Sunday, June 5, 2011

Back to what we do best..festivals!

I hope you enjoyed my Italy journal (one, two, three, four and five ). Now we are back to our normal spring/summer ways!
after all that great Italian food, we needed a little change. So we met my childhood friend for sushi in charlottesville. It was really great..we may have to go back.Mandi and I..we were friends in kindergarten..who knew we would be meeting for sushi so many years later.We watched Petey for a bit..I didn't get many photos of him. But this one reminded me of E.T.My parents came to visit so we could go to the Cooper SPCA festival. Now, normally..I would not post of a photo of my mother like this..BUT it is a bit of revenge for what is to come.


We head to Cooper Vineyards for the annual SPCA festival with all the greyhounds. Kristen, Gyeong, Bob and my parents came along as well. We corralled the greyhounds on their new tasting deck. it made it really easy b/c we didn't have to hold leashes. The deck was enclosed so they weren't able to get anywhere.And then my mom takes my camera. She isn't accustomed to the shutter speed on the 7D and just did the paparazzi thing and fired at will. I decided since we had a million photos from her, I would post some of them no matter how degrading they may be for me.She liked to zoom in and just fire off..without really waiting for us to prepare...
After about 25 photos, I had to get stern..of course she kept snapping!I wasn't really mad..I couldn't that gig for long..But we had a nice picnic of cheese, meats, crackers and Cooper wine.The dogs watched people milling about down below. And the old ladies conversed.Of course, no real surprise as to where Cali ended up..Then my mom took the camera again..and I have a million of these..So Gyeong turned tried retaliationAnd this is what I call "And then the wheels fell off"

The next weekend, Richmond had its Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival..which is always a fun, if not unusual time. The crowd is definitely different from what we are used too at the wine festivals! Gyeong and Jason are the Bourbon drinkers..so we did a lot of watching.You never know what you will see if you are observant..And they brought 9 dogs with them and we had 7 already..so it made for a very doggie evening!
We have a few more fun things planned before it gets blistering hot...

7 comments:

Mad Red Hare said...

That's a bunch of hounds! Sounds like good times to me!

Michelle said...

Love the "wheels fell off" photo, way cool! Sounds like a great couple of events. That new tasting area looks great. :)

houndstooth said...

"And then the wheels fell off!" Oh, that is hilarious! I think your mom is in for a lot of revenge photos!

You guys make me want to move down there by you. You're always getting out together and having fun!

gyeong said...

So what do we have in common? Oh yeah, greys and drinking :)

Harvey and Jackson said...

My fav is the picture of the tasting deck. What a greyt idea!

Angela said...

Looks like fun, it's so great to be able to take the dogs to so many fun events!

Sue said...

Looks like you had a fab time.

Love the photo of your OH holding your Greyhound.