Wednesday, February 23, 2011









































The pictures are from an outing to the ruins of a fort on the outskirts of our city.

Sadly, the experience wasn’t as exciting or even remotely close to how good the pictures make it look. After driving for over 50 kilometres on a dusty, dry, un-aesthetic and overcrowded highway, we reached this place much hyped about as a weekend get-away.


Well, you do feel like getting away.

From the place!!

Especially if you had harboured great expectations based on the hype on websites (what were they all thinking?!!) and are rudely greeted by a ill-maintained, ramshackle fort right in the middle of a crowded but insignificant town!

The clear blue skies, the rustic old countryside and the tiny little town actually looked  more picturesque in our photographs than in reality.


The only saving grace was the lovely weather that day, which kind of made up for the rest of the disappointments.

We tried to make the best of the trip - climbed right up to the peaks of those huge rocks, raced down the stone-staircase ruins, chased a herd of goats and munched on the delicious picnic lunched Daddy had prepared.

And made some beautiful pictures.


Of course, the reason you don’t see Shadow in the pictures is because we had gone on this trip long before he came to live to us. Early October last year, to be exact.

We know he would love to climb those rocks, but we certainly aren’t ever going back to that disappointing place again. It isn’t worth all the time and energy you spend.


After all, there is a whole big, beautiful world out there, waiting  to be explored…



Ginger and Buddy



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Mariodacat said...

Your pictures are very lovely, and it looks like quite a hike to get to the old fort. Thanks for sharing.

scotsmad said...

Goat chasing has to count for something!

Great pictures......and we dogs just want to sniff around.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Teddy Bear said...

That place looks like a pawesome place for a hike!:) We love the grassy stairs.:)

Teddy Bear

Anonymous said...

While I was looking at the pictures, I was thinking, "Where's Shadow?" heehee!

I'm sorry it wasn't as fun as it looked. My mom says there have been a few times that she's gone some place that she heard was pawsome and then was like, "I don't get it. What's the big deal?"

But I bet Buddy and Ginger still had a good time sniffing and peeing on stuffs.

Wiggles & Wags,

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

OMD, love the pictures - looks like a lot of furry fun!
Rudy would sure enjoy it,

Rudy's Raiser

Benny and Lily said...

What an awesome place..
Benny & Lily

Maggie Mae said...

I thinks deese pictures are great! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

the booker man said...

awwww, miss gingin and buddy, that's too bad the fort 'n town wasn't all that funsies to visit. :(
one of my mama's pet peeves about travelin' and explorin' and stuff is goin' somewhere that everybuddy recommends, and then you get there and it's like crazy go nuts crowded so you can't hardly move. bleh!
your pics are beautimous, though. me and asa and mama like those ruined stone stairs with the grasses growin' over them. super duper cool!
oh, and btw, we think that you should take shadow and your mama and daddy and make a trip to south carolina! heehee! then me and asa and mama and daddy can come visit india! those would be way mega adventures for sures! :)

the booker man

Maggie and Mitch said...

At least you guys had a new experience and were all together.
The pictures are very nice!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Oskar said...

Well the pictures do look pretty!

Nubbin wiggles,

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What a shame that 'book' didn't live up to its 'cover.' It does look wonderful. At least it looks like Ginger & Buddy had fun, running and chasing and picnicking.

Jed & Abby

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My two Lab mixes would never forgive me for not following, so I had to! They'll have their own blog pretty soon, and then they can follow on their own. :)