Happy Monday Everyone! It’s official, fall is here and that means apple orchard time. I decided to hit the road with my mom and visit one of the local apple orchards.
The orchard we went to is called Minnesota Harvest in Southern Minnesota. While I was getting my picture at the welcome sign you will never guess who photo bombed my picture, Emma from My GBGV Life.
After catching up we decided to hangout at the orchard while our moms play with their cameras.
Emma wasn’t happy when I beat her to the top of the hay stack. And she was less then thrilled when I started yelling, “I’m king of the world!” I need really need to work on my lady skills.
What is harvest time without a tractor or two. Right Emma? I have seen red and green tractors before but never an orange tractor.
I could hear our moms talking about the limo ride we were going to have and boy, I got excited! I mean, who doesn’t want to drive around with a pretty lady by their side in a fancy vehicle. It turned out we were thinking of two different limos. However, this orchard limo is even better and much easier to smell the fall, crisp air.
As our moms were talking, we found out Emma and her mom have never been to Minnesota’s largest candy store. I almost passed out in surprise. Even I love this store, as they sell the most delicious, home grown apples as well. Our moms sure felt like kids in a candy store walk up and down the rows and rows of a sorted candy. Once they finally came out of the candy store, we found out they got into a little bit of mischief themselves. But that is a whole different blog post.
Today is the last day to enter for your chance to win a bag of Zuke’s Mini Natural and one of their Z-Bones. HERE is the link.
Since there was a break in the rain and the temperature is still warm, my humans decided to hang out at the lake. Although I live in Minnesota, sadly I don’t visit the lakes much. But, was really excited to tag along.
I really enjoyed watching the minnows and sunfish swimming around.
And before you knew it, I was jumping in the water and exploring.
I’m happy my humans always have a frisbee in their car for emergency pick stops. You just never know when it will come in handy. As you can see I’m working on my “doggy paddle” skills.
What a nice, peaceful evening we had. The lake was nice a clam. Sadly it was time to head home. On the way, I sure was smelling good, like a wet dog good.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to enter my current giveaway for your chance to win three bags of Walkies! Fit Bites dog treats. Here is the direct LINK to enter.
My humans and I hit the road for a “historic” hike at Fort Ridgely. We have camped at the state park connected to this historic site but I have never visited. So we jumped into our car and headed out for some fresh air and bonding time.
Here is some history about Fort Ridgely:
“Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and became a training ground for Civil War recruits.”
To learn more visit the Minnesota Historical Society.
As we walked along the path my humans read the signs to me and explained what the rocks in the ground were.
My humans explained to me that the rock structures, we were seeing in the ground, were the foundation to the buildings at the fort. These structures were amazing to see and imaging what they were like when the buildings were on them.
Now time to pose in front of the monument.
I had so much fun visiting For Ridgely. Can’t wait to see where my adventures bring me next.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you on Monday!
Today I’m joining the FitDog Friday Blog Hop hosted by SlimDoggy, My GBGV Life, and To Dog With Love
Since my family bought new camera, My GBGV Life’s Chief Blog Photographer has been a life saver. She has been gracious and patient enough to help my mom and me figure out our new toy. She also asked if we wanted to join her and Bailie (their Chief of Public Relations dog) on an outing. We jumped all over the opportunity for our moms to hang out and play with their cameras. During which time Bailie and I were able to have some bonding time just the two of us.
We ended up going to Hot Sam’s Antiques just south of the cities (cities is another term for the Twin Cities). When we first entered the property there was an abundance of metal, rust, and just stuff in every nook and cranny of the property.
At first, my mom and I were overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. It was a good thing Bailie and her mom where with us to help guild us in a general direction.
We would only make it several feet before there was another great photo opt. And my mom made sure we stopped at just about every single one. Bailie was a great teacher showing me it was okay to get dirty and jump in or on the different props.
Like a good gentleman, I let her sit on the driver seat of this awesome motorcycle, while I sat in the side car. Well, actually I was unable to get my fluffy butt in the driver’s seat. So by default Bailie got that spot.
What do you think should be drive this down to the BlogPaws conference next summer? All we are missing is our sunglasses and scarfs.
We had plenty of time in between each photo opt to sit down and talk while our moms played with their cameras. I really go to know this young lady and she sure is funny.
Look at this face, isn’t she gorgeous?
After two and a half hours of talking, taking photos, and exploring it was time to say our goodbyes. It sure was hard to say goodbye after having such a fun morning with Bailie. But we knew we will see each other soon. While our moms weren’t looking we gave each other head hugs and a kiss on the cheek. And departed ways.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend that is full of Kodak moments. We will see you on Sunday for the start of my 2nd Blogiversary Week long Paw-ty!
As most of you know I met up with Emma and Bailie from My GBGV Life. These two ladies are so much fun, even on a hot, humid day in Minnesota.
Bailie sure a spunky pup, it is so hard to keep up with her.
How many dogs do you see in this picture? The correct answer is three. Bailie of course is far a head, I’m trying to catch up and Emma is hanging with the moms.
Come on mom lets go!
Emma found a great place to get out of the sun.
Bailie on the other hand is soaking up the rays.
During out play date we set aside plenty of time to chat about blogging. It is great to bounce ideas off each other, ask good and stupid question, as well as drool about the next BlogPaws Conference!
I had such a great time meeting up with my GBGV pals! Next time will be sooner then you think!
Have you ever had a play date with any of your blogging pals?
Would love to hear about them!
“Say Cheese!” -Mom
Check out who I ran into, Bailie the PR dog for My GBGV Life.
We sure enjoyed looking at the wabbits. Well, I enjoyed looking at the wabbits, Bailie wanted to chase and eat them. I really hope she doesn’t tell Emma, she might get jealous.
I’m trying to convince Bailie’s mom that her and Emma need one of these cools car to cruse around in. I can see them now driving up to Blog Paws next year in one similar!
Testing out beds…too small.
Here are some other guys I met at the expo: two Saint Berdoodles, cats, one very tall Great Dane, miniature ponies, fluffy pals, and a couple of snakes. Oh, I can’t forget to mention the giant doo-doo!
The pet expo was great, but it was even better spending time with my pal, Bailie.
What do you like to do when you hang out with your fur-iends? Are any of your fur-iends blogging dogs?
When humans go camping they bring a lot of “stuff.”But most of it isnecessary such as the tent, sleeping bags, chairs, trekking poles, cooler of food, and fire wood.Today, I am sharing two of my favorite tips and tricksfor camping with your dog. You can find more helpful tips here.
First Tip: Yoga Mat
My humans use inflatable mats to sleep on and they bring a yoga mat for me. This provides a barrier between the ground and my bed (either a sleeping bag or a blanket) to help block out the cold that is radiating from the ground. Yoga mats are small, light weight, and very effective.
Second Tip: Free Samples
Free samples make quick and easy meals. Not only are they already in a sealed package, they are also premeasured and great for a single meal. All you need to do is bring one for each meal and they take up very little space.
Do you go camping with your dog, please share your tips and tricks with us.
This past week my humans and I went to one of the local state parks for a hike. We wanted to see if the waterfalls were open with the warm weather we’ve been having.
First, we came upon the upper waterfall. We looked and looked but were only able to fine three little areas where the falls that were open. Even the stream part was mostly frozen. But I wouldn’t recommend ice skating.
It sure was a peaceful day for a hike! There were many people out and about taking in the beautiful weather. What more could we ask for in March then sun days and temps in the 60’s.
As we were hiking, I was able to explore a little.
The lower falls was starting to separate. It was amazing how it was starting melting, yet was still frozen. I could have sat there all day soaking up the rays.
Stretching my legs, hearing the birds, smelling the fresh air, and feeling the melting snow beneath my paws was amazing.
Spring is definitely right around the corner and I look forward visiting more of Minnesota’s great state parks.