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Officially Open

Today my good friend, Vickie and I went for a nice long walk on the newly open Rock Island Trail.

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Of course Sadie had to help me put on my hiking boots.

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Naturally the litterbugs have made it to the trail and I am hoping that the state will splurge for some better signs in the near future.

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Today was a dreary day, as it has been for over a week.  However, the temps were in the 50’s so can’t really complain.

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We didn’t see any deer, but did see the tracks they left behind.

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This was the weirdest thing we saw while on our walk.  Not sure if someone buried Fluffy out here or what.  In all it was a good walk.  We got in 4.57 miles.  Will definitely need to bring the dogs out in the near future for a nice long walk to wear them out.

 

Tippy’s Fall Photo Shoot

He looks pretty, but he is nutty as a fruitcake.  This is Tippy.  We “inherited” him from Glen’s mom when she moved to an independent living apartment. He is mostly a good boy, but he has issues that I doubt we are going to be able to break him of.

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Basking

Lucy and Taffy enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

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Fall Colors

My husband was playing with the new camera and attached it to his spotting scope.  This is one of the pictures he took.  It is quite beautiful, I think.

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Warm Sunny Day

The weather has been so wonderful lately that we have really been enjoying our outside time.

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Webworms

Webworms sound gross, and they kind of are.  We get them every year in the trees.  Thankfully, this year, we don’t have them as bad as they do in southern Missouri.  I went to visit a friend in Ash Grove and the worms were falling out of the trees.  I ended up with one falling down the back of my shirt.  Did a nice dance until I got it out.

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You can’t see them in this picture, but this is a web they have woven in one of our persimmon trees.

A Splash of Red

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Icicle Gorge Trail

Ok, so we are back to the vacation pictures.  Glen and I decided to hike an easier trail, so we decided on the Icicle Gorge Trail.  It is rated at a whopping 2 out of 5 on difficulty.

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As you can see the tail was so much smoother and easier to hike.

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The layers in the rock were simply amazing.

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Since the hiking was nice and easy we could enjoy the views.

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Glen decided to check and see how cold the water was.  He said it was cold but felt really good.  I am anti-cold water, so I did not soak my feet.

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Again, fantastic views.

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Another selfie 🙂

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Stuart Lake

After hiking to Surprise Lake, and the excess physical exertion that it took, we decided to hike a trail that was only rated 3 out of 5 in difficulty.  So, Stuart Lake it was.  On the plus side, Stuart Lake is one of Washington state’s most beautiful lakes.

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Right away it was a much easier trail to hike.  It was still rocky, but much easier to navigate.

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The views were also amazing making hiking long miles so worth the effort.

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Glen and I both decided we could live out the rest of our lives with this view.  Now just to win the lottery :o)

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Stuart Lake did not disappoint.  It was absolutely beautiful.  This was our lunch spot.

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No trip is complete without a selfie.  Nice backdrop with Stuart Lake.

All Riled Up

I let the dogs outside after a long day cooped up on the house due to the heat.  It only took them a couple of minutes to get into mischief.  They were barking like crazy so I went out to see what all the fuss was about.

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Thankfully it was just a good sized black snake and not a copperhead.

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