Well here we are, part 4 of my adventure in Bridger National Forest with my MOM and Belle. If you have been reading the last few days you have seen that we have hiked and hiked miles and miles. We have fished a lot. There has been squirrel chasing and stick saving. We sure did a lot. You might wonder how we kept up this pace.
Let me share with you the secret of how you can keep going and going strong.
It's resting in between.
And it is good to take a break while you are in the midst of romping.
When you do a lot of this...
You need to do some of this.
Butt you should make sure while you are resting these crawling things don't bug you.
I have been trying to tell my MOM for a long long time that she needs to follow my example of the right balance of romping and resting.
So on this adventure she brought a long this special project she has been working on.
I tried to show her by example how to rest. She said that hiking, backpacking, fishing is resting. Butt, as I tell her, you need to close your eyes so when morning comes you are ready to greet the new day and whatever comes your way.
Butt she insisted that doing this cross stich thing was resting. Can you believe that she packed in this cross stitch stuff?
Do you see what I see? Horses! Here's the story about them. One of you asked if we saw any other people. Yes we did, butt they were people we were expecting to see. All over this wonderful land we live in there are Forest Service cabins. The Forest Service does not use them like they once did back "in the day". So you know what they do? They rent them out. Now when I say cabin I mean very rustic cabins, no electricity, or plumbing, or heaters. Mostly they are a basic structure that have a few bunk beds in them and a table and they are in remote and very remote areas (all cabins offer different stuffs). My gal pal Belle's family rented one in the forest we were in and yep we met up with them. If this sounds like fun for you, you can go to http://www.recreation.gov/ and see all the Forest Service cabins and book one for yourself. This particular cabin happened to have a barn also. And one late afternoon I saw these horses. They are Forest Service horses and they happen to keep them in this location and they roam around the mountains and come to the barn each afternoon/evening. Want to meet a few of them?
This here is Diamond D
"What about me Goose?"
"Oh I could not forget you." Friends this is Smilin' Jack.
I really liked this guy. He was so funny! And I liked his tattoo on his butt. It said US. MOM said it was not a tattoo butt a brand. He is a US Forest Service horse. All I know was he cracked me up and made my MOM laugh out loud.
Even here Belle was on squirrel/chipmunk watch. That gal pal of mine is so dedicated. I swear that she did not breathe for 87 minutes while she kept an eye on this fella. I am not kidding she sat there for over 40 minutes making sure this chipmunk did not cause any mischief.
Mean while I was keeping my eye on this little lady.
Look BERT I am SWIMMING and swimming in some rapids. My paws didn't even touch the bottom.
So friends the secret of being able to run the mountains, fish and hike all day long is...
To get some rest. I believe it is what has helped keep me young and going strong at 13 and a 1/2. Well that, and lots and lots of love and care from my MOM.
This is me and Belle on our way home after one of the best adventures we have had together. And a really cool thing happened while we were asleep...
We were dreaming of the same thing.
Well Friends I know I did not show you all 589 photos my MOM took, butt I think you get the idea of what we did. And of course this coming Friday is "This Moment See Beautiful" and you know I will be including more photos on that day.