Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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The Eclectic Company - Waitin' on a New Adventure!!
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Brunhilda and Borris Wander Wisconsin

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You may remember us from Miss Keetha's post yesterday. We are Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper but you may call us Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper.

First we have a bit of business from yesterday's post to take care of. Someone LAUGHED at us for our blatant and obvious use of scotch tape. To that we say, IT WORKS. Let he who has never imbibed in scotch (tape) be the only one to laugh.

Now, on with the story of our adventure.


Once we had our knapsacks all packed, we waited until Miss Keetha wasn't looking and slipped them in with her "stuff." Pretty clever that, or at least WE thought so.

She has so much stuff she'll never even see our tiny bit.


Then we went out onto the driveway for a few practice spins in our brand new wheels. Wow - - - they go FAST. Ma loved the breeze ruffling her fur. Sure beats standing around on a kitchen table waiting to "shake your booty."

At 2 AM we set out on our adventure FOR REAL.


First thing we had to learn to do was gas up our 4X4.


We don't quite "get" all the grumbling we hear from folks about the price of gas - - - it only cost us ten cents and we were good to go - - -


Until we saw FIRST PAW what it means to "play with the big boys."


Everything out there was SCARY. So - - -


We made a deal with fisherhubby that we would clean his windshield at each stop in exchange for the priviledge of riding - - - WITH OUR WHEELS - - - in his ridiculously oversized rig.

I think we got the short end of the stick - - - just look how dirty his truck is!!!

After that we hopped in fisherhubby's back seat and slept away the miles and the dark.


We awoke to a Wisconsin welcome - - - a very WET Wisconsin welcome.


We had to nix our idea of an al fresco breakfast.


Good thing WE aren't pets!!!


We tried our claws at a little jungle exploration.


Then it was off for a slide on the playground.


Kind of a "slip and slide" in the rain.


Then we read the morning paper.


Just what is it with these Wisconsin people and their pets????


We checked out the weather forecast.

Whew - - - looks like Miss Keetha and fisherhubby are going to drive us right out of the rain soon.


Next we read the vacation brochures.
There are A LOT of things to do and see in Wisconsin!!!



Back on the road again - - -
Every mile is bringing us closer to our Northwoods roots.

But Miss Keetha had OTHER plans - - -


She hijacked us
And the next thing we knew, we were at Lake Wazeecha on Red Sand Beach



We dipped our hind paws in the water.
It tickled.


Then we basked in the sun to warm up.



Somehow we felt very insignificant
In a sunny and sandy world.


We needed a drink of water before
We could head up north
To our day's hotel destination.


Adam helped us check into the Grand Stay in Eau Claire.
The Grand Stay is - - - - well - - - - GRAND!


We hurried up to our deluxe room


And burrowed our road weary bodies
Into our large and comfy bed.

We had sweet dreams of tomorrow
When we will arrive in our very own corner of the NORTHWOODS.

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19 comments:

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

You two are really getting around! Woo! I think you might need a vacation after your vacation. ;)
*tricia

Shannon said...

I think this wins for most creative post ever!

Jenna said...

this post just cracks me up. so clever and I can't believe you go the check in guy to play along. :)

Jenna (Francesi)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Dear Boris and Brunhilda,

Please make sure to take good care of Miss Keetha on your vacation. I think she needs LOTS of rest. . . .

(Love the expression on Adam's face; he had dinner table conversation that night.)

Cass

haley said...

LOL! this post looks just like one of my photo albums on facebook only it's with "charlie the garden gnome" and his adventure's in nashville! ha! see i never would have thought to make a blog post out of it!!! you crack me up!

haley said...

myspace, not facebook. oops. not that it's really important which social networking site it's on lol!

jennifer said...

There is only one thing better than scotch tape.... duck tape (it comes in colors you know).

I am completely charmed by the Saltandpeppershaker family. They are so good at the world traveling thing!

Just Breathe said...

Very cute & funny. My husband would never stop for me to do that!

angie leverence said...

Bring on more adventures!!! Love it!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, you are a crack-up!!! You should write childrens books!

Dustin and Kayla said...

u really need to get a dog.. :)

Connie N. said...

This is without a doubt the most creative post I have ever seen! Loved every bit of it, and can't wait to hear more about Brunhilda and Borris!

Lori R. said...

LSHPMP...laughed so hard, peed my pants!!!! You are sure a hoot! Your husband must be easy going, mine would just die if I pulled up to a pump and did that...

Kirby3131 said...

Goodness, I'm now miles behind! I read this earlier and had such a laughing attack that I freaked my computer out and it shut down. No, not really, but it could have happened. The gas hose on the little truck, the bears laying their heads down on their little cotton pillows, signing in at the hotel...you are priceless. And, so are Brunhilda and Borris Bearsaltandpepper.

Kirby3131 said...

No not really - My computer didn't shut down - but yes indeed, I had a laughing attack and didn't realize I hadn't left a comment!

Jewel said...

hehe this is so cute!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh my adoring fans - - - you make me feel SOOOOOOO affirmed in my blogging.

Brunhilda and Borris are working on another post - - - and as soon as I can get to the library tomorrow I'll be posting it!!!!

We are having a GREAT time and the "boys" (we have friends with us) are actually HELPING me think of Brunhilda and Borris photos.

So - - - keep tuning in - - - there WILL be more

k

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

sooooooo creative! I am cracking up! I LOVE the napsacks in the post below too.
Just playing catch up..I missed alot! Been at Grandma's she is still hanging on.

Anonymous said...

i feel sorry for adam