Friday, August 17, 2007

Dad is Finally Home!

Hey pups and Girl Girl, Tasha here. I know it is supposed to be Few Words Friday, but I wanted to give you a little report on dad's motorcycle trip around the north shore of Lake Superior. It sure is nice to have dad home! He said he had a really good time. How he could have a good time without Eva and I is hard to believe, but he did. Here is a picture of dad and his friends Jeff and Tom before they left us. The first town they stopped in was Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This is a pamphlet that dad found at the visitors center just across the boarder.

Dad thought about all our husky friends when he saw the bottom of the pamphlet. Here's a closer shot. Sorry that its blurry.

101 Things to do in Thunder Bay....When You Can't go Dog Sledding! We think that was pretty cool, too!

Dad said that the trip from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was one of the most beautiful trips he has ever been on. He wanted to stop more often to take pictures, but there was just so much spectacular scenery that he said he would still be up there if he had stopped to photograph it all! Over 400 miles of rolling terrain and curves through granite cliffs and forests without a McDonald's or Home Depot in sight! (He says that was a good thing!). I bet there were a lot of small woodland creatures that would have been REALLY fun to chase!
Here are a couple of pictures from that stretch of dad's trip

One of many islands in Lake Superior

Granite cliff along the Trans-Canada Highway

The next part of dad's trip was spent in the northwest part of lower Michigan near Traverse City. Remember us mentioning that dad went fishing on Lake Michigan? Here's a shot of him in action. He hadn't been fishing in many years, so this was pretty exciting for him.

Remember we said that he caught a fish as big as our house? Well, we exaggerated just a little. He did catch a 15-pound and an 8-pound King salmon. They also caught a couple of Steel head salmon. Here's a shot of the day's catch.

The last part of dad's trip has along the northern shore of Lake Michigan. First they had to go across the Mackinaw Bridge to get from lower Michigan to the Upper Peninsula. Here is a picture of the bridge.

We sure were glad to have dad home again! Mom took really good care of us, but we really missed our dad. He's the one that takes us for our walkies and yesterday he took us to the dog park! Good ol' dad!!
P.S. from dad. If anyone has the time and interest to make the trip around Lake Superior, it is well worth the time. Truly stunning scenery! There are numerous resorts and camping areas along with hiking trails. I wish I would have had more time to enjoy the area.
P.S.S. If there was any doubt by anyone that dogs have emotions should have seen and heard my two girls when I walked in the door when I got home!


Sparky said...

Wow, it looks like your dad had a great time! Lizzy and I would love to go on that trip one day. The scenery must be beautiful.


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh these are awesome photos! I am so glad you girls shared them with us! I know you are very happy your dad is home :)

Katherine and Pippa, said...

What a ginormous bridge. eek!


Wimsey said...

Looks like fun! Maria refers to me as her "Ducati" - seems I'm where that money went.

Glad your dad's home!


The Brat Pack said...

Awesome pics!! Looks like a ton of fun!

Kapp pack said...

mmmmm...those fish look yummy!!!!

We always like when our dad comes home too!

-Kelsey Ann

Holly said...

My mom and dad have done the North Shore drive to Thunder Bay too!!! They spent a couple days in Duluth and did some hiking, then went on up north and spend a few days in Lutsen. They did all kinds of hiking all the way up the drive and stopped in all kinds of places. They have some fabulous pictures of dads Samoyeds (mom left Abby and Samuel at home and I wasn't part of the family yet) in all sorts of places, including the rocks and water at Gooseberry Falls. In fact, it was after that trip that dad said he agreed with mom that they should move to Duluth! It truly is incredibly beautiful!


Randi said...

Hi Tasha & Eva - I bet you are glad your daddy is back....I'm quite partial to my mom is good..but I'm a daddy's girl!
Love & Licks,

Ferndoggle said...

Our Mom loves that fishin' stuff but has only gone in the gulf of mexico with our great, great, great, great, great heck...that old guy she calls grandpop.

Looks like a fun trip!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

The Daily Echo said...

::fish heads fish heads rolly poly fish heads::
Sorry! Couldn't resist. They sure do look yummy! It looks like Dad had a bit too much fun without you. How is this possible? I don't understand humans sometimes.

Bama said...

Glad your dad made it back home, I'll bet he really missed you both, you are such gorgeous girls. Our mom & dad used to ride motorcycles too, but now that there are 4 of us, they're not allowed to leave the house except to go to work & earn money to buy us stuff, or to go to the store to spend money to buy us stuff!

Our new 'puter is up and humming right along, so we can finally go visit all our new friends. Come and see us again, we really missed everyone!
Playbows & Manykisses,
Bama & The River Hill Pack

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We're glad your dad made it home safely. Did he bring any of that salmon home for you? I bet it would have been yummy. He needs to get a sidecar for his motorcycle so you can go with him!