i'm so so full of the excitements cuz i'm 2 years old today!!
|pretty please ignore the stoopid pink pawty hat.|
yuppers, i'm happy happy joy joy that it's my totally special day and also that i'm officially not a puppy anymore! remember how tucker was woofin' that it takes hooge doggies a longer time to grow up? well, mama said that was true for me, too. so fiiiiinally, i am a grown up 'n manly labradude!!
now i gotta be honest like...i cheated a teeny tiny bit cuz i actually celebrated my birthday on saturday. i have a super good reason, though! see, mama had asked me what i wanted to do for my birthday, and i decided that i wanted to go on a mega hike with swimmies. we couldn't really do that today since mama and daddy are lame-o and have to work. but enough about that...let's woof about saturday!
bright 'n early on saturday morning, me and asa and mama and daddy got the car all loaded up and drove for 50 gazillion hours to a far away land called table rock state park.
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there are bunches 'n tons of trails at table rock state park. we all looked at the map and thought the table rock trail looked interesting. this is what the map informational said:
"the table rock trail is a 3.6 mile, highly strenuous, out-and-back hike...ascending 2000 feet to the summit of the imposing granite dome, table rock mountain (3157 feet). the trail ascends steeply through an open forest strewn with boulders. along the way, you will see vegetation typical of the southern appalachians: dominant oak and hickory trees with scattered pines and hemlock. as you might guess, the strenuous hike offers the reward of spectacular views from the summit."
mama was a smidge worried, though, because she wasn't sure if me and asa could handle the strenuosity, but we convinced her that we were totally pro! so we got strapped in our harnesses, and off we went!
|me and daddy on one of the super hooge rocks!|
|mama and asa wanted to climb the rock, too.|
|stoppin' to take a peek cuz we're almost to the top!|
|the view from the top!|
|isn't it pretty like?|
|mama was all panic-y that she was gonna fall off the cliff. BOL!|
we enjoyed the view at the top while mama and daddy ate their super delish PB&J's. they did share some snidbits with me and asa. mama also gave us some special way yummy treatsies that i will woof about in my next post. teehee. unfortunately, we didn't get to sample some of the steamy hot cocoa that daddy had made in the thermos. boohoo.
then we hiked back down to the beginning of the trail, and boy howdy, were my muscles all rubbery by then! it's a good thingie we were headin' to the creek for some swimmies!
asa wouldn't come in the waters and play with me. she kept woofin' that it was too cold. whatevs! i got out anyways and sat with her on the bench so i could dry off my furs.
oh, and you know what happened next? i saw the head park ranger dude!! i begged mama and daddy to let me go meet him, and they said yes! i ran over to mr. head park ranger dude, but then all of the sudden, i got filled with the nervosity cuz he was so important like in his super fancy uniform and hooge hat. i wanted to make sure i was all full of the manners, so i did the bestest down-stay evarrr!
i couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration! i had so much funsies! i was so super pooped that i slept in the car all the way home!!