Sunday, August 1, 2010
Return to Dirtville
Stumpy was happy to be back in the co-pilot's seat.
Once again, I was really bad about taking pictures.
While we were in Nevada I got to meet Woof Whinny Whisper's Paula, her sister Candy and Paula's 3 beautiful dogs: (Top to bottom) Albert, Maddie and Zoom.
picture stolen from here
I'll definitely be returning for another visit because I didn't get to meet any of Paula's horses. (I'm a wimp and it was hot!)Well, I'll be returning to visit with Paula, too. She doesn't live far from my son and she's my kind of people: all about doing the right thing for the 4-leggeds! She and a couple of close friends ARE the Huppie Syndicate. They were kind enough to list Alf on their petfinder page. The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of horses that might otherwise be destroyed.
Stumpy, Alf and Fenway were happy to be reunited, but once again, no pictures. I left my camera every place that I wasn't.
It was really awesome to spend some time with my sister and her family. Dang! How fast those kids grow. Last time I saw her boys, maybe 4 years ago, they seemed to be little boys. Now the oldest towers over me and the younger boy isn't far behind.
My little sister lives in a beautiful home that over looks the Pacific Ocean. The view from her deck is amazing!
The fog was quite thick every morning and although it lifted on up top where we were it remained hazy down on the shore so a clear picture wasn't possible (at least not when I remembered my camera)
She's maybe a mile from the beach (as the crow flies) so this is the view directly below their house.
The first night in Laguna we got to watch a scary brush fire not far from my sister's house. It was not too long ago, 1993, when a brush fire devastated Laguna Beach.
It too three bushwhacking trucks, two helicopters about 3 hours to put it out.
We were quite relieved.
Stumpy met her cuzzin Buddy for the first time.
They got off to a rough start because when I threw a toy they crashed going full throttle and they got up fighting mad. They were wary of playing together for the rest of the visit but walked well together and got along fine.
Although my sister and her boys complained about the weather, I was delighted. The temperatures ranged from 60 to 75F. Perfect! I hated to leave.
It was wonderful to get out of dirtville, although the trip was bitter-sweet. It's been a bit of an adjustment being Alf-less.
Once again my trip to the east coast has been delayed. I had to buy 4 new tires while I was in Vegas and that took a large chunk of my traveling money. Better to be safe (and broke) than sorry. I'm leaving on August 19th, come hell or high water!
Because I have delayed this trip so many times, I am going to drive straight through to Massachusetts, stopping only for naps. On the return trip, however, Stumpy and I will take a more leisurely approach and hope to be stop and meet some blog friends!