Friday, August 8, 2014

A-Hiking we will go....

Hi-Ho-the Derry-o..... oh wait... there was no Derry....O
But there was Lewis Ankeny McArthur, otherwise known as 'Tam'.

Today we hiked the Tam McArthur Rim trail.
Starting at Three Creeks Lakes, at 6500', you can see the ridge line you are about to ascend. It tops out at 7730' elevation. There were plenty of photo ops along the way so get ready to scroll. Here we go....


Daffy at the lake raring to go. The prow-like feature on the ridge in the distance is where we are headed...

..uh...wait a minute, we are going UP there??
Not even a half mile into the hike and we already gained a lot of altitude!







Broken Top in the distance, and still more up up up...

At one of the many outcroppings
The Three Sisters (Hope, Faith and Charity)



our lunch stop...

There is still snow up here!




Broken Top, South Sister, Middle Sister, North Sister


The 50 shades of lava rock...
Broken Top, the trail continues up...

On the way back down...Three Creeks Lake with Mt Washington and
3 Fingered Jack in the distance on the right. There is a wildfire in that area and the sky is quite murky.

It was a lovely hike with tons of great views. Daffy was a good little hiker, has good trail ettiquitte.
TSK greeted us at the door when we got home.....with a yawn...'oh, were you gone?'


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Your Chariot Awaits....


 We thought it would be fun to be able to take Daffy with us on our bikes so we ordered a little Pet Trailer.
It came today!!


How did they know the box was for them??
Helping!!
Of course.... who is the first one to get in..??

Daffy is not so sure...


Attached to the bike now!
Gotta get some air in the tires.... Daffy is snoopervising!
Ready to roll!

Both in the trailer!

Let's go already!!
First we just rolled around the driveway to see how they did...

...and of course they did great!


When it cools off later we will take Daffy out on her maiden voyage.
The trailer also comes with a front wheel and handle to convert it to 
a stroller/jogger. That way TSK can come on dog walks with us too!
Stay tuned for an update....

Friday, July 4, 2014

Parade Day

Today was the Bend Pet Parade, held every July 4th for the past 80+ years.

You can read about it here

So we thought we would participate this year with Daffy.

Daffy helped with making her outfit

Posing for the camera before the big event!



Yankee Doodle Daffy
At the parade.....

Red White and Goat

We met another Rattie from North Carolina




An opportunity to make new friends





Throngs of people come to watch

Steppin' and stylin'


Daffy was such a good girl!! She wore her costume the whole way and nary a bark.



We had a fun day out participating in a Bend tradition. 
Happy Independence Day to all!

oh... and shhhhhhh..... seems to be nap time...

Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!