Bunny Day

I thought I heard something at my door...

I did I did! My good friend the Easter Bunny came! So nice of him to leave this for me.

I sure got some good stuff!

The best part? He left me a new friend.

A new BEST friend. I told this foil covered bunny I promised not to bite his head off. Yet.

Easter Bunny left me a really neat card too.

After I ate most of my candy, I decided I should dye some eggs. It's really simple - check it out!

I boiled my eggs the night before so they would be ready to go.

Then I plopped the drops of dye into mugs filled half way with water, and added a little white vinegar - this makes the color more vibrant.

Then I drop each egg into a pretty color of my choice for the next 5 minutes.

Trying to be patient.

Ta-dah! Some people like to get all fancy shmancy and do dots and stripes, but I like to keep it really simple. Soon it was time for me to get ready for the rest of the day's festivities. It was not a normal Easter for this bunny. Usually, I bake a BIG ham and just lounge around, but this year I did something different...

I went to a ballgame! It was Opening Weekend at Chase Field, and the Giants were there playing the home-team - the Diamondbacks.

I'd swap a ham for a hotdog any day. This was before the game started, with the roof closed. The video below is of the roof opening!

It was a great day.

Did you do anything totally awesome on your Easter?


Spring Training

I spent my Saturday at the Scottsdale Stadium cheering on my favorite team – the San Francisco Giants! It was a perfect day for spring training – about 80 degrees and full of sunshine. I could barely wait for the first crack of the bat!

Got my ticket! I'm alllll ready.

Look! A really big baseball!

Told ya - it was gorgeous out!

Look at all the people soakin' up the sun.

A few of my favorites are playing today - Sandoval, Belt, and Crawford!

We had GREAT seats! Check out the dude in the Sanchez uniform... imposter!

I grabbed a hot dog at the top of the 4th.

I almost couldn't eat it all. It was one big puppy.

Picked up a lemonade to wash down the dog from my favorite vendor, Derrick Moore.  "Lemonade, lemonade, just like Grandma made!" - he's been keepin' the fans full and happy for 17 years at the Scottsdale Stadium.

The highlight of my day? - The Beard! I was so close I could almost touch it! I hear there's some pretty cool stuff hidden there.

Until next year, Scottsdale Stadium.

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A Weekend of Buns in the Sun

I hit the road this weekend for some fun in the sun and good eats over in Palm Springs – about a 4 hour drive from my doorstep. The weather was perfect, about 85 degrees and sunny! I just got my permit from the DMV last week, so Mimi let me practice on the freeway since there weren’t too many other cars around (not that that means she feared for the safety of others… just clarifying).

2012 is Arizona's 100th birthday, so the state put these pretty new signs up all over the freeway. Happy Birthday, Arizona!

Hay! Just like what Mimi feeds her horses!

Hellooooo Palm Springs, CA! I think I'm ready to retire.

I had one of the BEST appetizers of my life at Sullivan's Steakhouse on Paseo Drive - House made potato chips smothered in bleu cheese sauce and crumbles! I could tell the chef really took his time in preparing this for me, because there were layers after layers of blue cheese deliciousness!

After I woke up from my potato chip coma, I spent time catchin' some rays by the pool.

Aaahhh yes, the beauty... of my backside.

After I tanned my cheeks, I went to a yummy nummy breakfast! Keedy's is my favorite spot in Palm Springs for all things edible.

It's pretty tiny, but brings in all sorts of people for some dang good cookin'!

Hmmm what to order?

I settled on a breakfast sandwich...

... and the biggest stack of pancakes I ever did see.

It was a short but sweet trip. Until next time, Palm Springs!

Bunny of Arabia

I had been looking forward to this one for a loooong time. My Mimi says the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is practically like Christmas for her because she loves it that much. She has been competing here since 2001, but this was my first time, and I already can’t wait until February 2013!  I met cowboys, went shopping, and saw some of the world’s most beautiful Arabian horses.

This competition has been going on since 1955 and started with 50 horses. It has grown to nearly 2,500 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world. A win here can mean big money.

These are the pretty stall fronts that each stable builds for their barn or "team". They get pretty decked out, huh? It's not a bad view either - minus those fugly telephone wires.

This is my Mimi's barn - they already have so many ribbons!

I said hi to Lucy, one of Mimi's horses. We've met many times before. She was busy eating her lunch when I stopped by. Nom nom nom!

This is her new horse, Gambler! Hi Gambler! (this was our first meeting and he was really really nice) - they have already competed a few times this week, and did well. The championship is this evening!

After I said hi to all the horsies, I went for a ride in the golf cart. "Golf carts at a horse show?", you ask... yes! You wouldn't believe how many of these sweet rides cruise around the show grounds.

I drove myself right up to the food stands - and ate LOTS of it. Food at a horse show is oily, carbo-loaded flavors of awesomeness. Basically it's like eating at a state fair, but more... awesome?

I walked my lunch off in the vendor's tents... so many things to see! These are western outfits for the ladies, and totally decked out in bling.

This is The Hat Lady - where Mimi gets all of her hats shaped before her big rides.

The Hat Lady doesn't just sell hats - these are the sparkly pins that the girls put in their buns while showing. So many options! Mimi said I didn't have the fur to pull them off.

This booth sold a bunch of different bits - (the things you put in a horse's mouth to tell it where to go). Look at em' all!

On my way up to the show arena, I saw a cowboy workin' his caballo.

He let me come in the arena for a closer look. I saw a really big saddle with a horn - Mimi competes in the English divisions, not Western like this guy, but this stuff was still totally awesome.

The horses compete here in the Equidome - big, huh? There was also an outdoor arena, where they did most of the halter classes (kind of like a dog show - the horses aren't ridden, they're exhibited in hand) shown below.

I walked back to the barn to check on Mimi before her big class tonight. She was a little nervous, but said she was just really excited. I couldn’t wait to see her and Gambler compete! … and GUESS WHAT?!

THEY WON!!!!!!!! YAY MIMI!!!!!! I was such a proud little bunny!

Would you like to learn more about the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show? Click here.

A Superstitious Bunny

It’s been a while since my last hike – my bunny buns needed some serious shaping! So I set off on the Siphon Draw trail in the Superstition Wilderness. It was a little  gloomy that day, and a bit chilly, but the beautiful 6 mile roundtrip was all still worth it.

Do you think that's really the Lost Dutchman himself? I like his burro.

Soon I'll be at the very top... okay, more like 3 hours from now, but I'll get there!

See that up there? That kind of dome lookin' thing? That's the Flat Iron - about 2 miles away.

This is the actual Siphon Draw... it was really slick since it had just rained. I only fell two or three times, but received one BIG bruise on my hiney. See the Flat Iron? I'm getting closer!

This is what I saw if I looked behind me on my hike... that's Apache Junction down there, and just West is Phoenix.

DONE. I have a whole new set of steel calves. The desert is so pretty after a recent rain.

I continued on up past the Flat Iron to the summit of the Superstition Mountains. It's really too bad it was so cloudy, because off in the distance you can see Four Peaks - my next big hike.

After the hike, I stopped at a ghost town! It was on the way out of the Superstition Wilderness, and is in fact known as "The Gateway to the Legendary Superstition Mountains". It was super random, but pretty fun.

A REAL SALOON! There were cowboys and cowgirls all over the place!

... and this guy... who was pretty disinterested in just about anything I had to say. Rude.


:o( I was a bad bad bunny!

Bunny at Barrett’s

I was one lucky bunny this weekend – Mimi’s Dad bought the three of us tickets to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction! We spent the day checkin’ out fast cars, people watching, and basking in the sun. This auction was established in 1971, and is headquartered right here in my hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s held every January at Westworld, and takes place over nine days. I saw more than 1,000 collector automobiles, and almost 350 different vendors. We had a lot of fun – check it out!

Look at em' all!

They had slow ones ...

... and fast ones! A 1970 Mustang Custom Fastback - this little pony sold for 82k!

The thickest, fattest whitewalls I've ever seen.

A little more my speed...

... and a little more my size!

Who is THAT good lookin' guy?

The Yellow Submarine! Do you think the Beatles really fit in there ? ?

Not totally sure what this was - but Mimi's Dad (my Grandpa) said it was REALLY fast.

On the bidding floor.

Mimi said this was her favorite car at the whole show - a 62' Cadillac... she would have preferred a 59', but this would do.

I got to meet General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard! He's a 69' Dodge Charger, and was real feisty!

The colors were all so pretty.


Check this baby out. A 1954 Mercedes Gullwing - sold for 2.2 million!

Until next time, Westworld... I'll be back in a few weeks for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. See ya real soon!


Zzzzz ...

BEST sleep of my life. Dang, why do I feel so awesomely well rested?

It's JANUARY?! ... 11TH?!

OMG! I hibernated ALREADY?! I missed CHRISTMAS?! HANUKKAH?! KWANZA?! It’s all gone! Can’t believe I slept for so long!

Well, hello 2012, how are you? - Thanks for NOT remembering to wake me up.

No worries I guess. I’ll just have to make this the best year ever… starting now… 11 days late.

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.


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


A Cozy Night In.

After a long and gloomy day at the lake, a cozy night in was just what I needed. Mimi, Kiki, Sarah, and I cuddled up for sangrias, baseball, and a friendly game of Scrabble.

The evening started off with a game of Scrabble. I spelled the word "Zarf", for 48 points! (it's a metal cup to hold coffee? - thanks, Scrabble Dictionary).

Om nom nom... homemade sangria.

I sipped my sangria couch-side during the Giants game.

Mimi made a cobb salad for dinner... unfortunately, no carrots.

Do you think my bunny butt is as nice as Zito's? Oh, and Giants win, 6 to 3.