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.


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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Land of Enchantment

We’re taking our time, enjoying the scenery, now that we’re on the secondary roads in New Mexico.

Marathon Lake, MS is a beautiful and dog-friendly campground with campsites right on the water. We were the only campers in the entire campground. The dogs were in heaven.

Another good campground is Brantley Lake in New Mexico, although the dogs and I had to ride in the back of the truck to access the lake. Buddy and I sat on the dog crate, like the Beverly Hillbillies.

This is our fourth cross-country trip and the dogs are real troopers n the road. We’ve found that if we stop every other day for a 2 day rest/play, they are happy and ready to roll. This is Buddy’s second trip and I’m pleased that he has matured into an excellent RV dog.

I know driving across the country in a 31 foot RV with 3 labs doesn’t sound like fun to some folks, but to us, it is the ultimate adventure with the ones you love.

We’re headed to The Grand Canyon for our second stay at the North Rim. I hope to see the illusive Kaibab Squirrel again.
I’ll be in touch when I can, and I hope to have a connection long enough to catch up on everyone’s blog. I’m still going through Blogger’s Detox and the withdrawals are Hell!

Happy Trails,


My Mind's Eye said...

Hi Kit the visual of you and Buddy on a crate like the BH is very vivid.
I actually do think driving across country in an rv with the ones you love sounds absolutely 100% like something I'd enjoy.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Kit and all,
So happy to hear you are having such a wondweful trip so far. We wish we were with you all. Happy to hear Buddy is doing so well.
You are in a 31 ft RV? Our big trailor was only 28ft.
Keep having a good time.
Love, Bambi and Fern

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I can't imagine traveling anywhere without our kids - which means no traveling without the RV! Happy travels!

-Fi's Mom

Gizzy's Mom said...

I love the Grand Canyon. I want to go there again.

Miss ya!

Rachel said...

Oh I love the Grand Canyon! Enjoy, sounds fun!

kks said...

i think traveling cross country with 3 dogs sounds wonderful!!! can't wait to see all the pictures and appreciate you letting us blogger friends know that you are ok! :)
hang in there, withdrawals don't last forever...:)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

My mom and I would need a SERIOUS intervention if we tried to miss our blogs fur that long!

Tank woo fur the trip pupdate!

PeeEssWoo: Please keep staying safe and have FUN!

JacksDad said...

I haven't been to the north rim, so take lots of pictures!

Shelley said...

Great photos! I would love to travel cross country in an RV! And I would bring the doggy and kitty w/ me! Look forward to hearing more about your trip!

countryliving said...

Pics are beautiful.

Glad you are enjoying life......

Kathy said...

Good to hear from y'all! We loved Brantley Lake last year, so peaceful out there!
Good luck finding the Kaibab Squirrel, cute little fellas.
RVing with kids or dogs, what's the difference, y'all together and that's what counts!
Safe travels!

MaryBeth said...

beautiful pictures... glad you guys are having a good time!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Wonderful pictures - have fun and be safe.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Golden Samantha said...

How beautiful and amazing to think of campsites right on the water! Lovely! But like Madi and Mom, can't see you and Buddy on top of the crate in back hehee! Have a wonderful trip to the North Rim - that's going to be amazing!
Sammie and mom

Sierra Rose said...

Oh wow!!! Great to get such sweet campsites.
If you make it all the way to SF Bay area....let us know!!!
Great fun.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Thor and Jack said...

We´re happy to hear you´re having a wonderful trip!
Take care and have fun!

Thor and mom

My Mind's Eye said...

Kit I love the collage!!! I'm still learning my way around the Picasa software.

bbes tribe said...

Traveling is so fun! We love the pics you bring or download for us to see. M & D love to take us with them too, but we haven't been as far as you. Keep the pics coming and ENJOY!
Ernie & Sasha

Taffy said...

I'm so glad you are having a great time on your trip. The photos are beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Just like you, driving across country in an RV with 3 labs DOES sound like the perfect getaway ♥ Have a wonderful time at the Grand Canyon :-)

Huskee and Hershey said...

What an adventure and I am sure the dogs are loving it as much (maybe even more) than you are!!

chelle said...

When I was in Vegas, we went took a puddle jumper over to the Grand Canyon....when we got there, we took a helicopter flight down to the bottom of the Canyon....Where they proceeded to greet us with Champagne...later on after the copter flew us back up, we had lunch with the local's, where they made us chicken and tortilla's and maize and more....It was wonderful! In fact, it was the best day that we had on vacation...So I hope you guys have as great a time as we did!!!

Cocorue said...

i know you're enjoying your trip and do drive carefully and keep safe....

when you have the time, pls come by to collect the "Oh Baby, nice blog" award and you may do whatever you want with it

take care and keep having a great time

Anonymous said...

This all sounds so wonderful! Can't wait for more pics! And I am so happy Buddy has matured. Must have been that time alone with you this summer! SH

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now that sounds like fun. The campsite all to your self. What more could 3 dogs ask for.. Water and freedom...
Enjoy the rest of the trip..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ina in Alaska said...

I know the feeling of bloggers detox! I have been in NJ since Sept 5 with "iffy" connections the entire time. The library where I usually park my PC has changed something...the connection was as slow as dial up. I am going to be back in Alaska on 9-20 and looking forward to my regular blog rounds!! Have missed seeing what everyone is up to!!!

Your trip looks like a lot of fun!!! Happy days.