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LOCATION: Hill County Johnson City, Texas
SITE: Pedernales Falls
After dinner we went for a walk around the campground. While we were walking I met a new friend her name is Abbey. Abbey is a white lab just like me but she a little taller then I am. Her mom and dad were so excited to see that Abbey wasn’t the only white lab around. Abbey and I had a great time playing. Now it’s time to go back to the Minnie to turn in for the evening.
Mom and dad woke up at Mom took me for walk around the campground. When mom and I returned to the Minnie we had breakfast with dad. After breakfast mom and dad took me on a hike.
We hiked 7 mile hike
that lasted 4 hours. We hiked long the
When we got to the park boundaries fence we climbed up the hill. We hiked around the ledge of the hill. The trail along the ledge is a very neat trail. The trail takes you between rock walls and trees. During our hike on this trail dad sometimes has to help me off ledges or down some rocks. I enjoy this trail because I can do some exploring and I never know when dad will have to help me. We hiked this trail for awhile and than we decided to climb down the hill to get back to the river. We hiked the river back to the campsite because I was getting tired. If we had continued on the ledge trail we would have ended up on the main road and I would have to be put on a leash and when I get tired I do better off leash. We were almost back to the trail that leads to the campground when dad let me go for a swim so wouldn’t bother a couple riding their bikes. The couple had a dog but I was busy swimming that I didn’t know they had one until they were too far away. After they were gone we hiked up a small hill to get back to the campsite.
When we returned to
the campsite we rested awhile before lunch. Dad barbequed steaks for mom and
him and mom gave me a little snack. In the afternoon we hung around the
campsite because we were tired. Our campsite was right by the trailhead that
goes down to the
We woke up about and had breakfast before our hike. Today our hike was down to the group campground. The hike was about 3 miles and was 1 ½ hours long.
Before we went on the hike I went to see my friend Abbey. I wanted to say good-bye. When I got to Abbey’s campsite her family was getting ready to go home. Abbey and I played for a short time because mom and dad didn’t want to bother Abbey’s family.
The hike we did was easy and not too far because we were still tired from yesterday’s hike. You have to walk down the main road to get to Trammel Crossing Trail that takes you to the road that leads you to the picnic area. Across the street from the picnic area is a trail that leads you to the group campground. The trail to the campground is a dirt road with trees and shrubs on both side of it. When we got to the group campground we turned around and head back to the campsite. I had a great time exploring but now it’s time to go home.
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LOCATION: Austin, Texas
SITE: Muleshoe Bend LCRA Park
DATE: 2/08/08 – 2/10/08 SPACE: 00 TRIPS: 32 DISTANCE: 33 miles
It’s Friday and the weather is suppose to be great this
weekend so mom and dad are taking me to camping at
We arrived at
I woke up before the sun came up. I tired to let mom and dad sleep in but I was too excited. I woke mom and dad up about and mom fed me breakfast. After I had breakfast mom took me for a short walk so dad could get ready for our hike. When mom and I got back to the Minnie dad was dressed. Mom and dad sat down and had breakfast. When they were finish we went on our hike. The hike was 7 ½ miles long and lasted for 2 hours.
We hiked the campground road for about ½ mile to the trailhead of the mountain bike trail. The trail is 6 ½ miles long and you have to share the trail with hikers and bikers. The hikers hike counterclockwise and the bikers ride clockwise. When we started the hike it was very peaceful and we didn’t see anyone. It was very nice hike. During the hike I went exploring. While I was exploring I saw some deer so I chased them through the trees. After I finished chasing the deer I returned to mom and dad. About 3 miles into the hike we met a few bikers riding on the trail. I wanted to go with them but dad held me back so I wouldn’t disturb them. I also saw my first skunk, I wanted to chase after him but dad said no. He put me back on the leash and explained why I couldn’t play with the skunk. Now that I understand why I couldn’t play with the skunk it was ok. When we got to the parking lot we were about half way through our hike so we decided to rest at the picnic area. As we were resting a few more bikers showed up. One of them had a dog he asked if we minded if they let the dog out to play and my parents said it was ok. I didn’t mind at all. We played together while her master put his bike together for their adventure on the trail.
After our rest we continued our hike. We met up with a lady that we saw earlier and she stopped to visit. While mom and dad were talking to the lady, they found out she was one of the people that built the trail. We let her continue her ride and we continued our hike. A little ways down the trail we met up with the bikers from the parking lot. The dog was running along side of her master. I wish I could do that but I know I would get too tired and couldn’t keep up with the bike. When we finished hiking the trail we had to hike the road for ½ mile to get back to the campsite. Once we got back to the campsite we rested before lunch.
For lunch my parents had sandwiches because they were too tired to barbeque. I had a little snack. I was very tired but I couldn’t sleep because there was a lot of activity going on in the park and on the lake. On the lake people were boating, fishing and wake boarding. It looked like a summer day on the lake. Besides all the people on the lake the park was also busy. People were walking their dogs, riding their bikes, jogging and swimming. Every time I tired to sleep something would happen so I had to watch for awhile.
Before dinner mom and dad took me for a walk around the park. When we could to the restroom I met a 9 month old puppy. His name was Nash. He was very cute I wasn’t sure what to do with him because all he wanted to do was bite my legs and ears. I stood there and let him play while mom and dad talked to his mom. After Nash and I played we went back to the Minnie. The campsite right next to us I met a few more dogs. They were very friendly so we played a short time. I was really too tired to play to long. For dinner dad barbequed hamburgers when we returned to the campsite. I had my special food.
After dinner we went for another walk around the park. This time we went the other direction and I met a couple more dogs. The older dog wanted to walk with us but her dad called her back. When we were walking back we passed the dogs’ campsite again and I played with the older dog for awhile. I always have so much fun playing with other dogs. When we returned to the campsite we went inside for the evening. I think I will sleep very well tonight because I’m so tired and I couldn't sleep this afternoon.
Sunday morning, I’m rested and ready to go hiking. First we had a little
breakfast. Our hike today was 4 miles instead of 7 ½ miles. We hiked 1 mile of the
main road to get to the parking lot at the entrance of
The sun is shining and weather
is suppose to be in the 70s this weekend, so mom and dad decided to take me
back to Muleshoe Bend Park. We always have a fantastic time at Muleshoe Bend because
it’s right next to
We arrived at
Saturday February 23, 2008
I woke mom and dad up early for some reason I can sleep until I can only sleep until Mom got up and took me for a walk. When we returned to the Minnie we had breakfast with dad. After breakfast my parents and I went for a hike. The hike was for 6 miles and 4 hours.
The hike was on the mountain bike trail but we didn’t hike the whole thing. We hiked the last 2 ½ miles both directions. When we were hiking the road to get to the hiking trail we saw a few deer. I was on leash so I didn’t chase them. Once we got to the trail we decided to hike the trail clockwise starting at the 4 mile marker. We hiked the same direction as the bikes go but my parents knew there wouldn’t be any bikes on the trail this early in the morning. When we got to where we had to cross the road mom and dad decided to go check out another campground. It was very small there are only a few campsites. While we were walking through the campground I met a lady. I saw a dog but we were too far away from each other to play and we were both on leash. Once we returned to the hiking trail dad took me off leash and did some more exploring. We saw one mountain biker on the trail he let us know he was behind us with a little bell. That was great that way we could get out of the way. When we got to the parking lot we saw a few more bikers. We rested for awhile. While we were resting, a couple of bikers had trouble with their bikes so they loaded the bikes back into the truck and left. Mom and dad visit with a couple more bikers. They were very friendly and they pet me. I enjoyed that very much.
After our rest we started back to the campground. We took a little short cut on the way back because I was tired by taking the short cut I didn’t have to be on leash. The short cut took us to a little cove where I went for a swim. That was so refreshing now I’m ready to finish the hike. After my swim I met a big dog name Grizzly and he was only 9 months old. We ran around and circles and ran to the lake to play in the water. I had a lot of fun playing with Grizzly now it’s time to go back to our site so I can rest. When we got back to our campsite mom and dad ate sandwiches for lunch. Mom gave me some chicken for a snack.
In the afternoon we relaxed in our chairs. It was windy so we didn’t see a lot of people on the lake. I saw people walking, riding their bikes and run around the park. It was a great because I had a chance to sleep. When it was time for dinner we went inside. Mom made pancakes for dinner and fed me my special food. We stayed inside for the rest of the night.
Sunday February 24, 2008
I woke mom and dad early and we had breakfast. After breakfast we went on a hike. We hiked 7 miles for about 4 hours. We hiked the whole mountain bike trail. During the hike I saw deer and a few bikers. When I saw the deer I chased them. I always enjoy running after them. On the way back to the campsite we took the short cut again but this time I didn’t go swimming. We were going home so I had to keep dry. When I passed by Grizzly’s campsite we didn’t play because he was on a leash. His parents decided to keep him close by. When we returned to our campsite we rested before we went home. While we were resting I notice there was a lot more people at Muleshoe Bend Park today then yesterday. Now it's time to say good-bye until my next adventure.