Saturday, November 21, 2009

The One with the Addition

Today was a big day at the park: our family grew!!

I should back up first. This afternoon mom took a quick video of Wally. There is a particular bird that he is just not sure about when he hears it. He'll tilt his head this way and that way trying to figure it out. Just like the Duck DOG he is.

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Yes, I know, this video is a little hard to see. But I expect that to change with future videos. Today was mom's birthday and papa bought her a fancy new camera! I was promised some great pictures and videos for my readers. Can't wait to share them with you!

It does take some interesting photos! Look at this one - you can see right through mom!


The camera is a Nikon D5000. So far mom loves it! She also got some Wii Fit items, a cashmere sweater and a collectible Irish ornament from the Arizona peeps, as Papa Michael would say.


Not to mention birthday cash, which Cali snuck into our piggy bank - we puppies need treats! When we pleaded for presents of our own, papa gave us the wrapping paper.

We were not amused.



Oh, right, our new addition! I have to go back to this morning for that! Mom and papa got up early, packed up the truck for a road trip and headed south! Oh, I should mention that after they picked up our bundle of.... joy.... they took the scenic route home and came upon a Captain D's restaurant!

Mom and Dr. Aunt Katie used to spend the summers with MáMá and PáPá. During their many road trips, if they didn't stop at Cracker Barrel, they would try to stop at Captain D's! As these are not in Arizona and few and far between in these parts, mom hasn't been at once since! So her birthday lunch included a side trip down memory lane!

Some irony: Captain D's was first opened in 1969.


What is this ironic? Here she is! Our new addition!!
(Also born in 1969!)


1969 Airstream Globetrotter






After the inspection, papa realized this old girl needs a lot of work. A lot of work. I was told when they cranked it up to hitch it to the truck, water POURED out from the floor board. Maybe she was nervous about the drive? The two-leggers sure were! The tires were pretty dry rotted.


Though papa was a bit apprehensive about the project he was taking on, he was mostly giddy with excitement.


Okay, okay, I know some of you are saying, "A trailer?? That's not part of the family!" Perhaps that is true. But papa sure acts like the aluminum giants are family members. And it got you to read the post, didn't it?

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