Sunday, September 23, 2012

The weather has improved

I love this time of year.  The fall colors, weather and events are worth the long, hot, humid summer days.
We kept the Park kids for a couple of days.  It definitely limits the available couch space!  We thought 13 feet of couch would be enough..haha.  You can see Beau and Belle on both sides.
Occasionally, there would not be enough couch space for Stella. So she would just make due..luckily Cali is VERY tolerant!!!!
Beau and Belle show off their funky ears. 
Belle is patiently waiting for her daddy and new mommy to return from their honeymoon.
Stella shows why she was not a great racer..she has to run and pound her front legs on the ground for full effect!
 But she is so pretty!
 Parker shows the latest movement in his teeth.  He now has two teeth permanently showing him character!!
 The Park kids went home to a newly carpeted house.
Since Jason had a rough August, we really didn't get a chance to celebrate his birthday.  The weather was fantastic on Saturday, so we put the top down and took off to Charlottesville to do what we do best.
We have never been to a cidery before, so we stopped at Castle Hill. I was actually surprised. I expected sweet and it wasn't.  I will definitely not automatically knock off the Cider makers in the future.
 They actually use this clay pot that has some weird name with too many consonants in it to ferment one of their ciders.  They actually bury this in the ground (in that roped off area) and let it do it's thing below the frost line for 6 months.
 We then stopped at Keswick winery. They have really good wines but I couldn't remember ever going to the actual winery (only tasted at festivals). They have a very nice location.  The swans lumbering through the vines gave it a nice touch..
 Then we went to our favorite restaurant, Ten Sushi.  Basically, the best sushi ever.  Jason likes to get creative when we have a wait time at the bar.  His new hat and his favorite Scotch.
 This pretty much sums up our day!
 Kristen and I leave for Beach Bound Hounds in 3 days.  Sand, sun and greyhounds all in one place.
Oh and I almost forgot..JRG needed a video for a submission to get accepted to an event. So now we have a new promotional video.  It was my first attempt..not too bad, huh?


gyeong said...

I could do with a much shorter hot humid summer. I think a wall-to-wall couch might be needed to fit everyone. Stella sure likes to make a statement with her pouncing. Parker says he should have had braces as a pup, but it sure doesn't stop him from woofing down food. Castle Hill had some pretty good ciders, and goes great with their cheese plate. Ten Sushi, Yummm! Nice video.

What Remains Now said...

What a great job you did on the video. Sounds like you had a lovely day out. We're hound-sitting this weekend too.

Mad Red Hare said...

I love Belle's markings. Very pretty. Beach Bound Hounds is on my bucket list. However, this year, I am headed for Dewey!

Those Brindle Kids said...

Great job on that pr video!

Joyce Miller said...

Great job on the video! Now remember to keep in mind that we're doing a video on Grapehounds to submit to the Wine Spectator competition!

Angela said...

Sounds like you guys got in some much needed fun and relaxation. Nice job on the video!