Saturday, August 13, 2016

This Morning's Walk

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  This morning, Maggie and I took our mom and dad on a big, totally all uphill (right, Mom?  wink, wink) walk.  We've been this way before and it's really fun! I thought I'd show you where we went and what we saw, OK?  Get a drink of water and come on along!

We started out on a long uphill stretch.

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"I can't wait to see where we're going!"
"Me, too!"

Then continued on an uphill stretch.

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"Oooh!  Up, up, and away, Cams!"
"I love going this way!"

Mom brought the camera, instead of just the iPhone, so she could get some good bird shots in.

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Mr. Killdeer says, "No pictures!"

Yeah. Moving right along ...

It was relatively flat here:

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I stopped to admire some Verbena:

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"Look, Mom!  Verbena!  Isn't it pretty?!?"
"Oooh!  Cicada!"

Maggie came mighty close to getting the cicada, but sadly, Dad was watching her like a hawk.

More uphill:

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"Another hill!"
"So awesome!"

We did see lots of pretty wildflowers:

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Snow On The Mountain
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Western Ironweed
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Blue Sage
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Sunflower

We got back on one of the main roads, and guess what? More uphill:

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Maggie and me

That bridge goes over the cart path for Colbert Hills Golf Course.

When we were almost at the clubhouse, I stopped to admire the Snow on the Mountain:

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"Sigh.  Snow on the Mountain.  So lovely!"

If only we had real snow. And real mountains.

We also saw some Thistle:

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Thistle

Let's zoom in and check out Mr. Bumblebee!

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Bee on thistle

How about more uphill climbing?

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"YAY!  Another hill to climb!"
"Isn't this great, Mom?  ...Mom?"

After we got to the clubhouse, there was a little downhill stretch, before we had to walk up the hills to get to our house. Here we are, striking a pose; that's the clubhouse in the background:

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"Thanks for coming with us, everyone!"
"Let's stop in the clubhouse and see if they have any cold beverages!"

We hope you enjoyed our walk as much as we did!  Last one to the water bowls has to buy a round!

Cammie!

11 comments:

  1. That looks like a wonderful walk. Now we are trying to figure out how many hands your mom has! Didn't you pull when she was trying to take those beautiful photos?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. What a great walk, Cammie!! You always pick fantastic routed to take!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  3. We know your mom totally appreciated all the extra exercise.

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  4. That looks like a very fun (and tiring) walk. Up hill is tough. Mom likes to go uphill first and then turn around and go downhill:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  5. We want to go on a walk with you girls!!

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  6. That's a lot of uphill on a hot summer day! The flowers are just beautiful! Thanks for letting us tag along on your walk, girls☺

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  7. what a beautiful day for a walk on that amazing trail
    OMCs mom said the Cicadas were loud loud here yesterday she thought aliens were landing.
    Hugs madi yoru bfff

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  8. I am getting tired just looking at all that uphill walking! ~ Auntie Trace

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  9. You sure must have been tired from walking uphill on your entire walk...is that even possible?

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  10. What a grreat walk! Why don't moms like those nice uphills as much? Weird.

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