Departing Bedford For All The Fun At Skylands

Posted by F&S

As you may know, we are currently at Skylands, our home in the state of Maine.  We are on vacation and celebrating a few birthdays, including our very own Martha.  With all the excitement of traveling, we got a little behind in posting this blog about our drive there with Uncle Carlos.  Hope you're all enjoying your summer as much as we are!

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Uncle Carlos - Please can we hit the road?  We're so anxious to drive to Skylands where we always have so much fun!

1 Uncle Carlos - Please can we hit the road? We're so anxious to drive to Skylands where we always have so much fun!

Let's go to the carport and inspect your packing job.

2 Let's go to the carport and inspect your packing job.

Well this certainly passes muster!  You did a fine job packing, Carlos.  It doesn't look like you forgot anything!

3 Well this certainly passes muster! You did a fine job packing, Carlos. It doesn't look like you forgot anything!

Laura is giving G.K. a final walk around in hopes that we won't have to stop any time soon.

4 Laura is giving G.K. a final walk around in hopes that we won't have to stop any time soon.

Don't worry, Frenchies.  I want to get to Skylands just as badly as you do.

5 Don't worry, Frenchies. I want to get to Skylands just as badly as you do.

Oh, this is so exciting!  A lot of guests will be coming to Skylands to celebrate Martha's birthday.  Even Jude and Truman will be there!

6 Oh, this is so exciting! A lot of guests will be coming to Skylands to celebrate Martha's birthday. Even Jude and Truman will be there!

Sharkey, here's a tip - if you settle down and take a nap, the drive won't seem so long.

7 Sharkey, here's a tip - if you settle down and take a nap, the drive won't seem so long.

I have no problem taking naps!  I'm really looking forward to arriving at Skylands because it's so much cooler up north in Maine.  As you can see, I have a lot of fur and summer is a hard time for me.

8 I have no problem taking naps! I'm really looking forward to arriving at Skylands because it's so much cooler up north in Maine. As you can see, I have a lot of fur and summer is a hard time for me.

Alright, Uncle Carlos - Put the car into drive and let's get rolling!

9 Alright, Uncle Carlos - Put the car into drive and let's get rolling!

Only 8 hours to go!

10 Only 8 hours to go!

Comments (15)

  • Road trips with Uncle C are fun! :)

    And, since I'm just in the next state (NH), I'll pop over and meet everyone! :)

    Post some pics of the happenings at Skylands!

    Happy Monday...
    gail

  • Good morning everyone,
    Ahhhhhh Skylands!!! What a wonderful place to spend your vacation. I love the pictures from Skylands. So does Karen. You should leave at night then you could sleep the whole way. Well, except Uncle Carlos. Maybe he could share the driving with GK. hehehehehehehe
    Zoe, where are you? Ruby is happy cause she got her new carpet. Kitty, any updates on the boyfriend situation? Kirby, you have been on the DW since the start. Wow!!! I am impressed. James Dean, is Abby 100% better now? Martha, Lucy and Riley, that was some adventure that Black Max was on. I bet he is happy to be back with everyone. Rebel, how do you do it? 15 ducklings and 4 mom as to watch over? You are a real trooper little buddy. Brutus and Max, I hope Kayla's visit went well and Happy Belated Birthday to your mamma Dudley, did you meet more nice people and animals over the weekend? Missy Chow, if you can't be a lap dog you can be a bed buddy. Wait till mom and dad are sleeping and then jump right up on the bed and start giving kisses. Dixie Boy, what does a Mockingbird look like? Do they dive at you like barn swallows do?
    Black Mamma, how are Ivanka and Ivan doing? Do you like it that they will be permanent? Ivanka and Ivan, I hope you leave a toy out for Black Mamma to play with when she sneaks into the house to get on the computer.
    Well, it is Monday, it is cool out and it is deck time.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Good Morning F & S

    Road trip!!!! Have a great time in Maine - enjoy the cool crisp air :)

    It was beautiful in South Jersey yesterday felt like fall. Speaking of fall I'm getting ready for the change of seasons. Mom's been getting all her September magazines in the mail with all kinds of new recipes. I'm not allowed to look at the pictures unless she is there to supervise since I've taken a fancy to chewing the pages lately ;)

    Tell Martha I said Happy Birthday!!!

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Mommy and Daddy are home this morning so I can have some computer time before having my morning nap. They have been so busy that I haven’t seen them much these days. It rained last night so things are too wet for them to go out and work. I think they will be going out later on today when it isn’t so wet. I didn’t have a good weekend at all. My tail got me into trouble again. I don’t know what I’m going to do with that thing as it keeps me in the doghouse. Among other things, the cat hasn’t been seen for two days now. He must have a girl friend; not, he was broken and Mommy had him fixed. I wish we were going on a road trip like you. I miss the traveling so much. I should say I like the being there better than the getting there part. Hehehehehe
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Girls, G.K., Uncle Carlos & all my Glue Squad Buddies,
    Looks like you are off for adventures for sure. Since I am only 8 1/2 months on the blog, I have seen a lot with Uncle Carlos. He is a real stand up kind of guy, huh? I love him, he seems so nice. Tell him too I think he has been hitting the gym---he looks quite buff. I sang Mama Martha Happy Birthday on her blog Saturday, like I do all my Glue Squad Buddies. I bet it was a grand time with the grandkids and friends. Can hardly wait to see your photos with them all.

    As for me, I had a really nice weekend. A bit lonely with the guys still working on renovations at Weston's, but Mom and I did a lot of relaxing, especially on the new carpet. It does everything the old carpet did, but better---butt vrooming, does great, yoga is marvelous, back scratching and carpet angels, A+, so this is really livin'. I loved too that Dixie Boy and Mis sent their e-mail to Zoe's Mom. Dixie boy, a.k.a., Dixon, is very handsome, and we could be cousins. I will look forward to seeing photos of them too. And Ivan and Ivanka, how was the ride into town to get the one and only Maple Bars? Pre-season football has started--the first sign of Fall Mom says. Yahoo---snow angels just around the corner. Maddox, I hope Karen has a big PARTY for the kennel when it opens. Abby, staying cool, I hope and Jimmy, you must keep her in line--a hard job, but someone must do it. Missy and Zoe, I hope you are keeping cool. We had some rain over the weekend. Yahoo!!! Gail, even though you don't have pups or cats, you and Sonya are of course, part of the Glue Squad, you should send your e-mail to Ann like Sonya did, and then you can see all our beautiful faces. I better get off to breakfast and checking the kingdom. All my other buddies, Martha, Riley, Lucy, Dudley, Rebel, Kirby,Brutus, Max, Baby Favor, Kitty, Mama Delia, Sonya and everyone else, have a GEM of a day.
    Love and licks,
    Ruby

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, You two sweet beautiful girls and handsome GK sure look happy to be going to Skylands with great Uncle Carlos for a vacation with Martha and her Birthday last Saturday!!!! How nice that Sweet Laura gave you a nice walk before that trip, GK and hope you can stay cool at Skylands! Eight hours is a long trip and I hope you had lots of fun and rest on the way! Can't wait to see more photos of what it was like up north of Bedford farm! Please hug Martha for me because I love her, too! Hi Gail, I wish I could meet these wonderful sweethearts, also! Sure hope to hear from the rest of you great buddies very soon! Really enjoyed your comments last week, also! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Sharkey, G.K., Francesca and Glue Squad buddies,
    ROAD TRIP!!!! yahoo. Looks like Uncle Carlos and Laura are taking good care of all our furry friends. Abby likes to snooze during car rides too. Eight hours is a long ride so I bet you are excited. Hope you all had a good time celebrating Martha S's birthday.
    We had a nice sunshiney Sunday but Mom had a severe thunderstorm up at work. She calmed the dog boarders and gave them TLC until the storm passed by.
    I wonder if G.K. uses special shampoo, his fur is so plush and beautiful. Handsome like his papa Maddox.
    Its Shark week so lets celebrate glue squad.
    Missy Chow, are you ready for the football?
    James Dean

  • I love road trips! But they are usually to the vet or the groomers. Yuck! Some times Mom will take Max or me on a trip around town.
    We are looking forward to your adventures in Maine!
    We had a great weekend. The weather and temps are fantastic! It's August in Ohio and the windows are open! Unbelievable!
    Saturday was the Blues and BBQ festival in Lebanon. We sat/laid in the backyard and listened to all the bands. Great music! And that evening was the 5, 10, 15 K Blues run. The route brought them right past our house on the Lebanon bike trail! What fun we had. Max was warned against barking and with Mom's help he managed to keep it under control. Good job Maxie!
    Unfortunately, Dad had to go back to work Sunday. Bummer. But Mom was home and we were outside most of the day.
    Must be off, things to do and naps to take.
    Pugs and kisses!
    Brutus and Max

  • Eight hour drive is not to be looked at lightly, I give you three Pups lots of credit, but then Uncle Carlos has to do all the driving...so behave now!
    Hope mommie Martha had/has a great Birthday! ;-)
    I'm starting fall cleaning, wish I knew some Pickers. I have so many things I have picked myself for years...time to move on.
    Kitty is enjoying the cooler weather, especially at night.
    Hope everyone had a great weekend and is well and happy in every which way :-)
    Hugs to all...

    delia & Kitty =^, ,^=

  • Hi everyone!
    GK, Sharkey, Francesca, enjoy your vacation. That truly looks to be a wonderful place to just kick back and enjoy the fresh, cooler air. Wish all of you the best and belated Happy Birthday to all!
    Me and the cousins are enjoying the 'this is not August in NC weather'. A bit less humid and cooler. Usually we are sweltering with highs in the mid 90's and dewpoints in the upper 70's. What a strange, but nice weather pattern.
    Okay, talk later in the week. Tomorrow Mis is taking a day off and is going to get away from here and work. Now, will it be East or West??? HUMMMM!
    Dixie Boy
    PS, Love the pics. Nice to be able to see who's talking. And Ruby, WOW!

  • I am surprised the dogs aren't crated or have some type of safety harness while in the car for safety reasons.

  • ..Road trip..yippee!...I have never been on one..but Ivan and Ivanka are going on a lot here lately..here, I"ll let Ivanka tell you..HI buddies..first off, James Dean, you are right, it is shark week, a bad week to be a seal, especially Snuffy!..Ivan and I like all the ferals, and are blending in nicely..we fill up the backseat of the truck when we go places and people say we are beautiful..but Lucinda says all doggies are beautiful..we are helping James with some painting today and then cleaning out some sheds..James says Delia is not the only one who has been a picker..he says a lot this has to go..so that should be fun..hauling stuff to the end of the road and putting a big free sign on it..some lucky soul got a rototiller and push-lawn mower for free last week-end..the only thing Lucinda and James ask is if you can really afford to buy it..please don't take it...and if you do.. make a donation to the local human society...oh, a doe and a spotted fawn out under the apple tree..and some raccoons circling around the left over vegetables..Ivan and I get along with all the critters just like out pal, The Naughty One, did...gotta go..love, Ivanka and Ivan and Black Mama and tribe

  • Oh boy getting ready for Skylands. I think getting ready for the trip and getting there is sometimes more fun than the actual destination.

    In the middle of things so I'll be back later to check out what everyone's up to. Hope a great weekend was had by all! :smile:

  • Have fun at Skylands Francesca Baby, Sharkey, and GK!
    Mom is going to a dog show tomorrow with her vending booth-- hopefully she will sell lots of stuff so that when we go on OUR vacation we can buy some souvenirs!
    Because in just 2 weeks we are going to go to Pinewood, MN and visit FIRSTMAMA!!!!! She is not Roxy's FirstMama like she is mine (and yours, Francesca Baby, and sort of Millie's, since she rescued her) but Roxy can't wait to go anyway and meet Zoe, play with her friend Dude, oh and I shall teach her to chase chipmunks. It will be slightly bittersweet to go there, since last year we had Demi with us, but it is always so good to see FirstMama.
    Have a great week everyone!
    A bientot!!

  • Have a wonderful birthday Martha. Enjoy vacationland. Hope all the birthdays go well. Jimmy North

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