Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Adventure

Hello Friends.

Oh Dog did MOM, Belle and I have a great adventure.  We left Thursday early afternoon for the mountains to do some hiking and camping.  The rain stopped and it was a beautiful clear day Thursday and Friday.  We hiked and hiked.  MOM said it was like 87 miles, but really I think it was only like 8 or 7 or so for her, but for Belle and I it was 87.  I put together a little video for you to watch then I'll tell you more afterwards.

We really did have a wonderful time.  But it sure was cold at night. It was so cold that in the evening and early morning MOM's camera didn't work.  When MOM looked at the thermometer at around 1AM it said it was 19 degrees (that's -7 Celsius).  But MOM build a small fire and we warmed our paws before we laid our heads down to sleep.  And Belle and I made sure we kept MOM warm in the tent.  When we got home Friday afternoon we were very tired and MOM did something she rarely does... she turned the heat up to 65 degrees!  
While we were there we saw some amazing and beautiful sights and critters of all kinds.  We ran and hiked, romped and played.  We sang and hummed, reflected and pondered.  We breathed in deep and exhaled slowly.  And even though silly MOM left her trekking poles in the Blazer and her knee is a little tweaked and swollen, we were (and are) thankful and blessed.  
Now I am even more excited for Christmas day when we get to do it again.
Have a beautifully blessed weekend friends.


  1. Sounds like a beautiful (and chilly!) trip! Too bad the Mom's camera didn't work, bet you saw sum beautiful sights. XOXO

  2. What a great trip! And some great photos too. So now we know where this chilly air is coming from - did you send it just for us? Thanks, Goose, we love the cold air, but Mom isn't so crazy about it. The wind was blowing and she said it was coming at her from the northwest - so we know you were helping us feel like winter - now can you please send some snow too?

    We hope your Mom's knee is OK, and we are happy you had such fun camping.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Looks like you all had a great time camping. Good thing your mom had two of you to help keep her warm at night.


  4. OMD - you had a wonderful time!! And you found a moose antler?? Was it delicious?? We are glad you're all home safe and sound and that you had a chance to recharge butt my mom says there's no way in the universe she would camp in a tent in weather that cold! We are glad the weather cooperated too. Are you going to the Christmas parade tomorrow? We are going to see if anyone will let us sit on their float. Keep your paws crossed cuz we are looking for Santa Paws!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. What a wonderful time! You and your Mom and Belle are so brave to hike and camp in the cold!!

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  6. Oh, now those are two VERY happy doggies!! AND moose antlers?? Wows!
    I am so glads you and Belle kept your Moms nice and toasty in the tent ~ that is cold. I love the cold, and so does Ma, butts (as Ma likes to say, "California cold") if it gets below 25 degrees, Ma starts to complain. Wuss. BOL
    I am so glad you guys made it home safe and sound. And, I sure love all the beautiful pics your Moms took. Awesome.


  7. Now that was an incredible adventure!! :-D I'm so glad that the nasty rain stopped so that you could enjoy romping around the hills and lakes! OMD, you actually found a real moose antler? Whoa, enjoy chewing my friends! The weather is a big reason why I don't think I would do well with the whole camping thing...but thankfully you 3 don't mind! Enjoy resting tonight, you all deserve it!

  8. Well, we are so glad you had a great time and glad you got home ok. We thought of you guys last night when we were getting everyone settled in and warm for the night. We wondered if you were cold.

    Can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow
    Bert and My Vickei

  9. Woof! Woof! What a beautiful Thanksgiving adventure. That's way too cold for my mom. Glad you helped your mom to warm up. IS it different that you guys have Belle with you? LUCKY for finding some Moose Antlers. Golden Love. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful adventure Goose! It looks so beautiful and peaceful on your trails. I love the picture of you and Belle both sitting by the water. To think you got moose antlers right from nature and not from the store, cool! You guys sure are brave to camp out in that cold. We are finally getting some snow here tonight! Yay! Have a great weekend my friend and stay warm. :)

  11. What a great adventure for you and Belle, Goose. Wow we like the look of the moose antlers. Glad though you are back home and warm. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. Wow Goose - that reminded me of my recent great adventure!! I loved your scenery and mum loved seeing the snow on the ground ...... -7 ..... That was COLD !! We had the opposite problem on our trip! I'm thankful that you could all keep warm in the tent together.... Was it like a mom sandwich???

    I would have loved to come along! Thanks for the pics!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  13. Such a beautiful video of your pawsome trip! We loved all the pictures especially the one of you and Belle reflecting at the edge of the pond. And a caption for that one picture ~ "Furends to the end!"

    Spending quality time with your Mom and Belle ~ A blessing indeed!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

    We hope that mom's knee is doing better today.

  14. Wow what an adventure. That's a wonderful place for camping. I think I have something to change in my crib ;o)I have a right to adventures too - or not? Have a wonderful Saturday ;o)

  15. Hi Goose and Belle,
    You are 2 lucky pups to be able to enjoy the out of doors in your beautiful State...and we thank you for sharing.
    My mom is such a whimp she said 19 degrees was tooooooooooo cold for her. Oh and please tell Belle he has a very pretty fluff tail
    Madi your BFFF

  16. Hi Y'all!

    Wow! That was some cold weather! Love lookin' at the pictures! Looks like a fun time even if it was COLD!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  17. Hi Goose, So glad you are back home again(don't tell mom but I always worry a bit about you when you and her go off camping, in the wilderness alone). Your mom made a fire at 1:00 a.m.? I would have wanted you and Belle sleeping next to me or on top of me all night.
    Have a wonderful weekend buddy.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  18. Oh, wow, YES! I know you all had a great time! Blue skies, clear water, SNOW, being together, all those golden-y colors, all those scents ... did I mention SNOW yet? I am so happy the three of you got to have a little retreat together! That must have been rejuvenating!
    Is your MOM's knee OK? I hope so. Dave said you should lay with your head on it like a heating pad and help it get better. I have NO doubt that's what he'd do!
    Did you catch any fishies? Or were they in school? I saw you looking for them.
    Thanks for taking us with you!
    Play bows,

  19. Sounds like you had a good time. I'll bet it was very nice going home to get warm, though.

  20. It sounds like you had a fantastic time!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  21. Howdy Goose, wowza what a fab camping trip even if it was cold. We love seeing your country during your autumn. We can't think of a caption BUTT it is a great photo hehehe! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
    P.S. Hope your mum's knee is feeling ok.

  22. I loved hearing about your adventure! You guys sure know how to have fun! I'm glad you found the perfect human to share your adventures with!


  23. Sure sounds like a great adventure goose. I bet it was chilly but god hiking weather
    Benny &Lily

  24. Goose, what a wonderful adventure. That is a nice way to enjoy a holiday and I am glad you all kept nice and warm.

    Loveys Sasha

  25. It sure is beautiful where you went hiking. It is a good thing your mom had two of you to keep her warm. :)

  26. You're SO right, that one word is beautiful! Wow, what an adventure, so much to see and be thankful for. So much to reflect on ways the earth and God give us so much. What a special, memorable trip for all of you together. Belle is one lucky lady to make this trek with you - though I bet the extra snuggling made everyone a little warmer!