We are here!. We arrived yesterday and Dan and Lori were already here. Anna was so excited to see us, she doesn't forget her first Dad. We had a safe trip and all went well with the truck. This is beautiful country.
It has rained off and on all day. Dan and I took Sue and Lori shopping and then went put fpr pur evening meal. The rally doesn't start until Wednesday so we are taking in as much of teh country side as we can. Sue and I just walked the girls and they are bedded down for the night. It is cool here so it makes the evenings nice. Great RV park and the sites are nice and level. We are one of the lower level sites where there is plenty of grass and some shade trees.
Hope we see more sunshine tomorrow so we can sit outside with the fur babies.
Yesterday Don, Joy, Dan, Lori, Sue and myself went to visit some of the cheese shops in the area as well as a bakery, way too much fun! It will take me two days to recover! Last night we sat around the camper enjoying the outdoors eating cheese and dip and other goodies until late. The weather is great!
Last night we had our pot luck dinner and raffle. Dr. Dough won the grand prize but everyone won something. What a great time we are having. Today is the last day of the rally and tomorrow we leave for Dan's home and then on MOnday we will go to Michigan to visit Sue's brother and other family.
Just got home from our 3-week trip to Utah and Arizona, including Zion, the North Rim of the GC, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches and Black Canyon National Parks. The dogs were sure glad to be home, especially Molly. This was the longest trip for any of them, and Molly wasn't sure what the deal was, but she was a trooper. During the trip, Dash passed a milestone (No, Richard, that isn't an extra-large kidney stone). Dash is now 13 years old, pretty good for a German Shepherd. Aside from his rear legs (DM), he is in pretty good shape for a dog his age. Rimadyl has his arthritis well under control. Sometimes, I have to hold onto him when he gets into the RV, or he may fall off the steps, but he usually manages them pretty well, especially with the extra step I always put at the bottom. Weather during the trip was hot and dry; the temperature reached 102 at Zion. Sure could have used a 2nd air conditioner, but it worked pretty well, especially when I closed all the blinds. There wasn't a drop of rain on the entire trip until I got home, but I was sure glad to see some rain here. I'm sure you all have heard of the big fire near Fort Collins; fortunately, nothing near me, but it is still pretty dry.
The trip started out with problems; I hit a high, wide curb on an overpass the first day. Fortunately, the damage was limited to the front right wheel cover (why they have the lug nut covers stick so far out is beyond me). The decorative covers popped off and were lost, and the ones that hold the wheel cover on were dented. The easiest fix is just to replace the whole wheel cover. At Zion, my storage compartment key broke in the lock and I had to call AAA. The locksmith came promptly and got the piece out and made me two new keys in no time; good thing, as I couldn't get my satellite dish out of the storage bay .
Sure is good to be back; hope the Old Fella Rally is going great, and you are all having fun. Maybe I can make it again next year; any ideas where it will be?
Col. Dash - GSD, DOTL Rainbow Division, in my heart forever
Spc. Lily - 11-year-old Greyhound (Racing School drop-out)
Spc. Molly - 10-year-old GSD Mix (aka Honey Badger)
Shadow - 2-year-old Greyhound (aka Shadow Ninja) 2011 G'town 280DS Class A