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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Have Pugs, Will Travel

With the Lady Pugs comfortably seated on their cushions and the car filled with the cooler (holding their specially prepared dinner and the next day's breakfast), overnight bag, and grandchildren gifts, we hit the interstate to make the 2 hour trek to Lincoln. The stereophonic snoring of snoozing pugs filled the car as I battled pot holes, trucks, and speeders darting from lane to lane like they were in a race to the finish line. What's with that?

We had a wonderful visit with lots of laughter and good food. The new and improved backyard is a child's delight. There's a trampoline for jumping sessions and a just-assembled wooden playset complete with swings, trapeze, slide,

 climbing wall, and even a telescope. The yard's sitting area is now shaded by a huge circular patio umbrella, and I so enjoyed sitting there watching the boys at play, that is when I wasn't part of the play.

 I'm good at pushing swings, but I'm afraid jumping on the trampline is a definite no-no with my tricky back, though Alex kept trying to pull me up there.

 Funny...even with all the fabulous equipment  in the yard, the sprinkler is always a main attraction.

The trip home was uneventful as I once again took on the interstate challenge; but it was early so traffic was fairly light, though the same hot rodders were still running their faux races. I always love the part of the journey where I can exit the many-laned madness to the beauty of Highway 12 through the gorgeous Sonoma Valley. As I admired the paintbrush beauty of the many hued wildflowers, I could feel a sense of peace overtake me.

Home Sweet Home. Mmmmm.


  1. Fun pictures! It sounds like you had a great weekend. But I know what you mean, there's no place like home.

  2. I love coming with you on your short breaks, stereophonic pug snoring notwithstanding! That's some playframe! You're right tho, they'll probably have just as much fun with the box it came in! And it's great to get off the freeway and travel the older roads, you see so much more.

  3. EEK! Is this what the California Interstate is like? Will be passing through sometime next month in an RV. Do you think we will survive?

  4. Aww. What cuties. Traveling's fun, but I'm with you. There's no place like home.


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