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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Road Trip!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  A few days ago, Zim and Mom had their special time together, and Maggie and Mom had their special time together, and so then Mom said, "Hey, Cammie!  How about a road trip?!?"  That sounded so fun - Mom hooked me into my seatbelt harness and off we went!

We drove out to one of our favorite places to explore - Tuttle Creek State Park!  We had the best time!  We did some hiking around at about 4 or 5 different parts of the park and Mom took at least 10 billion pictures.  I've got the best of the best for you today - and there are tons more in a special set on Flickr (click here to view).  Let's get going!

We walked along this one bank for quite a while:

"Dad said I'm Mom's security guard, so I better keep an eye out!"

While Zim is a good navigator, I am very good at providing security!  I take my job very seriously!

There were a lot of Canada Geese out on the River Pond:

"DINNER!  ... I mean ... my brother Zim said to say ha roo to all of you gooses!"

A promise is a promise.

We went over to one of our favorite look-out areas:

"So many great smells and sounds and sights to take in!"

We were hoping there might be some eagles around, but we sure didn't see any. We'll just have to come back - especially now that it's bitterly cold out!  That would be wonderful!!!  (Right, Mom? Mom?  Mom...?)

Moving right along ... I love the view from here:


It's where the River Pond meets the Big Blue River.  You can see a lot, smell all kinds of exciting things, and hear everything from miles around!

Mom likes this area, too. She made this special effects photo of me:

This is what the vivid setting on the camera does!

"Oh, my!  That was a tad on the bright side, Mom!"

We walked along a different bank of the River Pond for a while:

"Look at all these leaves!  I'll have to tell Maggie.  She loves crispy leaves!"

Seriously.  My little Maggie would have LOVED all those leaves!  There's something for everyone at Tuttle Creek State Park!

We snuck up on some Mallards ...


For some reason, they flew off before Mom could focus in on them.

"Was it something I said?"

It couldn't have been anything I said - I'm very, very quiet on our outings.  I just stare, I do not bark at prey.  I mean dinner.  I mean small wild animals.  But I do not bark.  I just look.  I did my best to lure them back over.

"Heeeeeeere ducky, ducky, ducky!"

Oddly enough, they did not come back.  Oh.  And yes, is my seatbelt harness obtrusive enough?  With all the in and out of the car we were doing, Mom opted not to take it off.  It doesn't bother me one bit, though looking at the photo above ... is it just me, or do I look like I'm wearing a straight jacket?

"Ha!  'A straight jacket'!
Zimmie will get a kick out of that one.  Ha roowooroo!"

I did a nice pose for Mom further down the shoreline:

Me!  Cammie!

... then we did a bunch more hiking:

"I wonder if I could bring a few of these leaves home for Maggie..."

We drove over to a little dock that Zim and I have shown you before:


I did my best to look for geese and other birdies for Mom, but there just weren't any over there. Mom said it was OK; enjoying each other's company was what our special road trip was all about!

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We really did have the best time together!!!  I hope you had fun coming with us!


PS:  If you'd like to see more photos from our outing, remember you can click here.


  1. That really was Vivid. We LIKED it.

    Isn't it amazing how INTERESTING the trees and branches and limbs are... once the Leaves have all fallen? One can not SEE that hidden stuffs with the foliage covering it.

  2. Road trips rock!

    Stop on by for a visit

  3. I know it's the photographer and not the camera, but what kind of camera does mom have. I also know you told us but I forget. The pictures are beautiful

  4. You look like your Mom has a very firm grasp on you - having all those straps all over!

    Nice photos.

    Monty and Harlow

  5. we liked that vivid pic. :)

    looks like a great park - it is too bad about the birds flying off though.

  6. Cammie your momma takes the best pictures...we just loved those shots of you!
    stella rose

  7. What a COOL outing!!!
    You are quite the adventurer : )

    Hey, we saw your photo in the box and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! You should share it on our Facebook page! We'd love to show that you don't have to be a kitty to love boxes!

  8. Cammie, it looks like you and you mom had a great time. I know you are loving this new weather change, aren't you? Did you get the email I sent you a few days ago? If you don't want to share the info that is fine but I wanted to make sure you got the email.

  9. I always have a good time going with you on road trips. I would have had to bark at the geese, you are very strong. Those are some beautiful pictures of you!! You did look a little confined in your harness, but as long as you are not bothered by it, I guess it is all good.

    Loveys Sasha

  10. what a fun adventure, Cammie! Tuttle Creek State Park is beautiful!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  11. What a pawesome road trip Cammie!!

    We really love the scenery!


  12. What beautiful photos of you, Cammie! Your mom always takes you on the funnest adventures!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly