The lab test

Over the weekend MacGyver and I decided to go out to our cabin in the remote location of Holopaw.  Suburban Estates to be exact.  The original ‘If you believe that I’ve got some swamp land in Florida property’.  Make sure you click on that link after you read this post and read all about how Suburban Estates came to be, it’s quite interesting.

So we loaded the pups in the truck and we headed out.

impatient hank

Anyhow, before I was so rudely interrupted, when you don’t visit your remote cabin for 8 months guess what happens?  Go on, guess.  I’ll tell you what happens.  Grass happens.  And lots of it.  It looks like this.

the cabin.... i think

Somebody has some grass to mow, oh shit!

Somewhere in all that grass there is a cabin.

Oh yes, I believe you can actually see it now.

And then you get closer and you can actually really see it.

tall grass

The closer we got the more depressed I got. Look how tall the grass is!

Now imagine how I felt when MacGyver told me the lawn tractor was broken.

mowing grass

Can you imagine mowing all of this with a push mower?

I mowed about a half acre with a push mower before MacGyver got the lawn tractor fixed and by that time I decided I was going inside and I took a very long break.

Once inside we actually have all the comforts of home.  I have a full kitchen area complete with a microwave a toaster a mini fridge a sink and a little area to wash dishes.

camp kitchen

And in case you’re wondering, the sink actually has running water due to the water tower located outside behind the cabin.



And we have an inside bathroom too because I refuse to try to find a spot outside.  Do you know how difficult it is to try to find a bathroom while carrying around a rifle and buckshot?  Yeah, it’s not a pleasurable experience trust me.

the john

We also have a wine selection on hand.  You never know when one of the neighboring camps is going to drop by and you should always have some libations on hand.

wine rack intact.

The walls may not be finished but we got libations.

We also have television for those guest who don’t partake in outdoorsy activities.  It’s a little janky since MacGyver got a little hyped up on 7 and 7 and knocked it off the table but if you squint your left eye a little you’ll never notice.

jacked up tv

See, we have all of the comforts of home.  And it’s completely sanitary.  Everything in our cabin has been completely and thoroughly tested by the lab.

labrador boomer

Lab tested, lab approved!

And he approves of it all.

Since this was our first trip of what MacGyver and I call our ‘camp season’ we spent the first day and a half mowing around 3 acres of grass, and not much of anything else.

We did have a few moments of bon fire time at my insistence of course.  hehe

bon fire

And a little bit of mud time


But they’ll be plenty of weekends on the horizon for lots more fun.  We’re back at home now and unfortunately I ended up with a massive migraine last night so I’m recuperating this morning.  Hope this isn’t a prediction as to how my week is going to be…

What did you do this weekend?  Tell me all about it!

A quick update from the wilderness….

Hey from Holopaw!  Suburban Estates to be exact.

After a 3 and a half hour ride in the car with these two,

road trip with dogswe arrived at the cabin late last night sometime around 10:30PM.  And even though it was quite late and we were somewhat tired I managed to hang up my new lights.

Red Solo Cup lightsRed solo cup lights from the Dollar Tree.  Spank my ass and call me Dolly cause it doesn’t get any better than that.  I’m in Redneck heaven!

I’ll be spending some quality time on my trail trying to avoid things like this,

running trail holes

Holes! A hazard of the running trail.

Hank is spending time with his girlfriend Rosie.  We are hoping for some Pitshunds or some Dachbulls, whatever you would call them.

Hank and RosieMacGyver will most likely be having some of this stuff,


Mason Jar Margarita’s

But for now, me and Boomer are hitting the hay.

mommy and boomy

Good night!

See you tomorrow!

In a short time….I’ll be on my personal running trail.

By the time you read this I’ll probably already be on my way to Holopaw because we are headed to the cabin and it’s about a 3 hour drive.  And if it’s longer than that before you read this, I’ll probably be here:

Dog Town Trail

Dog Town Trail, here I come!

Because when you have your very own running trail, you go run on it whenever you can.  I am so excited to run with the pups on my trail.  It is named after them for goodness sake.

By the way before I get angry thinking about what they did again, here are the two cutest pics of my baby’s from my phone right now…

Hank the Dachshund

Hank celebrates Mardi Gras, doggie style!

Boomer the lab

Somebody has to keep the bear warm!

Yesterday was hectic as all hell.  Not only did I have to finish up work early but I needed to pack for the weekend and we had early dinner plans with our good friends.  I thought about cancelling but they’ll be in Mexico for the next two months so we really wanted to see them.

We went to Nauti Nancy’s.

Nauti Nancy's

Doesn’t it look fun?

As always, it was delicious and we stayed out much longer than we planned.

The dogs were not as stoked about dinner as we were especially since we didn’t feed them before we left.  Well there’s that and Boomer hates his diet so he looks for opportunity wherever he can find it.  When we walked in the house last night, it looked like this….

trash can mishap

Boomer didn’t even have to turn the can over. He just jumped up on the can and picked out all the garbage. ALL of the garbage…

Now I”m pissed again!  Dammit.

Add an hour of clean up to a few hours of work and packing and I didn’t get to bed until after midnight.  I got up early this morning to get a six mile run in and now guess what I’m going to do on the way to Holopaw…

I’ll be sleeping!

I’ll catch up with you tomorrow.

What are your plans for the weekend?