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A Short Vacation
« on: October 12, 2007, 04:45:03 PM »

Yesterday, Dad, Kev, & I made our annual trip to Hinckley.  This year, Mom and the little ones came up with us, too.  My dad has a sister that doesn't live too far away from there, so my grandma was able to spend some quality time with her daughter.  Anyway, having the rest of the family with certainly added a different dimension to the trip.  It was delightful, but certainly different.

I love going up there for various reasons - one of them being that it is so beautiful.  Anyway, I thought I'd share some pics from this and previous years.  I'm certainly not the greatest and I really couldn't do the scenery justice, but I thought you might like them, too.

Since I didn't have my camera with me all the time (I left it with mom so she could have pics of the kids), there won't be many of Kev or me.  Not as many scenery pics from this year as I'd usually take.  Usually by now there's a riot of fall colors or hardly any leaves, but with there has been so much rain in the last month that there was still a lot of green.  Anyway, here are some pics and our story. 

We started our trip north by train.


And this is our cow:


Along our journey we crossed paths with some wild, ferocious wolves! Fear




Beautiful fall leaves amongst the green. Smiley


I'm sure it was crowded up there!


But I get it all to myself. Cheesy


A very young and, uh, confused buck.




You want to hear the real thing?  Oh, okay.

Our day started out with a slightly later start than we planned.  Then we had the drive up to Hinckley and beyond, all the way to my aunt's house, to whom the "wolves" belong.  On the way up we stopped in at a small gas station for a rest stop, and inside and out it had neat little and not-so-little things and tons of antiques.  I bought my mom's birthday present there.  So anyway, we didn't get to our destination 'til ~2 p.m. which, if it had been just Dad, Kev, & me, would have been horrendous.  Taken into account, though, that wasn't too bad.  We got out the door ~ 4 1/2 hours later than we usually would and made a stop along the way.  We saw some deer as we came in, and I spotted another walking across a fire break as we drove by.

We took the kids and Mom out to the closer stand.  The little ones really enjoyed their first time up there.  Mom was just enjoying the day and being able to be there with all of us.  (Allergies used to prevent her from doing so.)  Kev's pointing out where he and Dad saw some deer last year.  I'm doing my job: survailling the land, seeing what needs to be done, come down, etc.  I'm also along for mathematical calculations, etc.

We built a campfire for Mom and the kids as we headed out to work on the second stand.  Needed more work than the first, but still in good shape. Mom and the little ones saw some deer while we were away, too.  They stayed at the fire while we did some target practice. No worry, they were paper targets.  It was growing dark quickly so there wasn't time for extra practice, but enough time to make certain Dad's was sited in, and for Kev and I to get a few shots in the target as well.

Shall I conclude with a tale from the end of our journey?  As we were heading down my aunt's "drive way" after picking Grandma up, there was a deer on the side of the road.  It's dark, the deer looks young.  So we're speculating on what it might be, just watching it.  There very beautiful creatures, you know.  It's looking at us, seemingly mesmerized by our headlights.  Very young, skinny, not quite a fawn.  Small doe, asks one.  Small, young buck is my guess.  Some deer (A doe or two and some fawns) come our way from across the field, begin to cross the street.  Young deer bounds back and forth across the street in protective manner as they cross.  Then he prances our way - if you can call it that, almost half strut, some prance, and some wobble.  Then he turns around, walks twenty feet away then turns towards the woods.  He just stands there, and we're just sitting, watching.  He looks back at our van, with those glowing, headlight eyes.  Watches us some more, then charges at us.  Will he hit us?  Ah, he stops 10 feet before our van.  Young buck with, say, 5 inch spikes.  He looks at us some more.  Then he runs right past the drivers side, after passing our van and trailor, dashes into the woods.

I thought of you all when I saw a postcard that said: "If a man speaks in the woods and there isn't a woman nearby to hear him, is he still wrong?" 'Cause I know that's one of your favorite questions. Cheesy

Here are a few pics from previous years (gotta have some scenery pics, right?):












And of course:


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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 04:56:27 PM »

Glad you had fun.  Great write-up.  Good pics.

Cool dogs.  #2 = Akita?

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 05:01:35 PM »

Great story and pics Miss Eagle.  Cheesy

It's funny cuz some of us were talking about mushrooms and colors and climbing into trees...no wait...yeah...errrr.

Great story and pics Miss Eagle.  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 05:02:33 PM »

wolves!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 05:08:57 PM »

Glad you had fun.  Great write-up.  Good pics.

Cool dogs.  #2 = Akita?



Thanks!

I have absolutely no idea.  Actually, I think the second one is my cousin's dog.  I don't even know the pup's name.  Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 05:11:19 PM »

That's awesome!  Thank you.

Love the rock.  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007, 05:13:31 PM »

Great story and pics Miss Eagle.  Cheesy

It's funny cuz some of us were talking about mushrooms and colors and climbing into trees...no wait...yeah...errrr.

Great story and pics Miss Eagle.  Cheesy

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Thanks! Smiley

I don't know what you're talking about, but it may be funnier than you think.

Kev has given me the nickname of "Weightless Mushroom".  Oh, and tree climbing is fun!

Thanks again! Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007, 05:17:38 PM »

wolves!  Grin

Yeah, they actually gave me the idea. 


On a side note, when Mom and the kids saw the deer while we were gone, Chelsea was the one to spot 'em.  She asked, "Are those coyotes?"  lol  I thought we taught her better than that.  Or maybe it was just the surprise of seeing them, or the fact that there were a lot of coyote dens and that was on her mind.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2007, 05:20:22 PM »

That's awesome!  Thank you.

Love the rock.  Cool

Oh, you're welcome.  It was my pleasure to share.

I love that rock, too.  It's been there as long as I remember.  A fond childhood memory for me and now for the little sibs, too.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2007, 11:38:57 PM »

Great scenery, fantastic pooches, and those funny human being creatures.   I love it!  Grin

Curious - when you are sighting in your weapons, are we talking bows, or guns?  I'm a bow guy myself - still have my Martin bow from way back  Cool

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2007, 11:40:07 PM »

#2 = Akita?
Looks that way. Another good dog with a bad rap.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2007, 07:01:43 AM »

#2 = Akita?
Looks that way. Another good dog with a bad rap.

We just put our Akita mix down last winter.  She was almost 16 years old.  Best dog ever.  Loved people.  Loved kids.  Looked like she was going to rip your throat out but if you got close she'd just lick you to death.

There was that one rat dog about 14 years ago she thought would make a chew toy.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2007, 07:37:18 AM »

Great pics EAGLE!

I am a bit surprised at the amount of "green" in the trees. I think we have more color out by us. Definitely a different fall however.
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2007, 10:51:44 AM »

Great scenery, fantastic pooches, and those funny human being creatures.   I love it!  Grin

Curious - when you are sighting in your weapons, are we talking bows, or guns?  I'm a bow guy myself - still have my Martin bow from way back  Cool



Thank you.  Yeah, those funny human being creatures, especially the little ones.  They can race me down the street all they want, and I'll let them win.  But not for a minute should they think they'll win a race down a fire break. Cheesy

Were talking guns.  Dad and Kev shoot their compound bows year-round so rarely need adjusting (pretty much just for new strings).  I shoot a recurve so there's nothing for me to site in.  Living in the city though, we rather have to go elsewhere to keep a gun sited in.
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2007, 10:56:29 AM »

I'm a bow guy myself - still have my Martin bow from way back  Cool

Target shooting or hunting or both? Cool
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