Into a Maze

October means pumpkins and mazes and witches and goblins–I settled for pumpkins and mazes. Those other two are too skeery!

So, Mr. N and I took off to a pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island and what did we find? A maze!!Into the mazeInto the maze we went–what a lot of back and forthing! I was getting a bit dizzy. We needed a plan. Just ahead was a platform of sorts with a couple of scarecrows just hanging around. We climbed up…On the platform What did I see but another scarecrow way out over a sea of corn. And look at those trees behind it. Over to the right.  Scarecrow in the maze

SPOOKY!!Posing in the maze

So, on through the maze we went and finally tracked our way out. We did a lot of sniffin’–I think some of those witches and goblins had left their scent. :)

Then

I looked up

Mr. N! Get down!! What are you doing up there? Mr. N and Sage at Sauvie Island

Pshew, for a second I thought Mr. N was a goner.

Then, I saw a hole and looked throughSage at pumpkin patchand there was a cow train!

Mooo-ve it on out, cow!

Mooo-ve it on out, cow!

We ended up with a pumpkin or twoin the pumpkin patchand called it another fun day!

Hiking to Triple Falls

Hikes in the Columbia Gorge are some of the best, so Mr. N and I took advantage of cooler, drier weather and set off to Triple Falls.  But first a stop at 1000 Acres for a bit of water play.River playSince our ultimate destination was near Multnomah Falls, a stop at the Lodge for a bite of lunch was in order (we got a treat or two while the Moms ate). And, of course, we had to have a photo-op at the falls! We were on our best behavior and some of the tourists were ooohing and ahhing over us. :D Multnomah Falls

Then off to the trailhead. Our hike has finally begun!Triple Falls trailhead

This was one of the rockiest trails we’ve been on–I’m sure glad I have the footing of a goat! Mom had to pick her way over those rocks so she didn’t damage her knee again.A rocky trailThen we came to a washed out section of the trail that included these rather steep log steps. Coming back down, I was very careful to stay with Mom and not try to race down the steps. Some other hikers coming behind us said I was a very good dog. log stepsWe finally reached our destination–well worth the climb (elevation gain of 762 feet)!

Sage & Mr. N on the trail

So, what do you want to do next, Mr. N?

WW: A Marathon–Dog Style

Running at the river

                                                             The race is on!

Sage & Mr. N

                          Coming thru the back stretch–Mr. N is close behind

Coming in for a win

                                                             And the winner is……