I have been on vacation for a week. I got a call from Cheekie that she wants Popsicles, Silly Putty and Water Mellon. Guess it is time to cut my vacation short and return home from Upstate. It was nice visiting the family property in the Catskills but the commute is long.
It was good to walk the trails even though nature has changed and I dont have Rusty the Dog to protect me in the forest. The greatest danger remains feral dog packs. Bears are more common but are not a problem unless they are protecting Cubs. I would prefer Rusty to traveling with relatives along trails I know well. Traveling in a group of three is safer than the alternatives. Bears and other wildlife get out of your way.
I miss that mischievous little kid