I tell you what – my nose has been in overdrive ever since we hit these southern states. There are more smells and noises than I know what to do with.
Today we made it to Texas! Papa said we didn’t need electric hook ups, but as luck would have it, there were no other spots in the park that were big enough for our castle of a camper.
And being connected to electricity was a very good thing.
We do have lots of solar power, because boy is that sun beating DOWN! It is so hot here I don’t know what to do with myself!
So even though we have solar power, I am super thankful for the electric hook-up so we can run the air conditioning for a little while and cool down the camper.
The first thing I noticed when we pulled through the campground were these giant pointy hats everywhere. And they had tables underneath them. It’s like they want people to sit under the giant hats. People can be weird sometimes…
So Papa got us all backed in and parked in our spot like the pro that he is. Then Mama let me out so I could check out all the new smells.
Well let me tell you, we no sooner came around to the other side of the truck and I immediately spotted it. But the problem was, I had no idea WHAT I was looking at.
It was gray and round and it was digging fiercely in the dirt.
Well I immediately had to go in crazy Josie mode! I just had to make sure that Mama and Papa knew about this intruder!
Papa grabbed his camera, because that’s what Papa does. Mama sat with me and tried to help sooth my craziness. I bet you can guess how well that went!
Turns out that round gray thing is called an armadillo.
Arm-a-what? I didn’t see any arms on that thing. But it did have a pointy nose.
Then he went scurrying off to who knows where.
Well after that, I was just excited as ever to get out and do some exploring!!
Lucky for me, Mama and Papa decided we should go on a hike. They said we were going to hike Bull Canyon Trail.
I was really hoping to see more of those armadillos. There was armadillo poo everywhere, but every time I wanted to sniff Mama would say “Leave it” and I would have to keep going.
I got to lead the way and boy was that fun. There were so many smells and I was just dying to hop off the trail and follow my nose! But every time I tried Mama would say “Nope” and I would have to keep going.
But Mama said I did a good job. We went up and down through this canyon. Over lots of red rocks and skinny trails. It was fun.
But it was also dangerous. Mama said there were things called cactuses that were not safe. And that’s why I had to stay on the trail. That Mama is one smart cookie – she is always looking out for my safety. She even kept making me drink water. And boy was I glad. I had no idea hiking in Texas would wear me out so much!
By the time I got back home I just wanted to crash. But Mama insisted on rubbing me down and feeling my paws to make sure I was okay and I didn’t accidently get into a cactus.
Now it’s time to rest up. Who knows what is in store for me tomorrow!
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