Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day Trippers

I have been aching to leave the area. I have a hard time staying around the valley for more than a few weeks at a time. Cora kindly acquiesed to go with me on a drive this weekend. We packed a few sandwiches an the dogs and drove up White Pass. We stopped to take some pictures and then continued to Ohanapecash. Which is where we had lunch.

Above is Toby thinking he would rather have lunch than a hug. Below we see the kids watchg out for those horrible chipmunks! Dogs are keepers of the little known knowledge that Chipmunks hope to someday take over the world, and therefore they (dogs) must be on the watch for Chipmunk trickery. Our dogs are super vigilent when in the forest. We feel so safe from those evil chipmunks when the dogs are with us.
We stopped to look at a cool bridge and the stream underneath...the dogs stayed in the truck.
I love the road! I love driving. The scenery was great and the company was pretty awesome, too.

looking down a long valley...
Indian Paintbrush on the side of the road at the top of the pass.
We stopped to see Boulder Cave andtook the dogs. Cora and Gypsy take a break next to a handy downed tree, which made a perfect bench.

Here we are coming out of the cave. I am guided by the dogs...which Greek God was it that travel through Hades? He should have had a couple Hell Hounds like me.
That trail to the cave seems steeper and longer than it used to...I think the Park Service is in cahoots with the chipmunks if you ask me.

All in all it was a wonderful day! Thanks for coming Cora!


Cora said...

I had fun but I don't think I will move much for the rest of the night.

It was nice to finally find a trail that you can take dogs on.

Grandma L said...

It looks so quiet and peaceful and beautiful scenery. What more could you ask for. I can tell the dogs are enjoyinf it.