When we left Mclean, it was still somewhat dark. . .
...but when we got to the park, Tessa met her best doggy friend of all times, Beau.
They hadn't seen each other in a while and were overjoyed.I love it, when the early morning sunlight reflects on the trees. It is a really warm glow.
Along the way the foursome got spoiled a little bit and lined up for their cookie distribution.
Early morning view of the Mather GorgeThen I turned around to catch the view upriver.
Here Rodney is inspecting the boat ramp, but decided not to go for a swim. To be honest: He doesn't like to swim. That takes care of that. I wouldn't let him swim in such a polluted river as the Potomac anyways. Not to mention the dangerous undercurrents, that could easily pull a dog - or a person for that matter - under water.
...and in the meantime back home "on the ranch", Walter was holding down the fort, sleeping peacefully until we got back.