Posted in Nature, Park, Tourist Attraction

Jelly Blanket

Spring has sprung. I’m not sure if it sprung a leak or sprung into action but it had arrived. With the new season landing it has brought along nicer weather and a hint of buds among the trees. Spring has also brought along the required cleaning of the camper. This task lies, mostly, on my shoulders as Mr. C. Cow is more of a mess maker and not a mess cleaner. I don’t mind because it beats having to tell a cow that a pair of cowboy boots do not go in a dishwasher.

To keep Mr. C. occupied, I sent him off to take pictures to share with all of you for todays postcard. I know that I can always trust him to take wonderful photos to share with all of you.

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Mr. C. Cow resisted the temptation to jump on the balloons.

While he was gallivanting around nature, I was elbows deep in soapy water. I was tackling the task of washing five tons of cups I found under Mr. C. Cow’s bed. I’m not exactly sure how they ended up there or how they all fit but it was a monstrous activity. Having a glass of water next to your bed at night is a wonderful idea but forgetting about it after it rolls under your bed is not so great. This explains why I could never find any in the cupboard.

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He remembered to look both ways before crossing the street.

My next undertaking was something I like to call “How many empty orange juice containers can you fit in a fridge crisper drawer?”. If you guessed “fifteen” then you should get a prize. I was guessing only two but I was WAY OFF. I’m not sure why Mr. C. Cow feels the need to throw empty containers in a fridge drawer but he must have some sort of reasoning. Maybe he thinks it’s an empty container drawer that magically empties itself. Who knows!!

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He laid down on his cow belly to get the perfect “angle shot”. Professional!

When I got to the laundry, I was expecting a pile of blankets with hoof prints and jelly all over them. (Mr. C. has a habit of eating jelly sandwiches in bed). To my surprise there was no laundry to do. All of our clothes were hung up in the closets. The blankets were nicely folded and placed on top of the dryer. Mr. C. Cow even washed his oversized floppy hat and hung it up to dry. I was floored! No…literally….I was so shocked I had to lay down on the floor while feelings of excitement passed. There were no bubbles covering the floor due to the overuse of soap. The jelly stains on Mr. C.’s blankets were eradicated. I was so happy I had little tears of joy!

When Mr. C. Cow came back I gave him the biggest hug one of my size can give a cow. He moo’d in confusion until I explained how important he was to me. It’s not just the laundry nor the postcard photo taking that makes Mr. C. important. What makes him an important part of my life is the fact that, jelly stains aside, he’s always there to help without anyone asking. That’s what friendship is all about. Helping each other out.

Maybe next Spring I’ll have him help me with the dishes. Only if he’s the one to clean all the cups out from under his bed.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Photos taken by me in Second Life

Second Life Location: Spring Sim – Orchard Heights (M) 

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Posted in Nature, Park, Real Life

Tree Couture

I caught Mr. C. Cow standing outside of the camper today holding a bunch of tree branches. One in his mouth, a few strapped to his middle, and a couple on his horns held together by twisty ties.

“What in the name of nature are you doing?” I, politely, inquired.

“I’m being one with the trees!” was Mr. C.’s answer.

How is wearing multiple types of tree branches make someone “one with the trees”? Pine accented with oak makes more of a wood pile than a “one with trees” fashion statement. Mixing tree types is like wearing socks with sandals. Then again, I like to wear a beehive as an outfit centerpiece. What the heck do I know?

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These Are Trees.

I wish Marslean was camping with us. She could witness Mr. C. Cow with his tree branch couture. Marslean is also the only one of us that owns an entire tree guide. I only have a half a guide as Mr. C. chewed on mine. She’s also the only one that could probably look at his wood pile of an outfit and, somehow, make it look fabulous.

While Mr. C. Cow was outside in his branch outfit singing about “Trees And Love”, I got on this amazing invention called “The Internet” and looked up a few tree facts. I thought that, since I didn’t have a branch ensemble, I could, at least, learn more than the words “bark” and “leaf”.

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These Are Also Trees….

Did you know that the indentation between the lobes of a leaf are called a “sinus”? 

I’m now staring out the window at Mr. C. Cow’s outfit trying to find ear lobes on a leaf and figure out if they get sinus infections. Nature is hard.

I think it’s time to get Mr. C. back into the camper, minus the tree garb, and back on the road. His little nature stunt has made me realize we might need to brush up on our timber knowledge.

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Photos (taken by me!) while out and about in the wonderful, real world of nature.

Yes….I do know that trees do not have ear lobes OR sinus infections.

Posted in Nature, Park, Real Life

Ghosts Of Trees Past

Mr. C. Cow and I were taking a walk the other day as a fun and safe way to relax. Little did we know that nature had other plans for us.

DUN DUN DUN!!!

Seriously we were in a wrong place at the wrong time situation. It was a pretty windy day and we were in the middle of the woods when…BAM….a HUGE half of a dead tree fell from way up high and landed on the trail in front of us. I would have gotten a good picture of this tree on the path but we ran away before other things started falling from the sky. One minute it’s a half a tree and the next it could be the whole tree. I felt like we were under some sort of nature attack.

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Please Don’t Drop Anything On Us Ms. Tree!

When that tree fell many feet down to the ground it freaked out both Mr. C. and myself. I ran in one direction while Mr. C. galloped in another. He hid in a bush and I ran like the sky was falling. After our near death by tree experience we decided to not go on a hike.

What does one do when they are almost squished flat by nature? Play “Frog Hide And Seek” of course!

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I See You Tiny Froggy!

I am especially good at playing hide and seek with frogs. Being pretty short I’m closer to the ground and can find them under leaves. Mr. C. Cow has a bit of an issue since he is bigger and has four hoofs. Instead of running around looking he has to tread lightly. Apologizing to a frog because you accidentally gave them a face full of hoof kinda ruins the game.

What have we learned today? We learned to not give a face full of hoof to a frog. They don’t like that. We also learned that you shouldn’t attempt to take a hike on a really windy day. Dead trees might fall from the sky and try to haunt you flat.

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We are avid nature peeps and recommend you check out the NASPD to find a state park in your area!

Also…we were, honestly, on a hike and a tree almost hit us! How rude!

Posted in Nature, Real Life

Duck Hat

Mr. C. Cow and I went for a long hike the other day. It was beautiful out but really windy. Mr. C. had thought it a good idea to wear a hat to protect his head. It was bright yellow with ducks all over it. He was very proud of his hat but it kept “quacking” me up. (Get it…Get it…Mr. C. Cow didn’t get it…) The hat was a good idea but with the wind gusts it kept blowing off. I think we spent most of our time chasing after it. I tried to take a postcard picture of him wearing his hat but it blew off every time I snapped the photo.

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Sorry I Couldn’t Get A Picture Of The Hat!

We’re still traveling on our way to help Bishop out with this new business idea. (Mentioned it in our last postcard to you all BUT it’s still too early to tell you about it. Don’t want to spoil the surprise!) With all of the driving to try and get back home to help we needed a break. Stretch our legs (hoofs…fin flipper things…whatever). Take advantage of the sun shining. Chase after a hat fifty gazillion times.

I shouldn’t giggle at Mr. C. Cow’s duck hat. If he likes it he should wear it! Be who you are!  I’m proud of Mr. C. because he does exactly that. Sometimes it’s a fedora and other times its a Santa Hat in the middle of June. We could all learn a lesson from his awesomeness! Maybe I’ll make his day and buy a chicken hat to wear when he wears his duck one.

Friends Of A Feather Stick Together You Know! (He did get that joke!!)

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Photo taken somewhere in Virginia. We were extremely lucky and did not get any of the snow the East Coast got this past week. All we’ve had is rain and LOTS of wind. To everyone dealing with the bad weather, freezing conditions, and mounds of snow we hope that you all stay safe!

Posted in Guest, Nature, Park, Tourist Attraction

Oat Burger

Mr. C. Cow and I love sending you postcards twice a week. It was an absolute treat and surprise when we were sent a postcard! We have a phenomenal friend named Marslean who was more than willing to become roommates with us back home. Since we’re not at home a lot it’s nice to have someone taking care of the place. She is also really knowledgeable about machinery and tools so Marslean is a big help for Bishop over at the construction company. Probably much better help than us two knuckle heads.

Here is the postcard she sent us!

Friends!

I went to a water park today and I had an interesting experience! When I arrived the first thing I saw was this colossal water slide that I just could not wait to try out.

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I can see our house from here!

While I was walking around I passed a nice reindeer couple and asked them about the massive water slide. No answer! They seemed too preoccupied with chewing their food to talk. Then that got me thinking, I’m hungry too! When I sat down to eat an oat burger (That Mr.C.Cow happily made for me) I stared at the waterslide once more. It took a little bit of yelling “You can do it!” at myself to get the nerve up to slide down it.

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Well…your lunch looks pretty tasty.

While I was walking up the stairs I caught a glimpse of a lighthouse.

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Reminds me of good times!

It reminded me about the time when Tipsy,  Mr. C. Cow, and I took a trip to the beach. Mr.C and I fished while Tipsy took pictures for a postcard. Mr. C. Cow SWEARS that the fish he caught was bigger then mine. He is such a fibber! Someone needs to buy him a ruler or fish measurer or something!

When I reached the top, I took an inner tube that was a lovely shade of green, and sat down at the beginning of the slide.

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3….2……1….WOOOOO!!!

Turning and twisting I zipped down the slide, water splashing everywhere! At the end of the slide, I stood up, and  being a little dizzy I decide to go sit by the lighthouse and drink a bit of tea. What a good way to end the day.

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OMG! We got an awesome postcard and the urge to visit a water slide sometime soon. Mr. C. Cow is already planning a shopping trip for inner tubes. He’s determined that, if he is faced with a tremendous waterslide, he will only slide down on his own equipment. I think I’ll just invite Marslean to drink tea at the bottom. It seems safer!

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Second Life Location: Marathon Caye Lookout Point And Water Slide (M)

Thank you so much to Marslean for the postcard! She is actually our real roommate and does help Bishop with the equipment company as well as take care of the house. Bishop has told us that she is WAY BETTER at driving a forklift than we are. I beg to differ as Mr. C. Cow makes a far superior “beep beep” back up noise then anyone I know.

Posted in Camping, Holiday, Nature, Tourist Attraction

Haunting On The Lake

Every year Mr. C. Cow and I stop the camper at the Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia and take a few days to help them set up their “Haunting On The Lake”. It’s a really scary haunted trail you can hike for two days during the month of October.

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Last  year when we stopped to help get the trail ready Mr. C. Cow tried spray painting his tongue glow in the dark instead of the scary object he was suppose to paint. I QUICKLY stopped him and informed him that paint goes on a scary object. Not on a tongue. He was really disappointed that he could not make his tongue glow. I’ve been trying to find him some sort of non-toxic tongue paint this year but it has proved to be difficult. He’s just going to have to wear glow in the dark hairspray or cow hide spray or whatever.

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SPOOKY Picture We Took Last Year While Peeping At People Across The Lake.

This year we haven’t had any mishaps with spray paint (We didn’t let him have any.) but he did try to lick all of the hay bales. It’s hard to tell a cow they can’t lick hay but have to use it as decoration. Using hay as decorating material???!!!???  It does not compute in a cows brain.

What we did find is that Mr. C. Cow does a wonderful job of carrying equipment around. He, also, is really handy with an electric drill. If there was things to drill he was there like some sort of Halloween decorating super hero.

We can’t wait to see how everyone loves this years haunted trail. Mr. C. Cow is especially excited as he is planning on dressing as a human being. I’m not exactly sure how he’s going to pull this off but I’m curious to see how he does. Hopefully Mr. C. Cow doesn’t lick any hay bales while people are watching.

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This is a REAL thing that is put on every year at Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia. (Click on the park name for their webpage and more info about the park.) Mr. C. Cow and I HIGHLY recommend that you visit if you are in the area. We help out/go every year and it’s always a lot of scary fun!

It runs from October 21st-22nd 2016. 

The trail is open from 6pm-10pm Friday And Saturday 

There is also a fall festival to go with the haunted trail on Saturday October 22nd that runs from Noon-4pm. It’s a great thing to take smaller children to that don’t want to get scared by the haunted trail.

I would like to give a big thank you to those that work really hard each year to put this on. Thank you!

There is a Friends Of Twin Lakes Facebook page you can check out as well if you have any questions or would like to stay informed.

Posted in Camping, Food, Nature

Wingman

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Today we went off of the main road and took a detour to visit Mr. C. Cows goose friend Bradshaw. They use to be on the same beach volley ball team back in the day. Bradshaw was wonderful company and told me many stories about their adventures together. I never knew that they use to randomly sing together in bars to impress the ladies!

Bradshaw turned out to be a wonderful host. He showed us around his home town, procured us a place to camp for the night, and even bought us ice cream. Between the funny stories, hospitality, and free ice cream I can understand why Mr. C. Cow is such good friends with this amazing goose. We felt sad that we were only there for one night.

At the campsite we were delighted to meet Bradshaw’s mouse wife Carole who was ready for us with a campfire complete with marshmallows for roasting. She even brought me a few vegetables to roast on the fire! It was too funny watching Mr. C. Cow trying to sneak more marshmallows into his mouth then onto his roasting stick. His cheeks were puffed up so bad it was hard not to laugh at his not so ninja hiding skills. At least he was polite and didn’t eat all of the marshmallows before our hosts had a chance to roast their fill.

Taking the time to see Mr. C. Cows good friend was a great decision. I got to make new friends and he got to see some old ones. I was a little disappointed, however, that I never got to see any pictures of the the two buddies playing beach volleyball. You have to admit that seeing a cow play would be interesting.

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Location – City Of Shiloh (M)