High Above Massachusetts
As mentioned before, our landlord requested that we take the dogs somewhere while they had their open house today. Sara was going to go off on her own to a knitting group, but she ended up coming with us.
I wasn't sure where I was going to take the dogs, but I realized that it would have to be more of a ride. The day today was hot and humid, so they would not be able to hike too much. We decided to go to Wachusett Mountain, which is about an hour and a half drive from Boston. It isn't the highest point in Massachusetts, but it lies in the middle and you can see the Berkshires to the west and the Boston skyline to the east. That is, you can see them on a clear day. Today it was rather hazy. The top is quite higher than the hills around it so the view was still nice. It is not Mt. Washington (which we visited last year sans dogs), though.
At the top we walked around and hung out by a calm pond. It was nice except for an abundance of flies that simultaneously annoyed Zeus and provided him some entertainment (he tried to catch them).
It was a nice family excursion. I hope to have more of those this summer.