Seafoam my hamster

Meet my little roborovski hamster, Seafoam…

 

So.. this post made me realize I don’t have enough pictures of my ham-ham, I need to fix that! I have such an appreciation for my hamster Seafoam. She usually does her own thing, but will still enjoy petting (using one finger because she’s so small!). She’s my little friend that I can go to when I need some company. I’ve had her for almost a year now, and hamsters don’t live long so I’m determined about keeping her healthy.  The main reason I got a hamster was because she’s pretty easy to take care of and I don’t have to dedicate a decade or longer in taking care of her. I decided to share some photos of her so people can see how crazy small and cute she is.

She’s developed bald spots on her hind legs, which I think is a sign of aging, which I’ve learned to accept over time, but she still loves to run around especially right after I clean her cage and she’s got new fluff to play with. She doesn’t like a lot of the various toys I’ve tried over the months, but she LOVES food balls, which are various nuts and things stuck together.

I’m gonna continue trying to find ways to entertain her, if y’all have ideas, let me know!

Best,

Valarie

Turner Falls Trip

I thought I’d talk a little about my recent trip 2 Sundays ago to Turner Falls Park, it’s a smallish park in south Oklahoma. Since I was still living in Denton (moved back to Austin last Thursday!) I decided to go on this trip as kind of a last North Texas memory. I know my last post was about my Colorado trip, but travel logs aren’t the only thing I have in store for this blog!

These are the 2 most decent photos I managed to get on the trip, in my opinion. Most were really blurry or too bright or dark. The first photo is of an abandoned castle at the site, built in the 1930s, and then of course the main attraction: Turner Falls.

I drove with 2 friends, it was about an 1hr  and 30min drive, so not too bad. The biggest downside was probably the cost of admission, being $12 per person. I also decided to buy the tickets ahead of time since on the Turner Falls Instagram, they warn about the park reaching capacity.

Here’s what I brought:

  1. homemade tuna salad
  2. bread
  3. strawberries/melon
  4. cooler
  5. pack of beer
  6. sunscreen
  7. towel
  8. swimsuit/shoes/shorts
  9. you get the idea

We kept things minimal, and were able to walk around with all our things no problem. Overall, it was a really relaxing trip. I’m glad I got to go as a farewell to my North Texas time. The best part may have been the HUGE rainbow we saw on the drive home.

Best,

Valarie