Friday, November 8, 2013

The Best Foliage Yet

I knows how much you all likes the fall foliage here in my corner of the werld so while you was all bizzy reading about my Furginia trip, I went and snootered out some more foliage fur ya earlier in the week!  That be Daisy, staying at our B&B, on the hike with me.  She do be a good little hiker because her mom hikes with her all the time.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Virginia Hiking Trip Day 6 - The Long Road Home

It was our last day in Furginia and even though we did has a hike planned, mom thought I had enuff fur the week and we was going to cancel it except mom thought we might walk down to the river from our cabin and pay homage to Yoda the Dog's Brown Cabin.  Howefur...
It rained.  We hads sunbeams all week long so we is grateful fur that.
We loaded up the hikemobile and headed north.  I nefur has been one fur napping in the car but now that I is a senior citizen ...
We there yet?
There do be Noo Joisey ofur there behind those mountains.  Wowser, those mountains look so teeny tiny after the big mountains in Furginia!
HOME!  Lemme in, lemme in!  I has to .....
Some privacy pawlese, I has to use the facilities.
Sis Sydney was surprised to see mom walk in the door.  The boy had been coming to let her out and when she did not see the boy come in, she was like ....
"Hey sis."  "Hey back at ya sis."  So much fur happy reunions.
I headed straight fur my bed to take looooooong naps and dream about all of my Furginia adventures!
Of course, I had the most pawsomest time again because you know why?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Virginia Hiking Trip Day 5 - Howloween Edition!

You know me and mom, we always do a special haunted Howloween hike because well, we is just crazy like that.  So deep down in the hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains there do be a haunted cabin and forest.  Long, long ago when peeps lived in Shenandoah National Park (they was booted out to make it a park) a fambly lived in this cabin and the lady was hasing her 3rd human puppy when she died!  So they say it be her ghost doing the haunting.  Mom and I went to check it out!  (If'n you wants to hear something furry interesting, this do be an interview with the husband of the ghost lady.  He talks about how life was back in the olden days and how he builded the cabin and stuffs.)
So furstly we woked up to another bootiful sunrise outside my cabin.
We stopped by Culler's Ofurlook to see the mountains waking up.
Then we drived to Shenandoah National Park and through the Tunnel of Doom.
Leading mom across Skyline Drive with my ghost busting bandanner on.
I ain't skeered of no ghosts.
Do the ghost be in this hollow?  Wrong kind of hollow.
I laff at the ghosts and goblins, whahahahaha.
This be the right hollow, Nicholson Hollow.
We bravely descend down into the haunted hollow.
But I hads to stop fur a drink ...
... and a brief rest furst.
Oh. My. Dog.  Check this out.  Mom's drink be FROZENED and it did not be cold out.  Mom even had her skeery white legs showing to ward off evil spirits.  How did her drink get frozened?  Creepy.
Forging onward.
Almost there.  Corbin Cabin, that be the haunted cabin.
Yikes, the haunted cabin.
Not seeing any ghosts or spirits here.  But a ways up the trail ...
Now this cabin do look way more haunted to me.
Most definitely haunted.
Gibs me a chicken jerky mom so I can show those ghosts my teefs so they knows who they be messing with.
Mom read her book.
I napped.  (That be Corbin Cabin ofur yonder.)
Then we found the fambly cemetery.  Spooky.
The graves is marked with field stones like this but they is mostly missing.
Come on mom, let's go.
We started to climb up out of the hollow but hads to stop fur a break.
A spooky spidey crawled across mom's stuff and that drink, it still be frozened.

Mom, read me some of your skeery story.
"Once upon a time..."  OK, enuff, let's go.
OMD!  We gets back to the hikemobile and look who be waiting fur us!
Back at my cabin, we taked another drink out of the fridge fur comparison purposes.  The one of the left be the one that went through the whole hike with us, still frozened.  The one on the right, fresh out of the fridge, not frozened at all.  Mom's drink do be pawsessed.  I is staying far, far away.
A furry tired ghost buster.  Off dooty.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Virginia Hiking Trip Day 4

So today was "Stay in the State Park Day."
Mom felt the need to so some light housekeeping.  I do not trust that thing, silent but deadly, I tell you.  I so know it be related to that Vacula.
And I know nothing about those furs it be picking up.  I is being framed, fur sure.
After having survived that, we got in the hikemobile but we did not go far, just to the other side of the park and we made a movie fur you about this hike.  Grab youself a bowl of water and a chicken jerky or catnip snack and enjoy!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Virginia Hiking Trip Day 3

So on this day we sent to see lots and lots of falling waters.
We hads to cross the Skyline Drive.  See, I knows to look both ways furst.
Here I go, off into the sunrise.
We stopped at a cemetary.  These peeps has not been here furry long.  The rilly old graves doesn't has any headstones because they is long gone but there was a list of names and lots were childrens :(
Continuing on...
You efur get the feeling you is being watched?
So we get to the Dark Hollow Trail and we cannot go on it because it say NO PETS.  Grrrrrr.  But that OK coz there be udder places where I be welcome.
I can see some waters coming out of that Dark Hollow place.
But the trail I is taking goes right along the waters and it be more falling waters than I knows what to do with.
Fangtabulous, doesn't you think so?
The only problem be that I cannot find a way to get into the waters to wet my furs.
No worries.  Where there be a will, there be a way.
Looking ....
Here we go!
Hot diggity dog!  This feels PAWSOME on my furs!
All reenergized fur the climb up.
I just thought of something funny but I can't remember what it was.
So this be the big falls.  It be 67 feets high!
When we taked a break mom was sitting facing the waters so she could see the falling waters but this ls furry loud so  I always has her back so nobuddy can sneak up on us.
Off we goes again.
This is the furst litter we has seened on our trip and mom picked it up to put in the trash later.
See, we likes to keep the forest clean and tidy.
Hey mom, the hikemobile be ofur that way.  Where is we going?
Ah ha!  We walked ofur to the seenik close to the hikemobile.
So when we gots home, mom gibbed me my Tramadol pills.  That be because my shoulder muscles work harder than they used to and get furry sore and tired.  So I takes the Tramadol fur pain, I takes a nap and wakes up all refreshed and ready to go again.
So this was only a 4 mile hike so I could rest up fur more hikes coming up.