Friday, November 16, 2018
And this is what we've come to.
It's seriously surreal here in SF (and most of CA, for that matter). We are on Day Nine of unhealthy air quality. The AQI is 277 (that's the Purple, Very Unhealthy level). The smoke is so thick, and everyone is wearing masks outside (if you're lucky enough to have found them. Most stores are sold out.). Mind you, we're about 165 miles from the wildfires in Butte County. I know the AQI is much worse as you get closer.
Stay safe, CA friends, and stay indoors as much as possible.
Monday, November 12, 2018
It worked out great! Both dogs seemed to enjoy the stimulating environment.
It has been five years since I last spent quality time with them, so it was really amazing to visit with them today! The kids are both in high school now.
I also got the bonus of meeting their very close family friend, Molly, who I have been hearing about for many, many years.
Their visit made me so happy.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
I finally got into a good habit of brushing out Wallace's ears and tail nearly every day. This has prevented any mats between his last grooming appointment, 10 weeks ago. I may try to go a bit longer next time, as I really love the Shaggy DA look on him. (Although, I equally love the fresh haircut on him, too!)
Saturday, November 03, 2018
My first two subjects were very cooperative, and I'm very pleased with their portraits!
Friday, November 02, 2018
We just flew home from Maui (more pics to come!). One of my favorite things that Dick and I try to do when we travel to Hawaii is to stay on West Coast time (3-Hour difference), and wake up early to take long walks in the morning, before it gets too hot, and while the sun rises.
Dan has a routine of taking early morning walks (starting at 5:30am) , usually 7 or 8 miles, so we joined him every morning of our entire stay!! We did the full 7-miles three times, then did 4-5 on other mornings when we needed to finish earlier. I also often took a long afternoon walk to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and great location. Yesterday morning, we had to skip the walk to go out on a sunrise snorkel trip instead, but we still got in 5 miles in the afternoon.
Anyhow, each day, I walked 5-11 miles. I'm really happy that we stuck to it all week, and am especially proud of Dick for walking with us each early morning!!
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Wallace is a Viking!
Now he needs to find a dragon to train.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Super cute and rather large store! Such a fun way to start our trip!
We don't think that the three of us have ever taken a road trip together, and we don't think that any combination of us have done a road trip together in over 20 years!
First stop: Harris' Ranch on I-5 for a quick lunch. We made it to Anaheim in pretty good time, and didn't hit much traffic until the last hour or so.
This morning, Jeff came to pick up Wallace and we were surprised to see that all the other dogs he had with him today were all Doodles!
Wallace was pretty excited to go out with this gang, so he didn't even wait to give me a smile before he took off.
I think he's going to have a good and fun week.