Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Family Camping at its Best - Australian Bulldog

Huntley Park, Gold Beach, Oregon

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Our new neighbors have been moving in the past two days.  It is a family of Grandma and Grandpa, who own a cafe in Gold Beach, their daughter and son-in-law (she works weekends at cafe) and their two or is it three boys, their son (who helped move stuff, but isn’t up here totally yet because he runs things during the week at the cafe) and his two girls…and of course, their dog Hank…more about Hank here in a minute.  Now these are the ones we know about so far…there are more coming because they have already paid for the two sites on the other side of us.  Told the “grandma” that we feel like the peanut butter between two slices of bread.  We offered to move but she insisted that we stay put…until this evening when she saw the wisdom in having all four sites together, so tomorrow we move down two sites.  Since we have to travel to Gold Beach to dump our tanks, it is nothing big on us…and everyone will be for the better.  The family is just adorable.

Hank the Dog,  Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

This is grandma and grandpa’s dog Hank…a very friendly, occasional barking dog.  He gets Skruffy going, but is trying to restrain herself.

 Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon
Every site has its own fire pit, like the one here that we park next to.  This is “our” fire pit”, so no one is going to use it…hence, we parked near it to get further away from the road.  Well, Hank has his own fire pit too, and guess what he likes to use it for?   No, not as a toilet…I know some of you are thinking that…

Hank the Dog, , Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon     Hank the Dog, , Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon
Hank the Dog, , Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Hank thinks the fire pit makes for one good dog bed for Hank!  Let’s just hope Hank decides differently after they make their nightly fire because it is that fire pit which has all the wood stacked up around it…and the chairs forming a circle around it.

Ausralian Bulldog, Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon
On the other side of this ‘family gathering’ is a very large class c…the one with  a trailer with the “trike” that I talked about before.  Well this couple, who are Fulltime RVers, have an Australian Bulldog.  The Australian Bulldog is newly developed breed created by two families that were interested in creating an improved version of the English Bulldog that was healthier and possessed increased working abilities. English Bulldogs were crossed with Boxers, Bullmastiffs, mixed-breed dogs, and American Bulldogs.  Looks like an English Bulldog, but the legs are longer, and it does go on walks with them.  (As I write this, another black dog, one I have not seen before, is running through the park, on its own, with no one chasing it…I figure someone will realize their dog has vanished and will come looking for it.  The grandma next door tried calling it, but it ignored her.)

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Walked over to the Gazebo, where the wedding was held last Saturday.  Nice little garden around it, and some of the flowers are still in bloom.

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon   Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

I have no idea what type of flower this is, but they were the ones which were in more abundance…the other type of flowers were withering away already…but the plants themselves are all very healthy. 

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

This ‘almost’ wants me to say, “Merry Christmas” to everyone…

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

I just love how you can frame pictures of the boats going up or down the river with this tree…lucky we are not camped there or that’s all you would see pictures of.

Osprey at Huntley Park, Gold Beach OregonFinally located the nests of two different Osprey pairs.  This one is the most open for taking pictures of…and the mom and dad Osprey were both very active.  They have at least one young one in there…perhaps more than one.  Earlier I was outside without my camera, and low and behold…an Osprey, probably one of these two, flew the river headed towards this nest with a fish in its claws.  GRRRRR.  That is “the” shot I am trying for.

Osprey at Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon     Osprey at Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

But I did get them flying off the nest.  Although they look like they are consecutive shots, they are not…the one on the right was taken about 10 minutes before the one on the left, and from a different angle.  The good thing about moving…I think I will be able to see this nest from our picnic bench!  Winking smile

Sunday, August 13, 2017

From the Mouth of Dogs

Bubba and Skruffy, Huntley Park

Hi everyone, this is Bubba (talking) and Skruffy (barking…hee hee, I’m so funny)  Dad said we could have a turn doing the blog tonight, so here it is.

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Lot’s of action down at the water today.  Don’t know what these birds are, but I haven’t had a treat for over a month now (I miss my Uncle Arnie so much) that I wanted to jump in and catch one for an afternoon snack.

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon     Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Dad gets so excited when the water is smooth as glass like it was for much of the morning.  Hey dad, if you like it so much, why didn’t you take us for a walk down there again today, huh?  All your shots were from way up by the RV.  Besides, there is FOOD down in that water.

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Oh, you’re right…that is a good reason…that boat is going super fast, and if I was out chasing birds in the water, I could be history…good point.

Bubba and Skruffy, Huntley Park

[Whisper]  Hey Bubba, do I get to talk yet?

[Loudly]  No Skruffy, you little shrimp, this is MY story.  YOU are the one who constantly gets your picture taken.  This waterfall, that lake, even inside a Big Tree.  So there…

[Louder]  DAD!  Bubba is being mean to me…

[Chuckling]  Ya, go tell Dad…like THAT worked for him when he was a kid, it ain’t going to work for you either….I hope.   Now, where were we….

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

Dad said another reason we can’t go down there today, beside the fast boat, the yummy birds, and the fishermen…is because there are CRAZY people here today.  This guy took his boat down and tried to launch it in the river.  There are no boat launching ramps down there, and he tried backing in into the river two times.  The last time he got stuck…but by the time Dave got off his lazy butt and got the camera, the guy had pulled out of it with his 4x4 truck…but it sure made a racket.

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

That was right as the sun went over that big hill again on the other side of the river.  Now “if” he got it in the river, what was he going to do with it?  Dad said that if he got it in, he sure wasn’t going to get it out without going to a boat launching site….I think he was right.

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon

On one of our walks Dad found the site which has electricity…it is right there by that funny tree.  Someone moved out today, and someone else paid for the site and they are moving in tomorrow.   Dad said that this is not a fair way of doing things…but hey, it is Oregon, they do things differently up here.  For instance, every now and then you smell a strange odor in the air…like someone is burning something, but it is not wood.  I think it might be incense or something like that.  Dad says it is wacky tobacky, what ever that is.  We have not smelled it here, but sure did in other places…come to think about it, we smelled that in California too!

Huntley Park, Gold Beach Oregon


Oh no, that “favorite little doggie” must have gotten dad’s ear.  Just enough time to share this last picture of the night.  Hope you enjoyed it…and hey, if someone wants to come and rescue me from the “dog house”, we are at Huntley Park near Gold Beach (dad said I was suppose say that first thing…but hey, I’m just a dog), and we will be here for another week.  BYE

See Dad, Bubba didn’t let me say anything.  BARK BARK BARK  Take that you big Cocker Pooper

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