Tuesday, September 30, 2008

City of Rocks

Guess where Oscar & I were yesterday . . .
Oscar thought it was amusing that, just like Florida, you could buy a bag of the state's favorite produce at gas stations near the border. Except instead of a 20 lb bag of oranges, there were 50 lb bags of taters!

We spent the night at a unique state park called the City of Rocks. It is found along a pass the 49ers used to get to the California gold rush. Desolate and beautiful at the same time . . . Here's the Wonder Egg working its way into the park.

Oscar thought the campsite view out our back window was awesome . . .

After hearing a pack of coyotes howling to each other from many different directions, he insisted on going on "patrol" to keep us safe. Here he is on sentry duty . . .

Oscar insisted on remaining on sentry duty all night and when the sun came up this morning, he took this cool picture of the Wonder Egg nestled amongs the rocks. (What a great dog!)

Needless to say, Oscar slept all day today during our journey to Oregon.


7 comments:

mountainborn said...

Cool campsite. Great photos. Thanks for the update. Glad you have Oscar to keep your prioritys in order.
I need to check in with him to see if you were really Trout fishing. We don't remember seeing any fish pix !

Pete said...

One of my friends took the official "first trout catch" photo on her camera. I'll be SURE to post it when I get it.

:)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures...love Colorado. It's one of our favorite places to go. BTW...just wonderin what breed of dog is Oscar? Llasa?? HE IS JUST ADORABLE!! Thanks, Sandie

Pete said...

Oscar the Brave is a Mi-Ki, a breed which combines the attributes of Maltese, Japanese Chin, and Papillon. Although bred to be a companion dog, Oscar believes he's a bear killer and coyote wrestler. At 13 lbs, he's larger than the breed average, which is fine with me. He's just perfect as a buddy and fellow traveler.

Anonymous said...

B-E-Autiful! We pray that the rest of yuor trip will be smooth sailing! The Collins

Caleb said...

Pete how are all the egg mods working out?

and what do i need to add to my plans

Caleb

Pete said...

Caleb,

Hi Caleb! The add-ons are all perfect! Haven't used the ham radio wiring yet, though. I'll let you know how it goes when I do . . . Say HI to the guys in Laredo!!