Friday, September 21, 2007

The Last of the Mohican Campground

Today was our last day in Loudonville, OH. Everyone... all together now... let's all breathe a big sigh of relief! Aaahhhhhhhhhhh! Tomorrow we hit the road to head to Airstream for our repair appointment (which is not until Monday.) We have been here two weeks and it is time to go. Go. Go. Go. I know more about Central Ohio than I ever thought I could or would.

What did we do with our last day? We went on one last woods walk which was actually my favorite thing about this area. The woods. I spent the majority of the walk gritting my teeth and yelling at Rudy for constantly launching attacks on chipmunks. HE JUST CAN'T LEAVE THEM BE. There are 42 million of them in these woods.... all racing across the path 5 feet ahead of us and chirping out their warnings, tail erect and cheeks puffed out. When Rudy hears one (or spots one) he immediately goes into Chippy Mode. Chippy Mode basically means that he breaks into a chase which is punctuated by sproingy deer like leaps. At this point he becomes mentally consumed with Chippy Craziness and will not come back when called. He will run deeper and deeper into the woods until we cannot see him anymore and all you hear is chipmunk screeches from afar. After having to wade through deep bushes, fallen trees and general woodsy debris to retrieve him one too many times today he was officially punished and kept on a short leash for the rest of the walk. And my teeth are a quarter of an inch shorter than they were when I got up this morning. And the Chippys all laughed at him as we passed by. I think he learned his lesson.

The theme that has emerged from our time here seems to be one involving pictures of mushrooms and caterpillars. There are lots of both... mushrooms and caterpillars. So here are todays crop of pics...

I love, love, love that last pic. It's like The Guggenheim of Mushroomdom. Amazing.


Momo said...

That caterpillar and I have the same hairdo.

That IS the best mushroom picture ever.

Have a good and safe trip to the Mothership!

Michelle said...

Love the mushroom pic too!