Flo's July 2013 Travels

July Boating Adventures 2013




click on photo for more pictures of boating on Lake Belton

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/01/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Monday July 1, 2013

Today mom and dad went to Lake Belton to do a little boating. Before mom and dad left me in the Minnie they took me for a little walk. When we got back mom gave me a little snack as dad and her left to go to the lake. Mom and dad were gone for a couple of hours. Once again they launched the boat at Cedar Ridge. While they were at the lake they water skied and air chaired. While mom was putting the boat on the trailer they saw a couple of guys trying to catch some small fish for bait with a net so they could go fishing. They had a great time on Lake Belton. On the way home they stopped at Wal-Mart and did a little grocery shopping. By the time they got home it was time for lime for lunch. When they were walking to the Minnie dad saw Scott and decided to go over and visit with him. Mom opened the door to the Minnie to let me out. When I ran outside I was a little confused because I wanted to say hi to mom but I also wanted to say hi to dad and Scott. Mom told me I could go to dad and Scott because she had to put the groceries away. When dad finished visiting with Scott we came home and mom made lunch. After lunch we relaxed for a little while and then mom and dad went to the gym. Once again they worked out for an hour and a half. They came home from the gym a little earlier then normal because they left earlier. They decided going to the gym at 1:00 worked out better because it wasn't as busy and they could get on any machine they wanted when they wanted. When they got home I was excited to see them. After saying our hellos we went outside and washed the truck. While we were washing the truck Scott came over and visited. After his visit we went inside. We relaxed inside until dinnertime. Mom made dinner for dad and her and fed me my food.

After dinner mom and I went for a little walk. While we were walking I met one of my neighbor's dog Holly. She came running over to us and started playing with me. Her mom was learning how to clean fish by Scott and another guy. She asked mom if she minded Holly hanging around and mom said no problem. Holly and I played for awhile until mom wanted to go inside. Before we went inside we stopped by to say hi to Baby Scott's dog. I had a great time playing with Holly and Baby. By the time we went back to dad I was tired so I slept the rest of the night.





click on photo for more pictures of Fourth of July Weekend

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/05/2013 - 7/07/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles


   

The bridge that crosses Lake Belton                                   Flying on Lake Belton              

Friday July 5, 2013


After taking a day off from going to the lake mom and dad decided to go today. When they were leaving for the lake mom gave me a little snack and said good-bye. While at the lake mom and dad water skied and then they drove around the lake to the bridge. On the way to the bridge they saw a few fishing boats and a ski boat. When they got to the bridge they were there alone. The last time they drove to the bridge they saw a people fishing and doing some water sports. While driving by the bridge dad drove very slow because it was only 8 feet deep and he saw a few trees in the lake. As they drove around by the bridge they looked at a couple of primitive parks where you can camp in. No one was at either park because it's too hot without electricity. On the way back to Cedar Ridge they saw someone flying a hydrofoil so they stopped and watched him for awhile. He was jumping the wake. Even though they only skied a little bit they still had fun just boating. They were a little surprise that the lake wasn't busy considering it was the Fourth of July weekend. By the time they got back to me it was lunchtime. We said our hellos and then mom made soup for dad and her lunch and gave me a snack for my lunch. Tom, who is designing our new house had e-mailed dad a house design and dad had some questions. So after lunch dad called Tom and made an appointment to discuss the design. On the way to the appointment dad dropped mom off at the gym to workout while I met with Tom. After his meeting he picked mom up at the gym. While mom was at the gym she worked out on the treadmill, stepper, a few of the weight machines and did a little Yoga and stretching. By the time they got back to me it was dinnertime. After dinner mom took me for a walk around yard. As we were walking my friend Holly came over to play. Her mom Casandra was mad at her again because she didn't listen to her. Holly was spanked again and told she was a bad girl. Casandra said "I know that Flo is your friend but you have to wait until I tell you you can play." Casandra told mom that they were at the lake yesterday and Holly drove her nuts because she didn't listen to her. While mom and Casandra talked Holly and I played. When we got back to dad we went inside and called it a night.   


   

The waterfall on Lake Belton                                               Playing on the beach

 

Cooling off in Lake Belton  

Saturday July 6, 2013

Today mom and dad went to the lake to do a little water skiing. After they skied they drove around the lake again. This time they drove to Temple Lake Park, the dam and Fort Hood Recreation Area. While driving around they saw a lot of people enjoying the lake. People were fishing, kayaking, tubing, wake boarding, water skiing and boating. They first drove by Temple Lake Park and saw people picnicking and boating. While there they drove to the other side of the lake so mom could take pictures of the waterfall. After leaving Temple Lake Park they continued to the dam. This area of the lake had a lot of people. They were fishing and boating. After watching people enjoying the lake they continued their adventure on the lake. Dad drove down to Fort Hood Recreation Area. This area is super because it has a nice beach, playgrounds, a water park and different areas to do other activities. While driving by the area they saw a group of people playing with a Frisbee at the beach area. It looked liked they were playing football with the Frisbee. After looking at the recreation area they decided to drive back to Cedar Ridge and call it a day. Mom and dad really enjoy being on the lake and watching people enjoy the lake just as much as they do. When they got home I was very excited to see them. After we said our hellos mom made lunch. After lunch we stayed around the Minnie and relaxed. Mom wasn't going to the gym today because she wanted to take the day off. So instead dad and her read. At dinner time mom barbecued sausage patties for dad and her dinner. When dinner was ready mom fed me my food for my dinner. After mom ate her dinner she decided she needed to workout because she was over her calories. Mom was going to just workout in the Minnie. Dad said he would take her to the gym when the news was over. She said ok. So when the news was over mom gave me a snack and dad and her went to the gym. Dad wasn't going to workout instead he was going to read while mom worked out. When they got to the gym the gym was closed. They thought it was opened until 8:00 but it closes at 6:00 on Saturdays. They were disappointed so they came home to me. They asked me if I wanted to go swimming. Of course I did so they got me in the truck and we went to the lake. When we got to the ramp by our lot we noticed it was a little busy. As we drove through the parking lot dad noticed there was a place we could walk so I could go swimming. I swam for a little while and it felt so good to cool off. After I swam we started back to the Minnie. Dad decided that mom deserved an ice cream cone so he went to a McDonald's. When he ordered two cones the clerk told him that they didn't have any ice cream at the moment. Dad thanked him and we went home. When we got home mom worked out for about an hour. Afterwards we had a little dessert and the we called it a night.

 


Fishing on Lake Belton


Sunday July 7, 2013     

Mom and dad went to the lake this morning again. Before they left mom gave me a snack. They weren't gone as long as they were yesterday and the day before. Mom and dad didn't ski today instead they air chaired. Dad wanted to chair yesterday but instead they drove around the lake. After they chaired they floated in the boat. While at the lake they saw a few fishing boats. They were a little surprise that they didn't see a lot more people. As they were going back to the ramp they talked to guy. He was very excited because it was his fourth day in a row on the lake. After he left mom and dad looked at each other and smiled because this was their sixth day this month. They had a fantastic time at the lake. On the way home they stopped at the storage center to get a few things. When they got home we said our hellos and then they rested. When lunchtime came around mom cooked up some soup and gave me a snack. After lunch mom and dad went to the gym. When they got to the gym it was very busy. Mom and dad usually start their workout in the front and then they go to the back but today the machines in the front were all being used so they worked out in the back instead of in the front. Mom worked out on the bicycle, the rowing machine, lifted weights and some stretching and Yoga. Dad worked out on the treadmill, stepping machines and rowing machine. While mom did her stretching and Yoga dad went to the front and worked out on the weight machines. After their workout they took a shower and then came back to me. When they got home they rested until it was time for dinner. Mom decided to have an easy dinner by heating up some leftovers for dad and her. She gave me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a little walk and then we called it a night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/09/2013 - 7/11/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles


Monday July 9, 2013

After taking a day off of going to the lake mom and dad went today. Before they went to the lake dad fed me and mom made breakfast for him and her. After breakfast mom and dad took me for a walk. During our walk we stopped and visited with Larry and his dog Scooter. After our visit we continued our morning walk. When we returned to the Minnie mom put a cooler together so they could take it to the lake. As mom and dad left for the lake mom gave me a little snack. They we gone for a few hours. The lake was very quiet mom and dad and a couple of fishermen were the only boats on the lake. As mom was backing away from the dock after picking dad up she hit something by the ramp but it didn't do any damage to the boat. After mom put the boat on the trailer dad walked out on a rock point to show mom how shallow the point was and how far it went. Mom and dad had realized how dangerous the point was until dad did this. So the next time they go to the lake mom will know where she had to go to avoid hitting the point again. While they were at the lake they water skied and air chaired. When dad was putting the Air Chair away he noticed that the wing was bent and it had a crack in it. So now he'll have to start looking for a new Air Chair or part. After playing in the lake for an hour they put the boat on the trailer and took it back to storage. On the way home mom and dad stopped by Tom's office to talk to him about the house design. This time mom went with dad so she finally met Tom. After their meeting with Tom they stopped by Wal-Mart and did a little shopping. Afterwards they came home to me. We said our hellos and then mom put the groceries away. When she finished she cooked some soup for dad and her dinner and she gave me a little snack. After lunch we relaxed in the Minnie because it was too hot to do anything. A couple of hours later mom and dad went to the gym to workout. They worked out for a couple of hours and then came home.

Before mom made dinner she took me for a walk. While we were walking Casandra and Holly came over to visit. Holly did super today because she waited until her mom told her she could go and say hi to mom and me. Holly and I played while mom and Casandra talked. After awhile we went back to the Minnie so mom could make dinner. She cooked up some leftover bacon and heated some tortillas so dad could have wraps for his dinner. Mom had a couple of ham wraps for her dinner. I had my food for my dinner. After dinner we stayed inside until it cooled off before mom took me for another walk. When we finished our walk we called it a night.


   

Old Thermostat                                                           New Thermostat


Tuesday July 10, 2013

Today mom and dad went back to the lake but before they left we went for a walk. When we got back to the Minnie mom fixed a cooler up and got a few bags of chips for a snack. Before mom and dad went to the lake dad hung up the thermostat. They didn't go to the lake until and hour later than they normally did. As mom and dad were leaving mom gave me a little snack and said they would see me in a couple of hours. Once mom and dad put the boat in the lake they decided to go around the bend from where they have been skiing. The wind was up a little and they wanted to get smoother water. Dad knew that if they went around the bend the water would be smoother. Mom told dad that he should drive there because of the trees in the lake. Dad gets nervous when mom drives because she has a tendency of driving too close to the trees. Once they got to where they were going to d their water sports the water was great. They water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. They air chaired because dad wanted to see how the Air Chair would fly with the crack in the foil. It flew super and they had no problems. When they finished flying dad took the foil off the chair because he decided to take it to a welder to get it fixed. On the way back to the dock dad told mom that they had to figure out where to drop him off and pick him up at because the lake was going down and the dock was getting to dangerous. Today mom dropped him off at the dock but the next time they would look for another place. The depth of the lake is fine when putting the boat on the trailer because the ramp is in enough water and the rock point is far enough away. On the way home mom and dad stopped by a place that works on boat propellers and welds. Dad went inside and asked the owner if he could fix the foil. The man said no problem and he would have it ready tomorrow. The man also told dad it would cost $35.00. Dad was very happy and thanked him. After they dropped the foil off they came back to me. On the way back to me dad told mom that he was glad that he had installed the new thermostat because now he doesn't have to worry about me getting too hot before they get home. I'm glad we had the new thermostat because when mom and dad get home I'm nice and cool. Before we had the thermostat I would be hot and dad would have to turn on the air conditioner immediately. When they got home we said our hellos and then mom made lunch. Mom and dad had soup for lunch and mom gave me a little snack.

After lunch I decided to go outside to sun so mom and dad decided to let me sun before they went to the gym. After I finished sunning mom and dad went to the gym it was a little later than normal. But the gym wasn't too busy so they did their normal routine. Dad's workout consist of the treadmill, weight machines, rowing machine, bike and steppers. Mom's workout consist of the treadmill. leg weight machines, bike and stretching and Yoga. By the time they got home it was almost time for dinner. For dinner mom made ham sandwiches and baked beans for dad and her. Mom fed me my food for my dinner.

After dinner mom took me for a walk. While we were walking our neighbor Greg was taking his German Shepard for a walk so I decided to introduce myself. Greg's dog get along with people but he doesn't get along with other dogs so mom came over to take me home before there was a fight. Mom and I went home and Greg took his dog for a walk. A little later mom took me out for another walk. During our walk Greg came over and talked to mom. He said he was sorry about his dog and paid attention to me. He said he loves other dogs but his dog doesn't. While mom and Greg visited I did some exploring and found a cat. So I chased it in the tires and then I found a dead animal so mom had to take it away from me. After mom and Greg finished talking we went home. Once at home we went inside and called it a night. I had a great day because I sunned, met the neighbor and did a little exploring.          

Wednesday July 11, 2013
 
Today mom and dad went back to the lake. They went to the lake their normal time. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. While mom and dad were at the lake they water skied and floated in the boat. They ended going back to the same place as they did yesterday because the wind was up again. When dad started to ski the water started out being a little rough but then it smoothed out. When the water smoothed out mom forgot to go closer to the bank so dad could enjoy the smooth water. Dad signaled to go down so mom let him down. When she pulled him back up she drove closer to the bank so he could enjoy the smooth water. They had a great time at the lake. On the way back to the dock they looked for another place for dad to be dropped off to get the trailer. But they couldn't find one so mom dropped him off at the boat ramp. This worked out pretty good so mom will have to pick him up at the ramp and drop him off at it. On the way home to me they stopped by to check up on the Air Chair foil. The guy forgot about it and said it would be done in an hour so mom and dad went grocery shopping and picked up their mail. When they returned to pick up the foil it wasn't finished so dad told the guy he would be back tomorrow. When they got back to me I jumped out of the Minnie like I normally do and said hi to mom and dad. After mom put the grocery away she made lunch. Mom and dad had soup for lunch and mom gave me a little snack.  

After lunch dad made a couple of phone calls. One was to Dewayne  to see how to foundation design was coming along. The other phone call was to Tom to see how the new house design was coming along. After making the phone calls dad send the guys an e-mail. He wasn't sure if mom and dad were going to be going to the gym. But he got finished early enough that mom and him went to the gym for a couple of hours. Today dad did his normal routine. Mom did the treadmill, upper body weight machines, abdominal machine, lower back machine, rowing machine and stretching. They had a great workout. When they got home we said our hellos and then mom made dinner. Today mom made a salad for dad and her for dinner and she fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk we met a couple of guys who work for Scott. When we got home mom swept out the Minnie. Today was a super day.





click on photo of more pictures of boating in July

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/13/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Saturday July 13, 2013

Today mom and dad got up and decided they were going to the lake today. Before they left for the lake we had breakfast and then we went for a little walk. When we got back mom put a cooler together. Afterwards mom gave me a little snack and said they would be back in a couple of hours. I ate my snack and then I went to mom's seat. I watched mom and dad leave for the lake. They were gone for a couple of hours. When they got to the storage center to get the boat their neighbor there was getting ready to have a yard sale. They had a lot of small girls clothes, shoes and some old tools. Mom and dad said hi to them and wished them luck. Then they got the boat and went to the lake. Today mom picked up dad at the boat ramp because the lake is going down. He had to climb over the front of the boat to get in. Mom said he did super. As they were going around the bend to a cove to ski the water was so flat that they stopped. Dad decided to water ski because the water was too good to resist. They had a super time at the lake. They water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. When they got back to the Minnie we said our hellos and then relaxed until lunchtime. Then mom made soup for dad and her and gave me a little snack. After lunch I went outside and did a little sunning. When I finished sunning mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. Dad had to do a couple of earns so he dropped mom off at the gym and then he did the earns. After dad finished his earns he went to the gym and waited for mom to finish her workout. Mom worked out for an hour and a half. When they got home to me it was dinnertime. After dinner mom took me for a walk and we stopped to say hi to Baby. When we got home mom cleaned the Minnie because Aunt Louise is coming out tomorrow to go to the lake. When mom finished cleaning we called it a night.





click on photo for more pictures of New Air Chair bindings

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/18/2013 - 7/19/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Thursday July 18, 2013

Today was an exciting day for mom and dad because they got the opportunity to try out their new bindings for the Air Chair. The old bindings were made of rubber and the band for the kneel was also made of rubber. The new bindings are a canvas bindings and the band for the kneel is a canvas strap. It has been raining on and off all week and the rain finally went away so mom and dad decided to go to the lake. Before they went to the lake they took me for a walk and mom gave me a little snack as they were leaving. After I finished my snack I sat in mom's chair and watched them drive away. I don't mind being left at home because I know they won't be gone too long and I can sleep while they're gone. The last time mom and dad were at the lake was when Aunt Louise came out and the weather started to get bad. When this happened they took the boat out of the lake and they didn't get a chance to try out the new Air Chair bindings. Today the sun was shining and it was a little windy so they decided they would Air Chair and not ski. When dad first tried to fly with the new binding he had a little trouble because they feel different and fit looser then the old ones. But once he flew for while he got used to the bindings and flew like he normally did. Mom had no problem flying with the new bindings. They both admit that the new bindings will take awhile to get use to because they're canvas and the old ones were rubber. They said that the bindings are very comfortable. They had a great time at the lake. On the way home they stopped and did a little shopping. When they got home and dad unlocked the door I ran out to say hi to mom and dad. I always miss them when they're gone. After mom and dad put the groceries away mom cooked up some soup for dad and her lunch and she gave me a little snack for my lunch.

After lunch we relaxed for an hour or so and then mom and dad went to the gym to workout. The front part of the gym and the locker rooms were closed for a few days because they were being repainted. The painting they did turned out very nice. The worker told mom and dad that they should be finished painting today and he would be glad. He said the fumes were so strong yesterday that he had to open the doors and was tired of smelling the paint. Mom and dad started their workout in the front but dad had to stop and go to the back because the fumes from the paint was getting to him. The back wasn't included in the repaint job so the fumes from the paint shouldn't be too bad in the back so dad went to that area. He was right. Mom finished her workout in the front and then went to the back. When she got to back dad was finishing up. While mom worked out for another fifteen minutes dad waited for her. They were gone for a couple of hours. When they got back to me we relaxed for a couple hours and then mom made dinner. Mom heated up some bacon for dad and he had bacon wraps for his dinner. Mom heated up some shrimp and green beans for her dinner. Mom fed me my food and gave me a little shrimp for my dinner.

After dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk we stopped and paid attention to Baby. After giving her some loving we walked to Holly's house. She was inside. She started to make a lot of noise so her mom Casandra let outside. Holly was so excited to see me she ran straight to me. We played for a little while and our moms visited. On the way back to dad mom and I stopped by to say hi to Baby again. We didn't stay to long with Baby because I was tired. When we got back to dad we went inside and called it day. We had a super day.

Friday July 19, 2013

Today mom and dad went to the lake and I stayed at home. They were gone for a couple of hours. Yesterday mom and dad found an easier way for dad to get in and out of boat so today they used it. Mom picked dad up on a ledge and dropped him off on the ledge. The lake is 24 feet deep at the ledge but when mom backs away from it she had to be careful not to hit a rock point that is starting to come out of the lake. Mom's getting pretty good at judging where the points are so she had no problem. After dad parked the boat trailer and got in the boat they drove around the bend to do their water sports. They decided to ski here because it was a little windy and the water was a little rough but when they got around the bend the water was smoother. In fact the water was flat at places. While they were at the lake they water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. They had a fantastic day on the lake. On the way home they stopped and got the mail. When they went shopping yesterday mom for got a couple of things at the store so they stopped at Wal-Mart and picked up the items she forgot. When they finally got home it was time for lunch. Dad opened up the door and I ran out to say hi to mom and dad. Afterwards she put the groceries away and then she made soup for dad and  her lunch. She gave me a little snack. After lunch mom let me go outside to do a little sunning. We relaxed for awhile mom and dad weren't going to go to the gym because of the paint fumes. But after awhile they decided to go to the gym. Dad was going to read while mom worked out but once he was at the gym he decided to workout. He started in the front because he wanted to use the weight machines but he ended up going to the back because of the fumes. They worked out for a couple of hours. When they got home I didn't hear them drive up because I was sleeping but when dad opened the door I woke up and met them at the door. We said hi to each other and then we relaxed. After relaxing for a half hour mom made dinner. She heated up bacon and tortillas for wraps for dad and her. She fed me my food and gave me a piece of bacon. After dinner mom took me for a walk so I got say hi to my friends Baby and Holly. We weren't gone too long because it was hot and Casandra didn't come out to visit when mom and I were saying hi to Holly. When we got back to dad we went inside and called it a night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/22/2013 - 7/23/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Monday July 22, 2013

Today was another relaxing day. Mom and dad went to the lake in morning. They were gone a couple of hours. While at the lake they water skied, air chaired and floated. While they were floating they watched a jet ski pull a wake boarder. The wake boarder was pretty good jumping from wake to wake considering he was being pulled fast behind a jet ski. They also saw a few fishermen fishing. When they got home we said our hellos and then mom made soup for dad and her lunch. She gave me a little snack. After lunch I went outside and sunned for a little while. When I finished sunning I went back inside to cool off. About 2:00 dad took mom to the gym so she could workout. Before mom and dad went to the gym dad had received an e-mail from Tom. He had finished the new house  floor plan. While mom was working out dad reviewed the plans and made noted on things to ask Tom about. Mom and dad were gone a couple of hours and then they came home to me. We said our hellos again and then we went inside and relaxed until dinnertime. For dinner mom heated up leftovers. Dad had pork wraps and mom had shrimp on a tortilla. They both had green beans to go with their wraps. I had my food. After dinner mom took me for a little walk. Today we didn't visit with anyone because no one was outside. When we got home we went inside and called it a night.

Tuesday July 23, 2013

Today mom and dad went to the lake for a couple of hours. While at the lake they water skied and air chaired. The lake was very quiet mom and dad thought they were on their own private lake. There was only a couple of fishermen on the lake with mom and dad. On the way home to me they by stopped to see Tom but he was still out sick so they dropped a copy of the new floor plan with corrections on it with his partner. They also checked their mail and did a little grocery shopping. When they got home I greeted them at the door and said hi to them. After they paid attention to me mom made soup for their lunch and gave me a little snack. After lunch I sunned for a little while and then mom and dad went to the gym for a couple of hours. When they got back from the gym we relaxed before mom made dinner. She made a salad for dad and her dinner and fed me my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk so I could play with Holly. While playing with Holly KuJoe came over and joined in. All three of us played for a half hour while mom visited with Casandra and Kirk, CooJoe dad. On the way back to the Minnie mom and I stopped and played with Baby. By the time I got home I was exhausted so I slept the rest of the night. Mom and dad watched a DVD. We had a very nice day.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/28/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Sunday July 28, 2013

We woke up and had breakfast. After breakfast mom and dad took me for my morning walk. When we returned from our walk mom and dad got ready to go to the lake. They decided they were going to the lake because they hadn't been there for a few days. As they were leaving mom gave me a little bit of my food for a snack. By the time they got to the truck I was finished with my snack so I climbed into mom's chair and watched them drive away. When they got to the lake it was a little windy so they didn't do any of their water sports. Instead they just floated in the boat and enjoyed a morning on the lake. On the way home mom and dad drove through a couple of neighborhoods that were being built. As they were driving through the neighborhood they decided to walk through a few of the homes. They always like to walk through homes that are being built because they could see how the homes are being built. Today mom and dad walked through homes that were being built by two different builders. By walking through different builders they could see how each one builds their homes and what features are standard in a Spec home. They had a fun time walking through the homes. Afterwards they came home to me. When they got back to me I met them at the door and we said our hellos. After getting some loving from mom and dad mom made some lunch. Mom and dad had soup and I had a little snack. After we were finished with lunch I went outside to do a little sunning. I was relaxing in the sun when mom and dad decided to go to the gym. So I had to go inside. As they were leaving mom gave me another snack. They were gone for another two hours before returning to me. When they got home we relaxed inside for the rest of the day. When dinnertime came around mom barbecued some pork sausage patties for dad and her dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After we finished dinner mom took me for a walk. As we were walking I stopped by and said hi to Baby. After our walk we called it a night. Mom and dad watched another DVD and I slept. We had a very relaxing day.              
  
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July Fun Stuff Adventures 2013





click on photo for more pictures of Lance and Veronica Visit

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/02/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Tuesday July 2, 2013

Today was a special day because mom and dad went boating with Lance and his daughter Veronica. Lance had to drive from Georgetown, which is about 35 miles from Temple so mom and dad took me for a walk before meeting him. We walked for a little while and then we went back to the Minnie. Mom and dad waited for Lance to call to let them know he was leaving his house so they could go to meet up with him. After he called mom and dad waited a few minutes before leaving. As they were leaving mom gave me a little snack. When I finished eating the snack I went to mom's seat in the front of the Minnie so I could watch mom and dad leave. They were gone a little longer then normal. They were gone about three hours. After meeting up with Lance he followed them to get the boat and then down to Cedar Ridge. Once at the ramp they loaded the boat with their skies and then they all got in the boat. While at the lake mom water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. Dad water skied and air chaired. Lance water skied for the first time this year. I think Lance is going to be sore tomorrow. Dad helped Veronica water ski and wake board. He didn't help too long before she didn't need him any more. Veronica is so small that she learned very fast. They all had a super day at the lake. The lake wasn't busy, the water was great and it was just fun to visit with friends. When they were all finished doing their water sports Lance and Veronica went home/ Mom and dad put the boat back into storage and then they came home to me. When they got home we all said our hellos. One of Scott's workers stopped by to weedeat the grass around our Minnie and the fence. Dad helped Larry out by moving a few things around so it would be easier on Larry. After Larry left mom made lunch for dad and her and gave me a little snack. After lunch we relaxed a little while and then mom and dad went to the gym. When they got home we hung around the Minnie and relax until dinnertime. Mom made dinner and fed me my dinner.

After dinner we stayed inside until it started to cool off and then mom took me for a walk. When Holly saw mom and I walking around she came running over to play again. Holly got in trouble because her mom (Casandra) called told her to stay at the house and Holly ignored her. I do that to mom all the time but I don't do that to dad. So when Casandra caught up with Holly she got a spanking and scolded. Mom and Casandra visited with each other for awhile. They talked about us dogs. After a little while Casandra calmed down and Holly and her became friends again. After Casandra and Holly went home mom and I went back to dad. We stayed in the Minnie for the rest of the night. It was a long day but fun. 
 
 


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         Dad driving the boat                                               Aunt Louise wake boarding



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LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/03/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Wednesday July 3, 2013

Aunt Louise wasn't working today so dad invited her out to go to the lake and to have lunch with us. She arrived at the Minnie around 7:30 and I started to bark because I was excited that someone was visiting us. Mom told me it was Aunt Louise and opened the door so I could run out to see Aunt Louise. After saying hi to Aunt Louise we all went in the Minnie. This was the first time that Aunt Louise had been in the Minnie so she was surprised about the size. She told mom and dad that she couldn't live in the Minnie because it was too small. Dad told her that we have been doing this for years when we went on our two months vacations so we have no problems living in it temporary until the house is built. After visiting for awhile Aunt Louise, mom and dad loaded up into the truck and went to the lake. As they were leaving mom gave me a little bit of my food for a snack. I really don't mind being left alone because mom always gives me a treat. After I eat the treat I crawl into her seat and watch them leave and watch other people while their gone. When I get tired of watching people I sleep in her seat. Aunt Louise was very excited about going to Lake Belton because she hadn't been there in a long time. When they were driving through Cedar Ridge park they saw a lot of deer grazing in the campground. While they were at the lake everyone water skied and wake boarded. Today was the first time Aunt Louise had been water skiing so it took her a few times before she got up on the ski but once she was on the ski she did super. It also took her a couple of tries before she got on the wake board but she did manage to get up on it. They had a outstanding day at the lake. On the way back to me dad showed Aunt Louise where our house was going to be. She was excited because it was down the same road as Temple park was. She use to go to Temple park years ago to use the beach so she was familiar with the road to our lot. She told mom and dad that once the house was built she wouldn't get lost go to it because she knew the road. They were gone for a few hours so I was excited to see everyone when they finally got back to the Minnie. Once we all said our hellos we went inside. It was lunchtime so mom barbecued Italian sausages for lunch and with the sausages everyone had potato chips. Mom gave me a little bit of her sausage. For dessert we had chocolate chip cookies. After lunch Aunt Louise went home. We had a lot of fun with Aunt Louise.

A little bit later mom and dad went to the gym for a couple of hours. I think mom and dad are becoming an addict to the gym because they go almost every day. Mom said she had to go to the gym so she could work off the sausage sandwich and cookies she ate. Dad goes to the gym to keep mom company. Mom is still on a diet. She has lost 33 pounds and wants to loose another 5 pounds that way she can flex back and forth the 5 pounds. She weighs 135 now and her ideal weight should be 132 but she wants to get down to 130. Mom's doing super on her diet. Dad has also lost some weight because of mom's diet. Both of them are looking good. Mom said because she's a lot lighter this year that she can do her water sports a lot better and she feels great. Mom keep it up. I have written enough for today so I'll say good-bye.




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Fourth of July Fireworks dad set off                                    Fourth of July Parade in Belton    

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/04/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Thursday July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!!!!! Mom and dad decided they would take the day off of boating instead they took me to Lake Belton to go swimming. I was happy they did. We drove by our lot while going to the lake. When we got to the lake it was early so I didn't swim a lot. After I finished swimming we went to Wal-Mart so mom and dad could go do a little shopping. Mom and dad were going to take me to the Fourth of July parade in Belton but when they went shopping they bought some almond milk so they decided to go back to the Minnie and put the groceries away. After they put the groceries away they decided to leave me in the Minnie while they went to the parade. I didn't care because I could sleep while they were gone. They parked at the city park and walked to where the parade was going to be held at. They got back to Belton just in time for the parade. The parade started at 10:00 and was over at 11:45. They were surprise the parade was so long because they talked to a couple before it started and they that told them that it wasn't anything special. The couple told mom and dad that about 30,000 people do show up to watch the parade. The parade was very nice. The participants in the parade were from  Belton and surrounding areas Killeen, Harper Heights and Morgan Point. The participants were local businesses, local organizations, local schools, the police departments, the sheriff, the fire departments, city council members, Shriners from the surrounding areas, the boy scouts from the area, Roller Derry League and other sports groups. Mom and dad had a fun time. After the parade there were other activities going on through out Belton. In the park there was a carnival but mom and dad didn't stop because they were afraid it would be to crowded and hot. Instead they came back to me. I was very happy they did. When they got back to me we said our hellos and then mom made lunch for dad and her and gave me a snack.

After lunch mom and dad went to the gym for a couple of hours. When they got back we relaxed in the Minnie. When it was time for dinner mom cooked up some bacon. Mom and dad had bacon wraps for dinner and I had my food. About 8:30 mom and dad got ready to set off some fireworks. Mom and dad use to set off fireworks at the Homeowner Park in Austin until they were told they couldn't so they still had a lot of fireworks left from than. Scott told them they could set the fireworks off in the field between the Minnie and our neighbor's Fifth Wheel. While they were getting ready Scott came over to see what they had for fireworks. When it got dark dad set off the fireworks and mom took a few pictures. I stayed inside the Minnie. At the beginning I barked to go outside so mom let me out with them. I wasn't out too long before I got scared and I was put back inside. I barked for a little while and dad told be to stop. Scott watched the fireworks for a little while. After shotting off fireworks for an hour and half dad lit a few sprinklers for mom play with. After mom and dad finished playing with the fireworks they let me out. We cleaned up our mess and took the trash to the dumpster. Afterwards we went inside and called it a night. We had a very fun Fourth of July.

 

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie    DATE:  7/08/2013    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Monday July 8, 2013

Today mom and dad decided to stay home instead of going to the lake. Dad wanted to install a new thermostat. We have been running the air conditioner in the Minnie ever since we have been in Temple. In the morning dad turns it off and when mom and dad returns from the lake they turn it back on. The new thermostat can be program to turn on and off the air conditioner when it gets to a certain temperature. Dad worked on installing the thermostat all morning. While he was working on it he had to stop and go to Lowe's and Harbor Freight to get some parts to install the thermostat. While dad was installing the thermostat mom read and I slept. Dad did a great job installing the thermostat and programming it. It's going to take time to get used to it because we're used to hearing the air conditioner running all the time so now when it gets to temperature it will turn off. The first time it did it mom and dad thought we lost power. When dad finished installing the thermostat it was time for lunch so mom cooked up some soup and gave me a snack. While we were eating lunch it started to rain so mom and dad decided that they weren't going to the gym. Even though mom didn't go to the gym she still worked out. She did a Jazz program she learned and did some Yoga and stretching. We stayed in the Minnie all day and relaxed. Mom read and worked on some Sudoku. Dad worked on our house plans because Tom had e-mailed him the corrections he made to the plans. It was a very relaxing day for us. Mom did take me for a couple of walks around Scott's place. Have fun!!!!!




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LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton    DATE:  7/12/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Friday July 12, 2013

Today mom and dad decided to take the day off from water skiing. Instead they decided to do a few earns and to take me to the lake so I could go swimming. Before going to the lake mom and dad checked their mail and stopped by to talk with Tom about a few changes they wanted to be done to the new house design. After talking to Tom we went to the lake dad told me it was ok to go swimming. I was glad because it has been so hot. It felt so good that I didn't want to get out. I swam and waded in the water. The lake was flat and hardly anyone was on the lake. After I finished swimming and doing a little exploring we went back to the Minnie. By the time we got home it was time for lunch. Mom cooked up some soup for dad and her and gave me a little snack. After we finished eating lunch and we were relaxing Scott came over. He told dad that he was going to be out of town for 10 days and one of his guys was going to take care of his dog, Baby. But if mom wanted to go over and give her some attention it would be ok. After lunch mom and dad went to the gym. I was glad that I had to stay in the Minnie because I tired from my swim. They were gone for a couple of hours. When they got home we said our hellos and then they rested until it was dinnertime. After dinner mom took me for a little walk. During our walk we stopped and said hello to Baby. This wasn't anything new because mom always says hi to Baby when ever Baby was outside. When we got home we went inside and called it a night.





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LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/14/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Sunday July 14, 2013

Aunt Louise had the weekend off so dad invited her out to go boating. She excepted the invitation. We woke up about 6:30 and had breakfast. After breakfast we went for a walk. When we got back to the Minnie we waited for Aunt Louise to show up. Aunt Louise arrived at the Minnie at 7:45. When I saw her driving in I started to bark so mom let me out of the Minnie. I ran out of the Minnie to greet Aunt Louise as she was getting out of her car. We all said our hellos and then we went inside the Minnie. Aunt Louise had stopped by Dunkin Donuts so before going to the lake everyone sat down and had donuts. Mom told dad he could have her second donut because of her diet. After eating their donuts they went to the lake. As they were leaving mom gave me a little snack. They were gone for about an hour and a half. While they were driving to the boat ramp they saw some deer. Once again mom had to pick dad up at the ramp. Today the lake wasn't as smooth as yesterday because it was cloudy and a little windy. When they were going around the bend dad took over the driving of the boat because the lake was rough. Once they got to the cove they have been skiing in the water was a lot calmer so everyone water skied. After everyone finished skiing dad replaced the bindings of the Air Chair. Dad had ordered some new binding for the Air Chair because he was tired of fighting getting his feet in the old bindings. Yesterday dad had received an e-mail from the UPS store that he had a package waiting for him. So while mom was working out dad stopped by the UPS store to pick up the package and it was the new bindings. While he was replacing the bindings the wind came up well strong and it was starting to get dark so mom drove back to the ramp. While going back to the ramp mom took her time because the lake was white capping. Mom dropped dad off at the ramp so he could go to get the trailer. Mom and dad thought because it was windy that mom may have trouble getting the boat on the trailer but it went very smoothly. After taking the boat back to storage they came back to me. When they got back to me it was lunchtime. For lunch mom, dad and Aunt Louise had bacon wraps, potato chips and Oreo cookies. Mom gave me a little snack and bacon. After lunch Aunt Louise went home because she wanted to beat the storm. We had a great visit with Aunt Louise and I can hardly wait to see her again.

After Aunt Louise went home mom and dad went to the gym for a couple of hours. When they got home mom took me for a walk. When dinnertime came around dad had bacon wraps and mom had shrimp wraps. I had my food. After we finished dinner the rain storm came in so Aunt Louise was lucky because she didn't get caught in the rain. We had a great day.

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie   DATE:  7/15/2013 - 7/17/2013    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Monday July 15, 2013 - Wednesday July 17, 2013

For the last three days we haven't done too much because it has been raining. Mom and dad are starting to have a withdraw because they haven't been to the lake for three days. Mom is very depress because the gym has been closed for the last three days because they're doing some painting in the workout area and the locker rooms. The workout area was opening today (July 17) and the locker rooms are opening tomorrow (July 18). If it doesn't rain tomorrow mom and dad are going to the lake. I will be happy when the rain goes away because that way I can sun. Even though it has been raining mom and dad still take me for walks. We go for walks only when the rain stops because I don't like getting my head wet so I refuse to go outside when it's raining. After dinner today mom took me for a walk. While we were walking we stopped by to say hi to Holly. She and I played while mom and Casandra visit. When Holly and I were playing we introduced ourselves to people who were visiting Holly's neighbor. Holly's neighbor has a cute little puppy so he came out to play with us. We ran around and played for awhile. Then mom and I went back to the Minnie. But on the way back we stopped to say hi to Baby. She was so excited to see us she ran around and circles in her play area. After talking to her for a little while we went back to dad. By the time I got home I was exhausted so I slept for the rest of night. I had a super day. Have fun!!!!!!




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Checking the Roller Derby teams out for their safety gear     Roller Derby teams and referees during the game

Saturday July 20, 2013

This morning mom and dad went to the lake. Before they left they took me for a walk and then mom gave me a little treat. While they were at the lake they just relaxed in the boat and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake. As they were floating in the boat they saw a few fishermen. When they decided to head back to the ramp they saw a few other boats starting to show up for the day. On the way home they stopped and did a little grocery shopping and drove through a couple of neighborhoods and looked at a few homes that were for sale. When they got back it was time for lunch. Before mom made lunch we all said hi to each other. Mom cooked up soup for dad and her lunch. She gave me a little bit of my food for my snack.

We have been fighting with ants for over a week. Mom and dad have tried spray and boat traps. Today the ants were still around so dad decided he would spray the Minnie again. So after lunch mom loaded me up in the truck while dad sprayed the Minnie with bug killer. After he finished spraying he joined mom and me in the truck. Mom and dad took me to the lake so I could go swimming. We went to the boat ramp next to our lot. When we arrived at the parking lot of the ramp it was busy but there were a couple of parking spaces so we took one. While I was swimming mom and dad watched people enjoying the lake. When I finished swimming we got back into the truck and then we went by the storage center to pick up a few things. It probably sounds like we go to the storage center a lot. We do because the Minnie is too small to keep a lot of things in it so when we need something we go get it and then put it back after we finished using it. We were gone a couple of hours. When we got back I stayed outside to do a little sunning. Mom and dad went inside to check out on the ants, they didn't see any ants but they didn't see any dead ants either. They know that it takes time and they're trying to be patient about it. Mom and dad decided they weren't going to the gym so mom worked out for about an hour in the Minnie. When she finished her workout it was time for dinner. Mom barbecued pork for dad's dinner and she barbecued shrimp for her dinner. For my dinner mom fed me my food and gave me a little bit of her shrimp.

After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we got back mom and dad got ready to go to a Roller Derby game at Frank W. Mayborn Center, which is located inside the city of Temple. Mom and dad have never been to a Roller Derby game so this was very excited about go. When they were leaving they said good-bye to me and mom gave me a little snack. The Cen-Tex RollerGirls All-Women's Flat Track Derby League started in 2010. The league comprised of women from Temple, Belton, Waco, Killeen and surrounding areas. The league is continue to grow they have two home teams, the Sirens and the Nightmares, and a travel team, the H.O.T. All-Stars. Mom and dad had a great time at the game. It was very entertaining and mom and dad had fun trying to figure out what the rules were and how to play the game. They were gone about two hours and when they got back we called it a night.
 

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie   DATE:  7/21/2013    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Sunday July 21, 2013

Today we didn't do too much. Mom and dad didn't go to the lake because dad was going to fix a little leak we have in the Minnie at the front window. But he ended up not fixing it because the window was too wet. He needed the window to be dry so the bonding would hold and he would have to put a couple of coats on the leaking area. He knows it's going to take a couple of days but today it was going to take longer because he had to clean the surface first. Because dad couldn't do his project he decided to drive a little bit. So mom and dad left me in the Minnie while they drove around. When lunchtime came around they stopped by Taco Cabana for lunch. After they had lunch they came back to me. I was very excited to see them. So when dad opened the door I ran out to say hi to mom and him. We relaxed for a couple of hours and then mom and dad went to the gym for a couple of hours. When they got home they relaxed an hour or so then mom made dad and her a salad for dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. As we were walking we stopped by and played with Baby and CooJo. When we got home we called it a night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/24/2013    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Wednesday July 24, 2013

Wow!!! It's amazing Aunt Louise came out again. Today was her third visit this month. She showed up a little earlier then her last visit but that was ok because we were already up and dressed. After I said hi to Aunt Louise mom took me for a walk so I could take care of business. While we were walking mom picked up dad's newspaper. When we got back to the Minnie we all went inside. Mom put a little cooler together so they could take it to the lake. Afterwards mom gave me a little treat as they were leaving to go to the lake. They were gone a few hours. The wind was blowing a little so they ended up going around the bend to ski. When they got to their normal place to ski the water flatten out so all three of them water skied. After they finished skiing they all swam and floated in the lake. Once again when the three of them came back to me I greeted them at the door and said hi to them. After we finished saying our hellos mom barbecued Italian sausage patties for dad, Aunt Louise and her lunch. Along with having sausage pattie sandwich they had a pasta salad and for dessert they had Oreo cookies. But before lunch mom fixed a little snack for everyone. The snack was Ritz cracker with Biscoff spread on them. Biscoff spread is European alternative to peanut butter. Biscoff spread is very sweet because it's made with original Biscoff cookies. Last week went mom and dad were at the gym they were giving away free containers of Biscoff spread because they had expired. Biscoff spread is delicious. Mom gave me a little piece of her crackers with the spread on it because it wasn't made with peanut butter. Mom knows if I have peanut butter my ears get mess up because I'm allergic it peanuts. When Aunt Louise started her car it made a loud noise so dad looked at it. He told her she should take it to a mechanic and get it fixed. So on the way home she stopped and got it checked out. She said it was the air condition compressor so she got it fixed. After Aunt Louise left mom and dad went to the gym for a couple hours. When they got home we relaxed for an hour and then mom made a bake potato for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food. After dinner she took me for a walk. During our walk today we stopped by and said hi to Baby. Then we went over to Holly's house and paid attention to her. Her mom was busy inside so she didn't come out to visit. After playing with Holly we went home and called it a night.




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LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  The Minnie   DATE:  7/25/2013 - 7/27/2013    DISTANCE:  00 miles

For the last three days mom and dad have hung out with me. We drove around and looked at homes that were for sale.
  

Thursday July 25, 2013

Mom and dad decided they were going to take the day off of going to the lake. The last time it rained mom told dad that the bed was wet so he checked it out. Dad wasn't sure where the leak was but he figured it was the window. So he went to the computer and did a little research. People recommended to use ProFlex RV, which is a repair coating made for RV leaks. He ordered a can of it. When he received the can in the mail he decided to wait a few days because there was too much moister on the window and the coating wouldn't stick to the window. Today was dad's lucky day the moister was down. We have been fighting ants for over a week now and haven't been able to get rid of them so before mom and dad started on fixing the leak dad treated for ants again by using another ant killer spray.

The first thing dad had to do was to clean the surface. He used Simple Green and Lacquer Thinner. Once he cleaned the surface he taped it with blue painting tape. Before he taped the surface he had made a templet so he could tape around the corners of the window. After taping he started his repair work. He applied the ProFlex with a paint bush. The ProFlex was very thick so he had to take his time applying it. He wanted to make sure the ProFlex went on as smooth as possible.While dad was cleaning the surface and applying the ProFlex mom helped by hold the ladder he was standing on and I laid in my chair and sunned. When dad finished applying the first coat he called it day because he had to wait 24 hours in order to apply the second coat. Dad cleaned the paint brush with Mineral Spirits. When dad finished cleaning up we went inside the Minnie. We weren't in the Minnie too long because the fumes were too strong for us. So dad decided to take mom out for lunch. We stopped at Taco Bell. After mom and dad were finished eating their lunch we went back to the Minnie. The fumes were still strong but not as bad. Mom decided she wasn't going to the gym because she was feeling too well. So instead dad decided to take us for drive. We drove around looking at homes that are for sale. If we find the perfect house already built we would buy instead of building a new house. We were gone a couple of hours.

By the time we got home it was dinnertime so mom microwaved some bacon for bacon wraps for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk so I could say hi to my friends. Today the only friend that was outside was Baby so we stopped by and said hi to her. When we got back mom did a workout because she was feeling better. When she finished her workout we called it a night.   

Friday July 26, 2013

Today we woke up and had breakfast. After breakfast mom and dad took me for a walk. When we got back dad put another coat of ProFlex on the Minnie. When he finished we went inside and relaxed. When lunchtime came around mom cooked up Chicken and Dumpling soup for dad and her. She gave me a little snack. After lunch mom and dad went to the gym and workout a couple of hours. Today they went earlier then they usually did so on the way home they stopped and did a little shopping. When they got home I was excited to see them and I greeted them at the door. After we said our hellos mom put the groceries away. Afterwards I went outside and did a little sunning. When dinnertime came around mom heated up the leftover bacon for wraps for dad and her. Along with the wraps they had some leftover pasta salad. For my dinner I had my food. After dinner mom took me for walk. Once again Baby was the only friend outside. When we got back mom and dad watched a DVD and I slept. During the movie a rain storm came in. The storm had a lot of lightening. The storm cooled everything off. We had a very relaxing day. Now it's time to say good night.
 
Saturday July 27, 2013

Dad woke us up at 2:00 in the morning because ants were biting him. So he sprayed them with ant killer. The fumes from the spray he used wasn't too strong so we didn't have to leave. After getting rid of the ants mom and dad went back to bed. I went back to sleep. About 7:30 mom and dad crawled out of bed. Dad fed me my food and mom made breakfast for dad and her. After breakfast we went for a walk. When we returned to the Minnie dad removed the tape from the window because he was finished applying ProFlex. Dad did a great job in fixing the leak. When he finished removing the tape we went for a ride. We drove around for a couple of hours. We drove through a few neighborhoods looking at homes. On the way home we stopped at Lowe's because dad wanted to buy Boxide to use to get rid of the ants. When we got back to the Minnie mom made lunch for dad and her. They had soup for their lunch and mom gave me a snack. After lunch dad put the Boxide down to kill the ants. While he was doing this mom and I went outside. After dad finished mom and I went back inside. We spent the rest of the day inside and relaxed. Mom decided she didn't want to go to the gym so she worked out in the Minnie. When it was time for dinner mom heated up the rest of the bacon and boiled some potatoes for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk I met a few new people, who were at KuJoe's house. I played with Kujo and said hi to Baby. When we got home we went inside. Mom and dad watched another DVD and I slept. When the movie was over we called it a night.




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LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  7/29/2013 - 731/2013   DISTANCE:  15 miles

Monday July 29, 2013

Today when we woke up mom and dad got ready to go to the lake but when they looked out the window they noticed that the wind was blowing. So they decided not to go boating instead they decided to take me swimming. Before we went to the lake we had breakfast and then went for a walk. When we got back from our walk mom put a cooler together. Afterwards we went to the lake. When we got to the lake I was very excited because its been awhile since I've swam. The lake was very rough but it didn't stop me from going swimming. After my swim we met a couple that were picking up trash in the parking lot. They were voluntaries for Lake Belton. We visited with them for about an hour. After our visit we drove around a little while and stopped by to get our mail. After getting our mail dad stopped by to talk to Tom about our new house and some changes he wanted to make. The design of our new house is almost finished dad only had a couple of changes he wanted done. When dad finished talking to Tom we went home. When we got home I stand outside and sunned. When lunchtime came around mom cooked up soup for dad and her lunch. She gave me a little snack for my lunch. After lunch I went back outside to sun a little more. When I decided to go inside mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. After they worked out for a couple of hours they stopped by Wal-Mart to do a little shopping. Mom had lost 38 pounds on her diet and she wanted to buy new pants. She was very happy because her old jeans waistline was 34 inch and now she fits in a 30 inch. Way to go mom. Dad and I are very proud of mom. She says she only needs to get rid of another pound and she would be happy. When they finished shopping they came home to me. After mom put the groceries and her pants away she did a little Sudoku. Before dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk we stopped by and visited with Casandra and Holly. While we were visiting my friend KuJoe came over and played with Holly and me. We were there about a half hour and then we went home. On the way home we stopped by and paid attention to Baby. I had a great time playing with Holly and KuJoe. When mom and I finally got home it was time for dinner. Mom cooked up leftover sausage patties for dad and her dinner and she fed me my food. After dinner we relaxed in the Minnie and mom did some laundry. We're going to take the Minnie to get inspected tomorrow so dad wanted to make sure the lights were working. So mom and I went outside to help him. After he was finished mom went over to take care of her last load of laundry. While she was doing that dad and I walked around and waited for her. By the time we got back to the Minnie was tired. We had a great day. Now I'm tired so I'll say good night. Life Is Good!!!!!

Tuesday July 30, 2013

We woke up this morning and it was a little windy so mom and dad decided not to go to the lake. When mom was fixing breakfast she noticed there were ants in the bread so she threw the bread away. We had a breakfast and then we went on a walk. When we got back to Minnie we went inside. Mom worked on her Sudoku and dad surfed the Internet. We have been in Temple for six weeks and the Minnie needed to go for a spin. The Minnie was also due for an inspection so mom and dad put things away. We drove the Minnie to a company that works on big trucks and does inspections on trucks. We are now in Bell County and your vehicles only need to be inspected and doesn't have to go through emissions. We were glad because it only cost us $14.50 instead of $28.75. It didn't take too long to get the Minnie inspected so we were only gone about a half hour. When we got back we parked the Minnie. As mom was putting things back where they were before the ride she saw some more ants so dad decided he would spray them. He decided to wait until after lunch. When lunchtime came around mom made dad and her some soup and gave me a little snack. After lunch mom got the area ready for dad spray for ants Area dad had to spray was where mom keeps the whites so she had to wash the whites because the ants were all over the clothes. After mom bagged the white dad sprayed and mom put me in the truck and then we went for a ride. We just drove around Temple. As we were driving we stopped at the Visitor Center and dad went inside to get some information about Temple. We drove around about an hour and then we went back to the Minnie. When we returned mom washed the whites and the rest of the laundry. Instead of going to the gym mom and dad treated for ants. While mom was doing laundry she visited with a neighbor lady Miranda and her dog Lulu. By the time she finished laundry it was time for dinner. For dinner mom made a salad for dad and her. She fed me my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk we visited Miranda and Kujo's dad, King. While mom was visiting with Miranda and King I visited with Lulu and Kujo. After our visit we went back to dad. I had great day visiting with friends and spending the whole day with my mom and dad.

Wednesday July 31, 2013

Today starts our seventh week living in the Minnie in Temple. It hasn't been bad at all. Mom and dad haven't gotten on each others nerves yet. Today we woke up at our normal time. When dad put his shirt on he got bit by an ant so he went in the closet to get another shirt when he saw ants all over the clothes. Dad decided to wait until we finished breakfast and then he would spray for ants. Mom finished making breakfast for dad and her. She didn't have to feed me because when dad gets up he feeds me. After breakfast we went for a walk. When we got back to the Minnie mom started getting the area ready for dad to spray for ants. While she was doing this she noticed that a box of Zip bags was wet. She told dad and he told her we had a leak. So dad climbed on top of the Minnie to check it out. He didn't see where the leak was but he decided that he would tape the seam on the roof. While he was getting the roof ready mom continued getting ready to spray  When she finished she sprayed the closet and where the area where the bread was. Before mom sprayed the closet she took all the clothes out of the closet because they were full of ants and mom wanted to wash them. While the Minnie was airing out mom and I stayed outside to keep dad company and help him if he needed it. While we were outside mom did the laundry. Mom ended up doing four loads of clothes so it took her all day. In between the loads mom helped dad and kept him and me company. The tape dad used for the leak was made for leaks in RVs and was very sticky so mom helped him when he was laying the tape down. After dad finished putting the tape down he rolled the tape to make sure it wouldn't come up. After dad finished fixing the leak we sat outside because the fumes were still a little strong in the Minnie. While we were outside our neighbor Greg came over to visit. After he left we went inside and had lunch. Mom cooked some soup for dad and her and she gave me a snack. After lunch I went back outside to sun. Once again mom and dad didn't go to the gym because mom was busy doing washing clothes. Even when mom doesn't go to the gym she still does a workout. Today she did a little boxing and Jazz. When dinnertime came around mom made a bake potato for dad and her. For their dinner they had a bake potato and a ham sandwich. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. We went over to see Holly and Casandra. The last time we were visiting with them mom told Casandra that dad and her were going to take Square Dancing lessons in September. Casandra was very interested in it. So today dad printed off some information about the classes and mom wanted to give Casandra the information. We visited with Holly and Casandra for a little while and then we went home. When we got home we called it a night.