A grab bag from recent trips to Salt Lake City and Corvallis and happenings in between.
Elevate your mindset.
After a morning of “opening” stockings and relaxing, we took Gilly and Ollie to Liberty Park for a walk in the snow.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Because we can’t have too many cute doggie pics on the internet, here’s another one.
I think she misses me. She looks like she misses me. Maybe it’s just me missing her. Love you, Gilly! ;-)
Thanks, Missy for sending me the picture to brighten my day. I U!
Update. Ashley sees my post and sends me another picture of Gilly on the same couch.1Where else would she be? I think she’s looking to see if I’m coming in the door. I’m sorry to disappoint her… ;-)
We stopped at a rest stop for a quick break. Gilly took full advantage of the opportunity!
For the original 10 MB animated gif, click here.
This past weekend, for the third summer in the row, we all1I think we ended up with 20 of us — and 3 dogs! visited East Lake. Thanks to Kristi and Troy, we had an abundance of kayaks, a canoe, and a “relaxation station” to play with. Matt and Erica brought another canoe and a stand-up paddleboard. We all brought our swimsuits and sunscreen, though many didn’t use the latter enough.
Miska, Gilly, and Mousse enjoyed playing fetch and swimming in the water. Unfortunately, the beach was tough on their paws. We’re going to need to find a solution for that next time. Does anyone have a positive experience using dog booties?2If you haven’t done so, you must search for dog booties videos on the internet. High-stepping fun!
Some went to the obsidian flow nearby and everyone went to Paulina Falls. Every evening, we went to the beach to watch the sunset. The Whitewater Fire near Jefferson made a smokey sunset our first night, but slight winds from the east cleared up the rest of the weekend. The final night, the sunset was so intense that none of you will believe I didn’t edit the photo.
Of course, it was a great opportunity for a jump shot. The photo was a happy accident created by my holding down the shutter on my smartphone while others snapped away with their DSLs. One of my shots coincided with someone else’s flash and everyone in the air. Of course, that called for an animated gif. Heather and Gilly posing mandated another. ;-)
Lots of family, a few dogs, and hot weather made for a fun time. I wonder — will next year make four?
What is this word “come” you keep repeating?
At the end of every year, I review the pictures I’ve posted here and select a few I’m most proud of. This year is no exception.
And one animation, for fun. :-)
Do you have a favorite?
Update. Like last year, there’s a site that generates a collage of an account’s nine most liked Instagram pictures. Also like last year, there’s virtually no overlap between the pictures I’m most proud of here and my Instagram #2016bestnine pics.
Okay, last year there was no overlap; this year one picture is in both sets. Alright, Gilly in the tall grass! To be fair, I don’t post many picture on both sites.
Gilligan likes to relax on the couch, preferably with a pillow and the more space she takes up, the better. Here, she mimics Mousse’s preferred position: curled into a ball.
Gilligan contemplates the upcoming electoral college vote.