We went to the beach yesterday afternoon. It was hot & humid, so I was a bit uncomfortable. I foolishly forgot my hat, towels & sunscreen.
What was I thinking? Well, obviously I was not thinking.
We took Small Grandson with us. He was so excited. He loves the beach.
We took our dogs & were to meet up with friends who were taking their son, & one dog.
I did take my camera. Which I locked in the boot of our car, along with my purse. Fool!
Luckily our friends took their camera, & this is a pic of SG on top of a large slide, in a very nice playground, with bright sails to provide shade.
Our friend L took this photo, & sent it to me last evening. Much appreciated L!
What a day I had. I had been hankering after the ocean, & the soothing sound of waves, & the feel of the lovely gritty sand. When our friends suggested taking the dogs for a run, we thought that a great idea.
The dogs were actually quite well behaved in the car. Thankfully neither of them get car sick. Our friends' Golden Retriever does. You can imagine. He is a very large dog!
Our dogs were very excited to get down to the beach, & we had hoped that Leo's training might give us a more relaxed dog out in public, among other dogs.
It was not to be. He was loud, agressive, & if we let him off the lead he would attack other lovely innocent HUGE dogs- including our friends' dog Boof. Who, to his credit, ignored Leo.
I wished I could have dived into the sea. I feel sure the seawater would benefit my itches. They boys had a ball, leaping among the waves, & Boof had a ball chasing his Frisbee.
Somehow the Frisbee ended up at my feet at one stage. Boof came to get it, & Leo went ballistic. In the midst of it all, I got bitten the leg. On the soft puffy part, above & behind my knee!
I am glad it was me that Leo bit, & not someone else. It did put a damper on my day. It drew blood, & stung like crazy. (I didn't swear, though!) Gom seemed of the opinion, if he didnt see it, it hadnt happened. O well, what is new?
It seems when the Universe, or whatever, decides to throw you some crud, it makes a good job of it, & sends several 'lumps' to keep you on your toes!
We delivered SG home. He said he had had fun, & he gets on well with our friends' son, so they had a good time.
We had to give our dogs a good bath each, as they had incredible amounts of sand in their woolly coats! Trying to trim a little off, was a hopeless task.
I am waiting for news of my Grand Nephew's birth. His mother had had one trip to the hospital yesterday, & had been sent home again. She was off again last night, but I have had no word today, so perhaps she went home again. I have been there & done that! Poor K. It is her first baby. Sometimes ignorance is bliss!
Not dancing at present.
k d lang, I dream of Spring.