Happy New Year on Nature Friday

 Arty here with my pals Paul Bunyon and his Blue Ox, Babe! Today I am going to wrap up the howliday week with a few more picture of my most recent Mama and Me road trip!!
We left home with plenty of time to enjoy our journey and Mama agreed this would be the perfect opportunity to take a few pictures.
 Paul and Babe are located at the famous(to us) tourist attraction, Trees of Mystery located in a beautiful redwood forest.  They weren't open yet, but Mama and I did take a walk along the edge of the parking lot enjoying the sunrise while checking peemails along the way.
 We still had some time after stopping to see Paul and Babe, so Mama asked if I would mind stopping to see her favorite local lighthouse!
I'm always up for a trip to my ocean, it's nice and relaxing to listen to the waves for a bit while looking at Battery Point Lighthouse!! After we left the lighthouse, we drove without stopping to the eye doctor.
 After the doctor had a quick look at my eyes, Mama and I headed back home!
(no kidding, we drive about 10 hours round trip for a 15 minute doctor visit. Don't worry tho, we love a good road trip and Mama says it is well worth it to keep my eyes healthy!) 
Anyway, we stopped for lunch and a nice walk at the Rogue River Rest Stop...it's always nice to read some peemail and stretch my legs before the ride home!
Mama had to make one more "pit stop" on the way homeso we made a quick detour to a rest area with this beautiful pond...and if you look to the far side of this pond, my ocean is right on the other side! What a pawfect way to end a Mama and Me road trip!
 Before we go, we wanted to wish everyone a very...

 Happy New Year!!!

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  1. oooh what a sweet idea to start the new year with Paul and Babe... and you really know them? how great is that? have a happy new year with smiles and lots of love

  2. Oooh that pond is so beautiful. And of course we love the tartan bow and hat band.
    Happy New Year Arty, to you and the rest of the Gang.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

  3. Love that beautiful pond and your mama's favorite lighthouse. Happy New Year to you and your peeps, Arty!

  4. Agree that ten-hours is a very long trip ~ but oh what wonderful things to see along the way! Wishes to all of you for a Happy, Healthy and Grand New Year!

  5. Happy New Year to you all! We had no idea that Paul and Babe had made their way out west. We just saw them up north here in October. They are so very famous! Love your outfit too.

  6. Happy New Year LLB's and Peeps.
    Arty OMDs OMDs that fedora with the tartan band made me gasp with glee and sheer delight. WOW
    You know my weakness for handsome men wearing a hat and a bow tie.
    I'd love to visit Paul and Babe and the forest to see the red woods.
    Yay for a great road trip with you and your best gal and most of all a great report on your peepers.
    Hugs to all
    Aunty HiC

  7. Hari OM
    Arty, you packed an outfit for each spot? How good was that?!! A wondefurs way to start the year - and I have let the side down, I fear, for nary a picture of nature nor flowers has entered either My Take or Wild YAM's bowers!!! But I'll be back on board next week. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. What a beautiful road trip you were on, Arty. The best part is the good report of your eyes. Happy New Year to all of you!

  9. if there was a contest, your portraits for the NEW year of 2021 would win first prize. All of you would get that prize. Artie, you profile portrait in that hat is perfect and you are sooooo handsome... I am happy you got a good report from the doctor who lives so far away... that lighthouse is really beautiful

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  11. Such a fun out n' about Arty! Happy New Year from all of us!

  12. For a second there I thought you had a new family, as it looks as if Paul Bunyon (?) is holding your leash! It's a good thing I am getting my new glasses tomorrow...

    Happy new year

  13. Happy New Year, everyone. Arty your Mama loves you to the moon and back to drive that far for a dogtor appointment. We are positive you are worth it. It is a pretty drive too, isn't it? Love, Lucy, Xena and Mom Amy

  14. Looks like you guys had an interesting trip even if it was short. Glad to hear your eyes continue to do well. Happy New Year to you and the siblings from The Backyard.

  15. What a great adventure. You sure made the best of the journey. Happy new year!

  16. Lulu: "Happy new year! A nice long road trip is fun, even if there is a little interlude at the vet's office!"

  17. A new year is here let's hope it is a great year for all

  18. We think Paul Bunyan would have been better served with a little white Shih Tzu

  19. I am glad that you got to see your ocean, Arty! What a fun trip you and your mom had :)

  20. What a lot of interesting things to see on your adventure. I LOVE the lighthouse and we are all so happy that your eyes are doing better. Happy New Year!

  21. OMD, Ma remembers Paul and Babe! She saw them often as a wee lass. every year her family would go up there camping and stuffs! Anyhu, your fedora is just most fetching Arty! I am glads your eyes are okays, and doin' well, and you gots lots of alone time with your Mama!
    All of your 2021 portraits are just FABulous!!!
    Stay safe and healthy, and here's to a better and brighter New Year!
    Ruby ♥


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