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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Scary Scenario Sunday

Good eeeeevening, everyone!  It is I, Mags the Impaler, here with Countess Cam-ula!  As we mentioned in our post from the Black Swamp yesterday, we headed out on a day trip with Mom and Dad yesterday to do some birding.  One part in particular was reeeeeally scary, and I thought I'd share it with you.  Let's start from the beginning.

We headed out just like normal:

"Mom, did you pack the travel Othello game?"
"I'm too busy navigating even if she did, Countess Cam-ula!"

I don't know what it is with Cam and travel Othello!

Anyway, we were heading back to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge!  It takes a couple hours or so to get down there, so in addition to backseat navigating, I found other ways to amuse myself.

"Hey, Cam.  Let's make faces at other drivers when they go by!"
"I'm not sure that's a good idea ..."

Cam nixed that idea, so I did what came naturally ...

"That's better."

We got really close to one of those submarines this time:


I still have no idea what they're doing out there!

We saw this place on the way down, in the small town of Ellinwood:

The Wolf Hotel

It's nice that they have a place for wolves to stay, isn't it?

Anyway, we drove around Quivira National Wildlife Refuge for quite a while, then decided to see what was north of the refuge. And ... HERE'S WHERE IT GETS SCARY!!!! Brace yourselves, readers!!!


Seriously. For those of you who know my mom's sense of direction, that is downright FRIGHTENING!!!!

Here's one of the roads we went down:

Somewhere north of Quivira

Scary, isn't it?  But, hey, Mom saw cool stuff to photograph (we'll share some of Mom's pix and a link to them later on this week!) and Dad knew what he was doing, so it was all good.

Speaking of good -- back to me and Countess Cam-ula!  We took a nice break in one of the small towns on our way home - stretched our legs, had some beverages, had a snack.  Oh.  And Mom and Dad had sandwiches.  Mom opened the back hatch of our Husky Recreational Vehicle (HR-V) to get them after Cam and I were seat-belted back in.

"Look into my eyes.  Deeper.  DEEPER.  Yes, that's it.  Give. Us. Your. Sandwich."
"I think it's working, Mags the Impaler!"

Countess Cam-ula really needs to stop smiling so much, doesn't she?  Sheesh!  Anyway, back to my mind-meld ...

"Deeper... yes... yes, SHARE that sandwich!"
"I'm so happy!"

So, yeah. That was TOTALLY effective; Cam and I each snagged a bite of Mom's sandwich. It was awesome! So was the whole trip! Tune back in later in the week for Mom's photos!

Yours sincerely,
Mags the Impaler


  1. What an excursion submarines, wolf hotels, scary dirt roads...and snacks. You had me at snacks!! I love snacks.
    Looks like you enjoyed the journey and that is way more important than the destination
    We look forward to this weeks pics
    Hugs madi your bfff and mom

  2. Those trees were so scary, even in daylight! And thank goodness your mom gave you some sandwich! You look sooooooo hungry!

  3. What a grreat trip! I'm impressed you made it back, with MOM doing the navigating!

  4. Oh no! We can't see the photos! Are they ghost photos??

    Happy Howl-o-ween From your Pals!

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. OK, we can see the photos now! Wow that is some blue sky! Did you get a big piece of sandwich?? Did you see and Wolves at the hotel??

  5. That is a very scary looking road. Add mist and darkness and a full moon and we would have wet ourselves.

  6. Sandwich SCORE! And we luff the Wolf Hotel. Very nice of them, fur sure.

  7. You go on the best walks. Thank you for allowing us to go with you

  8. OMC, who knows what was at the end of that road?? You girls are very brave. And kudos to you for snagging pieces of Mom's sandwich. I think the hypnotizing AND the smiling worked. I like the Wolf Hotel too. They need to stay SOMEwhere safe when they're traveling, right?

  9. Love those mind meld shots!!! And they were winning shots if you scored the sandwich tastes:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. OMD, gurl, you GOTS to teach me that mind meld thingie!!! Ma has been super duper stingy with the foodables! I can't waits to see your Moms pics! Your gurls have all the fun!
    Ruby ♥

  11. We're glad you finally got your mom to give you some of her sandwich. It sounds like you had another great adventure.

  12. That would be scary with our mom too! No sense of direction at all!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. Yay - we are so happy that you girls scored bites of the sandwich! WE can't wait to see more pictures of your trip!

  14. OMD...Dad let your MAMA DECIDE which way to turn???

    We are so glad you made it make alive!!!
    Happy Halloween Smileys!
    Dory, Arty, Jakey and Bilbo