Starting the great adventure
06.01.2014 - 06.08.2014 70 °F
As you may already know Bob and Kryss sold their house in Fruita, put a lot of stuff in storage, sold some stuff and gave some stuff to their kids. What they didn't do was storage, sell or give me away. I'm riding high on this trip, my favorite place to ride is standing on the console between Bob and Kryss or laying on Kryss's lap. They have a nice bed for me in the back but most of the time I like to see the world thru the windshield.
As we were leaving Fruita and putting the final items in the storage unit Bob realized that he had left his keys at the old house. Kryss called the new owners and they found the keys right where they had been left, on the master bathroom countertop. The peeps and I finally headed to Aurora, CO to spend a few days with Kryss's sister Kate and her husband Jack. Bob calls them SIL & BIL, figure that one out.
Jack and Kate had adult beverages waiting for the peeps when we arrived in Aurora and they let me jump all over them much to the peeps distress, but I really love seeing Jack and Kate. There was a big ol' pull pork bbq dinner, lots of family and friends, a big fire and four other dogs for me to play with. I ran all over the yard and contemplated jumping in the water feature, but Bob wouldn't let me. He said I had to stay clean because the next day was going to be a big surprise for me. Big surprise or not, I slept like a rock that night. The blur of the past few weeks had taken it's toll and I was exhausted, so were the peeps. We all slept in.
After breakfast, a Bloody Mary and saying good bye to the Hansen's (daughter, son-in-law, grandkids) the peeps loaded me in the car and told me that today's big surprise was that I was going to meet my brother, really he's my half brother (different mom) but he's still my brother. Little Red was the father for both of us. Oh dawg, was that fun. His name is Saint and he's just five months old but we had a blast. Saint's peeps have a really cool back yard where we played, chased, wrestled and panted. Saint's peeps are New Orleans Saints fans so that's where he got his name. We stayed there all afternoon; the peeps enjoyed a fine bottle of zinfandel with cheese and crackers while my brother and I really got to know each other...it was awesome. It was a great surprise!
The peeps usually take me along on their daily adventures but for a couple of days I had to stay home with Kate. They had things to do in downtown Denver and said that it would be difficult to take me along. So, I stayed home with Kate. She was so good, she let me sleep all day, I think I was still exhausted from the family bbq and playing with my brother.
I stayed home alone one night while the peeps went to a Colorado Rockies baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. No one seemed to care that the home team lost, mostly they talked about the nice weather at the game and a couple of cool pictures Bob had taken. I don't really know anything about baseball, but when I hear the word "ball", put me in coach I'm ready to play.
The peeps are starting to get organized for the next leg of our country tour. We're going to Gold Beach, Oregon. Bob says it's about a 2.5 days drive from here. I'm hearing that we are going to drive across Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada to get to Oregon. These names are strange to me but I know I'll find out what they mean in the near future. Thanks for reading my blog and happy tales to you.