Pair of Perfect Weekends.

Old Miner’s Day Parade was occurring the weekend we went to the mountains two weeks ago, but we didn’t know about until it was happening. We heard the military jets fly over to kick it off and we saw remnants of it afterwards as we walked through town. But we were enjoying our delicious “regular” breakfasts while it was parading through town. Everybody loves a parade, they say, but I think it’s safe to say that we love our breakfasts more! Priorities!

Tony’s…

Mine…

… and we both had enough leftovers for 3 or 4 breakfasts during the week. Nothing like having a tangible reminder of one of our favorite restaurants (and people) for a week after the original meal.

The tiny carnival was in town, too, and we strolled through the local vendors mixed in with the “carnies.” Tony visited the vendor who was popping and bagging kettle corn, and I visited the vendor who was selling shave ice. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it really was shave ice, and it neared the quality found in Hawaii and wasn’t that snow cone stuff. (What’s the difference? See here: Link)

We also saw llamas, people fishing, baby ducklings following their momma in the lake, people camping, speed boating and hiking with their dogs.

We stopped and visited the donkey, who was really interested in me until she discovered I had no treats for her!

She came trotting up to me…

She waited for me while I went to the car, and then came back…

Look how sad she is because I have no treats…

How bewildered I am…

We BBQ’d hamburgers and toasted marshmallows, had popcorn and watched movies on DVD. Oh, and took naps in the afternoon and had a nice, relaxing bath in the evening when the temperature cooled off.

(Sorry, Photobucket is being weird about these photos… you’ll just have to tilt your head…)

This weekend we headed down to Sea World, the planned highlight being Breakfast with Shamu. We were so excited when they brought back the Dining with Shamu experiences a couple months ago!

We left the rest of the day unplanned and spontaneously had our picture taken with Sea World characters (Shamu, Polar Bear, the Penguins and Sea Turtle).

We also happened to be walking by the Dolphin Show and the Pets Rule show just as they were starting and managed to score really good seats.

Dolphin finale…

Cat on high wire. Must be some good treats at the other end!

Doggy jumping rope in tandem with human…

While in the dolphin show, the sun suddenly burst through the clouds, which heated up the stadium immediately. We both spotted a vendor offering lemonade that was so cold it had beads of sweat falling off the cups, we looked at each other and were all, “LEMONADE!” Which is where we bought our companions for the day — The Psychedelic Dolphins!

They walked around with us the rest of the day, they drove home in our cup holder with us, and when Tony went to a movie that evening, I sent him a picture message of them with text that said, “You left your friends behind! They miss you!”

This morning, we had an unexpected rain storm. It was chore day, so I was up and at ’em early, but when it started raining, I went upstairs and crawled back into bed, into my husband’s arms, pulled the covers up to my chin, and listened to the rain as he snoozed waiting for his alarm.

It’s moments like that, and experiences like these, that make weekends perfect. I hope yours was, too.

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12 responses to “Pair of Perfect Weekends.

  1. Beth

    Hhmmmm…..what lovely weekends indeed. Really makes me wish it wasn’t Monday already.

    By the way, how did you know the donkey was a she?

    • I love our weekends! 🙂

      To answer your question, we talked to the owners about a year ago. They told us the story of how the donkey (her name is “Baby”) came to live with them. She was a wild donkey (there was a herd of them up in the mountains about 13 years ago), and was a baby (thus her name), and, well, they told us that Baby is a female. They also told us what we could feed her for treats if we wanted to.

  2. Breakfast and sleeping while its raining are two of my favorite things. And who doesn’t like llamas?

    You guys got the life! I need to hang out with you two since you have way too much fun!

  3. tony

    It was a great weekend sweetie, I had lots of fun for very little money, hehehehe. Love you sooooooo much. XXOXOXOXOX
    :mrgreen:

  4. Caryl

    So, I guess taking Tug to the Vet along with Snug must have kept their relationship intact? Looks like it anyway. Glad you had such nice weekends, and there’s another one coming up in one more day. As for me, three weeks of traveling is enough for now. Love you!

    • For the most part, the strategy was genius. Tug was pissed for 2-3 days. Now he’s back to his normal self, which is to say he still gets hissy pissy if he’s in a bad mood, but mostly everything’s good. I’m glad I went to the extra trouble.

      Glad you’re back “home.”

  5. PY

    Thank goodness for perfect weekends!

  6. i’m a little behind here, but your weekends sound awesome. 🙂 xoxox