And now for something completely silly…
I love moose.
I live in the mountains where they are (supposedly) plentiful, yet I have never seen one.
As a consolation, my friends sometimes send me a stuffed moose. I have amassed quite the collection at this point, a growing testimony to my sad lack of moose sightings.
A few months ago, my dear friend Destiny sent me a moose for the dashboard of my car. I immediately named him Milton and installed him in my Honda Pilot (who I have named Max. Are you sensing a theme?). I got him just in time for our trip back home to Pittsburgh. At one point, I was bored during the long drive so I decided to take a photo of Milton:
I call it “Moose On The Open Road.”
He is quite handsome; wouldn’t you agree?
Doug suggested that I have Milton accompany us on our trip and include him in all the places we visit. I loved the idea.
So, as a result, I completely embarrassed my children by pulling Milton out of my purse at every opportunity. 🙂
Below are some of Milton’s travels as he saw Pittsburgh for the first time:
This is Milton at the lake with family on his first day of vacation. Clearly, I was struggling with figuring out how to focus properly with my camera but you get the idea. Notice the “she’s-crazy-but-we-love-her” smiles on the faces of my loved ones:
Milton enjoyed being near the water:
It was easy for him to imagine himself gliding over the water in this sweet ride:
After leaving Ohio, Milton traveled to West Virginia. I was a little slow on the uptake with the camera…
He also enjoys the occasional (or twelve) Krispy Kreme donut…
Or maybe it’s just me.
Native Pittsburghers love their Eat-n-Park. While not a native, Milton is a fan:
This is Milton riding the incline down the mountain into the city. (Our car was packed with people and my kids could not contain their mortification when I pulled Milton out of my purse to take this photo :))…
All in all, Milton had a delightful trip to the Steel City. He looks forward to traveling more in the future and I’m sure he will be happy to share photos of his upcoming travels. Until then, he leaves you with this…
Have a great weekend everyone!