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:
... 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.