BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Greetings from the Wild West




Parissawampitts Point, Arizona

This was our second trip to the Grand Canyon. This year we decided to be adventurous and do some dispersed camping on the North Rim. We had a very bumpy, dusty ride down forest service roads to Parissawampitts Point. We found a remote campsite in the middle of Ponderosa pines, quaking aspens, and cedar trees. Have you ever smelled the bark of a Ponderosa? It smells like vanilla-amazing!
Our campsite was approximately 250 yards from the North Rim of the canyon. As my friend Jan suggested, we threw tennis balls for the dogs away from the rim.
We got lucky and saw a couple elusive Kaibab squirrels, cute little critters.
BTW, hubby prefers sleeping in a tent every night, leaving the RV to the dogs and me.
We’ve been keeping up with the flooding conditions in Georgia. North Georgia has gone from drought to flood in a couple of weeks.
Fortunately, our house is high and dry, but our thoughts are with those who have experienced flooding.

We only jump on a wifi spot for a few minutes and I miss visiting everyone’s blog…
Please know we are sending hugs (for humans) and rubs (for puppers) to everyone!



Cave Lake State Park, NV

After several days of dispersed camping on the North Rim, the RV and dogs were filthy. Two weeks of living with 3 Labs and a hubby in the rolling dog house (envision dog mobile from Dumb and Dumber) is all I can take before I need a day of “house cleaning“.

We found a great campground at Cave Lake State Park, near the town of Ely, NV. Elk Flat Campground sits in the middle of junipers, cedars and sagebrush, and is surrounded by beautiful hills and bluffs.
The night sky is incredibly dark which makes hubby very happy.

Although the dogs weren’t allowed to swim off leash in the state park, we found a nearby lake. Comins Lake is cold, clear and a favorite spot for ducks. The dogs and ducks agreed to ignore each other.

We spent 5 days at Elk Flat cleaning, walking, swimming and relaxing. I always hate to leave a clean, comfortable campground, but thanks to Hubby’s determination to keep moving west, we’re getting closer to our ultimate destination, the Oregon Coast!


Happy Trails,

33 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur the pup and peep dates!

Woo are missed BUT I'm glad woo are having fun!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

JackDaddy said...

Great report. Glad to hear that everyone is well and having a good time!

Good thing about throwing AWAY from the rim. I can just see the headlines!

Sam said...

Awesome!! Looks like you're having a great adventure!

Ina in Alaska said...

Looks like a "Grand" Trip. I am enjoying the journey with you.

Gloria said...

Looks and sounds just wonderful!

Liz said...

My spirit goes with you, Kit. Your adventure is my dreams at night. Have fun and stay safe!!!

Liz

Alex93andme said...

It sounds wonderful! Keep having fun and enjoy your vacation!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We just love the trip you are taking!! To think you do this every year blows my mind!! I am so jealous of your adventure!!!
It sounds like you are having such a great time!!
I have never been west in my life.
Thanks so much for blogging and telling us about it all!!!
Love you all, Bambi and Fern

Tammy Kauffman said...

Glad you are having fun. It's so nice out tonight here in Northport. Supposed to be 74 for a hight on Tuesday. I'm soooo loooking forward to that. Miss checking your blog. Have fun and keep us posted on where you are. Love seeing the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are all having a wonderful time. The pictures are terrific and it sounds like you've hit a good balance of good old fashioned dirt and clean living. Those night skies sound fabulous. Safe travels. We miss you but are thrilled you are happy.

Westward Ho!

Jan and Blaine

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

Sounds like an amazing adventure - cant wait to hear more and get to see more pics

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Rachel said...

What great pics! I love the dog-head through the screen door.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Even if you couldn't swim off leash until they found a lake, it sure looked like a PURRty good time!

Life With Dogs said...

I have loved taking all of this in - the scale is beyond anything we see here on the east coast.
You are missed, but I am thrilled that you are living it up. Safe travels!

Life With Dogs said...

I have loved taking all of this in - the scale is beyond anything we see here on the east coast.
You are missed, but I am thrilled that you are living it up. Safe travels!

Samantha said...

Love your travel stories - it feels as if we are vacationing vicariously through you! Sounds like the labs and parents are having a wonderful trip - look forward to hearing more!
Hugs xo
Sammie and mom

Shelley said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I love getting away in nature! I bet the dogs are loving it!

houndstooth said...

Wow! Those are some beautiful pictures! I'd prefer to sleep in the RV myself!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful the pics and update are! I was so happy to hear from you. Enjoy! SH

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Kit,
I'm so glad to catch up with you and your travels. What absolutely amazing views and everyone is happy and healthy. Talk about being in dog heaven....you all are.You are with the ones you love...the hubby has dark skies with lots of stars and the pups have wide open spaces and clear lakes.....
Enjoy every moment of the trip.
Big Hug
Cecilia

Amber and Nala said...

Looks and sounds like you are having a great time! Can't wait to see more pics! :)

Amber & Nala

Dudley said...

Sounds like a great trip, I'm very jealous!

Dudley x

Kat said...

What fun! I hope your trip is safe and filled with lots of good memory making moments.

Hugs!
Kat

Abbey said...

That was awesome, being an Australian girl it was a virtual trip to places unknown :) great you could take your dogs...

Im afraid Australia is banning dogs from more and more places, which doesnt help with Great Danes, its doable but with alot of planning... love your site and hope to read more

Kathy said...

Great Collage, Kit!!!
We're 260 miles east of you near Salt Lake City, heading down to Moab.
Snowed in the mtns here, how about there in Nevada?
Safe travels!
Kathy

JackDaddy said...

That's strange. I left a comment, but it didn't show up!

Well, I'll just leave this one then! :)

Anna the GSD said...

Beautiful pictures!! That looks soooo awesome! Mom and dad were talking about one day getting an RV and going cross country...looks like a lot of fun!

Glad to hear your home back here is safe and dry. The weather is finally nice and no rain! Yay!

Stay safe!

dewdana said...

Lovely pics! It all sounds beautiful and relaxing! Except the thought of dogs near the rim... I had never thought of that! Glad you kept them safe though!
Have you seen any Moose on your trip yet?
Moose + Dana

Mar said...

My uncle is heading out west right now. I would love to see the Grand Canyon and other beautiful areas. Wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

Gosh Kit, I envy you. Someday I will get to the Grand Canyon. I have been lucky enough to get to so may places, but the southwest has not been on the list. Enjoy yourself!!! Mickey

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi everybody,
I don't know how often you check your blog, but I hope every so often. I put a picture of an angel quilt on my blog yesterday. I so want you to se it. The title of the blog is Our house and an angel quilt. This quilt is not to be missed!!!
Come when you can.
Miss ya, Fern

Life With Dogs said...

How goes the journey?