Ok, so I admit, I started at the beginning of your journal and am reading through it. But I am really glad I did, because I love, Love, LOVE this post!! I love my family more than anything, and I think it’s so awesome that you have such a great family, too.I got a new heeler on my Northern adventure! She is on my heels better than any dog!
My trip went really well. My DD learned to milk for me the week before so I could stay a little longer, but I still couldn't get the night off work so I went up the night before.
I took Nessie and Teddy and dropped in to see grandma as soon as I got to San Jose. She let Nessie swim in her pond! Nessie was so excited! Teddy walked all around the edge of the pond, following Nessie and eating bugs and whatnot on the way. Grandma made us fruit smoothies, then we spent a few hours visiting while she watered her yard and we kept an eye on Nessie and Teddy while they were eating and exploring.
I got to moms around 6:30 and my dad was upset that I didn't have a cell phone as I was traveling alone, so he took me down and hooked me up with a new one. I have a number that my grandma and family can call that will not be long distance for them and with family share, we can talk for cheap.
Mom and dad also hooked me up with sweetlix minerals. I have a hard time getting them down here so I let them know I needed to pick some up before I came home. They bought me 4 bags! I did finally get the feed store a town over, to agree to order them if I get him the numbers (product ID) that I need. Now I will have the numbers so hopefully I can get ahold of them easier.
Three of my brothers and sister in law came by to visit since I was just there for a few hours. I think they are hilarious...I always have a good time hanging out with my siblings.
Grandma wanted to leave at 5 in the morning and my aunt was able to come too! We got started OK but I got a migraine and carsick within about 10 minutes of leaving so mom ended up driving the whole way up! We stopped in Fairfield and dropped the birds off to their new owners, then made it up to Oroville in a few more hours. We were there just before 10 I think. Between stopping to switch drivers, drop off the baby birds and stretch our legs, we made pretty decent time.
Grandma K was sooo happy to see us! I haven't seen her in several years so it was really great to get to visit. We had a few other family members stop by to visit while we were there too. I love having a family that is happy to have you drop in anytime you can! We were able to visit for about 3 hours.
While we were there I had a delivery of my new baby goat! Thanks Barbara! I think my grandma was even more excited than I was and I was/am pretty excited! She offered to hold her on the way home cause she was crying. My poor aunt would doze off and then I would drive over a bump or something and wake up the baby. She would end up crying right in my aunts ear! It is a good thing we are all true animal lovers! Everyone just felt bad that she was scared. Grandma was disappointed that I only got one!
We made it back in about 4 hours with a starbucks and a gas detour, so again, good time. When we dropped off grandma and my aunt, grandma asked if I needed gas money. I thanked her, but she had just filled my tank and it was still full so I was fine. So then she asked if I needed more goat money! I laughed out load and said sure, but save it til I come again...it will be a good excuse to come visit! Before we left grandma Ks she had also insisted that I should buy another goat soon so I can combine trips and stop in again! I know y'all think I was joking about the blaming my family for enabling my addiction, but they really are wonderfully helpful in this department!!! LOL I couldn't ask for a better family!
I stopped in at my DH favorite little villa for his number one favorite meal from there Raviolis. They have really good raviolis...for $53 dollars they better be!!!! That was for 4 quarts! Talk about an expensive bribe! (But my DD confessed to me that my home made raviolis are actually better!!! yeah for that!)
Maybe I should name my new baby Ravioli!
When I ran to buy the raviolis, mom and dad babysat for me and let my new baby run around a bit. This little girl loved my dad! He sure liked her too. I grabbed a few bites of KFC and then hit the road again.
I made it home OK but that last half hour was rough. I was getting tired. I got home with just enough time to shower, tuck my new baby in and take a half hour nap before work...
It was a great trip. I got to visit and had a good time.
And now I have a cute new baby too! She took the bottle for me really well so that is good. She is 7 weeks old. My twins think she is pretty neat.
Mission Northern Adventure was a success...one more night of work and then I am going to sleep for 2 days straight.....
I am so sorry that you lost your cat. 12 1/2 is a long life for a cat, but to a coyote, puts a whole 'nother level of grief to it. So sorry.Oh dear, I just read the next post and it is so sad. I know it was a long time ago, but still. I’m sorry for your poor little doggie.
I guess I’m a little more sad than I need to be over a 4 year old post, because this week we lost our 12 1/2 year old cat to a coyote. Anyway, when you lose an old dog, you still always have your memories of them. One of my best dogs ever has been gone for almost 11years now. Of course, we will never forget them, will we?