It seems like no matter where I go, even without the dogs, it ends up being about the dogs and the blog. I just can’t ever seem to get either thing off my mind. I headed for a getaway with my sisters and girlfriends to York Beach, Maine this last weekend. We try to get to the seacoast at least once every summer, and we usually visit different beaches but York has always been a family favorite; we’ve all been going there since we were kids. One day I’d love to take the dogs to the ocean, but this time they were happily at home with the Dadz.
Unfortunately Saturday was mostly cloudy and cool so it wasn’t really a day to spend on the beach. Luckily Short Sands Beach at York has a nice little downtown full of shops and it at least wasn’t raining, so walking around the shops was a fun alternative. We love the shops there but we have one favorite: Beach Dog. There is so much fun stuff in there for pets and their people (they also have great stuff for kids and local beach souvenirs as well). Once I got in there looking around I was thinking about the blog and decided it would be fun to share some of this store with all of you.
If you’re ever in York Beach, Maine you definitely need to stop at this shop! Fortunately for those that can’t, they also have a website where you can purchase some of their fun items, and you can also find them on Facebook.
My favorite purchase of the weekend was actually found in a different little beach shop, but I just had to share it with you. Not only is this little purse adorable (don’t you think?) but the company gives back as well.
We did get to the beach on our second day. In typical New England fashion, Sunday was the complete opposite of Saturday; it was hazy, hot and humid. The beach was fogged in early morning which made for some interesting scenery. In the first photo below you see Nubble Lighthouse on the point, but when the fog was in (second photo) it kept fading in and out of the fog, and sometimes looked like it was floating in the clouds!
One fun thing about being at the coast is watching all the dogs that go to the beach. Most beaches on our coast are only open to dogs in early morning and late evening during the summer; and I loved sitting on our motel balcony or walking on the beach watching them. Do you gravitate towards other dogs and dog (or cat) related places when you go away from your pets…or do you always take them with you?