Sunday, April 30, 2017

Road Trip Hike #1 - Bear Creek Lake State Park, VA

I hads me a good night sleep on my BYOA (Bring Your Own Aerobed) the furst night in my cabin.
So I is usually getting saddled up in my wheelchair in a barking lot when we is getting ready to hike.
But in my cabin, I saddled up inside and rolled right out the door and ...

... down a ramp ...
... and on to a hiking trail! So furry, furry pawsome!
It do be all nice and sunny after all of the icky rains from our drive in.
Here I is at the lake.  Let the hike begin!
So the trail be going uphill away from the lake and ...
... Oh. My. Dog.  How is I efur getting ofur that log with spikies sticking out all ofur?
Mom sayed no way is we trying to get ofur that because it be too dangerous fur me so we headed back to go to Plan B.
We had seen a wide grassy path going to the road and on the map mom could see where just maybe we could cut ofur from the road back to the trail.
Here I is hiking up the road a bit but I cannot get ofur that big hill so we was hoping fur an opening to get through.
Yay!  Found a good spot to go through the woods ...
Yay!  Found the trail again having missed the spikey downed tree.
There was more downed trees from the rain storms but they was pretty easy peasy fur mom to help me ofur.
There be lots of signs on the trail so we do not get lost.
Did you notice I be wearing my "Furginia is fur dog Lovers" bandana?
Check out how peaceful it do be hiking along the creek.

I hads to ford ofur the creek but my wheels can handle it..
Sometimes mom hads to take me out of my wheelchair and help me up steep hills.
Then I hads to wait fur her to go back and get my wheels.  Oh, my boots, they be dripping dry because I got them wet in the creek.
I seened LOTS of my turtle furrends but they was too far away fur me to smooch.
Sometimes there be nice bridges to cross ofur the creek.
I needs help on these steps but mom got me up.
Here is it at the dam with the big falling waters.
Taking me a break.
I is back on the trail again going ofur a loooooong bridge.
Then we hiked on a loooooong gravel road.
 I told you it be looooong.
Then back on the trail ...
I founds me a nice picnic spot.
I hads another beverage at the picnic spot.
Then we went on to finish up our hike.
Oops.  Look what mom found.  Somebuddy be having adult beverages on the trail and LITTERED so we taked the can with us fur recycling.
This be our trail...
... to our cabin.
Going in fur lunch ...
... and a nap.  Can you believe this old geezer dog hiked 7.5 miles? 
Later in the day...  Hey, who goes there?
OMD OMD OMD!  It be Yoda the Dog's mom who works fur Furginia State Parks.  Remember Yoda the Dog?  He has not posted on his blog in a long, long time.  His mom came to visit us!  Her and my mom had dinner in the cabin and yakked and yakked and yakked...
Check out what Yoda's mom bringed me - a pink flamingo and CHICKEN JERKY!!!  I hads me some of that jerky right away.
Then I puts myself to bed.  Oops, I left chicken jerky crumbs on my towel napkin, BOL.
Stay tuned.  More adventures to come.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Road Trip!

So do you all think this 16-year-old old geezer be up fur a hiking road trip?  Heck yeah!  I just got back from hiking in my fave place, FURGINIA!  I cannot hike the mountains in Furginia any more but there be easier places where I can still hike and I shows them to you.

All the way there in the car it rained and rained and rained.
You knows, us old geezers cannot hold it furry long and I was telling me I hads to go NOW so when the rain stopped fur a minute, mom stopped the car fur a potty break.
What?  A potty break right by a hiking trail?
Yes, we was in Fredericksburg, Furginia in the battlefield park and we hiked to  Lee's Hill.
This be a furry short hike so I can do it without my wheelchair.
This would be the seenik but the rain made it all foggy.
As we was going back to the car, mom said she be showing me where she lived as a young pup.  Mom lived here?
No, Mom lived HERE, around the corner from Lee's Hill.  That be her pawrents house where she lived.
And this be where she worked when she was in obedience high school a furry, furry furry long time ago.
OK, enough of that.  Let's get back on the road and to our cabin.
Here we is and check it out - I has a handicapped ramp to my cabin.  So pawsome.
You knows I has to check out the rawking chairs right away.
So come on in, I gibs you a tour.  The kitchen and living rooms.
This be where me and mom be sleeping.
This room be fur if you has young pups but we do not has any.
Here be the bathroom.
We ♥ Virginia State Park cabins!
Mom hads to bring all of my rugs so I would not go splat on the floor with my wonky legs.
Moving in our stuffs.
Mom did bring me an Aerobed fur my comforts - you know, the old bones and joints and stuff.
I gibs you a sneak peak of our hiking trail...
... right outside my cabin door.
And it be taking me straight to my lake.  OK, that be enuff for today.  Stay tooned fur more adventures in Furginia!