Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hike At Tuttle

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Yesterday was one of those days here in Kansas that starts with Mom and Dad in parkas, switching to shorts by afternoon, the winds kicking up, and us enjoying a sharp drop in temps and some snow.  Nothing stuck, but it was nice anyway.  While it was "parkas, no gloves" weather, we all jumped into the RAV4 and headed out to Tuttle Creek State Park!

Mom and Dad thought Eagle Pass Trail would be frozen enough still to not be too muddy (yeah ... Mom's shoes are still in the garage waiting for her to clean them ...) ... anyway, this pleased Maggie and me greatly -- we just LOVE Eagle Pass Trail!  Here we are with Dad, on the approach:

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Left to right:  me, Mags, and Dad

Mom was trying to photograph teeny-tiny birdies, so we both walked Dad for a while.  When we hit the actual trail, I went back to walk with Mom.  I checked the River Pond for bigger birds:

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"I see ducks, Mom!"

After Mom tried a few shots, Mags and I kicked it into gear:

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Mags and me.  Can you tell she engaged her turbo blasters?

There's a really cool thing beside the trail that Mom always likes to look at.  Here I am, checking it out:

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"There it is, Mom!"

It's a tree that bends in to form its own wreath.  I'm pretty sure it's a time portal or something.  I don't know where I'd end up if I leapt through it, so I haven't tried it.

Over on the other side of the trail, not too far away, is the warning sign about one of the eagle nests.

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Maggie, tiptoeing past the eagle nest sign

We are very quiet near the nest and don't go off the path!

OK, let's get going! We're almost at my favorite part!

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"Almost there!"

My favorite part?  And Maggie's?  Where the mulch path ends and the mud begins!

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"Is this great or what?!?!"
"I'm having so much fun, I can barely stand it!"

All the sights and smells and sounds!  A great hike, family time ... and MUD!!!  I mean, if we don't have snow, at least we have mud!  It was so wonderful -- and it all did this to Mags:

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"I can barely keep my peepers open!"

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"Mom?  Maggie's ... tired!  I think we should take a moment to let this sink in!"

Never fear, though.  By the time we got home, she was ready to dive back into EVERYTHING, whole-heartedly.  That's my puppy!  ... I mean "sister".  Whatever.

I hope you enjoyed coming with us!  Isn't the Eagle Pass Trail great?!?!

Cammie!

12 comments:

  1. MUD..... Mud is the New Black... OH how lucky you are... OUR mud is FROZEN like a Block of Ice.

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  2. LOL we agree never mind orange we say mud sure is the new black and that is why she calls me a dirt bag. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. That looks like a pawfect walkies, pawfect 'cos it was muddy!!!
    Maggie does look very tired but I'm glad to hear she was back to her best but the time you got home!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. Birds, family time and mud. A perfect day
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  5. We need to go there and walk those trails with yous! Looks like a great place!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. SHORTS....WALKS......heck we live in Siberia....we hardly venture out, I think we are going to get rickets or something.....stella rose

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  7. Maybe if you go through that portal you could get to my house!

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  8. mom laughs that you judge the weather by the number of times you change clothes. MOL that place sure does look like an interesting place to wander

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  9. What a beautiful trail and your weather sounds just perfect!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  10. That looks like a wonderful trail for a fun walk with the peeps. And you have MUD on that trail - that is the icing on the cake, so to speak:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  11. What a great hike...and MUD!!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  12. What a great time. MUD!!!! I love it too. And that wreath tree, wow! And my dear Cam-a-roo I just loved that last shot of you. I always see beautiful when I see you.
    Blessings,
    Gooise

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