Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Road

Since Sept 7 we have traveled over 2,600 miles.
And… we have more to go!


Our reflection in a shiny tanker


I feel like singing:

"I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed he desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere!"


It has been a lot of fun traveling with other folks.

Here, Phil and Donna negotiate the redwoods,


and Russ and Marg climb a switchback on the way to Yosemite.


There are two rigs ahead of us in this picture.
Russ and Marg are in the lead
and Brenda and Dick are following them.


We traveled on roads with sheer drops….
and no guard rails.


We drove on road where little separated us from the sea.


Some roads were very curvy.
(We didn't take this one!)


Others were supposed to be straight…
but weren't!


 Normally I plan our route, with the help of our GPS.
On this trip, the tour company provided a travel log.
Each turn was carefully marked,
down to the tenth of a mile.


I almost always had the trip log on my lap,
along with my iPad open to Google Maps.
I took this picture by mistake…
but decided I kinda like the story it tells!

More adventures to follow!







Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Superlatives: Trees

Big!
Dreaming measures tree in Jedediah Smith Park in California

Bigger
Mr. Dreamy relaxes at Trees of Mystery, Klamath, CA

Biggest
Friend, Brenda, dwarfed by giant Sequoyah in Yosemite National Park



But, my favorite picture of all…

The Best!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Tucker Talks: Freeeee!

We went for a walk.
It was a long walk on a sandy path.
It smelled very interesting.


Unbelievably, once we got to the thing called "beach"
our Mrs. Owner let us go.
She never lets us go.
(On account of sometimes I pretend not to hear 
her when she wants me to come back.)

Whee….


I ran this way…
and that way.

I chased the birds through the surf
even though I don't like water.


Then me and Gypsy saw another dog…
so much more interesting than the birds!


We went to investigate.
You humans probably can't even see the dog.
He's in the upper right corner of the picture.
He's kinda hard to see 'cause he's the color of the sand.

OK… 

I did come back.

Eventually!

But, OMG… running felt so good!
Maybe our Mrs. Owner will take us to the beach again…
and let us run free!

Wheeeeeee!