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Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Different Drum

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags.  This morning, Ragnar and I took our mom and dad on our longest walk yet.  It was great fun!  Mom shot a lot of photos, so I thought I'd share some with you!  Ready to get going?  Get a good drink, and let's head out!

We started mighty early, and watched the sun coming up while we walked through Westbank.

"Pretty, huh?"
"Very nice, Mags!"

We looped through Sharingbrook, then waited to cross the big road!

"Wait until the man in the box says to go, Ragnar!"
"Got it, Mags!"
"OK!  Let's cross!"
"Let's go, everybody!"

Once in Anneberg Park, we hit the Perimeter Trail.

Me and Ragnar on the move!

We decided to take the bridge over Wildcat Creek.  Check out how cool this is:

"Check it out, Raggi!  Fog up ahead!"
"How cool!  It looks spooky!!!"

Oh.  Right.  We just watched a murder-mystery show from Iceland.  One of the character's names was Ragnar - and they called him "Raggi" for short.  I've been sort of trying that out on my brother to see if it works.  Anyway ... on the other side of the bridge ...

"Ooooh, look at that, Ragnar!"
"Maybe there are monsters or something out there!"

Sadly there were no monsters, but if there had been, we would have protected Mom and Dad.  Rest assured!

We explored the housing areas on the other side of the field quite a bit this morning!  There are all kinds of hills to go up and down.

"The sun's getting higher!"
"And hotter!"

Fortunately, not much hotter.  (It didn't get hot until after we got home.  It's almost like Dad and Mom planned it that way.)

Anyway, before we knew it, we spotted a potential friend up ahead!  We approached slowly, then went over to make friends.

"It's not real, you guys."
"Nah.  It's a Stone Pony."

It could have been real ... but it wasn't.  Too bad.  Just a Stone Pony.

Let's loop back through the park, then head home!

"What a great walk!  Fog, the possibility of monsters, and a Stone Pony.  Hey.  Stone Poneys!  Does anyone else have 'Different Drum' stuck in their heads now?"
" 'You and I travel to the beat of a diff'rent drum ...'  --oh, cats, Mags!"

Anyone else?  

Thanks for coming with us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Anonymous4:33 PM

    LOL! what a great walk! thanks Maggie and Raggi for taking us along.
    there are times though that Ragnar is still most appropriate when you're rather regal! xoxo

  2. Another great adventure with the peeps!!! We rather like Raggi as a nickname, but Ragnar is so much more dignified:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. What a fun and long walk you all had. There sure were lots of things to keep your eyes on.

  4. I think you two could walk clear across American without a break.

  5. What a wonderful walk.. and for sure best to start very very early to avoid the HOTS.
    Hugs cecilia