Friday, August 22, 2014

Our Recon Mission

Greetings to all, it's me, Maggie! The other day, Dad started talking about a place one of his friends said might be a good place to go kayaking. Mom was very interested, as she thought it might be a "wildlife-rich" area. It was decided ... somehow ... that Mom would go scope it out and that I'd go with her. How cool!  A recon mission!  Sort of.

Anyway, we drove and drove and drove ... and then everything around us looked like this:

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"Sort of looks like the middle of Nowhere, Mom."

Just as an aside ... have Cam or I mentioned Mom's sense of direction lately?

We're talking farm field after farm field after -- well, you get the idea.  So then Mom told me that whoever rides shotgun is supposed to be the navigator and asked me if I'd looked at the directions yet.

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"Well, no, but now that I see them, they do look tasty!
...and we just may have missed a turn back there."

I said we should keep going anyway!

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Oh.

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It might have been a better idea to take Dad's SUV instead of the sports-car, but it was a little late for that.  Besides ... LOOK!

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WATER!

See?  I knew where we were going all along!  No problems, right, Mom?

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Well, yeah, maybe one small problem.

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Well, there could have been a problem there, but there wasn't.  We were able to turn around.

We decided to take a different road home, because the one we were on was supposed to loop around and then just get back on this 895S road and ... umm ...

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You have no idea how confusing that area was.  But hey!  We worked it out!  After a while.  And several miles.  Right, Mom?

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"This is so not good."

Besides, if we hadn't taken the scenic route, we never would have seen that Scissor-Tailed Fly Catcher!

Anyway ... while we were by the water, we had lots of fun walking around and looking at birdies and stuff.  And Mom and Dad did go kayaking there the next day!  I'll show you pictures of me exploring tomorrow.

In other news, it would appear that whoever is riding shotgun is no longer automatically the navigator.  At least we brought home good "intel"!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

12 comments:

  1. We think that all in all you both did a great job. You got her home ok...good job Maggie!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  2. looks like your mom may want to invest in a gps as a navigator. :) glad you found the water - we were beginning to wonder a bit. and that road ends sign gave mom the giggles

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  3. What would they do without you! We thought you wee going kayaking
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  4. I've quit asking Harlow for directions. We end up in all kinds of crazy places.

    Monty and Harlow

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  5. Personally we always blame the driver :) :)

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  6. Ser-ee-us-lee, those directions look like they wuz in sum uther lang wige, no wunner yu drove all ofur creation.

    Bol!

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  7. I just keep thinking where she would have ended up if you had NOT been with her.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  8. Good thing you were there to bail your mom out of this!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

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  9. Whew! For a minute there I thought this was going to be a repeat of your mom's recent hiking/rescue adventure!
    My mom said she doesn't have a built in GPS like Dad does. When she isn't sure where she's going, she just says she's "exploring." I love exploring with her, 'cause we get longer walkies.
    ♥ Behr Behr :)

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  10. LOL great job and we hate to think where you'd have ended up without your pawsome directions. Sadly as I get car sick no such worries over here. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. Exploring can be great fun! Thank goodness your mom had you along, Maggie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  12. What a cool adventure! And your mom shouldn't blame you about the directions...us huskies just want to go NORTH where it's cool!

    Kiki and Nala

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