~A Sojourn~ Life on Planet Earth~
header photo-Riley Moore Falls, Oconee Co., SC
"Did you ever suffer an attack of a wandering foot caused by the lure of that mystic unknown? There's is no permanent cure, relief only had
while making the wilds your home."
ROAD TRIP of sorts--today I head to Greer/Greenville to stay at my sisters house for 4 days, my Mom has been up there for about 2 weeks. Sis and her husband have a quilt show in NJ I had 2 choices either I could go and work the quilt show...or come up to take care of Indie...and MOM so Im going to make sure Mom is a-ok and to take care of Indie--the dog, and bring Mom back home on Sunday. She has recovered from her hip surgery and the vet released her on Monday (talking about Inide here not Mom...lol) so now she is fit to walk up to a mile again. For me it was a no brainer...travel 13 hrs rush rush rush and work work work or...slow and easy?
I will be taking the girlz with me...we had a nice hike up Sugarloaf Mountain the other day...its not really a mountain although it has all the properties of a mountain it has elevation, rock, and the name but its really just a big mound surrounded by lots of trees--maybe its 50 ft tall?
Flossie on the left Annie on the right
Last trip to the vet Flossie weighed 68 lbs NO wonder I couldnt lift her in and out of the car...Annie is right behind her at 60 lbs they are solid muscle! Annie is so funny, when I try to lift her she just drops down like dead weight...a huge 60 pound noodle so its impossible...I trained them to enter via the passenger door--then hop up onto the cargo area...its to high to put them in via the back cargo door. When these two get in the back of my Blazer its FULL--
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the view was nice at the top and a decent breeze was blowing Ive been up on this mound many times...
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my son and I used to go up and take a picnic when he was my best buddy
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we camped here as camping is allowed in the state forest around it...now I hardly ever hear from him...;o(
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why do little boys have to grow up to be completely independent men?
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SO glad I have all those Great Memories of the fun we had when he young
Lots of PINE trees surround the mtn.-this little Brown Headed Nuthatch came to see what all the ruckous was about--IF its not raining on Friday (20% chance) I plan to get Mom motivated for a drive into the real mountains (foothills of the Blue Ridge) to photograph Carrick Creek Falls in Table Rock State Park, part of my on-going personal challenge to photograph all the waterfalls I can-- featured in my Waterfall Hikes of SC book...AND even tho this waterfall is not Huge and Majestic...I know it will be fun to see Im not forgetting its the journey not the destination that matters...and adventures I will enjoy along the way and the strange things I will see...like this:
Need a Pink Pig for your Yard? I know where you can get one!