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The big adventure

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At the rest stop.

At a rest stop.

Katie here.  I just have to tell you about my big adventure.  I’d have told you while I was adventuring but I was having too much fun to blog.  And then I was so exhausted that I had to sleep.  A lot.  Mama had to wake me up just to type this.  She is wicked that Mama.

So anyway, you know how my Mama is always taking me on adventures?  She gets me all excited and then we just go to my park (which I like and all, but it’s hardly an adventure!) or to the store, or worse, we tour the back yard.  Well this time when she told me we were going on an adventure she wasn’t kidding around!

We drove and drove for about forty days and forty nights.  (OK, it was 4 hours, maybe a little more.)  We stopped at 3 rest stops along the way and I liked all the new smells a lot.  But still it was a long car ride.

My chariot.

My chariot.

When I was just about to explode and tell her off we were there!  Guess what?  We went to visit Ricky!  Yes, THAT Ricky!

Little Ricky!

Little Ricky!

And he has a cool fenced in back yard and we got to run through his tunnel and jump over his jumps and everything!  (No pictures of that because we were all having too much fun to remember the camera.)

Ricky and I got along just fine.  He showed me lots of stuff, like how to do stairs.  He has a lot of stairs at his house.  I don’t do stairs, unless I have to when Mama isn’t looking.  But mostly I don’t have to because, as you all know, I am a princess.  So my Mama carries me up and down them because I whine about it.  It’s a skill.

Mama!  Come get me!

Mama! Come get me!

But you know what the best part of the trip was?  We went to Ricky’s park.  It is sooooo wonderful!  It has woods and a ravine and a creek and gardens!  There are so many things to look at and sniff I could hardly stand it!

Me and Ricky.

Me and Ricky.

Ricky and I and our Moms spent a long time there and I didn’t complain once about having to walk so far.

Pretty gardens!

Pretty gardens!

And I sat in the back seat of Ricky’s Mom’s car without trying to crawl into my Mama’s lap!  See?  I can be a good girl.

We sat in the back seat.  Together.

We sat in the back seat. Together.

Ricky is a good influence on me.  He’s also a good friend, and so is his Mom and Dad, cause they let me stay in his house and sleep in his room on his sofa!  Well.  He might not know I did that, so maybe we won’t tell him.

Our ride home was very long too…and I did not sleep not one bit.  OK.  maybe a little.  But I didn’t put my head down until we were almost home!

Just resting my eyes.

Just resting my eyes.

It was a wonderful trip.  Next time my Mama tells me we’re going on an adventure I hope it’s as exciting as this one.  Though I don’t know how she could top it.

I don't get my feet wet either.  Just sayin.

I don’t get my feet wet either. Just saying.

I’m off to take another nap now.  Gonna have the best dreams ever!

Thanks Ricky!

Thanks Ricky!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “The big adventure

  1. Katie, that is soooooo cool! I’m so glad that you and Ricky got to meet and hang out together! You two are quite the pair.

    I don’t see how your mom could ever top that adventure!

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  2. Darling story. Hope to see you this weekend for the A2SO concert Saturday, October 19. And supper, I don’t know where. You will see my new floor in the living room. Aunt Becky

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  3. Katie you look like you’ve just had the best time! You and Ricky look super-cute next ton one another. Is he a Prince like you’re a Princess?

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  4. Katie, I’m loving your big adventure — what fun! You sound just like my Dallas. He won’t get his feeties wet either. Although he’s a champ at stairs, and you really should be ashamed at coercing your poor Mama to “taxi” you up and down them!! You and Ricky look like you’re having a blast — so very cute!

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  5. What a wonderful adventure – but I am sure hoping that Ricky didn’t steal your heart….I am three times his size you know and I could squish him with my paw. We want to know when you are coming to visit me……I have LOTS of pawsome parks to visit, we have lots of spare rooms and you can sleep any where you want at our place……best of all – we have no steps and have a huge huge garden all fenced in too. Oh – we have our built in snack bar that mom keeps filled too and cool pet stores to visit.

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  6. I’m glad your mama came through for you, Katie. A princess needs a grand adventure now and then.

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  7. Dawn, how on earth did you get Katie and Ricky to sit still and pose so beautifully not once but multiple times? Fantastic story!

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  8. I love this story from Katie’s point of view! She is too cute!

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  9. that is too cute! So when are you going to come and visit ME?

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  10. Ok, I am going to ignore the fact that you don’t do stairs…DON’T DO STAIRS? And compliment you on your good traveling and guest manners. What a wonderful adventure and new friend you have made! Love the picture of you and Ricky!

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  11. That sounded like a pawsome adventure. Glad u finally got to met Ricky. So happy fur u. I thinkwe would have yapped 4 hours straight in the car.

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  12. You got to visit Ricky. Pawtastic. We loved the picture of your adventure.

    Essex & Sherman

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