Wednesday, July 23, 2014

{ Deadwood } Part I

Sup peeps!!  I am so stoked to share my adventure with you!  As you most likely know by now from the girls, we had to leave the Outer Banks of N.C. and head inland for a few days to avoid those hurricane force winds that Arthur was sharing up and down the coast.  So, we ended up at this really small (and kinda boring) campground out in the middle of nowhere.....seriously, I'm not jokin', it was like in the middle of a soybean field!  BUT, right across the road from the campground was this place called DEADWOOD.  Yep, you read it right.  Now, when I first saw the sign as we pulled in to the campground, I thought to myself; oh yeah, that place sounds happenin' (extreme sarcasm) and wrote it off as B-O-R-I-N-G.  The next morning I got up and figured what the heck; I'd go and check it out.....I mean what's to lose other than a few precious hours watching the soybeans grow, right?

So, it turns out that this place has been around for a while and is known in the area for having western themed dinner shows and a little amusement park.  I liked the idea of being amused so I decided to go on in.  I walked down this long bridge into a kind of courtyard place area and all of a sudden, I heard someone call my name; "Trey!!"  Kinda freaked me out to tell ya the truth.  I looked around thinking there must be another dude named Trey (lucky dude, right?) and then I saw my best buddy, Alden, over by the train ride waving wildly to get my attention!  I was totally stoked!  Now, I wouldn't be bored at all! 

"Dude, whatcha doin' out here in the middle of freakin' nowhere?" I asked.  Alden explained that he too had to stop his vaca at the beach to get out of the way of Arthur.  He and I both could not believe how lucky we were to have both ended up at the very same campground!  He was actually excited to visit DEADWOOD cause he'd heard about this place on TV.  Boy, he had me there. TV? You gotta explain this one to me real slow.....

So, turns out the owner was featured on a show called 'Doomsday Preppers' that was on the NatGeo channel a while back.  The Wild West amusement park is used as a front for the family's end-of-the-world preparations.  Cowabunga dude, I did not see that coming!  Alden, being the sorta guy he is, went into great detail about their guns and a real live cannon that they shoot!  I for sure wanted to see the cannon blast.

Alden really wanted to ride the train but the engineer wasn't around.  Alden had already purchased enough tickets to ride the train twice but said he'd give me one so we could ride together.  Awesome.  But we had to wait for the engineer to return so in the mean time, we decided to explore the place. 

We headed over to the carousel ride and jumped on the horses!  I threw my hands up in the air and yelled; "Yeeeeeehaw!!"  Heck, at that very  moment, I felt like Hop-a-long Cassidy or.....better yet, The Lone Ranger.  Ha ha, then the thought it me - Alden could be Tonto!  What a riot.  At this point, I couldn't help but notice that Alden was holding rather tightly to the bar.....almost like he was scared of falling off.  Some Tonto he'd make!  I am pretty sure the real Tonto rode his horse bareback and he most certainly didn't have a metal bar to hold on to!

After a few times around, Alden seemed comfortable enough to at least throw one hand up.....and when it did, he yelled out really loudly; "High Ho, Mr. Ed!!"  At this, I nearly fell of my horse.  Mr. Ed?  Seriously?  "Dude! The Lone Ranger did NOT ride Mr. Ed!!!".  He didn't reply.  I just put it down to his totally random sense of humor.  He is always saying the craziest, most random things that totally crack me up!

After a dozen times around the carousel, we headed over to the rock-climbing wall....saaa-weet!  Before I could even grab a rock, Alden was scaling the stinkin' wall!  Now, that like totally threw me.  He was afraid to ride the carousel horse but he can climb a rock wall with nothin' but a little rock to old on to?!?!?!  Somethin's wrong with my buddy Alden.

By this time I really wanted to take a break but ohhhh, noooo.  Not happenin' yet.  Alden was up the orange ringed ladder and yelling "Last one to the top has a rotten leg!!"  Now, I have to admit, as soon as I realized what he said, I immediately looked around and prayed that nobody overheard him.  Whew, thank God no one else was even remotely close to us!  "Dude! It's not a rotten leg, it's a rotten egg!!"  To which he replied "Where?"  Oh, for cryin' out loud.....really?  So, I caught up to him and convinced him that I really, really needed to go and chill-ax.  

As we made our way back to the courtyard, we came across this heavy dude with no hand, two broken ankles and a creepy scar across his face.  Not sure why he was holding a flowery lantern?  It didn't match his outfit at all.  Captain Hook was a pirate, not a cowboy, right?  Maybe he was yodeling?  I dunno but he was definitely lackin' in the swag department.  Frankly, he left us speechless but since we were tourists, we thought the least we could do was have a photo op with him.  Not sure what more we can say about this poor guy other than he'd make a good character in one of those creepy doll movies.

Back in the courtyard area we found a super cool water well that had some nice shade...perfect for a chill-axin' moment....or two, or ten or heck, even twenty.  We talked about how it must have been hard livin' back in the olden times when you had to go and "fetch" water for drinkin' and washin' and all kinds of water-needin' chores.  We both agreed we were really glad we weren't actually born waaaay back then. 

After a nice long break, I was starting to feel like explorin' again.  We started looking around to see what else we could get into.  Alden was getting antsy to ride the train.  He absolutely loves riding trains and I just knew that until we did that, he was not gonna stop talking about I have to admit, it did sound like a load of fun.  Apparently, the word around town is they had "aliens" back in them woods!  Who knew that aliens had landed and were living in the middle of "Nowhere, NC". 

And, just as I was about to suggest going back over to the train station to see if Mr. Engineer man had returned, both Alden and I heard a loud "All Aboard - Awwwl Aboard!!!!"  Whoa, that was great timing!

Stay tuned for the rest of my story!  There is much more  to's just that I gotta catch some much needed Z' right now.  ~Trey ✌ 

P.S. If you want to know more about Alden, check him out on the "Meet the Guys" page!

18 Inch Doll Outfits & 18 Inch Doll Accessories by:

Trey's shorts & Tee by  Minipparel ~ Etsy®
Trey's navy tennis shoes from seller; simplethings4now on eBay®
Alden's Bermuda shorts & Tee by Minipparel ~ Etsy® 
Alden's shoes are 2003 Grey Sneakers by American Girl®
Friday, July 18, 2014

{ Beachy Blogger Award }

Hi, everyone! We've been nominated for the Beachy Blogger award by four different blogs; Marisa AG, .  Thanks to all!!  Now, to the questions..... 

Questions from: Marisa AG - :
1. What is your favorite doll?  We cannot pick just one but Cindy was our first! ♥
2. What is your favorite thing about having a blog? We love sharing our adventures with all of our readers!
3. What is the worst thing someone has said to you on your blog?
4. Do you have a doll house? Well, we have the Dolly Dorm!
5. When did you get your first AG doll? Cindy came to live at the dorm in 2006.
6.What is your favorite article of doll clothing that you have?
7. Who is your best online friend? We have several online it is impossible to choose!
8. Who is your favorite AGTuber? We like agoverseasfan and annabasilmentos.
9. Do you watch Aspen Heights? If so, are you Team Belita or Team Calita? Nope, never heard of it.
10. Which of your dolls' personalities is most like you? Cindy

Questions from: Ginny and June - :
Who is your favorite Historical Character?
What is your favorite clothing item from AG?
What is your favorite book? (AG or not) All of us girls have different tastes in books and each of our favorites is in our "profiles" on the Meet the Girls page.
How many AGP's have you been to? Two- the one in Washington, D.C. and the one in New York.
Would you rather get a new doll from AG, or get a cheaper TLC doll and fix her up?
How long have you been blogging?
Would you rather do a photoshoot at a beach or in the mountains?
Have you ever been to an AG event?
Do you shop for dolls/clothing/furniture for your dolls on eBay?
Have you ever had to send one of your dolls to the AG Hospital?

Questions from: Ellie Blue -

1. Who is your favorite Historical AG?
2. Do you buy all your dolls with your own money?
3. Do you have a girl of the year? Yes! 5 live here at the dorm- Mia, Lanie, McKenna, Saige, and Isabelle!
4. Will you watch Isabelle's movie? Definitely!!!
5. Who is your favorite blogger? Oh, there are waaaay to many to chose from!
6. Have you ever been to a meet up? No, we haven't, but we hope to host one someday!
7. Where is the first Ag place you have been to? (If you haven't where do you want to go?)
8. Saige or Isabelle? Why, both of course!!
9. Do you have a blog dedicated to AG dolls or dolls in general? Dolly Dorm Diaries.
10. Do you shop on the Ag website? On occasion we do, but we normally just go to the AGPDC and Etsy to do our shopping. :)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{ Amazing Sunset }

So, if you are one of our Instagram peeps, you know that we had to leave the beach in North Carolina for a few days so we didn't get blown away by Hurricane Arthur!  We ended up at a funny little campground in the middle of "Nowhere, NC"......well, the town was actually called "Bear Grass" which totally gave us the creeps since neither of us like the idea of running into a bear up close and personal!  Any-who, we were not allowed back on Hatteras island for a few days after the hurricane and that made both Hollie and me very sad.  We both really missed the beautiful sunsets over the Pamilico Sound that we get to see every evening when camping there.

Finally, we got the official "okay" to return and we arrived just in time to ride over and take in the GORGEOUS sunset that evening!  Hollie and I just sat there in silence as the sun dropped in a glorious explosion of color!  It was totally amazing!!!  Honey and Boo loved it too!

Well, we have some great beach photos to share and are working on those.  And Trey is working on a post about an adventure he had with his best friend, Alden.  That's gonna be a fun post!!  ~Faith ✞

18 Inch Doll Outfits & 18 Inch Doll Accessories by:

Faith's & Hollie's Overall Shorts by  Forever18Inches ~ Etsy® 
Adorable bike by American Girl®