how much hiking he could do, but he was full of energy and wanted to explore. Grandpa held his hand on the rougher areas, one accident was enough.

We also went inside the center. They have areas with dioramas of different animals and their habitats, along with some live ones. Nick was afraid of the snake, said it was bad, but I told him that our snakes are friendly and helpful. I think he got the fear when he was in malaysia, those snakes are bad, lol.

And as promised, we took him to a beach. It was on the inner harbor, since it was getting cooler, but he was happy enough, just as long as there was sand and rocks to throw.

So the day ended on a good night, he had fun and was happy again, but he will be eating soft foods for a few days. I hope you all had a good weekend.


Kate said...

Too bad about Nick's injury but he looks like he enjoyed his day otherwise. Fabulous shot of the egret, Debbie.

Sandi said...

I gues Nick is learning that being a boy can be challenging at times. I'm glad he wanted to see Bean again and learned that all creatures have a good and bad side especially snakes!

Looks like you had some great adventures this weekend. We are headed towards another rainfall record breaking month again. But at least the sun was out today!

Julie Fukuda said...

Nikko also greets people with over-enthusiasm. We pass people on the street whom she absolutely adores and I have to be very pro-active to keep them safe. She id now 14 years old and one would think she would have calmed down by now. Glad Nick's injury wasn't worse.

Karen said...

Do you go somewhere every weekend?

cucki said...

Such a beautiful post
Love it xx

Fiona said...

we were with grandsons over the weekend and found the walks a great way of keepin gthem happy.... glad he and Bean have connected again... does give everyone a fright and as you said it was just an accident...

kelley said...

as long as there is sand and he has rocks to that!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Nick is such a doll. Sorry about the Bean accident, but it sounds like he recovered quickly. Fun times!
Hugs :)

Dawn said...

What a great weekend, except for the accident.
Seems like it all worked out.
Thanks for sharing!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love your pics! Sorry Nick hurt himself but so glad he's not afraid of Bean.

paulette said...

Your little Nick is getting so big!! Looks like you had a wonderful day despite an unfortunate beginning!! So glad he isn't afraid of Bean!