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Flo's June 2014 Travels

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (Plus Classes)
DATE:  06/01/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Sunday June 1, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:30 and got dressed. Afterwards he let me out of my kennel so I could say hi to him. When dad and I finished saying hi he fed me my breakfast. While I ate my breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me outside so I could take care of business. After I took care of business I went back inside and laid on the floor by dad and waited for mom to wake up. Mom finally woke up at 7:15 and got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she made the bed and then she said good morning to dad and me. While we were saying hi dad realized it was the beginning of the month and had forgotten to give me my monthly pill so mom gave it to me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast with a glass of chocolate almond milk and mom had cinnamon and apple oatmeal with a glass of chocolate almond milk. When everyone was fed we relaxed. Mom played computer games, I slept, dad read the paper and played with his G Box. A couple hours later mom vacuumed the house and when she finished she went back to playing computer games. An hour before lunch mom baked some sugar cookies to take with her when mom and dad go to square dancing classes this afternoon. When mom finished baking the cookies she made lunch. Today mom and dad had leftover bake Ziti for lunch. Mom gave me a little bit of the noodles for my snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and Louis called to see if mom and dad wanted to go to class with him. Dad said sure but mom and him had to go by and pick up Barbara first. After dad got off the phone mom and dad changed their clothes and then mom let me out. While I was outside I decided I didn't want to go back inside instead I wanted to sun. So when mom and dad were ready to leave mom put my water bowl on the porch and then she came in the back and got me. When we got in the front mom gave me a snack and then said good-bye. She told me they would be back at 6:00. While mom and dad were at class I sunned and kept a little cool on the front porch. Mom and dad learned a couple new Plus movements in class. The class had three squares and some snacks. Mom and dad were in a good square this week and they didn't get frustrated. Their square rarely broke down so everyone had fun. The other two squares broke down a lot so some of the people were getting upset. Their friend Marty was in one square where it spent most of the time broken down so he made sure that the last set of calls he was in their square dancing. By the time mom and dad got home it was hot and humid so I was laying on the front porch waiting for them. Mom got out of the car and called me. I got up and walked fast to mom and dad because I was very happy to see them. As soon as dad opened the house door I went inside and laid on the floor to cool off. After we all said our hellos mom and dad changed their clothes and then mom took me outside. When we got back inside mom made dinner which was more leftover Ziti and mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and then we streamed some shows. Dad found a new series called Copper, which takes place in the 1840's in the old west. It has two seasons mom and dad watched two episodes of the first season. Afterwards mom and dad had a bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream for their dessert. I was so tired I didn't even beg for any. After they had ice cream they watched a couple episodes of Eureka second season. After watching the shows we called it a night. We had a very good day and now it's time to say good night.




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Dad getting ready to Air Chair                                              Living on Lake Belton



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LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton
DATE:  06/02/2014 - 06/03/2014    DISTANCE:  5 miles

Monday June 2, 2014

Congratulation, mom and dad on having your first boat day of the year. Today dad got up at 6:30 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said our hellos. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast and while I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad let me out and went back to the computer. Dad let me back in when I barked to come in. Once inside I laid on the floor by dad and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally got up at 7:15 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. I think dad is getting in the habit of making the bed for mom every other day. After mom got dressed she came out of the bedroom and thanked dad. Then she said good morning to dad and me. When we finished mom made breakfast for dad and herself. They had their normal breakfast. Dad had toast and mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal and they both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was finished eating mom did the dishes and then she played computer games and Sudoku. Dad surfed the Internet and I slept. Around 9:30 our doorbell rang and dad answered it. A couple gentlemen were here to do in our gutters. They weren't suppose to be here until 12:00 but it was a pleasant surprise when they showed up early. They were here about an hour and did a great job. Dad really doesn't like gutters but the way our house is designed the water drains off the roof in a few places very hard. So dad decided to get some gutters put in. They installed gutters on our back porch, gutters on the side of the house by the front door and on the back corner of house by the porch. I stayed inside with mom the whole time the guys were here because mom didn't want me to pester the guys. When the guys left I went outside for a short time because it was close to lunchtime. When lunchtime came around mom made dad and herself a salad. She gave me a little bit of ham for my snack. After lunch mom and dad decided they were going to the lake so they got ready to go. As they were leaving mom put my water on the porch and gave me a snack. Then she said they would see me in a hour or two. After I finished my snack I came off the porch and watch mom and dad drive away. After they left I went back on the porch because it was starting to get hot. It was a little windy so mom and dad drove to Roger Park ramp to launch because the cove there is more protected than Arrowhead Point ramp is. While they were the lake they air chaired because it was too windy to water ski or wake board. After they air chaired they floated and enjoyed the lake. They had a very peaceful day on the lake because there were only a few fishermen on the lake. When they returned to me mom called me off the porch while dad backed the boat in the garage. I was very happy to see them because I missed them and I was hot because of the high humidity. After I said hello to them dad let me in the house so I could cool off. While I was cooling off mom put things out on the trailer so they got dry. After putting things out to dry mom and dad came inside. They weren't inside too longer when they decided to mow the grass. This is the second time they mowed this year. When they decided to go outside I went with them. While we were outside the UPS guy came and delivered the rest of our railing, I said hi to him and the dad helped the UPS guy unload the eight boxes. While dad helped mom took over mowing. When the UPS guy left dad weedeated while mom mowed. Mom had taken off my safe collar earlier and when mom was mowing I decided to join her. She put me back in the house because when I decided to join her I had walked down the driveway and through my fence. She didn't want me to get in the habit of do this because if I had my collar on I would have been shocked. While I was inside mom mowed and dad weedeated and treated for bugs. They were outside about an hour and a half. When they came inside I were hot and tired so they cooled down. When it was time for dinner mom heated up some more baked Ziti for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom decided to take me down to the lake so I could go swimming. I was very excited because I was hot. We were gone for an hour. While at the ramp I swam, explored and visited with a few people. Of course I rolled on a couple dead fish. When I did this mom made me go back in the lake to get the dirt of me. I didn't mind because I wanted to swim anyways. By the time we got home I was exhausted. When we got home I went straight to my bed and went to sleep. During the night mom and dad streamed an episode of Eureka and an episode of Copper. They also watch an episode of Death in Paradise on KLRU Q. Mom and dad had a Krunch Bar for their dessert. I was so tried that I didn't even wake up when mom was eating her Krunch bar. We had a great day and now we're tired so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  My House
DATE:  06/03/2014    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Tuesday June 3, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. When he finished getting dressed he let me out of my kennel and then we said hi to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad let me outside so I could take care of business. After I finished I went inside and laid on the floor next to dad and waited for mom to get up. Mom got up at 7:10 and got dressed. When she finished she made the bed and then came out of the bedroom and said hi to dad and me. When we finished saying hi mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of almond milk and mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal and a glass of almond milk. After everyone was fed we relaxed for about an hour and then we got ready to work on our railing. Mom and dad worked on the railing all day. Dad had been working hard on installing ten posts in the morning and was tired so we all took a break. It was lunchtime anyways so mom made dad and herself a salad. Mom gave me a little Black Forest ham for my snack. After lunch we went back outside and continued working on the railing. Mom and dad installed the rest of railing on the front of the porch before they called it a day. The only part of the railing left for them to do is the steps and the railing connected to the steps. While mom and dad worked on the railing I kept them company. Dad did most of the work but mom did help him when she could. We stopped working on the railing at 3:00 and then put their tools away. Afterwards we went inside and relaxed until it was time for dinner. Mom heated up the rest of the bake Ziti for dad and hers dinner. Mom fed me my food and gave me a little noodles. After dinner we relaxed for the rest of the night. Mom did the dishes and then she worked out for a half hour. While she was working out dad went outside and enjoyed our back porch. When mom finished her workout she and I went outside and joined dad. We sat out on the porch for about 45 minutes and then we went back inside. When we got back inside we watched a movie on Amazon Instant Video called The Frozen Ground. The movie starred Nicholas Cage and was very good. During the movie mom and dad had a Krunch Bar for their dessert. We accomplished a lot today on the railing and it may take one more day to complete it. It was hot and humid today and now we're tired so I'll say good night.




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Relaxing on my back porch.                                   Cousin Autumn exploring in my yard.

   

Dad water skiing on Lake Belton.                                  Mom waving while water skiing.



Aunt Louise water skiing on Lake Belton.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton
DATE:  06/04/2014    DISTANCE:  5 miles

Wednesday June 4, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we both said hi to each other. When we finished saying hi dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished dad let me outside to do my morning routine. Then I came inside and laid on the floor next to dad waiting for mom to get up. Mom woke up at 7:00 and got dressed. Then she made the bed and said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. This morning mom and dad both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did dishes and then we waited for Aunt Louise. While we waited for Aunt Louise mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. Aunt Louise was off work yesterday and today so mom and dad decided to invite her out to go boating. Aunt Louise didn't tell us she was going to bring my Cousin Autumn with her so when she showed up with her it was a wonderful surprised. Aunt Louise showed up at 10:15 because she was invited to have lunch with us before going to the lake. For lunch mom barbecued some seasoned pork ribs, boiled corn on the cob and cooked some baked beans. For dessert they had Oreo cookies. Mom was good to Cousin Autumn and me gave us a snack. After everyone was fed mom, dad and Aunt Louise went to Lake Belton. While they were gone Cousin Autumn stayed in my kennel and I laid by the garage door in the hall. Mom didn't give Cousin Autumn and me a snack because we just had one. As they were leaving Cousin Autumn howled like she was being killed. Aunt Louise was going to tell her to be quiet but mom told her not to disturb us. They were at the lake for a couple of hours. Once again dad launched the boat at Roger Park ramp because it was a little windy. While at the lake mom, dad and Aunt Louise water skied, wake boarded and floated in the boat. Today dad drove around the bend where the water was smoother. They had great water and shared the water with another boat. They had a great time. When they got back home to Cousin Autumn and me I was laying at the door waiting for them. Mom let Cousin Autumn out of my kennel and took us both outside to say hi to everyone. Once dad put the boat in the garage I laid on the drive by that garage bay and sunned. They weren't back from the lake too long before Cousin Autumn and Aunt Louise left. Aunt Louise had to back home by 4:00 because she was inspecting a repair guy to come by and work on her air conditioner. We had a super day with Aunt Louise and Cousin Autumn. They enjoyed sitting on our porch while mom barbecued. After Aunt Louise left we relaxed for an hour and a half before mom made dinner. For dinner mom cooked up the leftover pork rib and baked beans. Mom cut up the pork and heated a couple of tortillas and mom made wraps for dad dinner. Mom had her pork on tostadas shells for her dinner. Mom fed me my food and little bit of the pork. After dinner mom and dad went grocery shopping. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack on the front porch. After I finished my snack I watched mom and dad drive away. I stayed outside on the front porch while they were gone. When they got home we said our hellos and then dad let me in the house because I was hot. After mom put the groceries away she made pasta salad for tomorrow's square dancing dance.  Afterwards she sat down with dad and they streamed an episode of Copper and Eureka. They also stayed to watch another series called Six Feet Under. They watched the first episode of the first season. While they watched their shows I slept. For dessert dad had a Krunch Bar and mom had a Mixed Berry Bar. We had a great day and now it's time to say good night.




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Round Dancing                                                      Line Dancing

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Gober Party House
DATE:  06/05/2014    DISTANCE:  12 miles

Thursday June 5, 2014

Today woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so he crawled out of bed at 6:30. Dad got dressed and then he let me out of my kennel. We said hi to each other and then dad fed me my breakfast. While I ate my breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad let me outside. When I finished doing my morning routine dad let me back inside. While I was waiting for mom to get out of bed I laid on the floor next to dad. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:00 and got dressed. Afterwards she made the bed and then she  said hi to dad and me. When she finished she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal and they both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed we went outside and started to work on the stair railing. First we finished doing the railing on the porch. We worked hard all day on the top half of the stair railing. The stairs railings are taking a lot longer than the porch because we had to cut the railing on an angle. When it was time for lunch we all went inside. Mom cooked dad Tasty Meatballs & Rice soup and she had Bumble Bee Seafood Spread and Crackers. Mom shared her crackers with me. After lunch we relaxed for about a half hour and then we went back outside to work on the railing. We worked until 3:45 and then we called it a day on the railing. We ended up only doing the top half of the stairs railing. Dad worked hard on the railing. While dad was working on the railing mom and I kept him busy. Mom helped dad when he needed help and I tried to keep out of the way. After putting things up we went inside and relaxed. While we were relaxing mom baked some cookies. For dinner mom made dad a ham and pepperoni sandwich and mom had a ham sandwich. Along with their sandwich mom and dad had potato chips. After dinner mom did the dishes and got ready to go square dancing. Tonight the dance is at the Gober Party House. The Lonestars have their dances every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. After mom and dad were dressed they said good-bye to me. Tonight mom left me in the house because I really didn't want to go outside. Mom gave me a snack and said good-bye to me as she was leaving. They left me at 5:45 and didn't get home until 10:00. They had a super time dancing. During the dance mom and Belinda were goofing off and ended up falling to the floor. They didn't get hurt but they did scare everyone else. They were more embarrass then anything. So the rest of the dance they behaved themselves. Mom and dad danced all the square dancing tips. Mom even danced a line dance. The dance had three squares, a lot of delicious food and great people to socialized with. When they got home to me I was sleeping under the desk. Mom and dad were proud of me because I wasn't on dad's chair or the couch. I was happy to see mom and dad. After we all said our hellos mom and dad got changed and then mom took me outside to take care of business. When mom and I came back inside mom and dad had dessert. Dad had a Krunch Bar and mom had a Fruit Bar. Mom gave me a little bit of her fruit bar, After relaxing a little bit we decided to call it a night. We had another great day. Have Fun!!!!!




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Railing on the Southside of the Porch                                          The Staircase Railing            



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Graduation Class and Angels                                             Mom Line Dancing            

LOCATION:  Killeen, Texas    SITE:  Killeen Lions Club Senior Center (Betsy's First Class Graduation Dance)
DATE:  06/06/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Friday June 6, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me outside to do my morning routine. Today I surprised dad because I stayed outside a lot longer than I normally do. When I finished exploring outside dad let me in and I laid on the floor next to him and waited for mom to wake up. Mom got out of bed at 7:00 and got dressed. Then she made the bed and said good morning to dad and me. When she finished she made dad toast and poured him a glass of almond milk for his breakfast. For her own breakfast she made cinnamon and spice oatmeal and poured a class of almond milk. After everyone was fed we went outside to work on the staircase railing. It was very humid today so I spent most of the time inside the house while mom and dad worked on the railing. Mom and dad worked very hard on the railing. They thought for sure they would be finished by lunchtime but it didn't happen. The staircase was the hardest part of installing the railing because of the angles the rails had to be cut to. Mom and dad thought they had the right angle but when they put the railing on the brackets the angle was a little off. So dad had to figure out how to fix this problem. Also when mom and dad had put the brackets on the posts the brackets moved because they had to drill into plastic. But dad is so smart he figured the angle out. When it was time to have lunch mom and dad took a break because they were hot and it was time to eat. Mom fixed dad the rest of the soup he had yesterday, which was Tasty Meatballs & Rice soup. Mom had Lemon & Pepper Seasoned Tuna Medley with Crackers. Mom gave me  a little bit of her crackers. After lunch we went back outside to finish up the railing. We finished putting in the railing about 3:30. Dad did a great job of installing the railing on the porch and the stairs. By the time mom and dad were finished they were exhausted because it was hot and humid. After they put away all the tools and cleaned up the mess they came inside and relaxed. When they finished cooling off it was time for dinner so mom made dad and herself a ham and pepperoni sandwich. Along with the sandwich they had the rest of the pasta salad they taken with them to last night's dance. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and vacuumed the house. When she finished it was time for dad and her to get dressed to go square dancing in Killeen. Tonight was a special night because it was Betsy's first class graduation dance. As they were leaving mom put my water outside and gave me a snack outside. Then she said good-bye to me. Today they left me outside in the front yard. They came back to me at 10:00. They had a super time at the graduation dance. There were enough people there for eight squares and there was a lot of food. Mom danced all the dances but one line dance because she was eating. Jim Hayes from New Braunfels did the calling along with Betsy Nylan their normal caller through out the dance. Tonight there was no round dancing or Plus calls. The graduates only knew Mainstreams calls. Instead of Round Dancing they had Line dancing between square dancing. When the dance was over mom and dad came back to me. I was waiting for them in front of the garage because the lights were on there and I could see them come home. I was very excited to see them so when they got out of the car I walked back and forth from mom and dad to say hi. After we said hi to each other we went inside and mom and dad changed clothes. Then we relaxed and mom and dad had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a fruit bar. Mom gave me a little bit of her fruit bar. After dessert mom took me outside and I took care of business and then we went back inside. We had a fantastic day and we're tired so I guest it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of Alejandro Escovedo Concert

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Cultural Activities Center (Alejandro Escovedo Concert)
DATE:  06/07/2014    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Saturday June 07, 2014

Last night mom and dad went to Killeen Kickers Graduation Dance and they danced a lot. They got home at 10:00 and they were exhausted. So this morning dad slept in until 6:45 and then he got dressed. Afterwards he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. When we finished dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out so I could take care of business. When I finished I came back inside and laid on the floor and waited for mom to get up. I didn't have to wait too long because mom got out of bed at 7:00. When mom finished getting dressed dad was making the bed so she helped him make the bed. When they finished mom said good morning to me. When she finished she made breakfast. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk and mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal and a glass of chocolate almond milk. When everyone was fed we just hung around the house. It was too windy for mom and dad to go to the lake so mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. About 9:30 mom and dad decided to go to town. They invited me to go with them. The next square dancing dance at Gober Party House is a 50's Dance and mom was interesting in get a 50's skirt to wear. Mom and dad were looking at 50's skirts on the Internet and they thought if they good buy one in town it may be better. While we were going to be in town dad decided he might as well pick up replacement bits that he wore out while doing the railing. The first stop they did was Harbor Freight for the bits. While mom and dad were in Harbor Freight I was left in the car. Harbor Freight didn't have what dad wanted so he didn't buy anything. The next stop was next door to Harbor Freight at The Party Store to see if it had a 50's costume. They didn't find what they wanted so they came back to me. Our next stop was Lowe's to return some washers and while they were in Lowe's they looked for the bits. They found the bits but didn't like the price so dad decided he would order the bits off the Internet. Our next stop was Academy to look for a floater for the truck key. The other day dad forgot to take the key out of his pocket when he went water skiing. By the time he realized what he did it was too late. The key was on a floater but mom and dad knew they would never find it. Once they bought the floater in Academy they came back to me. The next stop was Scott and White Hospice to look for a skirt for mom and to look for dancing shoes for dad. Dad tried on a couple pairs of shoes but decided not to buy them because they looked too worn out. Mom didn't find a skirt but she did find a couple more swimsuits. After paying for the swimsuits they came back to me. The next stop was at the UPS Store to get our mail. The final stop was The Good Will Store. While in the store mom and dad looked for a skirt and looked at suspenders and shoes. They didn't find anything so they came back to me. It was starting to get hot so we headed back home. By the time we got home it was lunchtime. When we got inside I laid on the floor right by the garage door because I was hot. Mom made lunch for dad and herself. She made Minestrone soup for dad and herself and she gave me a little snack.

After everyone was fed we relaxed for a couple of hours. Then mom took me for walk to the lake so I could go swimming. While mom and I were at the lake dad watched some square dancing videos. Mom and I were gone an hour. When we were at the ramp I swam, met some people and did some exploring. I had a great time because a couple of kids paid attention to me. One was a boy, who was fishing with his dad. The other one was a little girl, who was swimming with her two brothers and parents. This made my day. When mom and I got home I was exhausted. A half hour after we got home mom barbecued Hatch Chili sausages on the carcoil grill. While mom was barbecuing I kept her company. After the sausages were cooked we went inside. Mom fed me my dinner and then she sat down with dad and had dinner. Along with the sausage sandwiches they had cole slaw and a little bit of baked beans. For dessert they had Oreo cookies and mom shared hers with me.After dinner mom did the dishes and then she relaxed for an hour and half. Then mom and dad got ready to go to their monthly concert at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tonight they saw Alejandro Escovedo. Mom and dad liked the first half of the concert because Alejandro played his roots rock/alternative country songs. When Alejandro came back after a break he started playing his punk rock songs and the music was too loud. So they left during the second song. When they got home it was a little after 9:00 and I wasn't in front of the garage door. Mom was a little worried. She checked the front porch I wasn't there. She told dad that I was probably on the back porch. They went inside and mom turned on the back porch light and I was on the back porch. Mom told me that I scared her but they were proud of me for going to the back. This was the first time I ever went to the back porch while they were gone. After we said our hellos mom and dad changed their clothes. Then we had dessert, which was an ice cream sandwich for dad and a fruit bar for mom. Of course mom gave me a little bit of her fruit bar. Then we watched an episode of Eureka. We had a very nice day. I'm exhausted because I went swimming and I need to go to sleep. So I'll say good night.

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (Plus Classes)
DATE:  06/08/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Sunday June 8, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. After he got dressed he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. When we finished dad fed me my breakfast and then surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out to do my morning routine. When I went outside I barked and then did my thing. Mom crawled out of bed and got dressed while I was outside. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. When she finished getting dressed she thanked dad for making the bed and then she said good morning to dad and me.After saying good morning she made toast and poured a glass of chocolate almond milk for dad and herself. Mom shared a little bit of her toast with me. After everyone ate we hung around the house. It was a little overcast and no wind. Dad said that mom and he should be at the lake enjoying the calm weather. As soon as he had said this it started to rain. While it was raining Louis called and asked dad if he and mom wanted a ride to classes in Waco. Dad said sure thing. All morning mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and read the paper and I slept. I'm still tired from yesterday but I'm not limping as bad. For lunch mom heated up the leftover sausage links and dad and she had a sandwich and finished up the rest of the cole slaw. Mom gave me a little bit of my food for my lunch. After lunch mom did the dishes and dad and I took a nap. About 12:30 mom and dad got ready to go to square dancing class. By the time they were ready to go the rain had stopped so mom put my water outside on the front porch. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack outside and said good-bye. She told me that they would be back at 6:00. After I finished my snack I watched mom and dad leave. Mom and dad had a great time at class and learned a couple more new Plus calls. There were enough people at class to form three squares. They're not having classes next week because Dale and Wendell are going to be in Tyler at the 52nd Annual Texas State Square & Round Dance Festival. We're going to be in Tyler also. Mom and dad were back to be at 6:00 and I was waiting for them on the front porch. When mom got out of the car and said hi to me I got up off the ground to greet her. After dad parked the car in the garage I said hi to him. Then we all went inside the house. Once in the house mom and dad changed clothes and then mom baked a frozen Supreme pizza for dad and her dinner. While the pizza was baking mom fed me my food for my dinner. This evening mom and dad watched a couple of documentaries on Amazon Prime. The first one was "How To Die In Oregon". This documentary was about the right to die law in Oregon and how a few patients used the law to their benefits. The second documentary was "Stories We Tell". The documentary was about stories that were told about who was the biological father of Sarah Polley, who directed and produced it. While watching the second documentary mom and dad had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a fruit bar. Mom gave me a little bit of her fruit bar. When we finished watching the documentaries we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night.




click on photo for more pictures of Deer in Our Backyard

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  My House
DATE:  06/09/2014 - 06/11/2014    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Monday June 9, 2014

Today dad slept in until 7:00. Dad crawled out of bed and then he got dressed. As dad was letting me out of my kennel mom crawled out of bed and got dressed. While mom was getting dressed dad let me out of my kennel and we said our hellos. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad let me out to take care of business. When I finished doing my thing I barked to come back inside. Once inside I laid on the floor and waited for mom. After mom got dressed she made the bed and then said hi to dad and me. When she finished saying hi to us she made breakfast. Dad had toast and a glass of almond milk. Mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal and a glass of almond milk. After everyone was fed we hung around the house. We were going to go to town but decided not to because there was some rain moving around. The rain came about an hour later. While it was raining mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. When lunchtime came around mom made some soup for dad and she had Spicy Thai Chili Tuna with Crackers. She gave me a little snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and then she did some housework. When she finished doing the housework she was getting ready to workout when dad looked out the window and saw that the rain was gone and it was calm. So he asked mom if she wanted to go to the lake. Mom said sure so they got ready to go. Once they were ready it was about 1:30. Mom put my safe collar and my other collar on. As they we going to leave mom put my water outside and gave me a snack. As I was eating my snack she said good-bye to me and said they would see me in a couple of hours. I finished eating my snack and watched them drive away. Mom and dad decided they would launch the boat at Arrowhead Point Park ramp. But when they got to the ramp there were four Corps of Engineers boats there getting ready to do a little training. One of the guys came back to dad and told him what was going on. Dad told the guy if they would move out of the way he would be more than happy to go to Rogers Park ramp instead. The guy was relieved and said sure thing. So mom and dad left Arrowhead Point and went to Rogers Park. When they drove by our house I saw them and thought they were coming back to me. So I lifted my head and was getting ready to get up but they drove right by me. I was a little disappointed but I know they would be back in a little while. So I put my head back down and went to sleep. They were gone about an hour and a half. As they were driving through Morgan Point to get to Rogers Park they saw a couple of deer with their babies. Each of the does had two young fawns.  One of the does started to walk across the street and one of her fawns was following her. But when the fawn heard us it stopped and the doe walked back to it. She decided not to cross the street after all. When mom and dad got to the ramp they were the only ones there. The lake was very calm so mom and dad water skied and air chaired. By the time they were pulling out a few people had shown up. There were people fishing off the bank by the ramp and a couple of people were putting their boats in. Mom and dad had a great time at the lake because it was nice and cool. As they were driving home they saw the deer again. When they got home I was very excited to see them. After dad backed the boat in the garage I said hi to mom and him. Once the boat was put up mom unloaded it. Mom told dad that I wanted to go for a little ride in the truck so she took off my safe collar. Then dad put me in the truck and we went for a little ride. The ride wasn't too far dad just turned the truck around and put it in the garage. I was satisfied with that because I went for a ride with my dad. After mom and dad finished taking care of the boat we went inside. Mom and dad changed clothes. Then mom worked out for a half hour on her WII Fit. While mom workout dad checked the air in the tires of the boat trailer and looked for to see if we had another pair of gloves to replace the pair he uses when he Air Chair's. During mom's workout it started to rain again but it didn't last long. After mom finished her workout it was time for dinner so she heated up the leftover pizza from last night for dad and hers dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom let me outside. When I was starting to go outside I barked. Mom thought I was just barking to bark but than she saw five deer walking through our yard in the back. She told dad and he gave her the camera and she took a few pictures of them. Afterwards mom went back inside and I decided to stay outside for a little while. I was outside for about a half hour and then I barked to come back inside so dad let me back inside. While I was outside dad called Aunt Louise. When he got off the phone with Aunt Louise we watched television for the rest of the evening. We watched "Death In Paradise" on KLRU Q and two episodes of Eureka. For dessert mom had a fruit bar and dad had an ice cream sandwich. After watching Eureka we called it a night. We had a great day and now it's time to say good night.




click on photo for more pictures of Swimming in Lake Belton

    

Half of the Group going through training                                    Swimming in Lake Belton          


Tuesday June 10, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. Afterwards he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. When we finished dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me outside to do my morning routine. As soon as I was outside I barked once. I don't know why except that it was a habit. When I barked mom figured it was time to get up. She crawled out of bed and then she got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad let me inside and made the bed for her. When dad let me in I laid on the floor by the desk and waited for mom. When mom finished getting dressed she thanked dad for making the bed and said hi to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal. They both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. When everyone was fed mom did the dishes and then we all went to town. It wasn't raining outside but it was a little cool so we decided to go to town and do a little shopping. Mom and dad invited me to go with them so I did. The first stop we did was The Home Depot to return the railing parts we didn't use. Mom and dad went inside and had no problem returning the parts. Then they returned to me. The next stop was Cavender's Western Wear. Cavender's was having a sale on men's shirts and dad needed some shirts for square dancing. He found a couple of shirts. One was white and the other one was black. He really wanted to buy a red shirt but he couldn't find a shirt that actually was red. After buying the two shirts we went to a boot and shoe repair store because mom needed new heels on her boots. After dropping off the boots we stopped by a locksmith to get a key cut to replace the truck key that was lost at the lake. Then on the way home we stopped at HEB and did a little grocery shopping. Then we stopped at the UPS Store to check our mail. Yesterday dad ordered a 50's dress for mom to wear at the 50's Dance that was going to be held this month at their club dance. After picking up the mail mom and dad went to Walmart and picked up a few things they couldn't get at HEB. When our grocery shopping was finished we went home. I was glad to get home because it was time for lunch. After mom put the grocery away she made lunch for dad and herself. Dad had a bowl of soup and mom had another Bumble Bee Sensations Tuna and Crackers. Mom shared her crackers with me. After lunch we just hung out at the house. The wind came up so mom and dad decided not to go to the lake instead mom took me for a walk. We walked down to the lake so I could go swimming. While we were at the lake I met a lot of people. The Corps of Engineers park rangers were doing some training. They were practicing rescuing people with the life saver ring and bags. There were about 30 people going through the training. Mom wanted me to go the opposite way in the cove so I wouldn't bother the training. I started to go the opposite way and I met a man and his son loading up their kayaks in the back of their truck. After meeting them I tried to continue swimming in that direction but I couldn't because I wanted to meet the other people. Mom finally gave in and put me back on my leash and we went towards the training group. When we got where the group was they paid attention to me and I wanted to go swimming to the people who were in the lake. So mom let me off my leash and the group didn't mind me swimming to them. In fact they said I could be their rescue dog. Mom said I wouldn't rescue anyone because I don't even retrieve. After playing with the group mom and I continued our walk. As we walked a long the bank I swam and explored. We went as far as we normally do and then mom told me we had to turn around and head back home. We were almost back to the group when mom told me we were going to climb up the hill to the parking lot instead of climbing up the ramp. By the time I got to the top of the hill I was tired so the rest of way home was very slow. When we got home mom dried me off and then we went inside the house. When we got inside I didn't go too far before I laid on the floor to rest. Shortly after mom and I got home dad decided if mom and he weren't going to the lake they might as well go get the Minnie. As mom and dad we leaving mom put my bowl of water outside and gave me a snack. Then she said good-bye and they would see me in a couple of hours. I didn't go with mom and dad because I was wet from swimming at the lake. The reason mom and dad got the Minnie was because we're going on a camping trip Thursday. Thursday starts the annual state square dancing convention in Tyler and mom and dad have reservation for us at a RV park on Thursday. On the way home from getting the Minnie dad stopped to get some propane and gas in the Minnie and mom came home to me. When mom got back to me we said our hellos and then mom barbecued some hamburgers for dad and her dinner. HEB was having a cool hamburger special going on so while mom and dad were grocery shopping they decided to pick up some hamburgers. They picked up 2 Blue Cheese burgers, 2 Cowboy burgers and 2 bacon cheddar burgers. Today mom charcoal barbecued the blue cheese burgers for dad and her dinner. While mom was barbecuing the burgers I kept her company. When dad got home with the Minnie mom was finished barbecuing and she helped dad back the Minnie on the side of the house. When they finished doing this we ate dinner. While mom and dad ate the blue cheese burgers I ate my food. Mom didn't share her burger with me today because it was beef. Along with the burger mom and dad had corn. After dinner mom did the dishes and dad worked on getting the Minnie ready to go on our trip. I stayed inside and rested because I was exhausted from my swim. Dad stopped working on the Minnie at 8:00 and then we watched a couple episodes of Eureka. While watching Eureka mom and dad had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a coconut fruit bar. After watching Eureka we called it a night. I think I called it a night way before mom and dad did. I guess I'll say good night.

Wednesday June 11, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:30 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said our morning hellos. After we finished dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished eating I went outside to do my morning routine and dad went back to surfing the Internet. When I finished I came back inside and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally crawled out of bed at 7:00 and got dressed. Then she made the bed and when she finished she said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had his usually breakfast and mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom and dad continued to get the Minnie ready for our trip tomorrow. While mom was loading the Minnie with clothes and supplies dad checked the tires, oil and other stuff. After working on the Minnie for a couple hours dad decided to wash it. The Minnie had been in storage for about three months and it was real dusty. While dad was washing the Minnie mom put canned goods and box food together so she could restock the Minnie. When she finished doing this she helped dad finished up washing the Minnie. While mom and dad were doing this I laid on the driveway or in the garage. I usually climb in the Minnie when mom and dad are getting it ready for camping but today I didn't because the Minnie was on the side of the house and to close to the invisible fence. When lunchtime came around mom and dad decided to take a break. Today mom and dad both had a bowl of Tasty Classics Santa Fe Style Chicken Soup. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. After lunch mom and dad decided to go to the lake because the wind was down. As they were leaving mom put my water on the front porch and gave me a snack. Then she told me that they would see me in a couple of hours. Mom and dad launched the boat at Rogers Park again because the Corps of Engineers were still doing their training at Arrowhead Point Park. While they were at the lake they water skied and Air Chaired. After they finished doing their water sports they drove to Cedar Ridge Park to see how the water was there. When they finished boating around they pulled the boat out and came home to me. As dad was backing the boat in the garage I came off the porch to say hi to them. Dad was surprised that I wasn't shocked by the fence because I was real close to my limits in the driveway. After the boat was put in the garage mom took off my safe collar and dad put me in the truck because I wanted to go for a ride. Once again we didn't go too far dad just turned the truck around and put it in the garage. After mom hung the towels and life jackets on the trailer so they could dry we all went inside. Mom decided that she would wait a little bit before she would finished getting the Minnie ready. Mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept the rest of the afternoon. About 4:00 mom barbecued some chicken to take with us on our trip. When the chicken was finished mom charcoaled barbecued some more hamburgers patties for dad and her dinner. The hamburgers mom and dad had were HEB Cowboy Burger. Today mom cut each pattie in half and made them in smaller patties. She barbecued half of the meat and froze the other half. Along with the hamburgers mom and dad had some potato salad. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she finished getting the Minnie ready for our trip. While mom was doing this dad programmed  his GPS for the trip and I slept. When mom finished getting the Minnie ready she vacuumed the house. When mom had finished her housework we watched the last four episodes of Eureka second season. While watching Eureka they had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a coconut fruit bar. Mom gave me a couple little pieces of her fruit bar. After watching Eureka we called it a night. We had a great day and now it's time to say good night.




click on photo for more pictures of the 52nd Annual Texas State Square & Round Dance Festival

   

Brad Caldwell, KO Jeanes and Matt Barnes                       Round Dancing during the Trail End Dance

   

              Brad Caldwell imitating Willie Nelson               The callers daughters singing during American Caller

LOCATION:  Tyler, Texas    SITE:  East Texas Fairgrounds
DATE:  06/12/2014 - 06/15/2014    SPACE:  00    DISTANCE:  168 miles

Thursday June 12, 2014

Today we woke up at 6:45. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Then he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. Mom crawled out of bed when dad was feeding me. She got dressed and then she made the bed. While she was getting dressed dad let me out and I did my morning routine. When mom finished making the bed I was laying on the floor by dad waiting for her. When she came out the bedroom she said hi to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. They both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and finished getting the Minnie ready to go on our camping trip to East Texas Fairgrounds in Tyler. While mom was getting the Minnie ready dad helped. When mom and dad finished dad pulled the Minnie in front of the garage so he could check the spare tire's air pressure. While he was doing this mom put me in the Minnie and then she got in the Minnie. After checking out the air pressure in the tire dad walked through the house and turned off everything that didn't need to be on. When dad finished locking up the house we were ready to begin our adventure to Tyler. We decided to stay at East Texas Fairgrounds because the festival was at the Harvey Convention Center and Tyler Rose Garden Center. Both centers were located at the fairgrounds. On the way to Tyler we stopped and had sandwiches for our lunch. Mom made ham and salami sandwiches for dad and herself. She gave me a little snack. After we eat we continued our adventure. East Texas Fairgrounds was 168 miles from our house and it took us about four hours to get there. It took us that long because dad doesn't like driving over 55 miles an hour. Mom and I didn't care because we weren't in any hurry to get to Tyler. The 52nd Annual Texas State Square & Round Dance Festival doesn't officially happen until Saturday but the Trail End Dance was tonight at 7:00. When arrived at the fairgrounds about 12:30. Dad checked in at the office and one of the workers (Dustin) showed us where to hook up the Minnie. There were sites with full hookups but we had a site that had electric and water. The sites were in rows and close together but they weren't in a parking lot instead they were in the grass. Once dad had us hooked up we turned on the air conditioner because it was muggy and hot. Then we all went on a walk around the fairgrounds to see where the bathrooms and showers were. After our walk we went back to the Minnie and relaxed. Mom worked on her Sudoku, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. Mom and dad took a little nap. After mom took her nap she baked some Cookie and Creme Cookies. Once the cookies were baked and cooled off we ate them as a snack. When it was time for dinner mom heated up the chicken she baked yesterday and along with the chicken mom and dad had potato salad. Mom gave me my food for my dinner. After everyone was fed mom took me for a walk around the grounds and to the convention center to see what was going on. When we got to the convention center there wasn't a sign so mom asked a lady what time the doors were opened for the dancers. The lady wasn't sure but she thought no later than 6:00. While mom was asking about the dance the lady paid attention to me. When we got back to the Minnie mom and dad got ready to go to the dance. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would be back later. I ate my snack and then I went to the couch to watch them leave but I couldn't see them. But I had the whole Minnie to myself so I could go anywhere I wanted to go.

Mom and dad didn't get back to me until a little after 11:00. They had a super time. They danced all the square dancing tips. In between the tips there was round dancing tips.  They danced to four different callers Matt Barnes from Bryan, Brad Caldwell from Georgetown, Tim Tyl from White Oak and KO Jeanes from Spring. The dance had 30 squares. After the Trails End Dance there was an after dance party. The party was called American Caller, which was little American Idol. The American Caller consist of three judges, three callers and the audience. The audience votes for the best caller with quarters. The money they earned went to Texas State Callers' Association so they can give money to different clubs for lessons in square dancing. The callers that participated were Tim Tyl, Brad Caldwell and KO Jeanes. Each caller sang a song and the audience voted on the performance. There was a three way tide so they had to sing another song. In between the two rounds the callers daughter sang a song on starting rumors and it was very cute and funny. All three callers were very entertaining but Brad was the best. The first song Brad sang he pretended to be Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. The second song Brad sang he was Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Kermit the frog and himself. The after party was an hour long and very funny and entertaining. When they got back to me I met them at the door and we all said our hellos. Mom thought I was on the floor waiting for them but dad said that I was on the couch because I left some of my hair on the towel. After saying our hellos mom and dad changed their clothes and then mom took me for a walk. When we got back to the Minnie dad was already in bed and mom was tired so we called it a night. We had a great day and now I'll say good night.   




click on photo for more pictures of Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum

   

Butch looking at the display next to the African display                        Lonnie looking at an old bicycle        
   


click on photo for more pictures of Kiepersol Vineyard



Girl Scouts performing Opening Flag Ceremony

   

                          Round Dancing                                              Getting Ready to Square Dance          

Friday June 13, 2014

Today we woke up at 6:00. Mom couldn't sleep so she crawled out of bed and got dressed. After she got dressed she fed me my breakfast. When I finished my breakfast mom took me for my morning walk around the fairgrounds. When we got back to the Minnie dad was getting out of bed. We said good morning to dad and he got dressed. After dad got dressed mom made breakfast. She was going to make oatmeal for dad and herself but she had forgotten spoons so she decided to make toast for dad and herself. Dad usually have butter and jelly on his toast in the morning but mom forgot the butter so on their toast they only had jelly. Along with having toast mom and dad had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed dad told mom to write a list of things she needed to put in the Minnie for our next adventure. Mom had to write the list on the back of an envelope because she couldn't find a pad of paper. While mom was writing a list dad surfed to see if there was a store close by. He found one just down the street a few blocks so mom and him went to the store. They left me back at the Minnie when they went to the store. When they were walking to the store mom slipped on some moss and fell. She didn't get hurt she just dirtied her jeans. As they walked by The Tyler Rose Garden Center they saw a group of children practicing sword fighting with sticks for a play. They didn't stop at the center to look at the roses but they did see the rose garden. After buying a few things at the store they came back to me. When they got to the Minnie I met them at the door to say hi. As they were opening the door I jumped out of the door. After saying hi to them mom took me for another walk. Mom and dad were just planning to hung around the Minnie all day because the only thing going on at the festival was Round Dancing and they don't Round Dance. About 9:30 there was a knock on the Minnie's door. Dad answered the door and standing at the door was Lonnie and Butch. Lonnie and Butch are friends of my parents from their club. When they came inside they said hi to me and paid attention to me. They wanted to see if mom and dad wanted to go get a bite to eat and do a little site seeing. Mom and dad said sure. Lonnie and Butch left about 10:00 and said they would be back around 11:00. After they left mom and dad decided to go take a shower. After mom and dad took a shower and changed clothes Lonnie and Butch showed back up. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me in a few hours. The first place they stopped at was Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum & Country Store. The museum has over 450 animals from various regions of the world on display. Most of the animals through out the museum are African and North American. Along with the museum there is a playground and a country store. Mom and dad had a great time walking around the museum, looking at the displays and reading about the animals. The next stop was Kiepersol Vineyard. Mom and dad aren't wine drinkers but Butch really wanted to go to the winery to taste some different kinds of wine. So they all went to Kiepersol Vineyard. Kiepersol Estate Vineyards and Winery is a sixty-one acres of vineyards that produce red and white wines. They make 26 different wines and all the grapes are hand picked. It has been in business since 1998 and the wine is made on site. Mom and dad were surprised on how small the grapes were. They also found out that the grapes used for wine hate water. If the grapes get too much water the natural sweetness goes away. As they were walking around and looking at the vineyards they saw some guineas running around. After Butch and Lonnie tasted a couple of wines and bought a couple of bottles they all left Kiepersol Estate Vineyards. On the way back to me they stopped at Jason's Deli and had lunch. This was the first time mom and dad ate at Jason's Deli and they were very impressed. They shared a Club Royale sandwich and for their dessert they had a bowl of ice cream. After they all had lunch they came back to me. Mom and dad had a great time with Lonnie and Butch. Once again I met them at the door. We said our hellos and then mom took me for a walk. When we got back to the Minnie mom, dad and I took a nap and relaxed. While relaxing mom baked some more Cookie & Creme cookies. When it was time for dinner mom heated up a leftover blue cheese burger and a Hatch chili sausage for dad and hers dinner. Along with the sandwiches they had potato salad. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we got back it was time for dad and mom to get ready to go dancing.  The dance tonight was the Pre-Festival dance. As they were leaving to go to the dance mom gave me a snack and told me they would be back later. The dance started at 7:00 with the flag ceremony by the Girl Scouts to kick off the festival. After the flag ceremony the dance began. The square dancing took place in two rooms. One room had mainstream tips and the other room had plus tips. The room with mainstream tips also had round dancing. Mom and dad danced both mainstream and plus square dancing. Tonight there was a lot more people dancing. Mom and dad danced with a lot of their friends and met a lot more people. They danced to a lot of different callers and the tips were fast so by the time they got home they were exhausted.  They had a fantastic time. Tonight mom and dad returned to me a little after 10:00 because there wasn't an after party. When they got back to me I was very happy to see them and met them at the door. After we said our hellos mom and dad changed their clothes. Then mom took me for a walk around the grounds. When we got back to the Minnie dad was already in bed. Mom and I were tired so we decided to call it a night. Mom gave me a snack and then she said good night to me. After I ate me snack I climbed on the couch and went to sleep. We had super day and now I'll say good night.             


   

Our friends Pam, Dale Smith, Joe Bob and Barbara            Some more friends Dalbert, LuAnn and Connie  



Dorothy and Louis

   

Modeling Outfits during the Stars & Stripes Over Texas Fashion Show

   

      Dad dancing Mainstream                                            Callers getting ready to call tips

Saturday June 14, 2014

Today mom and dad got up at 7:00. They slept a lot better last night. After they crawled out of bed they got dressed. Once they were dressed mom fed me my breakfast. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had cinnamon and apple oatmeal and they both had a glass of almond milk. After everyone was fed mom took me for a walk around the grounds. As we were walking we met out neighbors dogs. After we all barked at each other mom and I continued our walk. When we got back to the Minnie we went inside and relaxed for an hour or so. Today was a busy day because mom and dad danced in the morning, attended a fashion show, danced all afternoon and danced a couple of hours in the evening. The festival started at 9:00 and during the day most of the dancers were dressed casual. But mom and dad decided to dress up a little the only thing different was they didn't wear a hat. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and told me they would be back for lunch. Today the dancing was in two centers. In the Harvey Convention Center:  Square Dancing and Round Dancing were going on. In the Tyler Rose Garden Center: Contra Dancing, Clogging Dancing, Line Dancing and Teen Dancing were going on. Mom and dad showed up in the Rose Garden Center at 9:00 and they bumped into Butch and Lonnie looking at the displays. Mom and dad wanted to watch the Contra Dancing but where the Contra Dancing was the same caller was going to do Line Dancing. There were only four dancers there and they were doing Line Dancing. Instead of watching the dancer they looked at the displays. The displays were the VETS that are still square dancing and different clubs and associations around Texas. The displays were very nice. After looking at the displays they went next door to the Harvey Convention Center to Square Dance. The morning session of the festival was from 9:00 to 11:30. When mom and dad arrived at the convention center they were already dancing. They spent the rest of the morning dancing mainstream with their friends and other people. They did squeeze in a couple of plus square dancing. Most of the tips they danced as a couple but a couple of the tips they danced with other people. One tip mom danced with a gentleman name John because he needed a partner. Another tip dad danced with their friend Becky from Killeen because she needed a partner. They danced to a lot of good callers and had a great time. By the time they got back home to me at 11:30 they were tired. I met them at the door and said hi to them. Afterwards mom and dad changed clothes and then mom took me for a little walk. When mom and I returned to the Minnie she made lunch, which was soup for dad and herself. She gave me a little snack. After lunch mom and dad took a little nap because they didn't have to be back to the festival until 1:00.

About 12:45 mom and dad headed back to the convention center for the fashion show. They models during the fashion show were representatives from different organizations through out Texas. Half way through the show they broke for intermission. During intermission they gave away door prizes and three of the young ladies from Thursday night sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy". While they were singing the song they were dressed in the military outfits worn during World War II. After their performance the fashion show continued. At the end of the fashion show they gave away more door prizes. They closed the fashion show with the military men and women who were at the dance coming forward and everyone sang to show their respect to their service to the country. It was a great ceremony. After the closing square dancing started again. The afternoon square dancing began at 2:10 to 4:30. During the afternoon mom and dad danced just as much as they did in the morning. The danced mainly mainstream and had a super time. They danced with their friends and other people. When they got back to me once again I met them at the door. After saying hi to them mom took me for a walk. When we got back mom fixed dinner for dad and herself. Tonight they had the rest of the chicken in wraps with potato salad. Mom fed me my food for my dinner and she also gave me some chicken and a chicken bone. After dinner mom and dad relaxed until 6:45. Then they got ready for the festival dance.

Tonight the dance started at 7:30 and ended at 10:00. Once again as they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would be back in a little while. When mom and dad were walking around and getting ready to dance Besty Nyhan the caller from the Killeen Kicker Club came by and gave them a Callers Black Book so mom can get the callers signatures. Mom and dad thanked her. Mom ended up getting seven callers signatures during the night. They danced through the night and had a fantastic time. By the time they got back to me they were exhausted but they still took time to say hi to me. After we said our hellos mom took me for a walk. When we got back dad had already called it a night so we decided to do the same. Mom gave me a snack and then she said good night. Mom and dad had a outstanding day of dancing. Now it's time to say good night.     

Sunday June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day, dad!!!! Today we woke up at 6:00. Mom and dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards mom fed me my breakfast and then she made breakfast for dad and herself. She decided to make an easy breakfast so she made toast for dad and herself. Along with the toast they both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom took me for my morning walk around the fairgrounds for the last time. When we got back mom and dad got the Minnie ready to go home. Today there is a kick off dance for next years festival at 11:00 to 1:00. Mom and dad decided not to go because it was at a motel and I would be in the Minnie without air condition unless they ran the generator. They were ok with leaving because they danced a lot this weekend. After mom and dad got the Minnie ready we were on the road back home by 7:30. Mom and I napped on and off the whole way home. We got back to Belton by 11:00. When we got back home mom helped dad back the Minnie on the side of the house. Once he parked the Minnie mom got me out of the Minnie. It took mom some time because I was worried about getting shocked. Mom ended up putting my leash on me and coaching me out of the Minnie. I wasn't wearing my safe collar but I still was scared of the fence. I guess I'm trained on the fence once again. When I got out of the Minnie I went inside the house to cool off. While I was cooling off mom and dad unloaded the Minnie. When they finished unloading the Minnie mom put the food and condiments in the refrigerator. After mom finished putting things away she made lunch which soup for dad and herself. Mom gave me a snack. After lunch mom did a few loads of clothes. While mom was doing clothes dad was turning things back on. It's Fathers Day so mom baked some macaroons for dad. He only wanted to eat a dozen of them so he suggested mom to freeze the other dozen. She was upset with him but she ended up freezing the last dozen. The reason she was upset was because she's not sure how they would taste after they're thawed out. Once everything was working we relaxed for the rest of the day. When it was time for dinner mom charcoal barbecued some bacon cheddar cheese burgers for dad and hers dinner. While mom was barbecuing I went outside to keep her company. When the burgers were done we went inside. Along with the burgers mom and dad had potato salad. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me outside. When I finished taking care of business we came back inside. We relaxed the rest of the night. We streamed an episode of Copper. For dessert dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a coconut fruit bar. I slept the whole night and I didn't even wake up to bum mom for some of her fruit bar. After Copper was over mom and dad decided to call it a night. Mom put me in my kennel but I really didn't want to go in it so I barked to get out. After four barks mom came out of the bedroom and let me out. She stayed up until 2:30 and then she told me it was time to go back in my kennel. Once I was in my kennel mom gave me a snack and said good night. This time I didn't bark. We had a super Camping Adventure in Tyler but now we're tired so I'll say good night.

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