Somehow, now, our weekends are so full and fun. I guess part of that (ok most of that) is due to the fact that Tim no longer has to spend weekends working on the dissertation. And we tend to get up pretty early here, even on the weekends, as we just feel rested and ready to go.
Saturday was, as you've seen, the Dory Days parade. Tim had to leave the parade a bit early to meet up with a logger to give us a bid on taking out more trees. I met them both back home, and we had an interesting chat.
He came with what I call a 'box of dogs'--his six Treeing Walker Coonhounds. He (the logger, his name is Dave) has a contract with some government group to track and tag cougars on the coast. And so the dogs do that with him (I'm guessing that this breed is primarily bred for hunting, and I'm not a fan of hunting, but apparently Dave's dogs were trained to focus on cougars). Anyway, he showed us pictures of the cougars (and some bobcats) that they've treed--that is, chase up a tree. And then Dave and his partner tranquilize and tag the cougar, and then the cougar wakes up and goes on its merry way.
Anyway, a box of dogs that I got to love on.
Then we made a pasta lunch and hung out on the deck a while (minimal breeze--it tends to get very breezy here sometime in the afternoon, and it held off on Saturday til later in the day). Then we did some chores around the house, and watched some TV later in the day (we're watching a Netflix competition show about glass blowing. I think it might be called Blown Away? It's fun).
Plus two dog walks, and sitting out on the deck to watch the sunset.
We slept in (7:30!), had breakfast, and then popped over to the boat launch to launch the kayaks for a paddle in the Nestucca River (the river opens into Nestucca Bay which opens into the ocean, so it is a tidal river). We probably did a 2-3 mile paddle (round trip) and took out before the breeze picked up. Then home to walk the dogs and then showered and went to Beach Wok for lunch (town was emptying out pretty quickly in the morning). Then we did more work around the house and hung out.
And another dog walk.
A few more waves done on Close to You.
Just FYI, I"m not crazy about the Q Snap frame. The 6" one doesn't show the whole pattern for me, and now I'm using an 8" one for a new project and it is OK but not great. I may go back to a hoop.
Amazing Sunset Last Night
I'll just leave you with this.