The trip to Dog Town, my running trail, and a few surprise visitors

It was a loooooong weekend but we’re back. It’s sort of a shame it takes so long to get to our cabin because if it didn’t I’m sure we’d spend a heck of a lot more time there.
We left early Friday to head over to Holopaw and since the ride is so long, I brought along one of my favorite pastimes.

SudokuFortunately sudoku helped the time pass and It seemed like only minutes til we were driving down the trail roads.

dirt trailsAnd then we got to the cabin.

cabin at holopawThe dogs were pretty excited. Hank may be allergic to it, but he loves grass, and Boomer loves to run as fast as he can, all the way to the bed inside.

Hank in grassBoomer runningI was afraid that I might get a bit bored at the cabin so I brought along some things to keep me busy.

Coloring booksAfter all, I get really annoyed watching the Jacked up TV.

jacked up tvI did get to run a little bit while we were there. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the amount of miles I had planned.

runningPart of the reason was the fact that the trail was a bit rougher than normal, but the main reason was a pain that I’ve recently been having in the back of my ankle. It hurt quite bad on Saturday so I only got to run 2 miles but it seemed much better on Sunday.

dog town trail

How can I not run on my beautiful trail?

So I got up and ran 3 and half miles on Sunday. Just before I hit four miles, the top of my heel started to hurt right behind my ankle and so I decided to take the rest of the day off. I’ll be consulting a doctor if it isn’t better soon, (and by consulting a doctor, I mean, Google.) *Please note the sarcasm.  When you have an injury you should always see a doctor, and not WebMD but a real one.

While I wasn’t able to run as much as I wanted to we were able to hit up the mud hole and also visit our friend’s camp.

This is the mud hole, it looks peaceful here but most times it’s full of mud trucks and ATV’s.

the mud holeI took this picture at our friend’s camp.  I don’t know why but it’s one of my favorite shots from the weekend.

canoe in the desertOn Sunday MacGyver went over to help out a friend of ours and I painted the entire cabin. The dogs hung out with me. Hank was catching crickets and Boomer was taking it easy.

Dachshund hunting

Nobody move, I see a cricket!

Boomer eating yogurt

Stop taking pictures peasant and bring me more of the yoplait!

While I was painting this creature jumped out of the soffit and attacked me. Okay, maybe not attacked but it felt like it. I thought it was a squirrel or a cat but it was this guy.

tree frogSonofabitch, he scared the hell out of me and I fell right off the ladder. I did manage to finish the painting though and I also finished the camp signs.

We are now officially, Camp Dog Town!

Dog Town Camp

Where are all the stencils when you need them?

Lords of Dog Town

We had to improvise but we now have signage!  And the cabin went from camo green to desert khaki, (or a nice shade of fresh baby poop depending on who you ask.)  I wanted pink but MacGyver refuses to let me bitch it up!

When it was time to leave we pulled down the game camera and I put the card in my computer to erase the images so we could put it back up. Fortunately before erasing them I quickly scrolled through them all. Imagine my shock when I saw these pictures.


The first deer came around the 7th of January.

And then about a month later, these guys showed up…

two deer

There were also a lot of night images where we couldn’t see what was there.  That’s why right before we left I poured out several cans of corn and I also dumped out all of the un-popped popcorn.

It’s all that I had and since the nearest feed store is over an hour away I had to improvise. I sure hope they come back.

I always hate leaving because it’s so peaceful here.

Suburban Estates at night

Check out that sky!

Tell me about your weekend, what did you do?
Ever had a pain in the back of your ankle near your heel? Wanna tell me about and save me a trip to the doctor?
When is the last time you saw a deer?