Yesterday we did a quick day trip up to Donner Pass to see if we could find some snow for Thor to play in. The good news is that he had a blast, and we had just as much fun watching him play. The bad news is that there is not much snow out there at all. Although winter started off with a bang in December, January has been a bust and it shows.
Last month I got a call from Columbia asking if I was available to attend another OmniTen event in Park City. Last year’s visit was an epic adventure known as the OmniGames, but this seemed a little more on the down low. I didn’t know who else would be going, if anyone, except that this time I got a Plus One. Yep, David finally got to join me on one of my Columbia trips and reap the benefits of being an OmniSpouse. Read more
It’s Mighty Thor’s first birthday today!
Raising a lab puppy has been so much fun. This adorable face helped us get through the land shark phase with those needle sharp puppy teeth and desire to put everything in his mouth. It’s much easier to forgive and stay patient when that’s the face staring back at you! He’s smart and the friendliest happiest pup around.
At the end of the year, David’s grandfather passed away after a long and active life. He lived in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and we quickly found out that getting a last minute flight and dog boarding over the holidays was just not going to work out. So, we hopped in the truck and drove ourselves all the way to Arkansas and back.
Although it was a quick trip, we did take some time on the return leg to visit some places we had never been. One never wants to travel for such a reason, but it ended up being a good trip filled with family, laughter, and even some time for adventure.
We kicked off Thanksgiving week with a tour of an area northwest of Barstow known as the Black Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). This is a fascinating BLM wilderness area with many native rock art sites, peaks to hike, rocks to hound, historic mining sites to explore, 4×4 roads to be driven, and nice campsites to be found.