In mid September, Jim’s Dad and his wife came to visit us for a few days. It was a wonderful visit and we had a lot of fun doing touristy things and eating wonderful food.
I’ve been wanting to go back to Wolf Hollow here in Ipswich, MA, and Pop & Susie were game. Wolf Hollow’s mission is “the preservation of the wolf in the wild through education and exposure”. I had been there years ago but wanted to go back. There are 7 wolves living at Wolf Hollow but only 3 living in the main enclosure. Guests sit in a small area with stadium seating and listen as the naturalist teaches you about wolves:
It’s amazing to me how one moment they can look like a fierce predator and the next look like a sweet dog waiting for a treat:
On another afternoon we went to Newburyport, MA. Pop & Susie shopped while hubby & I sat on curbs & benches and people watched. I don’t have any pictures from Newburyport. I had just started the z-pack antibiotics when they were visiting, and I was exhausted from being sick for 5 weeks. Susie told me she had once had a sore throat no one could diagnose, and it turned out to be a staph infection in her throat. It was so weird when 3 weeks later I was diagnosed with the same thing! As we were wandering through downtown Newburyport I did happen to glance into a store selling fancy pet things and spotted this rug, which I HAD TO HAVE:
On the last afternoon we went to Rockport, MA, always a beautiful place to visit. So many little shingled houses & the famous “Motif #1“:
Once again, Pop & Susie wandered in and out of shops [Susie bought a gorgeous white blouse with aqua trim – I wish I’d gotten a picture of her wearing it] and Jim & I sat on curbs & benches people watching. Here is Jim sitting on a piling near “Motif #1”:
And Jim & Pop chillaxing on a bench while Susie was buying her beautiful blouse:
We are both looking forward to visiting them [and my family] at Christmas.