Thursday, January 13, 2011

Back It Up to Thanksgiving

We're gonna get in our time machine and back it up to Thanksgiving, when we kinda took a holiday break from blogging.  Now that we put in down in black and white and pictures, it doesn't seem all that exciting BUT we had a great time - even if SOMEBODY didn't capture all our fun on the the camera.  We took a little road trip with the food hauler up to the foothills of North Carolina where we spent the WHOLE week.  Mom and Dad got us this dog park up there a few years ago (that's what we call it anyway) and we go up there on occasion.  It's got lots of room to run around and no neighbors nearby (yay!).  It's real pretty and you can see the mountains, um, Dad calls them "hills" 'cause, you know - he likes the big Rocky Mountains.  But WE like it! 

We get to spend all day outside wandering around while Dad fixes fences and does Dad stuff.  Mom reads and takes us for walks and throws the tennis balls.  All in all - FUN for us!  There's no lecktricity or running water but we have the food hauler and there's a little creek to drink from.  There's a river, too, but we can't get down to it very easy.  Anyway, we had all we need, really.  

We had fire . . .

And sweaters . . .

and each other to keep us warm. 
Things are a little more cozy in the food hauler, as you can imagine.

And when Mom and Dad got bored, we took a drive and here's some of what we saw.

A cool gate

Lake Lure - where they supposedly filmed Dirty Dancing

An Inn/Restaurant all wrapped up for Christmas. haha Mom thought this was a present from Dad.

We think this is the coolest name ever for a town.

See the bat over there on the left?  We don't think it's a REAL bat though.

This is the Jackson Building in Asheville.  Mom & Dad were fascinated with this building and took about a hundreds pics of it.  It is kinda interesting that it has HEARTS and GARGOYLES on it.  Strange mix.

Close up of Gargoyle.

Roof of City Hall - Mom likes red tile roofs

Roof of the First Baptist Church

This is for our furiend LOLA of Pei Days.
Lola - we didn't know you had a shop in Asheville.

This would be Mom's favorite place!  That is, if we woulda let her stop and go in.

A teapot statue in the River Arts District, Asheville. 
You know how Mom loves the art! She wanted to go shopping, but this was actually Thanksgiving Day and all the studios were closed.   If you love art, you really should visit this area - lots of working studios!

Metal sculpture in the River Arts District. 

Metal Sculpture in the River Arts District

um, MORE metal sculpture

and . . . you guessed it!  MORE metal sculpture.

This is a cabin Mom would like to have - instead of staying in the food hauler.

And HERE's what happened to one of the tires on the food hauler on the way back home to SC.  Good thing we had three more.  It looks like SHREDDED WHEAT.

TIP - do NOT drive around like this.

We had to call someone to come pick up Dad so he could go to the tire store and get a new tire, then come back and put it on.  We're lucky to have a handy guy like Dad who can fix stuff 'cause Mom sure can't!

AND . . . we still made it home by sunset.

The Road Dogs (reporting from the foothills of NC)


Oz the Terrier said...

What a great adventure! I luv the picture of the lake...very pretty...and what a cool name for a town, Bat Cave! BOL

By the way, that tire looked like it was eaten by a giant rottweiler or something. Holy cow!
xxx Oz

Benny and Lily said...

Was your mom and Paw driving the bat mobile that you saw all that cool dtuff and still got home by sun down
Benny & Lily

Oskar said...

It looks like a great time!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sharon said...

Really a beautiful trip! I have a nephew that lives in Asheville. If I ever get my lung, I would like to check out all the places that you did!

Jan said...

We liked reading about your adventures, but we really need our Poodle comforts. :-)

Frankie Furter said...

Squirrels Shredded your Food Hauler tire???? Shocking.
I let my mom see all the Artsy Fartsy stuffs here and she went ALL cracker dawg CRAZY of every single bit of it. She took about 87 mins. lookin at all of it and seeing what each tiny thingy... used to be!! She is Squirrelly... butt not enough to shred your tire..OK?

Wyatt said...

It all looked good, until the flat tire part! Love all the metal sculpture and art!!
Happy Thanksgiving..BOL!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

And you thought this wasn't really interesting??? Great post - we love seeing where other pups get to visit. Batcave - very cool name. And wouldn't that gigantic house make a wonderful present for your Mom - but we think she might need a whole staff of helpers to keep it clean:)

Thanks for sharing that very interesting trip - sorry about the shredded wheat tire:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

sagechronicles said...

That was some trip, except for the shredded wheat part....Asheville looks really cool though!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

You guys sure woz ruffin it out there in the food hauler with no lectricities and stuffs. Thank goodness there do be kewl things to see when the hoomans got bored coz you know hoomans getting bored is nefur a good thing. They mite go chasing bears and stuffs.

Mr. Pip said...

Your very own dog park! You road dogs really have the life! We just stayed around our boring house for Thanksgiving.

Thanks for your well wishes. I feel better today though mama is still being very careful about what she lets me eat. I will have to try the cinnamon and honey thing. She likes both of these things quite a bit so maybe I will, too!

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

Did you look for The Herd while you were there? It looks like you had a really fun trip! I think we need a food hauler to take us to our hiking spots...


Sapphire said...

woah. thank goodness you're all safe :)

George the Lad said...

Wow great set of photos loved looking at them, and that tire!! not seen one go like that before!!
Stay safe and have a great weekend
See Yea George xxx

Zona said...

You have been so busy!! I'm glad you are safe after that tire incident. Thank goodness for dual axles!


The Thundering Herd said...

You were totally in our "neck of the woods" (well, ok, we are west of there, but we were just in Asheville yesterday). And, yes, they really did film Dirty Dancing there.

Pup Fan said...

Looks like so much fun! (And yay... Dirty Dancing!)