The Great Bumpkin

A big Happy Halloween Thanks to all of my fans who voted for my costume this year! I couldn’t be more pleased – Mimi made it herself! The ladies love my new rags too… doesn’t do too much for my figure, but they don’t seem to mind.

Behold - The Great Bumpkin!

Can you find me?

I thought it would be nice to bond with the candy bowl.

Looks like someone spilled a box of Nerds... allow me to help.

Nom nom nom.

How much LONGER?!

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Dutchman’s Trail – Superstition Wilderness

Entering Tonto National Forest - on my way to Dutchman's Trail

At the trailhead - the Superstition Mountains are pretty darn expansive. Hope I don't get lost.

Big mountain looks like a big petrified rock I have at home.

It didn't take me very long before I needed a break - it was hot! That pointy thing in the left of the photo is Miner's Needle - I'll be there soon!

I couldn't believe how many arms this Saguaro had... no hug from this big guy.

Made it!

It was so pretty, with so many Saguaros!

Here’s an aerial view of what I saw:

I stuck around for Sunset.

Bunnies and Bruschetta

I just got home from having lunch at this killer little place called Postinos not far from my house. I had been wanting to go here forever, and today was the day. The food here was so out of this world, that I fear Postinos has ruined me from all other places that sell bruschetta. It was just too, dang, good.

Can't wait!

Can't wait!

ALL wine by the glass is only $5 from 11am-5pm, everyday! I had trouble deciding what to have, but my waiter was more than happy to help me choose. I told her I'm a pinot grigio kinda rabbit, and about a minute later, she presented me with perfection. 

The menu is full of things to order - from raspberry chicken salad to grilled cheese, there is something for everyone. I opted for the bruschetta plate - for $12 you can pick from more than ten different kinds! I got two prosciutto with figs and marscapone, one roasted peppers with goat cheese, and one ricotta with dates and pistachios. ALL were nummy. A tip to all those who plan to come - this plate can definitely be shared between two people. It was a lot for me to eat alone. 

I really liked the bruschetta because of the way they served it soft and fresh instead of hard and crusty like most restaurants do. I was sad it was all gone... GO HERE. 

Want to check out the menu for yourself?

The Good, the Bad, and the Bunny

Bye bye Tahoe, it’s been swell…

It was just a real quick trip to the cabin before Mimi starts her new job at Tiny Prints next week. Neither of us wanted to leave. But, as always, the drive home is never too difficult, because it’s just so beautiful. From Tahoe, we always take 395 home. 395 borders the Eastern Sierra, so we pretty much drove along the backside of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks for the majority of the drive. It really made me miss my National Parks trip from last month.

It was necessary to stick my head out the window for a better view.

But, Mimi let me pull over for a better photo. This is the backside of Mammoth, about 2 hours down on our drive.

I made some friends across from Lake Crowley.

Here is a video of me checking out what Yosemite looks like from the other side!

We stopped for lunch at my favorite bakery, ever - Schat's. This was in Bishop - right before you come to Kings Canyon. Before I went inside, I took a spin in the shop's delivery truck.

First, I ordered my sandwich - turkey and avocado. Why are the sandwiches so dang good? - because they are made with their very own "sheepherders bread" - which uses all natural ingredients: well water from the Sierras, and stone ground unbleached flour.

After I got my sandwich made, I picked out a loaf to take home to my friends.

Mmmm check out all the different kinds of pastries. My favorite? - their carrot shaped sugar cookies.

I got some to take home, too.

Ah, the simplicity of a good meal.

After I ate my sandwich, I concentrated on the view - this is behind Sequioa National Park, in the town of Independence.

Soon, the scenery faded into desert… the only thing missing? Clint Eastwood and a standoff.

I can never get enough of that scenery, but it was time to focus on the road ahead.

Oktoberfest

Welcome to the 10th Annual Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley USA – I witnessed traditional Bavarian music, ate a bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut, met folk dancers, and yes, drank wonderful beer.

The entrance to all things beer, bratwurst, and Bavarian. This was also where they checked my I.D. to make sure I was of Bunny drinking age.

This man presented me with a hug and a mug. His name was Hans.

After the yodeling contest, I filled my mug at the beer garden, where there were 20 some taps to choose from. I went with a Sierra Nevada Hefeweizen.

Joe Smiell and his 20 piece band! Can you see Joe? He

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