Sunday, May 24, 2009

Into the Wild

Marlin and I went to Waterton for the weekend for a much needed get away together. We headed down Friday afternoon and had a great leisurely drive, taking pictures on the way and just generally took our sweet time. When we arrived we took the pups on a stroll along the lake. It wasn't quite as relaxing as I had hoped as Lacey has apparently learned what ground squirrels are, and we were surrounded by hundreds of them. Every time they chirped (think constantly) she was off lunging in their direction. Needless to say, we walked back to the hotel through the town so we could avoid the "cute" little critters.

The next day we scoured the town for a Chai Tea and eventually headed off for a hike up to Bertha Falls. There were only a few trails not covered in snow and Bertha was one of them. The trail was perfect - it wasn't wet, muddy or snow covered. We ran into a few people, dogs and even a horse, but it was pretty quiet on the trail. We took a little detour on the way home to get down to Boundary Bay. Marlin had never been down there and it was very quiet and peaceful... until a guy near us started throwing rocks in the lake which caused Coulee to bark and lunge with excitement. Sigh! So much for the peace and quiet.

That evening we headed up to Red Rock Canyon for another short stroll. On our way back to the hotel we saw some bears. They were pretty far away but they had gathered quite a crowd of admirers.

Sunday morning we attempted to sleep in but were not met with much success. So we packed up, had some breakfast and headed home. We don't mind being home early - we still have laundry and errands to do before work tomorrow.

And don't you just love Lacey's little backpack? She wore it the whole hike and had a cute little spring to her step. She carried poop bags (empty of course!), granola bars for us, a water dish for her and Coulee and my bank card just in case she had to do some shopping on the way home. Sorry for the crappy photo - I took it while she walked along beside me.


onecollie said...

awwwwww, look at little Lacey being all helpful!!

manymuddypaws said...

lacey looks super proud of herself!

StellaStar said...

Wow! What gorgeous scenery!

I bet Lacey could teach Bear Gryllis a thing or two about backpacking.