Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Perfect Fall Day (Almost)
|"I don't really feel like doing the Colbert route today."|
"I think Mom said we're doing Anneberg!"
|"What a sunrise!"|
"The perfect Fall day!!"
... crossed another big road, then before we knew it, we were at the park!
Mom wanted to get a shot of Ragnar, Dad, and me posing by the trail marker.
|Me, Dad, and Raggi|
Obviously Dad didn't get the memo about not facing the camera and smiling. Bipeds! So hard to train!
Here we are once we hit the trail:
|Me and Ragnar|
|"Watch for goose poop!"|
"Goose poop is right up there with acorns, isn't it?!?"
|"Almost to the end of the trail!"|
"We should do another lap!"
|"Do you have the big Zuke's or those tiny ones?"|
"The 5-calorie ones ..."
"Can we do this again tomorrow, Mom?"
Monday, September 28, 2020
Up And At 'Em!
Greetings to all! It's me, Maggie! As many of you know, we head out on our walks mighty early - mostly to beat the heat in the warm months, but also to get a great jump start on the day!
"...yawn... Yeah, Mags. Jump start."
Sunday, September 27, 2020
What An Adventure, The Final Chapter!
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. Today, Maggie and I are wrapping up our really cool adventure on the Hudson Trail. Lots of these photos are wildflowers, so that ties in really nice with our regularly scheduled Serene Scenery Sunday. Ready to take one last look?
The quest for wildflowers started as soon as we hit the grassy part of the trail.
|"Beware of sunflowers, Ragnar!"|
"Mom? Are we going to stop and take pix of all of them?"
"Not allllllllll of them ..."
Before we even got to that first big down-and-up, we paused to do some quick shooting:
|"Oh, I hope we get to hike this trail again soon!"|
"Me, too, Ragnar! Oooh, look! Another big hill!"
Saturday, September 26, 2020
What An Adventure, Part 3!
Greetings to all! It's me, Mags, here with the third installment of our great adventure - the "off-roading" part of the Hudson Trail. We hope you've enjoyed parts one and two -- ready to continue our hike?
After we went over to Marlatt Park, we circled back to the grassy part of Hudson Trail.
|Me and Ragnar, back on the Trail!|
Here's a look back at where we had been -- the hill that you see is The Top Of The World!
|"Up on the horizon is where we entered the trail!"|
"We've still got a couple miles to go before we're there!"
|"Is this great or what, Raggi?!!?"|
"I love it!"
|"I think Mom and Dad are enjoying this every bit as much as we are, Ragnar!"|
"Then they're having an AWESOME time!"
|"WOW! The trail goes down here! How exciting!"|
"Oooh. Good sniffies here, Mags!"
|Me, off-camera in the lead, Dad, and Ragnar crossing the bridge|
|THE Trippy Trap Bridge!|
"I love mud!"
Friday, September 25, 2020
What An Adventure, Part 2!
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar! Given how many pix our mom took of yesterday's adventure, Maggie and I are going to take actually 3 days to fill you in on everything. Mom was a little shutter-happy, if you know what I mean. Anyway, when Maggie signed off yesterday, we were about to head down a giant hill!
The hill was grassy and wet from the dew, which made it a little slippery and a bit muddy! Mags and I especially liked the muddy part. Apparently, Mom doesn't like going down a steep, slippery hill while taking pix, so here we are at the bottom:
|"Wowzers, was that ever fun!"|
"That was the BEST!"
|"How's this, Mom?"|
"Yeah, umm ... OK. Thanks, Ragnar."
Here are some random shots of Mags and me hiking along the trail:
|Mags and me - in action!|
|"Halt! Who goes there?"|
"Yeah! And whoever you are, want to be friends?!?"
|"Everybody OK back there?"|
"Wait! I see a bunny!"
|"Oh, yeah, wait. We've driven this route. Right, Mom?"|
"Wherever we are, I like it!"
|"It says 'The Washington Marlatt Memorial Park'!"|
Thursday, September 24, 2020
What An Adventure!
Greetings to all! It's me, Maggie! We had SUCH a great walk this morning -- an adventure, really! It's going to take Ragnar and me a couple of days to tell you about it!
It started out pretty normal - up the hill on the big road:
|"Check out the sunrise, Ragnar!"|
"What? I've got my ear flaps closed, Mags. The traffic's too noisy!"
He had a point! Very noisy on the big street at that time of day! Anyway, at the top of the hill, we turned onto the Hudson Trail and just kept going!
|"There's somebody coming!"|
"It's that nice guy we see a lot!"
|"Just a little further!"|
"Maybe our friends will be out, huh, Mom?"
|"We should totally hike this part of the trail!"|
"Mom and Dad keep saying 'one day soon', Mags."
|"No time like the present - right, Mom?!?"|
"Oh, please say 'yes', please say 'yes' ..."
|"This is so awesome!"|
"Look at those hills!!!"
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
We're Not Bored-er Collies, But We ARE Bored
|"Look as bored as Siberianly possible, Ragnar."|
"Got it, Mags."
I mean ... interrupting the walk? For a photo shoot?!? And she didn't have cookies?!?!?!
What was she thinking!?
Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Serene Scenery Sunday
Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar! Today, Maggie and I took our mom and dad on a super long walk! It was really serene, so we thought we'd show you a bunch of highlights. Ready to take a look? There are a lot of pix, so I'll keep the chit-chat down.
We got to go to Anneberg Park again! Isn't that great?!? We love walking the Perimeter Trail:
|Mags and me in perfect synch!|
|Exploring the woods!|
We got Mom to shoot some video! Take a look!
To view on YouTube, please click here!
When we got to the clearing, we paused to enjoy the sunrise!
|Me and Mags and the hazy sunrise|
Much to our delight, we got to cross the bridge when we came to it today! This adds probably a couple more miles to the route, and Mags and I just love it!
Here's an action shot of us on that "spur" beyond the bridge.
Dad held our leashes so Mom could get a shot of us with the sunrise in the background:
When we're in crosswalks, we focus on safety! SAFETY FIRST, right!?!
Here's another cool action shot:
Lastly, here we are on the big road, heading back toward the park.
|"Too bad it's not a purple haze; I'd do my Jimi Hendrix impression for you, Ragnar!"|
"I love that song!"
It was a great walk, and left all of us feeling nice and serene! We hope all of you are enjoying your Sunday!