Wednesday, October 5, 2011

St. Elmo 2011

      Every year we take a trek up Mount Princeton to the tiny ghost town of St. Elmo. Aside from the beautiful fall foliage, another of their famous attractions is the chipmunks. You sit on this pile of old logs and these little guys just run all over you looking for food. The general store sells "chipmunk feed" for a small price (I think it's just unsalted sunflower seeds) and you sit there with some in your hand or on your shoulder or wherever & the creatures just scamper around and tear apart the hulls to get to the seed. It all happens so fast-one moment you have a chipmunk on your arm, the next he's gone!

    Something interesting seems to happen each year. One year it snowed, so we didn't see too many chipmunks. Another year, Josiah got so excited that he was jumping all around and....he stepped on one's tail.... The poor little guy! The squeak sound he made was sooooo pitiful, it made you wanna cry....
     This year we had two interesting things happen: 1. squirrels became brave enough to eat out of our hands (I DO NOT recommend this-usually there are squirrels hanging around, but they've never gotten close enough to eat out of our hands), 2. I had two chipmunks poop on me (it could've been the same one twice...who knows?? they all sorta look the same). For some reason, hubby didn't find the chipmunk poo as disturbing as I did....but that may be because it wasn't on him....
                                                           Amber feeding the squirrel
                                                      chipmink poo...you know you were curious....



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