Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our weekend

OK everyone......We didn't want to scare everyone TOO much(tee hee) with all this talk of Salem and WITCHES and GHOSTS and HAUNTINGS OF OLD HOUSES ESP HOUSE OF 9 GABLES,and DEMONS and GOBLINS so we thought we would calm everyone down by telling you of our adventure this weekend with PL1( yes PL2 had to go to work) and (no Stanley PL1 didn't break any rules that we are aware of anyway...) So PL1 took us to a new place called HEMLOCK GRANGE that has a place in it called NO KIDDING HERE, THE DEVILS DEN!!!!!!!!!! Archie flipped out and said he wasn't going ,as going to Salem around Halloween was enough,but I told him it was to prepare him for it( hee hee) and PL1 said that it was JUST CALLED THAT Archie so not to worry....



This is the entrance and we thought that this was great as it looked like a lovely forest.




Imagine our surprise when we saw this lovely sight called Echo Bridge(so when 2 dogs bark it sounds like 4!!!Imagine if it were the Thuglets!)




And then we saw THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!A lovely water fall. Archie said it made him have to pee.Next up..DEVILS DEN.......


You can see my brother looking at it with trepidation ,and he wanted to borrow PL1's cell phone to call Scruffy but I told him not to worry... Let's go this will be fun.....




OK so here is the bridge we had to cross...Check out my brothers face !! Me I'm happy as a clam.
OK Ok I am not all that bad( take notes Stanley on how to be a good sibling) and I gave Archie a little pep talk before we crossed over that bridge.This is PL1's movie(very Fellini -esque I might add) of our crossing with me in the lead( you may need dramamine)


video

AND THEN WE SAW ANOTHER BRIDGE which was HUMUNGO with a rickety fence and it sloped down and was WAY high up and we all said...OUTTA HERE..................




We decided that the 3 of us had had enough of water falls and bridges and DEVILS DENS and Archies nerves were frazzled so I thought a good squirrel hunt was in order.Archie was so frazzled by DEVILS DEN that he thought he needed to dig for the squirrel.I went along with it until I thought that someone might come along and see this( a terrier looking for a squirrel in a hole....how odd they might think) so I gently told him to look up the tree,which he did.(We can't get the movie on here showing this wo you will have to believe me!!)
If this is how Archie reacts to just going to Devils Den I am a little nervous about Salem!!!!!

19 comments:

Gus said...

Muzzer has what is know as a "delicate" stomach. Now I know that she and Dad went to Ted's for hot dogs when they left us to our kibble tonight.

She needs to lose weight anyway
kissies
Gus

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends
You went to a very beautiful place, even with that name! I was nervous looking at you crossing that bridge!
I hope Archie will be fine at the party!
Have a good night
Lorenza

Faya said...

Waouw you had a great time ! It looks fabulous....I was looking the video with just one eye open (you have to know that I am afraid for everything....)...
Kisses, Faya

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. You're so nice to take care to calm Archie. That looks like a pawsome waterfall.

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! What a bootiful place indeed... The waterfall looks awesome! I wanna go down with it, heeheehee... I'm not sooo scared now after reading this. Phew! What a day you guys had.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Stanley said...

Hey, Agatha!!

Archie actually looks like he's having a good roachin' session there at the end.

Loved the Devil's Den, the waterfall, and especially, your dad's camera work! Very MTV!

Goober love,
Stanley

Maggie & Mitch said...

What a beautiful waterfall and what a beautiful weekend you had!I'd say that I was jealous but Barktoberfest was such fun too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Archie,
That place looks really nice, not scarey at all. Hope your going to be ok at the Halloween Barkday pawty. Agatha is a very good sissie to you Archie.

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Harry said...

That's a beautiful looking place, but then not much scares an old timer like me. Apart from fireworks, I really hate them, have to have medication and everything.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh my, that bridge was darn scary looking! I am not surprised Archie didn't like it much.

We go to a place just up the road from here called "The Devils Cauldron" )or Deil's Cauldron as we Scots call it. It too has lots of waterfalls and woods. Next time we go I will take some pictures.

My hoooomans went to the restaurant and wine bar at the foot of the Devils Cauldron on Sunday without me!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxx

Asta said...

Agatha
You awe a vewy considewate sissy to encouwage Archie like that..that place looked pwetty cool..I bet thewe wewe some gweat smells..I love all the leaves ,but I got a tiny bit dizzy on the bwidge video..I hope Archie will be OK fow the pawty! tell him all us scawdy cats can stick togethew and we'll be OK
smoochie kisses
Asta

Joe said...

uh oh Archie is a scaredy cat?! thats ok, I would probably be a wee bit scared too!!!

Jackson said...

That was a pawsome place! Loved the video, but I was on the edge of my seat seeing you both so close to the side. J x

William Tell said...

What a beautiful place to spend the day. I would LOVE to visit Devil's Den someday.

William Tell

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Agatha & Archie,
Such gorgeous photos & a very neat place to romp around. Mama doesn't mind high places except with us since she's afraid we might go too fast & go off of a cliff or something, hehehe. Papa can only take so much of high things & then his legs get woozy. When we went to the big park this summer, it's called Backbone State Park & the place where we walked on lots of rocks is called The Devil's Backbone, tee hee!! So we stepped on the devil's back & we weren't even scared. Papa got woozy in one place so Mama made him get back. Mama & Papa have also been to Devil's Tower out in Montana we think. It was very cool. So don't worry pals, you can't scare us. We think you have awesome places to go for walkies.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Jake of Florida said...

Hi A+A,

JH is a scaredy dog too -- you should hear him whimper when he encounters something new.

I think I'm a bit braver -- but we'll see when we get to the Halloween party.

Mom likes to visit old cemetaries with scarey skulls and cross bones on them and interesting details about the person who is buried there. She has a photo of a tombstone from the 18th century that she saw in Norfolk -- she'll post it for me soon.

Jake

4xBs said...

Hey A&A, that was a pretty scary bridge that you had to cross. that was a really pretty place though.
woofers

Sophie Brador said...

That walk looked beautiful! More pretty than scary. I wish I could go with you.

xo
SB

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Hey Guys...Scruff's still in jail, so it's just me commenting tonight. He said to tell you he's just getting bread and water, but I just saw he had called out for pizza...and pizza for a lot...has he invited dogs over tonight for poker?? Mumsie not going to be happy....
Cool place u went hiking! I tried to tell Scruffy about it, but as soon as I said the name, he put his paws over his ears. Wimpy wire...
Mumsie has to take ACLS recert on Monday, so it could be a lot of Mumsie tummy time for Lacie as she reads that fab book this weekend...oh wait, she's asleep already!

High altitude barks...Lacie
good thing y didn't fall off that bridge...