Feb 2012

A Day with Keenan

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Keenan is a force to be reckoned with. She is very active for six months old and quite loud. She squeals, giggles, chatters, and belly laughs. She moves herself around using a combination of the Marine crawl and rolling. She drools constantly and fills her diaper frequently. Read More...

Home?

When you think of home, do you think of a particular place? The dictionary has many definitions of home including the terms domicile, residence and all kinds of descriptions. Read More...

Weekend in the Mountains

Friday morning we headed to Asheville for the weekend. Our primary reason for going was to spend time with Kyle, Katie and Taylor. We stopped by our house where we would be staying and dropped off the dogs. It seemed odd walking into our house. It is our house, but we have it rented to a wonderful tenant and it felt like I was a guest in someone else’s house.
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Home Alone

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Shelley left for Chicago Thursday morning leaving Keenan in the trustworthy care of her Daddy, Grammy and Auntie Em. Thursday was rainy so Keenan did not get to go for a walk - we played inside all day. Dave came home from work early because he was not feeling well. I fixed us chicken, peas, mashed potatoes & bread for dinner. Keenan is very interested in grown-up food although she is not allowed to have any.
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Settling In

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We have been in Creedmoor three days and are pretty much settled in. Our car has been washed and rewashed in an attempt to get all the salt off of it. The dogs are starting to get along although we are still keeping them separated most of the time - four good size dogs and a baby are a lot to try to manage at the same time. Read More...

Grammy & Auntie Em

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We arrived in Creedmoor around noon. Shelley, Dave, Keenan, Zoe and Jazzy were on hand to greet us. Jazzy, Shadow and Moxie have not met before. This is and issue for the two pound puppies (Moxie & Jazzy). We will keep them apart for a while and let them both become accustomed to having the other around before putting them together. Read More...

Heading East - Day Ten & Eleven

We are making good time - we drove about six-hundred fifty miles on both Thursday and Friday. Today we drove about six hundred. We stayed in a Hampton Inn outside of St Louis last night. Not a lot of Hampton Inns accept dogs, but this one does and without an extra fee. As usual with Hilton properties, we were upgraded to a room with a jacuzzi tub - very nice after sitting in a car all day. Read More...

Heading East - Day Nine

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We heard some interesting comments about our car while in Jackson, Wyoming. Several people asked us where we were planning to kayak (the temperature was below zero every morning we were in Jackson). Read More...

Heading East - Day Eight

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We started the day with a ride up the tram to have waffles for breakfast. Mary, Shelley, Gustavo and Dave were going to snowboard / ski down from the top. I didn’t even put on my ski boots or take my skis up because I had no intention of skiing down the black (expert) run from the top. Read More...

Heading East - Day Seven

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Today started early. Shelley arrived at our hotel around 7:15. We ate breakfast and headed about an hour north of Jackson where we would meet the dogs and mushers from Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures. Read More...

Heading East - Day Five & Six

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We have spent the last two days skiing & snowboarding with Shelley, Dave and their dentist friends and families. The mornings have been very cold (as in below zero), but the afternoons have been tolerable and by three o’clock or so they are not too bad for sitting in the sun with our feet up. Read More...

Heading East - Day Four

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Shelley and Dave arrived in Jackson Hole around 11:30. We picked them up at the airport and took them to their hotel in Teton Village. When Shelley and Dave flew out of North Carolina it was sixty-five degrees. When we picked them up it was six below zero. Read More...

Heading East - Day Three

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We are not heading east very fast. We will be in Jackson Hole until February 9th.

The jacuzzi and ibuprofen did not fix my back. It is still pretty sore and I am having trouble moving from sitting to standing. Other than that, I feel pretty good. Considering my age, how hard I fell and how far I rolled down the mountain, I think that is pretty good.
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Heading East - Day Two

Today was interesting at best. We drove from Idaho Falls to Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Grand Targhee is known for great snow and fog as thick as pea soup. Today was a perfect example of both. We took the lift to the top of the mountain and skied the only green run from the top of the mountain to the bottom. Visibility was pretty good and we both were skiing / snowboarding well. Read More...

Heading East - Day One

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We started our eastbound journey today. Our first stop was Shoshone Falls right outside of Twin Falls. Idaho. The falls are on the Snake River and are higher than Niagara Falls. While the water flow is low this time of the year, the falls were still very impressive. While we checked out the falls, the dogs ran and played. Read More...