Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

It's been a wonderfully busy 11 days - travel/unravel, celebrate/recreate, plus enjoy a few adult beverages along the way (always a designated driver). Christmas day we traveled from Seattle to Salem, OR to have a traditional Taco dinner with my brother Chip. We were basically invisible because Lady was there (wink-wink)! Chip loves it when Lady comes along. He misses his Toby so much and spoils Lady rotten whenever they are together. Here she is reveling in the attention and loving her new "dead squirrel" toy that the Salem Santa brought her..

On Boxing Day, we paid a visit to Eola Hills winery, just west of Salem in the town of Rickreall. At noon it started raining in northwestern Oregon and didn't stop for 3 days. Having lived in the NW for so long, its hard to dampen our spirits, but this came close. Anyway, picked up some well priced and tasty Pinot Gris and spent the rest of the day visiting friends in Newberg. Of course, Uncle Chip was dog sitting! This is how we found her on our return to Salem......

Tough day Lady!!   Next post: Two days in downtown Portland.


Kari in WeHo said...

Happy New Year to you :)


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy 2011!

Glad there has been some fun AND some adult beverages!


Ally and Eclipse said...

Sounds like great fun! Lady is such a gorgeous gal!

My Eclipse's sister, who we trained for a couple months, was sponsored by the Eola Hills Winery and was named after them! How fun!

JackDaddy said...

Did she even notice you were gone? :)

JackDaddy said...

Re: blog to book
Thank you for the suggestion. I looked at doing that and it was going to be almost 800 pages!! So I think I'm just going to take the best stories and expand on those.

Sierra Rose said...

Great holiday! Oh the rain :)
Had a friend from Seattle visiting during Christmas. Great to catch up.
Portland must have been a nice visit. Miss that town. Would ride our mtn. bikes in rain, sleet, snow...just kept on peddaling!
Lady, you look so comfy with that pillow. Ah.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Anonymous said...

Poor tired girl. The holidays do wear one out. And hey, that's a good-looking squirrel toy -- that's one of those unstuffed numbers, right? So much less messy!
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Thor said...

Sounds like you two had so much fun! Happy New Year my friends!

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