|Hey, Ma,why do I have to ride in this lousy crate?|
After several stops to make pictures at Bastrop, we drove over to Buescher. Again, he was patient while we drove around and I made pictures. Then, finally we hit the trail! Their hiking trail was 7.7 miles round trip, too long for us, so I decided we would go a ways and then come back. I quickly realized that we were the only ones on the trail, so I dropped the leash and let him go. I've been wanting to do this with him forever, and it was the perfect time to do so. For the most part he stayed next to me and only ventured off a few times, never going too far away.
|This is a happy dog!|
|His nose was on the ground most of the time!|
The sun had come out and the temperature was comfortable with a little humidity. We crossed two creek beds that, thankfully, were dry. I had a small towel, but didn't want to put a wet, dirty, stinky dog in the back of my car. Shortly after crossing the second creek bed the mosquitoes took over the trail. We had walked about twenty minutes, so we turned around and retreated from the mosquitoes! Our hike was about forty minutes, just right. It was wonderful to have a trail to ourselves, a good adventure for both of us!
I was trying to make a picture of this little cactus, not sure why. Prickly pear is not ornamental or a novelty. Sawyer ran up and stuck his nose in the cactus just as I pressed the shutter. I thought the picture was ruined, but I had a serendipity moment when I got home and looked at the pictures. Sawyer gave me the best shot of the day!