Monday, September 13, 2010

Picnics and showers

The cooler weather (cooler being upper 80s as opposed to 100s) led to some fun outdoor events. Kristen, Gyeong, Jason and I headed to Charlottesville for a day of wine tasting. We started at Blenheim where we had some great wine and enjoyed a picnic on their deck.The weather was perfect for a picnic
We headed to Sugarleaf which was down a very long gravel road, turns out it would have been a better idea to put the convertible in the lead on this road!Then I hosted a bridal shower for my good friend Laura. It was a lot of fun..she is a Hokie so everything was Virginia Tech themed. Thankfully, Nerice is an excellent baker!!Of course, no matter how much room you have or how nice it is outside, the party always ends up in the kitchen.Everyone asked if Henry was stuffed b/c the entire party..20 people milling around for 3 hours..he never movedThat night Houndstown (Chris and Stacy) stayed at the house so we had a impromptu greyhound party including 13 dogs..but for some reason I didnt' get any photos..oops. The next day we attended our annual James River Greyhounds picnic! It was a lot of fun! We had a lot of events and games, but I only got photos of the radar run. Dana sort of jogged down the lane and stopped to smell the clover half way down.Henry decided he didn't want to run down that orange scary stuff and stayed with Daddy. But Cali showed them all how it was done, sprinting down the lane at 27mph.But Dana is still pretty cute.all this activity that weekend led to some extremely tired greyhounds. Cali snoozed the last half of the picnic...Sometimes Cali gets a little too relaxed...Gumby dog...
Kristen, Cali, Dana, Jaimie, Stella and I are Beach Bound Hound bound next week. Myrtle Beach or bust!!!

6 comments:

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! I think you broke Cali! Those pictures are great. I love fun events like that!

greytblackdog said...

Fun! We still haven't seen cooler weather here. Ugh. I'm so ready for fall. Did Chris get a new pup?

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you did not get rained out this year. :) See you next week at BBH.

Angela said...

Great pics of Cali at the picnic! So many people are going to BBH this year, I can't wait to hear all about it when everyone gets back - have fun!

gyeong said...

Being a greyhound mom keeps ya very busy!

IHateToast said...

You need to rename Cali. I think Shameless Tart is more accurate. Jason is too smitten.

Is that just a nip of tongue I see on Dana? She's very discreet.

I always am jealous of your dog socialising. We're stuck here. Even apartments and condos are pet unfriendly.