Shall-Ay Adventure: Trinidad Lake State Park

Hey everybuddy! Remember last week when I posted THIS picture for Wordless Wednesday?

Mayzie Lake

Well, some of you thought that’s where we were going for the 4th of July. BUTT…we had already gone for another big howliday around here: Mom’s Birthday!

This time we packed up the Shall-Ay and headed off to Trinidad Lake State Park.


We got there and picked out the nicest site for her that we could. Do you think we did a good job?

shallay view

Then I helped dad frost the cake that we made ‘specially for her.

mayzie cake

I offered to help him clean the spoon but he said it was chocolate so I couldn’t have any! (Between you and me, I think this is an old-dog’s tail that they tell us to keep all the chocolates to themselves.) But even so, I think it turned out pretty good (and we got some of the yellow part).


Then we gave mom her pressies. Doesn’t she look happy?

mom pressie

This is one of the things we gave her.

im a good dog

It’s called, “I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet” by Ken Foster. She says that she LUVS it and that it is just the bestest book with the Most Gawjuss pictures. We all give it 87 paws up.

After that, we did a little bit of relaxin’…

mayzie bed

A little bit of wildlife watchin’ (there’s an elk in this picture if you squint just right)…


And a whole lotta super funballs time!

mayzie hole

ranger hole

mayzie ranger hole

mayzie wildlife blind

This is something called a “wildlife blind.” You were s’posed to stand behind it and look at wildlife.

I thought this view was WAY better!

I thought looking for wildlife this way was WAY better!

Brudder Ranger agreed!

Brudder Ranger agreed!

Gosh, it was fun! And on our last night there, we took a little hike from our campsite and Mother Nature treated us to THIS Most Magnificent Sunset over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.


I think this was a birthday mom will never forget, don’t you?

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