Lens-Artists #95: All Wet

This week, Tina has asked us to show things that are All Wet.

As we traveled through Alaska in 2013 we saw wildlife almost every day and some the animals were all wet.

Two Sea Otters Valdez
Sea Otters on Columbia Glacier tour from Valdez
Puffins on the Columbia Glacier Cruise from Valdez
Moose in pond
Moose in a pond in Denali National Park
Black Bear fishing for salmon in Hyder, Alaska
Black Bear fishing for salmon in Hyder, Alaska

I can’t end this post without including our beloved yellow Labrador Retriever, Blondie. She was happiest when she was all wet. No matter where we were, if there was water around, she wanted to swim in it. She’s been in doggie heaven for over two years now and I still miss her every day.

Our Labrador Retriever loved to share her wetness with us

Many thanks to Tina for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – All Wet


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.

Grand Dog Jack the Dachshund
Grand Dog Jack studies a crab at the beach
Grand Cat Tubbles
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!