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.
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!!)
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!
Bishop gave us a call while we were at a rest stop the other day. It was great to hear his voice because, although Mr. C. Cow is the GREATEST travel buddy in the world, I miss Bishop. I know he misses us too but we are a bit of a pain in the butt while home.
A good example of us being pains is the fact that he sent me photos of what was going on at the equipment company and I wasn’t very helpful. It’s not my fault I don’t know the difference between a hydraulic lift and something or other…I forget…
Bishop sent the first photo of some sort of thing you can drive. I think it looks really pretty with its bright yellow color and the fact that it has tires. I could visualize him shaking his head as he explained to me that it was our newest piece of company equipment. I gave him the thumbs up (which I realized he couldn’t see) and told him it was a great piece of machinery. I’m sure him and Mr. GEHL would get along just fine. At that point he asked to talk to Mr. C. Cow for a few minutes.
After listening to one side of a twenty-minute conversation about safety vests it was my turn to discuss the second photo Bishop sent me.
I thought it was a beer fridge. A fancy beer fridge that had a bunch of knobs and buttons on it because, the more an object has, the more expensive it is.
Since the words “Trailblazer” was written on it then it must lead people by wagon through the Oregon trail.
Bishop informed me that I wasn’t even close and this was a welder. It gives you welts? Why would an equipment company want to give people welts? Doesn’t sound like good business practice to me!
Equipment aside we talked about how much we missed each other. I might confuse a welder with a fancy beer fridge but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a luv connection going on. I make him laugh more than I drive him nuts. Mr. C. Cow loves him because he has someone to discuss hard hats with. We make a pretty good team!
Maybe one day he’ll let me drive that new piece of machinery…if Mr. GEHL is ok with it.
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.
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.
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.
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 LakesFacebook page you can check out as well if you have any questions or would like to stay informed.
Today Mr. C. Cow and I saw an amazing looking museum while driving through a big city today. Outside we could see a GIGANTIC SHIP connected to the museum. There was much hoof pointing and mooing at the ship that we had to stop. I like museums and Mr. C. Cow has never been on such a big boat before.
We learned that the ship was named the USS Wisconsin and the building next to it was a huge museum full of educational fun. While Mr. C. Cow pretended to be a captain by playing with the replica controls I learned a lot about the battleship. It’s a Iowa class battleship that is 887 feet 3 inches long. That’s a mighty big ship! The Wisconsin earned five battle stars in WWII, and one for the Korean War. It also earned a Navy Unit Commendation for its service during the first Gulf War. Knowing the history before boarding made the experience more exciting.
After pulling Mr. C. Cow away from trying to pet every horseshoe crab in their ocean exhibit it was our turn to wander around the battleship. I’m a little scared of heights so Mr. C. Cow held my hand when we crossed the bridge onto the ship. He made me stand by these ginormous guns while he took a picture. Glad I wore my sunglasses that day because, boy, it sure was sunny out!
If you’re ever in Norfolk, Virginia I recommend you check out Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin. It’s worth a stop!
Check out museum website Nauticus which is a museum that also features tours of the USS Wisconsin