Wow! Talk about a fast trip to the beach!
But you know what? It was worth every speedy minute just to see Julie and our grandchildren, Jordan and Matthew, for a few hours. With their plans uncertain about whether they will be able to make the trip north this summer, we just couldn’t let the opportunity go by to see them – while they were four hours away on vacation at Panama City Beach – instead of 14 hours away in Arkansas.
So off we went Monday morning – first to the kennel, where we left two very unhappy dogs in full pout. Maddie and Bear looked at us through those cage doors like we had just left them for the rest of their natural lives in the most horrible place on the planet. We knew better though. Marsha, at Mardon Kennels, has been keeping our motley crew of dogs for years, and we know she treats them like pampered little kings and queens. It was still hard to leave them though, especially when those eyes are looking at you like, “We promise we will be good forever if you’ll just take us with you!” Little do they know that in a few days we will be off for another long trip north, and they will most certainly be traveling with us. Don’t you wish you could explain things like that to your four-legged babies, so they wouldn’t have to worry so much!
I’m not going to write a lot tonight, because after the trip home this afternoon, I am one T-I-R-E-D camper. But, I will post some pics of our beach trip below – with captions.
Four days and counting till we leave:
- Wednesday: Actually move clothes from bed to suitcases.
- Thursday: Full day in Albany – Bear to groomer, pedicure and hair cut for me.
- Friday: Repack everything I packed on Wednesday – and go out to eat with friends from the lake.
- Saturday: On the road.