Well we’ve been back on the road again for a few days. Who knew there was so much to see? And that it would take so much driving?
It seems like we have been driving and driving and driving. But we have really only gone south. We still have a lot farther to go west.
But the change in weather has been super nice – I am not complaining! If it’s one thing I love to do, it’s lay outside in the sunshiney and sniff the breeze.
If it’s another thing I love to do, it’s explore new trails! It started out raining this morning, but it stopped by the afternoon. We’ve taken a few walks and such since we hit the road again, but today we actually went hiking!
I have missed hiking. Mama was a little sad because she did not have her Leda to hike with, so I told Papa he could focus on taking some pictures while I hiked with Mama to help her feel better.
I am not the great hiker that Leda was, but I tried really hard to do my best. And let me tell you our skills were put to the test!
We went back and forth on lots of switchbacks and we even crossed a river by stepping on rocks!
I think Papa was expecting me to yank Mama right off those rocks and into the water because he sure was ready with his camera. But I was a very good girl and took it one stone at a time.
Mama even said she was impressed after we came back down. See, normally I am up front forging ahead. Well, when we were going down hill I slowed down when Mama told me to so she wouldn’t fall. Mama was so proud of me!
So we took this trail called Goat Rock Trail. It was like walking a goat trail, I think. There was lots of leaves and water running everywhere. I imagine this place can be one big mud slide with too much rain.
It seemed that I was constantly getting distracted by new smells. There are smells around here that I have just never smelled before! And every little movement caught my eye. I really really wanted to bolt off the edge of the trail and explore, but Mama told me it was not a good idea.
And we passed lots of holes. Every time I walked past one, I wanted to stick my nose in because they sure did smell interesting! But Mama absolutely would not allow me. She said puppies can lose their nose by doing that. And well, I really want to keep my nose. So I decided to listen to her. But every hole I came to was even more tempting.
The end of our trail came to Goat Rock. I don’t think any of us were real impressed. But I sure looked gorgeous sitting in front of it!
We are leaving this Arkansas place tomorrow and heading farther west. I wonder what new smells are waiting for me!
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