I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I have something really wonderful to be thankful for. Tucson is finally getting training! Continue reading
We woke up this morning to a bright, blue sky. What a beautiful way to start the day! Mark checked the weather report online and discovered that even if we had taken the southern route, we would have run into snow storms. What’s more, we got out of Wisconsin before this storm was expected to drop three inches of snow there! Continue reading
It was 15° F when we got up this morning, but there was some sunshine, so we were encouraged. We had hoped to make it to at least Missoula, MT by tonight. Continue reading
There were two very good reasons why Mark chose to go the northern route across the country this time: 1) We were leaving Wisconsin five days later than we had hoped and this is the shorter, more direct route, and 2) in looking ahead at the weather report across the country for this week, it showed rain but no snow.
I guess I haven’t mentioned yet that we ended up keeping Tucson. I had gotten a call from a neighbor saying that she’d heard of someone who might be interested in meeting Tucson, so I was getting all set to get rid of her, but Mark was really depressed. He loves her. To his credit, he wasn’t going to stop me from giving her away after what she did to me, but he was miserable. I finally told him if he can take her to work with him and everywhere else he goes, he can keep her. He took the passenger seat out of his work truck to accommodate her and he has been good at taking full responsibility for her. Continue reading
Montana is a long state! I think we left Missoula at about 9:15 MT this morning, and we didn’t get to the eastern border until 6:00 this evening. Somewhere in North Dakota, we crossed into the Central time zone to arrive at our hotel around 9:30 CT. Of course, we made a few stops along the route.
I actually returned home late Tuesday night, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down and write since I got back. I am at my own computer now, so I have an opportunity to send the pictures I took while I was gone. Continue reading
I have known for a while that there is a snow mobile trail in the woods behind Lynn’s and Karen’s house, but I had never ventured far enough onto their property to find it. Yesterday, Lynn and her dog, Sasha, took Tucson and me for a walk there and I discovered that the trail led to the field behind the fire station where I work. This morning, I decided to walk to work. Continue reading
Mark and I could feel our excitement rising throughout the day today as we got closer and closer to home. Even when I had a migraine, I was glad to be back in familiar territory, and Mark was positively giddy! Tucson was every bit as happy as we’d been hoping all along she’d be. I guess the cats were happy too, but they were too suave to show it. Continue reading