Mice and Men

23 Sep

Greg is off camping tonight.  I cleaned up the motorhome last night and found mouse droppings (actually, they were pretty old and Ruby wasn’t interested in them so I don’t really think that Greg is camping with a mouse but one never really knows, does one?)

In the best laid plans department (the above taking care of the mice and men department), he is not camping where we had reservations for the weekend.  He’ll be camping a few hours south of that spot.  The campground where we had reservations was inexplicably closed.  Our friends arrived and were turned away.  Wacky.

We’ll be joining Greg (and any mice he may be camping with) tomorrow evening.  I am teaching all day and my day includes a field trip.  My class is going out on a boat in the Monterey Bay . . . so much fun!  We will be seeing all sorts of cool critters — birds, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, and more.  Can not wait!  Then I drive home, hand the kidlets to their parents, and pick up my own kids, the dog, and my 17-year-old nephew and we drive, drive, drive.

This squirrel was REALLY angry with me!

I know it’s not a mouse but it’s a rodent and it’s all I could find.  This is a squirrel that was really angry with me in Montana.


7 Responses to “Mice and Men”

  1. Susan Gets Native 23 September, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    My parents were always finding dropping in their camper, and Dad could NEVER figure out exactly where they were coming in. Maybe mice take vacations too.

    • lizalee 23 September, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

      Love it. That sounds like a fantastic children’s book idea — if I ever write it, I’ll credit you with the idea! We know that they come in through open windows and I think it’s my husband who leaves the windows open. Someday I’ll retell the story of the rats that got into our old 5th wheel trailer . . . it was nightmarish and I didn’t have a rat terrier to help me take them on!

  2. M 23 September, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    LOL. That’s quite an expression on that squirrel’s face.

  3. KGMom 24 September, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    I bet they do ride along…
    Sounds like a good plan for a weekend. And I love the class field trip–is that what it’s called?

    • lizalee 26 September, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

      Yes, it’s called a Field Trip and it was amazing!!!

  4. Crafty Green Poet 26 September, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    that’s one very angry squirrel!

    Sea otters, oh they’re such wonderful creatures, how are they doing these days in Monterray?

    • lizalee 26 September, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

      The Monterey Bay is a sanctuary for sea life. We saw some amazing critters . . . pelicans, gulls, cormorants, sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters. They were spectacular. Love them!

      Later in the weekend, I was lucky enough to see some Elephant Seals, too. Great weekend!

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