The Border Collie Chronicles

Observations from (arguably) the World's Smartest Dogs;
(but, without question, the bestest friends!)
or, Life As We Understand It, as told from dad's shop.

 Posted April 21, 2016



Buggy Trip Pictures from 2016

with a brief play by play from Merritt


Well, I didn't get to go ... but my Gator did!  Dad 'splained to me that he was going on a buggy trip with about 34 buddies on April 15 through 17.  Believe me ... I tried everything that I could to go along - I helped him load the Gator on the trailer, and sat in the Gator as he was booming it down and packing all his necessities (couldn't really understand why he needed three coolers!) - if I could've figured out a way to get into one of those tool boxes on the side - I would have!!  I even loaded up on the trailer as dad was trying to pull out of the driveway (I got fussed at for that!)


Well, I checked the odometer when he finally got home Sunday (around 5:30 pm!) and he drove 81.0 miles.  He says that he left early on Sunday (the ones that stayed didn't get back to town until around 10 that night).  Anyway, he said he had a really good time and says that MY Gator performed very, very well (I knew it would!)  I've given it a thorough once (and twice) over and it seems that the only item awry is the fancy hitch that our welder buddy put on there for us!


Here are some pictures of the trip that dad (and others) took.  Looks really pretty and even more fun ... wish I coulda gone!



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At the motel ... getting ready!

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Looking back to the east.

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That's where they're headed.

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And here's how they have to get there.

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That road looks pretty smooth!

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Making progress.

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A little "road time".

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I'm sure they're enjoying the view ... wonder why else they stopped?

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Dad says this is an example of an easy climb!

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And about mid-way up!

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Interesting rock pile (dad's buddies thought it was created by a UFO)!

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Nice little spring!

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Lunch time!

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There are 7 aoudad in this picture (dad didn't zoom too well!)

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Ain't that pretty!

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The long and winding road!

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A little climb (notice the help at the top!)

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On the road again!

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Taking another break!

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Yep ... 81.0 miles on MY Gator!


Well, I guess that there is always hope that I'll be invited on the next trip!

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