How Many Dog Miles Is That


If today’s weather in Connecticut was the norm, everyone from California would move here! We have spectacular beauty close at hand. It’s the most stunningly picturesque place I’ve ever lived.

This afternoon Helaine and I went to one of our favorite pretty spots, Sleeping Giant State Park. We brought our short legged child, Doppler, with us.

The Tower Trail is 1.6 miles long. How many dog miles is that? This is a tough hike for Doppler!

When we arrived, the mountain’s parking lot was mostly full. That’s normally reserved for weekends. Today was that nice.

The trail was pretty crowded. There were runners from Hamden High School, a woman pushing a stroller with a crying baby, couples, singles and loads of dogs… dogs of every shape and size.

We planned to walk around halfway up to a pretty overlook. It’s been a while. None of us are aerobically fit today. Doppler was especially grateful to turn around and head back down.

When I posted an ‘in-progress’ Sleeping Giant photo on Facebook a few people wondered if we’d miss the mountain when we leave? Absolutely. Sleeping Giant is one of the coolest benefits of living where we do.

What I won’t miss are the few scattered spots where the mountain still has snow on April 8!







7 thoughts on “How Many Dog Miles Is That”

  1. You will miss CT more than you can imagine – I promise you that. I was there for 15 years, been away for 8, and would move back in a heartbeat if the work was there.

    Also – you have the cutest dog in the world.

  2. I have lived in CT all my life, and most likely always will.
    I love it here, but this was a LONG winter !!!! Doppler is adorable as always!!!!!
    I know you will miss it, but as my friend from CT that live in So Cal always says ….it’s 70 degrees and sunny in So Cal today, as it is every day
    …..can’t argue with that!

  3. Actually, Southern California occasionally gets down to a bone-chilling 65 degrees in the winter…

    We’re such weather wimps around here (grin)

  4. Love these photos Geoff. I was not too far away today, at the Sleeping Giant Golf Course. Gorgeous day! Hugs for Doppler!

  5. I was going to ask you if this weeks weather was ‘spring-y’ enough for you. I guess it is.
    I’m sure you won’t miss the winter cold but we’ll be sure to send you LOTS of pictures of snow, ice sleet, freezing rain and all that other fun stuff we have here.

  6. No matter what route we take, my little guy (barely 10 lbs on a good day!)ALWAYS knows when we have made the turn back towards the parking lot.

  7. I have a picture of the original house that was at the top before the tower. My grandfather knew the caretaker of the home and when the owners would go away for a length of time he would tell my grandfather and he would bring his family up for a week of time until the people announced they were coming back. Then it was cleanup and put everything back the way it was and get out.

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