Saturday, December 27, 2014

Trip To Tuttle

Greetings to all, it's me - Maggie!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a most joyous Boxing Day.  We sure did!

On Christmas Eve morning, we all went out to the lake together, like we did last week!  It was great fun; I thought I'd share some of those photos with you!

Our first stop in Tuttle Creek State Park was the River Pond/Willow Lake area.  We walked down the path between those two bodies of water and had a look around.

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"Look, Cam!  Gooses on the River Pond!"

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"DINNER!"

It was mostly Canada Geese, with some Cackling Geese sprinkled in there.  Oh.  And two Mergansers crashed the party!

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"Honk!  Who invited the Mergansers?!?  Honk!"
"Whee!!!  INCOMING!!!"

I don't know about you, but those Merganser guys seem like a lot of fun!

Oh, and Mom apologizes for how dark and dreary everything looks, but it was that kind of a day!  Anyway -- on to Eagle Pass Trail!  Here's Cam!

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"Such a cool trail!"

We hiked for a little while, then I said to Cam ...

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"Hey, Cam!  Watch this!"

She watched while I shifted gears!!!

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"POWER DRIVE MODE!!!"
"Whoa!  Go, Maggie!"

It was great!

Once we got over by the Bald Eagle's nest, I was nice and quiet.  Got to respect their turf and all.

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Being quiet and respectful by the Eagle's nest.

Mom took a shot of those signs I'm looking at back in April.  You can see them here.

Speaking of the eagles ... after our hike, we drove over by the Big Blue River and saw this guy:

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Bald Eagle - ready to launch!

Isn't he cool?  Mom took a bunch of photos of him, but that one is our fave.  To see more, and to see more of the other birdies we saw that day, you can click here to see our Flickr album.  After that, it was time to head home.

We're still doing that "Cam in the back, me in the front" thing in the SUV.  I love it!  I don't think Cam minds too much.

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"This is soooo comfy!"

She and Mom seem to like that whole "snuggle as you go" thing.  Whatever.  I have important things to do in the vehicle!

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"OK, Dad.  Turn right up here."

I do get the occasional ear scratchie as thanks for my hard work!  Oh.  And fear not!  All four of us are safely buckled in with our seat belts!

Thanks for going out to Tuttle with us!  We went again on Christmas Day - we'll show you those pix tomorrow!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

5 comments:

  1. Oooo - love the eagle photo!

    Monty and Harlow

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  2. What a beautiful eagle! You girls are sure lucky to get to see one of those magnificent birdies!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  3. That's a really fun trip, Cammie and Maggie! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

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  4. OMD, that looks like a pawfect walkie and you got to see and Eagle too!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  5. What a grreat trip! You two go on the BEST hikes.

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