Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kathy's day out.

Some of my best friends are Bloggers.  They're a marvellous bunch, and Kathy of UpWoods fame is one of the best.  Though I've never met her, I emailed her yesterday to suggest that she join me and Amy-Lynn and Lynne for a hike today, exploring the woods of Nova Scotia.   She said "yes", she'd love to join us.

I sent her the directions, routing her through Canada in order to cut 300 km off the 1,600 km trip and cut the travel time down to a mere 31 hours.

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So, today's post is about the  lovely day we would have had, if all those miles had not stood between us and a real day out, with  the original Lake Superior Spirit  --  Kathy of "UpWoods" fame.


As it's hunting season, it was important for Kathy to wear "hunter orange".

A bit embarrassing when the a breeze
 blew up Kathy's "skirt".
Initially she was pretty quiet, but after a cup of tea and a lovely lunch, she was eager to explore the rock-strewn landscape.  So off we went.

She and Amy-Lynn walked with their heads inclined toward each other, chatting and giggling.  I found this rather unnerving as each time I wandered close to them, they'd stop talking.  Were they talking about me ?


 Kathy was quite curious about the Innukshuk.  We explained that they spontaneously appear in all sorts of odd locations.  I bet there are lots of them scattered about her beloved "upwoods".


We were concerned when Kathy insisted on wearing a fuzzy, bear hat...

Amy-Lynn and Kathy hiding behind a tree.
It's very important to maintain proper hydration.


From a distance we could hear the sound of tumbling water.


For a while Kathy just sat quietly by the river.  I wasn't sure, but I think I heard her say, "Ohmmmmmm".

"Where'd she go?"

Oh there she is, hiding behind that boulder.


"C'mon Kathy,  let's catch up with the others."


Kathy was mite nervous posing for this photo with Wendy and Trey.  Trey had just lost his ball in the woods, and when he can't find his ball, he often grabs the nearest  STICK !


And this is what he does to sticks ...


Happily, Trey took an instant liking to Kathy.  What dog wouldn't ?

Tired from our lovely walk, we headed back for another cup of tea and a rest.

Lynne and Kathy chatting on the couch.

Amy-Lynn and I wanted to get back to the city before dark, so it was time to go.

"Bye Kathy".

Kathy waves "Good bye" from the door.
She was staying for a sleep-over at Lynne's.

g'night.


Can't wait to have more adventures with my blogging buddies.


22 comments:

  1. This was a terrific post. I am still smiling. I'm so glad you gave Kathy a good time. This is so great. I'm still smiling. Wishing you many more adventures.

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    1. Kathy is still staying over at Lynne's house resting up and preparing for her next adventure.

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  2. Oh! Oh! Oh! Kathy is laughing so hard--and this is no joke--she can hardly hold herself at the computer to type this comment!!! You guys didn't really? Ohmygoodness. For once I have absolutely. nothing. to. say. Stunned and delighted to have...joined you... What good blogging friends you are!

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    1. It was wonderful having you along ... let's do it again soon. Only next time we'll give you glasses.

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  3. I am back again reading this. Oh how FUN! Oh HOW fun! OH how fun! As soon as Barry gets in the house, I am going to read it to him, too.

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  4. Coming back to laugh again! (OK, will quit commenting every time I come back to read and remember our fun...)

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    1. Trying to figure where to take you next. We did enjoy having you along.

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  5. Oh my goodness this is an adorable post!!! So cute and what a great adventure. I love the photo of what Trey does with sticks! Maybe we should "have an adventure" with Trey and Wendy and Teddy and Daphne, LOL!

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    1. It sorta morphed out of a goofy email conversation with Kathy. I kept thinking about how much fun we'd have walking together, so Amy-Lynn and I decided to make it happen.

      Trey ignores other dogs. His focus is always fixed on balls and sticks, and sometimes on sticks and balls.

      Are Teddy and Daphne like that ?

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    2. Definitely not - Teddy always does his best to get the attention of other dogs we may encounter on our walks, and that is putting it politely! Daphne, on the other hand, doesn't bother too much with other dogs, but she does like their owners an awful lot! You might think we pay her no attention at home whatsoever.

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  6. J'adore ! what a wonderful story and adventure. Smiling a lot here too:))

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    1. Merci beaucoup Isa, glad I made you smile. We laughed much more than usual on that walk.

      I'd LOVE to go for a walk with you in Switzerland some time. (hint, hint) lol

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  7. It was indeed a lovely walk. though we went deep into the woods, Lynne was an excellent guide. At no point did I feel lost.

    One down side to having Kathy along was that she didn't really *pull* her weight (if you know what I mean). She was pretty quiet though and was willing to go wherever we suggested.

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    1. What do you MEAN Kathy didn't pull her weight, Amy-Lynn? ;) But you're right, I can be pretty quiet and malleable to ideas, especially with such nice,creative, nature-loving friends!

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    1. Thanks Kat. We seem to have even more fun than usual when Kathy comes along.

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  9. What a wild and frolicsome outing! Glad to hear that Trey didn't take Kathy for a stick!

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    1. I don't even want to think about it.

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  10. Coming by from Kathy's place. Tomfoolery indeed! I'm smiling here in CO at your creativity and your antics.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Barb. It's pretty bad when three grown women are fighting about where a stick figure is going to spend Christmas ...

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  11. Dear Sybil

    Flat Kathy has just nominated your blog for the Shine On Award: http://flatkathy.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/my-very-first-blog-award/.

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    1. Dear Reggie, please pass on my deep and fullsome thanks to F.K. I am deeply moved by the award. (sniff, sob)

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