Sunday, December 21, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie, here to tell you about a couple trips to Tuttle Creek State Park.  No, not just Mom, not just Mom and Dad, not just Mom and one of us girls ... the whole family went!!!  And not just once, but twice!!!  Oh, what a great weekend it has been!

Yesterday, we all loaded up into the RAV4 and hit the road.  As usual, I rode shotgun while Dad drove:

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"Can I do the gear shift while you put the clutch in?"

Maggie and Mom rode in the back.

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"I can't see as well back here.  Does Dad know where we're going?"

Dad did know where we were going (though he didn't let me do the gear shift thingie) and before we knew it, we were at Tuttle Creek! We drove around and made some stops for Mom to take pictures of different birdies, then we all got out and took a little walk!

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"Look, Maggie!  That's Willow Lake!"
"I've never been to this part of the park!  BIRDIE!!!"

It was so wonderfully peaceful walking around the lake - and sunny, too!  Our first sunny day in forever!  All four of us had a lovely time. 

When we got back to the SUV, Mom and Dad had us Sibes switch places! I wasn't sure about that at first, but ...

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"Wait a minute ..."
"Oh, my!  It's nice and roomy back here!"

I mean, it's nothing at all like riding shotgun.  There are so many responsibilities up front - you have to watch the driver to make sure he/she knows what he/she is doing, help navigate, watch for birdies ... it's a lot of work!  But in the backseat, you can lay down and ...

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"Oh, yeah, Mom.  Right there!"

Snuggle City, the whole way home!  I loved it!

So today, it was all murky and overcast, but we decided to go out again.  The Bald Eagles are coming back for the Winter and Mom is just all kinds of excited about it.  (We'll eventually share some of those shots.)  We drove all over the park so she could take some photos, then got out and had a nice walk!

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"I hear a bunch of honking.
That doesn't seem too serene. I thought we were getting away from the hustle and bustle!"  

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"Oh, Cam!  Look!  It's gooses!!!  Look, Dad!  Gooses!"

Then there's a chance I crept up behind Mags and goosed her ... and ...

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"BOOM!"
"HA ROO!!!"

It was great!

Shortly after that, we got back into the RAV and headed home.

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"Maggie can have shotgun all she likes.  This is how I want to travel from now on!"

I hope you feel as serene as we do after our trips to the park!

Cammie!

10 comments:

  1. Now my Sunday is complete. You know part of the reason my name is Goose (aside from the fact that it is a family name. All my brothers and sisters have goose in their name.) is that I sort of like to "goose" people sometimes. hehhehhehe. Thank for taking us along. We are serene for sure now.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2. Me going in the car usually ends up at the vet. That's not fun at all. Looks like you had a great day girls!

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  3. we love that last photo - you look so happy just resting there

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  4. That last photo is the bestest, Cammie. You look so happy being hugged by your mom!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  5. aaah! we're just going to sit here and bask in your sunshine...

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  6. Oh such awesome trips! Back seats are great, right?

    Monty and Harlow

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  7. We agree the last photo is charming. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. What a wonderful trip, you look like you had such a fun time walking, playing together the lake and seeing those Goose, great walk, wish I was there with you! Love, Licks and Tummy Rubs from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX

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  9. What a fun trip with every buddys. Glad you got to be Pops GPS do you didn't get lost. No birdie pics!
    Lily & Edward

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  10. I love riding in the back seat. I can streeeeeetch out and relax! But I don't get snuggles when I ride back there. Momma has to drive!

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