One of our Christmas traditions is to go for a long walk, preferably a long walk on a beach.
Dogs always get to come.
Last year’s Christmas walk was on Jupiter Beach, the year before it was a dog beach near Del Mar, just north of San Diego. Going backwards from there we had two years on Stone Island near Mazatlan and before that it was Yan ten, a Caribbean beach near Playa Del Carmen. As per the rules, all of them have included our dogs. Yesterday’s was on Venice’s Brohard Paw Park .
I bet if you ask our furry friends, they’ll say that’s the best part of Christmas. And yesterday was no exception, they ran and played with all the other dogs for close to an hour.
On our way home from the beach we stopped at Starbucks for a frappuccino (that’s the closest we could get to ice cream) and while there I checked my smart phone. It said it was in Austin Texas where it was 11 degrees celsius. I quickly hurried outside. The thermometer in the car said it was 26 and that’s what it felt like . This morning when I turned my phone on it was still in Austin where apparently it was 5 (low 40’s) this morning. i am happy to announce she is now with us. Venice Florida where it’s 16 (mid 60’s) at 7am.
Aren’t I glad I’m not in Austin!
Thanks Bonnie, I almost forgot. The prime rib “au jus” was amazing! Likewise the garlic mashed and the brussel sprouts with cream sauce. For the wine we chose a fine bottle of 2011 J. Lohr “Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon”. Excellent as well!
“it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!” -Kenny Chesney