Monday, August 20, 2007

Another getaway gone

 

 

 

Camping was great! The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cool, and with the exception of smoke from nearby wildfires the sky was a cloudless palette of blue. The company was warm, the food was yummy, and our time was...as always...too short. We made the most of it since it's prolly the last camping trip of the year. Saw lots of wildlife this trip, on the drive up Wednesday night we saw four moose; three cows and one calf. It got a bit tense tho, because the first cow dashed out right in front of us (no fun at any time, but especially when pulling a 15,000 pound 27' foot travel trailer). The cow ran across the road and disappeared into the trees but her calf got confused, turned right and started running down the middle of the road in front of us. At first we thought for sure the baby would run to the side and get off the road, but it stayed on the road. We would stop so the calf would stop too and then just stand there. So, we'd start again slowly, hoping the baby would move to the side of the road; nope, the calf started running again. This went on for about a half a mile, I was becoming rapidly distressed at the thought the baby would never find it's mother...but what could we do? The mother, however, must have been running alongside the road in the trees because the baby suddenly turned to it's left and ran into the woods.  Yay!!!!  Whew, that was close.  This happened again a few miles down the road when a different moose ran out infront of us and we thought for sure we'd spend the night following her forever, but finally she turned from the pavement and ran into the woods. One thing is for certain, moose are huge animals!

  

  This weekend it's Hot August Nights, the 26th annual end of summer event marked by a classic cars Show and Shine, and classic rock concerts. Friday night it's Gregg Rolie, founding member and lead vocalist of Santana and Journey, followed by Richard Marx. Saturday night belongs entirely to Eric Burdon and the Animals. We're going for sure on Saturday night, haven't decided about Friday night. I always look forward to these concerts; the music rocks and the party is the best.

WWO #7 I'm offering another tag featuring the art of Rainbow Coffi. Offer is open until next Sunday, August 26. If you like and want one of your own, please place your request in a comment below and I'll get your tag to you soon.

Thank you for looking!

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6 comments:

pixiedustnme said...

oh great, all of that and I can't get a decent comment out because all I hear is Neil Diamond singin' in my head....thanx alot!! ;-) ....and the leaves hangin' down and the grass on the ground smellin' sweet.... brother loves travelin' salvation show ... well, you get the idea!

ktkamanski said...

It sounds as though you had a really nice time despite the confusion with the cows. I would love to go see both of those concerts - my kinda music. Hope your enjoying your Today! Take care,
Katie
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queenb8261 said...

what a trip. I am so jealous. Love the photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Barb

bhbner2him said...

Glad you had a good time!  Can I have the tag with "Sheila" on it?  -  Barbara

queenb8261 said...

love the photos. I'm jealous. Boy could I use a getaway.
Hope you have a good rest of your week.
Barb  

inafrnz247 said...

What a beautiful place to escape for a while...  The great outdoors a gift beyond measure.  Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us!

We have a lot of moose here in NH, but I myself have only had the privilege of seeing a small few in my lifetime.  Mostly in northern NH, but once, we had one run right up a main street in our downtown shopping district.  They ARE big!  I thought it was a horse!!

Michelle