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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Scenic Overlook

Woo, everypuppy and everycat.  Dave here, with a report on a cool adventure I had with my mom the other day.  We decided to go check out this cool scenic overlook place we read about on the Kansas - Flint Hills site to see if there were any walking trails for us to explore.  We got to go in the car to get there, so it was like two fun things in one!

Mom parked the car and we went over to take in the view.  Well, OK, she took in the view, I started snoofing everything within snooter range!  Mom said she could see lots of the campus and the east side of town from up there.  Here's one look:

You should be able to click that to make it bigger.  See the "KS" on the hill out there?  Woo!  That's for Kansas!

We started to explore the little park up there.  We went back behind the water tower on a dirt trail - and saw this up on a rock ledge:

It's a marker honoring the guys whose founded our town.  Mom thought it was sort of sad that it was in the middle of pretty much nowhere and not many people would see it.  I thought it was great because we saw a little path up behind it, so I hopped up there and we started to explore!

This is one of the little trails we found:

Sorry the picture is a little blurry.  There were some mutterings behind me about somepuppy was pulling too hard, and someone tripping over rocks, and stumbling.  I'm not quite sure what that was all about.

We got to a little break in the trees at one point and stopped to see what we could see.

For some reason, Mom was more focused on the rocks on the trail that the view at that point.

We made our way back around to near where we'd left the car and there were some cool rock chunks I climbed on.  I struck a Rin Tin Tin pose:

Pretty good imitation don't you think?

We went back over to the lookout area ...

... and I took in all the sights and smells once more before we headed home.  What a fun adventure!

In totally other news, we got a package yesterday from our friends Rubi and Denali.  They live in Pittsburgh and sent us some cool fabric.  Mom called me over to see it, but look at who claimed it!  


I really thought she was backing the Cardinals.  Hmm.  Anywoo, Mom made us cool bandanas and we'll post pix of us wearing them tomorrow!  Woo!



  1. Your trip looks like it was so much fun. I can't wait to see you in bandanas!


  2. I love your RTT pose!

    Woo surely had a furry khool walk and exploration event!

    We used to have BIG letters in this neighbourhood that woo khould see from the sky BUT the hoomans had to build MORE houses so they went away...

    Great shot of Miss Photogenikh and furry nice of your pals to send the special fabrikh!

    PeeEssWoo: We are cheering fur the red birdies...since she is a Philly girrrrrl, she khan't do Pittsburgh stuff!

  3. what a cool life you live

  4. What a good adventure spot! I does not know what all this steelers things are, all you US doggies is talking about it but no one has said what it for. BOL!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  5. What fun! I'll bet there were some muy great sniffs-and that your snooter got a major workout! That was great of your buds to send you such neat fabric..you four are gonna look pretty spiffy!

  6. Watch it Dave, don't let Ammy steal your job!!!

    Looks like woo had a great adventure. And we especially loved your RTT pose!!

    WOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

  7. Ah, Dave, what a Perfect Day! I find little as Enjoyable as a Solo Walk with my best companion. (Except working Sheep, of course!) And some History as well! Lovely.

    Soft barks,

  8. Dave - we just adore your walkies.

    But how sad the marker is so middle of pretty much nowwhere to those brave guys.

    I guess your Ma and my Ma have the same thoughts.

    We have loads of blurry pics, I may publish some soon, because at the moment i am so quick and Jeannie's camera is so slow!

    So this is all we have "blurry pics"

    Jeannie says to thank your Mama for her really kind and lovely jubbley email.

    We love you guys!

    and your Mama!

    Narvin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxand Jeannie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. also, my Jeannie is out of time with her keyboard, my name is MARVIN, not Narvin.................

  10. What a lucky pup woo were, Dave, to get to go with Mom. That was a nice trail woo found. And we love your fabric gift. Hope Mom got those bandanas done.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  11. Wow, cool trip....you do get to go on the most interesting walks! The sky in that first shot is so pretty!
    Slobbers xx

  12. So how come you got to go on your own special adventure Davy?

    Can't wait to see the bandannas!

    Huffle Mawson

  13. Very pawsome journey - or two! (I count car rides as a journey...) Beautiful views, and I BET there were yummy things to scent! Love the fabric - looking forward to seeing you guys in the bandanas!

  14. Go Steelers!! and Rin tin tin has nothing on you. =)

  15. That looks like a lot of fun but I feel bad for the rest of the pack that didn't get to go with you.

    We need to ask our dad who we're rooting for.

    Princess Eva

  16. I love to see the pictures of your walkies!
    show us your bandanas!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. What a great hike pups! That is weird that the marker is so remote... is it necessary that it be in that specific spot, like is that where everything originally went down?! Very interesting...

    Can't wait to see you in your bandannas!

    M & I

  18. What a neat trail you found! I can't imagine why your Mom would be worried about the rocks on the trail. ;) You look very Rin Tin Tinnish! Sorry that Ammy claimed your fabric but I can't wait to see the bandanas. :)


  19. What a fun hike you went on! I love your pose on that rock! I always thought those letters stood for K-State!

  20. Hi Dave,

    What a perfect day for you and Mom!

    My mom loves pioneer history and says that the tablet should be on the location where it happened.So was or is there a river nearby?


  21. What a view!! It is kind of weird that monument is in the middle of nowhere. Thanks for showing it to US tho!

    We can never have too many dogs in the Steeler Nation, woo!!!

  22. Your walk seems so fun !
    Your mom is a terrific photographer :DD


  23. Looks like you had a great day. Laxy (our dog) would love to have gone with you!

  24. What a lovely place for a walk.

    We shall look forward to your pix in your Bandanas.. :-)

    Holly & zac...XX

  25. Woo Woo Dave,
    Woo always has sum furry special walkies! Likes your imeetashun of Rin Tin Tin. We think you is more handsome.

    Enjoy soupy bowl Sunday!

  26. Great Flint Hills adventure! Loved the Rin Tin Tin pose!

    Keep them coming.


  27. Woo, Dave, excellent Rin Tin TIn pose. The ladies here in the house swooned at the picture.

    Funny, we get the same mutterings behind us about the rocks when we are out on trails. The humans should try all 4 legs for stability.

  28. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Fun trip! And we see the KS! That is really cool!!!!!

  29. What a cool trail! Isn't it just tons more fun to walk on a trail versus a sidewalk? The smells are divine!


  30. What a great adventure Dave! Mom always mutters behind me about me pulling too hard, but that just makes me want to pull harder! :)