I had today off work, so I spent it with Squish (otherwise known as Toad, the dog in my avatar picture). Because the weather was so nice, and I wanted to be outside, I got the bright idea to go hiking.
Off we went, to a little park called Old Furnace, which was beautiful, and Squish was having such a good time. He led the way, and we meandered along the trail, happy as clams. When we came to the end of the trail, and I could see the parking lot, I thought to myself, "Oh that was easy! What a great trail."
...Until I realized that I was in the WRONG parking lot, and had no idea where my car was. We had to walk down 3 roads, for what felt like 15 miles, to get back to the park we started in, because we ended up in a different one. A little warning sign might have been nice - just saying.
Even the getting lost part wouldn't have been so bad, except that I thought dear old Squish was going to pass out on me, and I was panicking trying to figure out how I was going to get 80 pounds of unconscious dog to a car that I couldn't even find.
Poor old boy is sound asleep at my feet now, and even though he didn't enjoy the walking along the roads part of the adventure, he loved the hiking. Next time, I will map out the trails before we get there!