Sunday, January 9, 2011

Road Trip!

Well, me and Pallo are well on our way to LA for our vacation/flyball tournament. Koira had to stay home, but since she has some anxiety with the car, that is probably for the best.

Today started out with a light dusting of snow, but when we hit the coast the day turned sunny and bright, getting warmer and sunnier the farther south we traveled.

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We stopped to see the carnivorous plants at Darlingtonia Botanical Preserve, which was pretty neat, but would be much better in the spring when they are blooming. The observation deck was icy too, so we slid our feet over it instead of walking, and Pallo was pulling me along, using his toe nails to dig in to the ice.

We stopped to take some pictures of a nifty gold bear statue. Pallo was terrified of the thing at first, barking, hackles up, and everything. He got close because I asked him to, but peed a bit from fear. Treats talked him into posing with it though.

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And, of course, we had to stop and see the redwoods.

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It was getting dark by the time we got there though, so we didn't get to spend much time exploring. We did stop by a "drive thru" tree and did the drive through of it, and did the drive-on tree, and then played in the giant bird houses. The houses are about perfect size for Pallo, but the steps were a bit too steep and slick for him to get up on his own.

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Thats our trip so far. Pallo is passed out now on my feet in the hotel room, ignoring his chicken thigh dinner, as per normal for traveling (he never likes eating away from home unless Koira is along).

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