|Bandit, 5 Months, Bonito River Falls|
|Gavin, or Gelda?|
|Bec & Dave doing Hitchcock|
For starters, my Sister and her sweet Husband (right) were just crazy enough to offer to help me drive nearly 2000 miles to Tennessee to purchase a smooth collie.
The three amigos hit Memphis hard for 24 hours, Beale Street, BB King Cafe, Graceland and cocktails at the Peabody Hotel after a rather entertaining and alarming trip through Arkansas. Let's just say, our most memorable stop included a gas station selling wooden bats (marketed as "tire kickers"), gizzards and tobacco. The crowd drinking Natural Light in the parking lot looked a bit eager for company, (and dental work) so we moved ON! We picked up Bandit (Neil on his papers) after looking for a collie for nearly a year. I must say, I would have driven much further. He is calm, loving and totally, 100% house trained! He is obsessed with panties and socks so we named him Bandit. WindKist Collies near Nashville did a fabulous job of prepping him. (Thanks Nancy!) Most recently, he escaped with all of our clothes while we were in the hot tub. We sent the nude kid up the acreage to retrieve our essentials. :) Bandit will be hitting the trails in August so expect a Walmart Greeting!
|Mom, checking her pants after entering her surprise Party.|
The remainder of the month, while Eric and Gavin were in Canada, I spent spoiling myself with long trail runs, old movies, plenty of time with friends and zero housework! I think half of Lincoln County bought or made me dinner! Expect a long blog and plenty of pictures dedicated to their annual Father-Son journey.