Saturday, November 11, 2006
This weekend we met up with some relatives at nearby Knott's Island. We convened at a local winery for a little (or a LOT of!) wine tasting and catching up. It was the perfect day for a leisurely drive from the city out into the country. The blazing colors of the foliage mingling with the stunning beauty of our coastal waters edge was the perfect backdrop for our family outing. A few things celebrated yesterday included an engagement, a 50th wedding anniversary, a couple of birthdays, and our son meeting a lot of cousins for the first time. Also in attendance were a couple of relatives whom have recently beat cancer. It was the perfect day for celebration.
Mike and I took a walk with Henry through the vineyard and to the water. A local dog that had been running about followed us. When we got to the dock the dog jumped right into the sound. He was swimming around like he belonged there, happily lapping at the water. When we turned to leave however, we realized the dog couldn't figure out how to get out. The bulkhead was too steep. He looked at us like "what do I do?". Mike ended up having to pull him out of the water. It was pretty funny to watch them. It seems that Mike is always rescuing people and things, so this was fitting. The look of gratitude on the dog's face was priceless.
He followed us back to the lodge the whole way and we played a bit of fetch. It was a perfect walk on a beautiful day- I will remember it forever.