Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ghost Town, USA

FINALLY!  A ghost town for Dad!  You may remember that we traveled down a couple dead-end roads in search of the elusive ghost town.  As it turned out, there was a writer - a real live professional author-type person - staying at our campground.  He was on a book tour and since his books are set in the West, he was touring - you guessed it - the West!  Turns out his first book was inspired by a ghost town not too far from where we stayed and he thinks there is a good possibility that a real-live ghost hangs out in one of the buildings in town.  Wait a minute.  Real-live ghost - isn't that an oxymoron?  Or maybe we're just morons.  Anyway, off we went on another ghost-finding mission. 

Where's that darn ghost town?
Ah!  Finally! 

Ummm, really?  This is what we were looking for?  A bunch of old empty buildings?

Huh?  Wait!  Where'd everybody go?

Whatever.  I know how to have fun!

Cooper's alligator imitation.

Ack!  Swallowed too much water!

Shake it off!

And . . . again!

We'll just relax right here!  Some of us aren't as young as we used to be!

I'm boooored!  Can we go get lunch now?

How about if I put flowers in my hair?  Aren't I cute?  Are you telling me you can resist this face?

Thank dogness I brought a magazine to read!

You might have gathered that we weren't all that excited about finding the ghost town, but Mom & Dad insisted that we tell you some stuff about it.  This ghost town is actually in Bannack State Park in Montana.  You can click on the link if you want to read all the really boring very interesting details and history.  They actually do allow dogs on leash in the town and in all the buildings.  So, if your parents are as boring interested in this stuff  history as our Dad, you would probably like it.  But, be warned, there's not a McDonald's in sight! Oh, yeah, the author we met is named Doug White and The Load is the book that was inspired by this town.  Let's hope his book is more interesting than this field trip.

Ho hum . . .

The Road Dogs


Backcountry Brodie said...

I so feel your pains. My mom gets way eggsited about stuff like that and you mite has seen on my bloggie when she finds an old pikshure, we has to find that eggsact spot and I has to pose in it so we can has a pikshure from 100 gabillion years ago then one of me 100 gabillion years later in that eggsact same spot. But then when I debate in my brane "shelter/hoomor mom" hoomoring mom wins out! But yeah, ho hum....

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

geeeeesh Your dad and My mom would really get along fine. She is Cracker Dawg Crazy about all that... B.B.F. (Back Before Frankie) stuffs. BOOOOOOORRRRRING. You got that right. I'll bet there wasn't even any good MODERN stuffs there.. like PEE MAILS and stuffs. GEEEESH. SORRY it was such a Bummer.
I just don't have a Ghost of an Idea what motivates these peeps.

Granite State Pet Sitting said...

Looks like a fun trip! Cooper sure looks like he had a great time swimming.

Brian said...

Good thing you didn't run into any ghost busters! Thanks for the pictures and tour, it was really great!

Sharon said...

An interesting brochure! I enjoyed the "tour" very much! Thank you.

Oskar said...

Cooper does a VERY good alligator imitation.

Yeah, my people haul me to place like that too. Somethin' about learning history. BO-ring.

Nubbin wiggles,

Pup Fan said...

Great pics! Love them! :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

What great action shots! Ghost town your Paw is nutty for liking that scary place
Benny & Lily

Two Pitties in the City said...

Ever since that Brady Bunch episode, I always wanted to find a ghost town too. I do like the family photos.

The Daily Pip said...

I love that picture of all of you - you kind of look like wolves exploring the forest! And I think ghost towns are very interesting - I like ghost stories (that's a little hint for a surprise later this week).

You sure have lots of adventures. I think you should write your own book about your travels!

Your pal, Pip

K9 Katastrophie said...

Heehee! How exciting! I have never been to a ghost town but I want to!


Chewy said...

hey a ghost town that is soo cool! Did you see any ghost? BOL!


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Well, a field trip is a field trip. What's not to like? Oh, no noms? Yeah, that would be downside. I bet ghosts don't need to eat much. We thought it was interesting. If we're ever in Montana, which is not too likely to tell the truth, we would love to see it. I would have to make sure we packed a lunch, though.

lotsa licks, Lola

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Funny how humans are interested by empty buildings. (My Mom likes ghost towns, too. I don't see the point, personally.) Glad that you got some water time and some flower time! And I'm glad to see you brought along some reading material while your humans amused themselves!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Anonymous said...

Sheesh! I know what you mean! My dad luvs all that boring stuff. Um, I mean, history. One day on our vacation, we had to stay in the car (don't worry...it was cool that day) while mom and dad went into this thing called a mew-see-um. They were in there for about 126 hours and looked at lots of old, dusty stuff. I tell ya. Peoples can be weird sometimes.

Wiggles & Wags,