This is the first chance we've had to update the blog, as we've been busy socializing with our friends, Chuck & Cindy, from home while they are down for a two-week vacation.
Cindy had been wanting a dog for quite a while (thanks to camping with us and our dogs in the past). For her birthday recently, Chuck surprised her with a new puppy! Little Sophie is 13 weeks old, and is a cross between a dachsund and a Boston terrier (called a "Dachston" or "Bodach", depending on what you read). Of course, "Auntie Dianne" promptly fell in love with her new little four-legged "niece" and these photos will explain why. What a cutie!!
We've taken turns cooking for the four of us.
These photos were taken at their Montana Fifth Wheel site, complete with Indiana University flag, chair, and trash bin.
Of course, we had to dig out our Purdue flag
with OUR Purdue trash bin in response to that, especially since the NCAA tournament is the focus of attention this week.
The outdoor TV at OUR site has gotten a lot of use as we watch the tournament games in the beautiful Florida weather. Go Boilers!! Roger is VERY excited that they are now in the Sweet Sixteen.
The four adults plus three dogs piled into Chuck's big truck and drove to
Barkingham dog park outside Ft. Myers on Buckingham Road. This is a very nice dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, and even on-leash "doggie trails" outside the fenced area. The dogs had a great time running, chasing, fetching, and just sniffing around.
Little Sophie ran and played with Jasper and Chaplin. She quickly learned how to get a drink from the doggie water fountain and socialized well with some new doggie friends that day at the park.
As you can see
from the last two photos, all three dogs were "dog tired" on the ride home from the dog park!
Roger here.... For all the people who know me, you probably know how stressed I was over the Purdue games. Our satellite did not work here due to an unfortunate tree :(. The good news is that Cindy got a call from mutual "HSE" friends who now live on Ft. Myers Beach. We managed to find an establishment that had the March Madness feed so that we could see the Northern Iowa game. Our friends' daughter was a Purdue grad so the atmosphere was great, especially after the bar (establishment) filled with other Purdue fans. Last night's game was also, NOT ON TV in the south. I managed to keep track of the game with the updated scores on the upper left side of the screen (very frustrating), and did get to see the end of the game. My brother was able to attend the games in Portland. (He and his family live there.) SWEET SIXTEEN. GO BOILERS!!!!!
We have another week with the Gemmers in Ft. Myers before we pick up our daughter and granddaughter on the way to Disney. We will have some great updates from Sanibel Island and other locations before that happens. Did I say, Go Boilers, beat UConn?