Sunday, April 22, 2012

According to Coulee

We went camping this weekend.  We didn't go far, only about 30 minutes away from home.  It was the first time out this year, and we wanted to make sure things were organized before going further from home.  Marlin also needed to be contactable in case anything happened at work this weekend (Turns out there was no cell reception in the campground though.  Ooops!).

On Saturday we went for a leisurely stroll along the river. Coulee of course wore the camera.

Everyone waited while I made a bathroom break before we started. :)  We discovered before we left, that the valve that kept the sewage water in the tank was busted so we were without a trailer washroom this weekend.  Lacey is geared up to carry our water.

That is our campground dead ahead with our ancient but loveable trailer named Nugget.  We had no one on either side of us the first night.  It was awesome.

Near the start of the trail...

Our first glimpse of the river.

The first moment Coulee could get down the the river, she did.

She walked along in the river, while the rest of us stuck to the land.

Not surprisingly, she deemed us too slow and had to keep waiting for us to catch up.

Marlin strolling by...

Me, stopping to take a picture of geese on the water.

Everyone was picking out their own route.

We eventually stopped to play at the river.  Coulee and Lacey had a brief tug over the stick.

Coulee was bringing the stick back for Marlin to throw.

Watching the stick fly through the air... (You might need to click it to see it bigger - the stick is just under her hairy chin.)

Posing for a picture.

Not sure what we are looking at... apparently it wasn't very exciting as Lacey is looking the other way.

Watching the stick again.

 Marlin wandered off to explore.  Lacey wasn't sure who to stay with so she just ran back and forth at full speed.  It was very cute.

Just me and Coulee hanging out.  I'd stopped throwing the stick so I have about 50 pictures of pretty much this - sometimes she is looking more at me, other times she is looking off towards where Marlin went. She was ever hopeful that I'd throw the stick again so all she did was look at me. Once I realized what she was photographing over and over and over, I stopped the camera.  :)

It was a great weekend. The weather was gorgeous and the only things we forgot were salt and pepper and pain pills for both humans and dogs. Poor Coulee was a bit of a wreck after our walk and I had a headache that night.  Next time we'll have to venture out a little further.


Constance said...

I love the fuzzy chin and occasional tongue in most of the pictures! I had no idea there was such a nice area in Taber.

WigglyZack said...

What a lovely hike and a brilliant camera dog. Coulee is becoming a pro - those pictures are amazing. Love the stick going in the water one....

Hydro Blogger said...

That was Taber? Wow I'm impressed. Also v. impressed with Coulee's excellent photography skills!

lifewithmydogs said...

Looks like fun! I love the photo of the stick half in the water. Great photos by Coulee again!