Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists #61 – Precious Pets

For this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge Tina has challenged us to show Precious Pets.

We lost our precious dog Blondie almost 2 years ago. She lived a full life and traveled over 200,000 miles on her bed in the back seat of our truck as she accompanied us in our RV travels through the U. S and Canada. She loved to swim, chase tennis balls, and go for a boat ride. During our travels she swam in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, all the Great Lakes, Cook’s Inlet in Alaska, and even the Yukon River in Canada.

Blondie returns with the tennis ball
Blondie was happiest when she was in the water
Blondie and the salmon
Blondie and the salmon at the fish hatchery in Valdez, Alaska
Blondie in Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska
Blondie in Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska
Going for a boat ride
Blondie loved going for a boat ride

We don’t have a pet these days but we have a grand dog and two grand cats.

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Grand Dog Jack the Dachshund
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Grand Dog Jack studies a crab at the beach
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Grand Cat Tubbles
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Our grand cats Tubbles and Tootsie anxiously await Thanksgiving dinner

This post is dedicated to the memory of all the pets who have made our lives so much richer – FD, FD2, Shadow, Howard, Blue, and especially Blondie.

Blondie's Treasure
RIP Blondie

 

Thanks to Tina at Travels and Trifles for the Lens Artists Challenge – Precious Pets this week

Wandering around Ridgeway, South Carolina

We’ve had a wonderful summer at home in Georgia but the fifth wheel hasn’t moved in four months. It’s time to hit the road and do a little wandering in the RV.

We are heading to Virginia to spend a few days visiting our daughter’s family. We’ve made this trip several times before and although we could make it in one day we like to stop somewhere in North or South Carolina to break up the trip.

We enjoyed taking a walk around the pond in the campground
We enjoyed taking a walk around the pond in the campground

I love staying in new places so after I read a good review of the Little Cedar Creek Campground I decided we would check it out. The campground  is clean and well maintained with friendly and helpful camp hosts.  The sites are wooded, spacious and quiet. There are trails through the woods and at the bottom of a hill is a little pond and a creek. We decided to stay two nights so we could explore the nearby town of Ridgeway.

A Moose in the South Carolina Woods
A Moose in the South Carolina Woods
Dawg vs Gator
Dawg vs Gator

Downtown Ridgeway has some interesting old buildings, shops and a wonderful restaurant in the old town hall. We strolled around downtown and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Old Town Hall Restaurant.

Next stop, Virginia!