I happen to be one of those lucky folks that managed to find an apartment in the city with an amazing backyard. It’s bigger than the first floor of our actual apartment. Craziness.
Not one to let a good thing go to waste- I like to celebrate good weather with drinking and eating outside with good company.
A few weeks ago we had another one of these celebrations. Next time were going to make sure the grill is working ahead of time though so I don’t have to cook 25 burgers on a George Foreman…
[all pictures taken with the good ole iPhone 4S]
Sometimes [or, if you’re me, always] you just need to completely tire your dog out. Parks are good for that. Here’s one in Manayunk, just outside of Philadelphia, that does the trick. The park is huge, but the section near Walnut Lane Golf Course is where I went with Stella. If you venture off the path a bit you can crawl down to the river- sections of it even have beach! They let dogs into the park and they can be off their leash so long as they’re friendly. Check it out:
American Authors, “Believer”
Ever since I adopted Stella I’ve been on a mission to make her love the water. It started with me taking her to a small beach in St. Mary’s county and her biting at / being weirded out by the waves, and ended with me pulling her into the water at my aunt and uncle’s lake house. That last one didn’t go over too well.
When we went to the Outer Banks for my friend’s wedding I was bound and determined to finally have Stella embrace the water. Mission Accomplished:
All pictures were taken with my mom’s Olympus OM-1, no editing.