It was chilly, but that did not keep Katy from heading straight into the water and getting a taste of the salty sea.
Morgan, who normally ignores other dogs was running around and actually tried to play with the other dogs. Morgan took a liking to a pointer named Annie, which looked a lot like Baine. We didn't realize she was selecting one dog until we watched the video. LD thinks the Pointer reminded her of Baine.
On Friday we took the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour. Nick, our tour guide, was excellent, but the best part of the tour was the FREE beer.
We were given three beer flavors (well I got to sample three of their beers, LD does not drink). The first beer was their Boston Lager, the second one was their seasonal Summer Ale, and the third one was their Brick Red. Of those three, I preferred the Brick Red, unfortunately it is only sold as draft beer in the Boston Area (it is the brewery’s way of thanking Boston for their 25 years of support).
After the tour, we made our way into downtown to follow the Freedom Trail. A couple of very nice Bostonians saw that we were struggling with our map, and pointed us in the right direction.
We started our journey at Fanueil Hall, unfortunately the second story was closed. LD was very disappointed that the Boston Massacre Site was literally a construction spot in the middle of 3 streets!!!
I was surprised to learn that all the historical sites were interspersed throughout the downtown area. We found ourselves wishing more than once, that we could travel back in time to actually see what the area looked like. Nevertheless, it was amazing to actually see the spots that built our Nation's foundation.
We had an early dinner that evening because LD had to drive into Boxborough for an orientation meeting. She found out that instead of testing at 1:40 the next day, she was going to take her test in the morning. It turned out to be good for her because her nerves had started creeping in on Thursday, and she was wishing she could just get the test over with. Despite my complete trust of their awesome skills, I still get nervous when they test.
It is dangerous work, even when it is not a real scenario. These dogs don’t know the difference between training and the real thing, and they give 110% of themselves every time they are out on the rubble.