Tuesday, April 20, 2010

With temperatures flirting with 30 degrees this week we ventured out on some new hikes. We climbed up high enough so that we overlooked fields of orchards full of blooms in white and pink, vineyards, Lake Osoyoos, wetlands, mountains, and desert terrain. It was lovely. We couldn't take our eyes off it...that is..until we realized poor Chester hobbling along to keep up.

As soon as we looked down we realized we had been trampling through countless clusters of cacti. They were in my shoes, Greg's shoes, but luckily not the kid's shoes. Of course, the Chester had it the worst.

After immediately retreating from our new hike we spent some time pulling out needles from the dog and our shoes.

We made our way to good ol' Road 22. We saw our first snake of the year but he didn't make it across the road, poor lil fella.

Baron got to get face-to-face with some horses for the first time. He loves horses but had never been close enough to touch one before. He ran down the path full speed to get to them but when Greg lifted him up to pet him he got very nervous.

The dog always keeps a real good distance from the horses. Just stands there, watching and waiting until we've had our fill.

It's so great to have the hot weather back and enjoy the outdoors here. It is, after all, what we moved here for.


  1. Poor Chester - that must have really hurt. I like cactus that's big enough to see before you step on it...not the stunted ol' Canadian cacti wannabes.

  2. OOOOWEEEEE! But that's a cool snake.