Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Easter Getaway

We all went out of town for Easter; we stayed at my brother’s house in Louisa County. We spent time with family (people-family and dog-family), got some exercise, and Jason went turkey hunting for the first time.

My brother has a big fenced in area (not really a yard since most of it is wooded) for Abe and Safyre to play in. It’s the only time Abe gets to be outside without a leash on and he loves it! Safyre only tolerates being at my brother’s house. She’s been left there so many times while I’ve gone away for vacation or travel with previous jobs that she gets a bit paranoid that I won’t come back for a week or even a month.

Abe and Safyre have two doggy-cousins at my brother’s house - his dogs Ayla and Annie. Ayla is older, and has a personality very similar to Safyre’s. Ayla is very intelligent, and has a concerned look on her face most of the time. Annie, on the other hand, is a lot like Abe. Annie is a big goofy dog that doesn’t have a clue what personal space is.

While the doggie cousins were all spending time together, I spent some time at my aunt & uncle’s (Bonnie and Marc) house visiting with family. Another aunt & uncle (Henry & Sue) live on the same street, and my grandparents were down from Pennsylvania, staying with Bonnie & Marc, so I got to visit with them too.

Bonnie and Henry both run, so it was really nice to have their company on a couple of runs. We went out behind the houses on a gravel driveway. The route is much flatter than what I’m used to, and the scenery was beautiful! We saw horses, donkeys, cows, and lots of fields turning a fresh spring green.

Jason had been looking forward to this trip for a long time, so he could go turkey hunting with my brother (also named Jason). The went out in the woods Friday night to see where the turkeys were, slept for a few hours, and then went out in the dark early Saturday morning. They only saw a female turkey and a baby fox, so they couldn’t shoot anything. I think they still had fun :-)

Overall, I think we all had a great weekend!

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