Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Left Behind

We really don't know what it is about our parents traveling, but every time it happens we are left behind.   Why?   We make great traveling companions.  Well, Dixie does at least.  Jenna is untested.  This past weekend, Mommy and Daddy traveled to the Charlottesville, Virginia area.  They had a great time apparently.  We wouldn't know first hand.  We can only take their word for it.

They spent an afternoon touring Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello.  While waiting in line for their tour to begin, a very nice couple offered their Behind the Scenes tickets to our parents.   The other couple said they didn't have time in their schedule for the longer tour.   Mommy was SUPER excited.  She wanted to take that tour, but kept waiting around to buy them online and when she finally made her move, they were sold out for the day!  She was very bummed out and had to purchase the regular tour instead.  Daddy told the man about Mommy's dilemma and offered to pay the difference, but the man wouldn't take a penny for them.  It was a great tour and included floors the general public doesn't usually see.  Mommy said she would recommend this tour to anyone planning a visit to Monticello.  When we asked about Jefferson's pets, our parents had no response.  They hadn't bothered to ask if TJ had any pets!  Can you believe they forgot about us?  [sigh]  Out of sight, out of mind!

We believe you'll agree that when you see the cabin our parents stayed in, you'll know they should have taken us with them.  This place is just asking for a few good dawgs to run around.  Mommy said it was nicer on the inside than it looks, and we might have messed up the hardwood floors.  She did admit the king size bed probably had room for all of us at once!  There were even squirrels just waiting to be chased!

Daddy really wanted to go fly fishing again, so every effort was made to make it happen for him.  Unfortunately, the river where they planned to go received about five inches of rain in the hour before their scheduled time and made for very muddy, fast, streams.  Instead, our parents had to settle for using fly rods in a pond.  It was a lovely pond, but not quite the same.  On the bright side, both Mommy and Daddy both caught fish!  If we had been there, we could have helped catch fish, ducks, maybe even geese?

They finished off the weekend by stopping at Luray Caverns.  They had a good time, but would have had a better time minus about ten kids and their sets of parents.  This is NOT a place to take your children below the age of say seven, eight, maybe twelve???  If your kids can't keep their hands off the stalactites and stalagmites, then they need to stay home.  (Not to mention, crying, whining, running, etc.)  The teacher in Mommy was about to go nuts; the impatience in Daddy was about to do worse!  We are sure we would have been better behaved than most of the children on our parents' tour.  Mommy actually asked if she could let others go in front of her and Daddy so they could go on another tour, but was told no.

They are home now and so are we.  We also had a weekend away at our favorite kennel.  We say it's our favorite, but really, there's no place like home!

Hunter, Dixie & Jenna

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