Friday, March 9, 2018

Heading for the Hills

As much as I love the farm, it's been over a year since I've spent a night away (hospital stays post surgery last Fall don't count!).
Our AirBnB rental in Wyoming

Cole's trip to the NW last February was the last time I was able to unplug from here.
Somebody's about to go postal. Before the men with the straight jackets get here, I'm plotting my escape.

On Wednesday, we tentatively foray to a friend's lake house.

We're free!!!
Miss Katie greets me to her mom's home, but I feel strongly that my three Redneck guys need not be tangled up in leashes with a dignified, mature Sheltie.
photo courtesy of  blog: Change is Hard

Dawn takes us up Smith Mountain to the fire tower.

Dax is our valiant leader who truthfully knows not where he's going...

...if he did, he would've gone the other way.

Through experiment, I discover that Dax is not fond of heights.

Peter is distraught that his puppy has left without him.

Garrett, apparently, is grateful to be on terra firma.

Dawn captures it all in Dax's eyes as I carry him down from the tower.
credit goes to Dawn for capturing all the good pictures, the few fuzzy ones were mine!

Dax is decidedly happiest on the trail.

And what scenic trail it is up the mountain.

The Smith Mushing Team up Smith Mountain.

The Imp.

The Intrepid.

Water buffaloes at the watering hole.

The apres- hike meal by the lakeside.

But not before Dax burns off a little more rocket fuel by playing in the lake.

He can't help himself, his turbo is stuck in the on position.

Greatest of thanks to Dawn for the escape, the food, the company and the dog rustling skills.


  1. I had a wonderful time with your crew, especially all the kisses (from the dogs, not you) and the romp up the mountain. Have to say that was the fastest I've ever ascended that particular mountain. I guess it helps to have a mountain dog to pull me along. I took Katie for a looooong walk on the fire road at the base of the mountain this afternoon. She has forgiven me for leaving her out of the adventures yesterday.

    1. I should've been faster with my camera when Dax mobbed you in the front seat. I think he evenly coated both sides of your glasses with kisses.
      Look out for Katie now, she may have kept copies of the evidence to use against you at a later date.

  2. So that's Dawn! Hi Dawn! Glad you had a nice getaway.

    1. It's a small world after all, it's a small world.... I'm off pitch, but you get the picture!

  3. We came by from Katies blog to read your side of the story. I think you guys better give Katie a bouquet of dog treats . It does look like u all had a pawsome adventure though.

    1. Sounds like I'd better lawyer up before Katie zings me with a lawsuit! Thankfully, in my former life i was a lobbyist and I brought Katie treats even before negotiating leaving her at home.