Friday, October 30, 2009

happy halloween!


cat fishes

Why oh why do the pets hate us so? How oh how does Target know that we cannot resist discounted pet halloween costumes?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

shenandoah camping

Last weekend we went camping with my parents at Loft Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. Normally we only go to the northern part of Shenandoah because it is closer so I was excited to go to the other end. It was Lenny's first time camping and he was pretty good, by which I mean he was not much worse than he is at home, except for the first night, when he was not tired at all and alternated between biting us and trying to chew his way out of the tent all night.
loft mtn campground

I knew something was going to be wrong with our campsite because it was the only reservable one that was not reserved already. It was just that it is not level so you slide down the mountain all night, and also it is not that big because most of it is taken up by shrubberies full of ticks and spiders.
it's raining and we're complaining!

On Saturday it was a little rainy. We did the Big Run Loop trail which is 5.8 miles and 1100 ft elevation change and it elicited massive amounts of whining from the hike participants. We only saw a couple people until the connection with the Appalachian Trail where there were many skinny young people with scraggley beards.
"Check the map again because I am tired and so I feel that the hike should be over now so we must be going the wrong way."
Lenny at Shenandoah
Lenny has no complaints.
scenery infested with tourists

On Sunday it was nicer and we did the Rose River Falls Loop. I didn't think it was that much easier but there was much less complaining. It was rather crowded though and every now and then you would look back and see a pack of toddlers dressed in LL Bean fleeces hurtling towards you.

Here are some more pictures.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

blue donut head

donut head

Lenny was neutered yesterday. We are supposed to keep him calm for ten days. HA.