Saturday, November 17, 2012

Random Image #4

Grandview Nature Preserve

Greetings!  Last weekend Harvey and I trekked to Grandview Nature Preserve, along with several other members of our walking group, the Around Town Hounds.  (And special thanks to our host, PG and Sammy's mum.)

Grandview Nature Preserve is beautiful, and features tidal creeks, a salt marsh, and beachfront bordering the Chesapeake Bay. The beach afforded many post-hurricane treasures, and we saw scores of ocean birds, including Brown Pelicans.

After our walk, we stopped at Smitty’s Better Burger. Smitty’s, established in 1956, is a carhop burger joint with yummy old-fashioned fare. Everyone enjoyed their lunch, including the hounds, who all had hot dogs (sans the condiments).

Some photos from our day.

And for sweet Giles Henry.

I know you're there, just over the hill. By day you'll bound, light as a feather through fields of clover. By night you'll sleep under a warm sky, nestled in a bed made from the threads of all who loved you.

Rest easy, Sir Giles Henry. Your earthly dreams finally came true, and the memories of your mommy's love are yours to cherish for eternity.

Monday, November 12, 2012

October - Our Month in Photos

Well, as usual, we're behind with our blog posts! We'll try to catch up by recapping the month with photos.

At the beginning of the month, Harvey and I went to Dewey Beach for the Greyhounds Reach the Beach event.

The next weekend we celebrated Jimmy Chew's 3rd Gotcha Day. Gosh, the time has really flown by, and Jimmy continues to surprise me.

Jimmy still has a shoe fetish, but just last month he began collecting toys.

Jimmy's Gotcha Day present, a giant snake!

And, of course, we had to celebrate with ice cream.

The next few days were a little scary, as Jimmy had surgery to remove 2 MCTs (mast cell tumors). He's OK now, but we were very worried.

The next weekend was busy, beginning with the arrival of a new kayak!

After the delivery of the kayak, Harvey and I took a trip to Skyline Drive. It was really beautiful.

The next day we hosted our monthly Around Town Hounds walk with a visit to a neighborhood called Woodland Heights. We had a great time.

Later that day I took my old kayak out to enjoy more Fall foliage.

The next weekend brought Hurricane Sandy. But that didn't stop Razor's GUR! Saturday afternoon - getting ready to head out in the Jetta - Hurricane Sandy is looming!

Successful handoff in North Carolina.

Razor enjoys a hamburger (hold the cheese, please).

Settling in for the night at my house.

Hangin' with my boys.

Handsome Razor.

And the next handoff, on Sunday. The rest of the legs of the GUR managed to travel just ahead of Sandy, and Razor arrived safely to his new home in Connecticut. Yay!

Later on Sunday, as the wind howled, a friend dropped off fresh-out-of-the-oven treats for the boys.

A hurricane? Who cares, we have snacks!

And finally to close out the month.  :)