This weekend we drove all the way across Texas to visit Amy at Camp BlueHaven in New Mexico. The drive was so long that I read three whole books... well, I had already started two of them, so it was more like two three-quarter books and one whole book. No matter which way you add it, you still come up with a long time in the car! I should also mention that Jes had to stay in Dallas and work, so she was only able to be with us photographically.
Amy was soooo happy to see us!!! And I'll admit that we were kinda happy to see her, too. She's been a counselor at camp for six weeks, so she had lots of stories to tell. And trust me, she told as many as she could!
The first day, we made bar-b-que meatballs and corn. Then Amy took us on a tour of camp. A couple of counselors are getting married at camp at the end of the summer, so they built a new bridge across the stream. Mooly and Daddy had to test out the bridge to make sure it was suitable for a wedding. They approved.
Saturday morning, while the parents were still sleeping, Amos took me and Jes to her favorite spot at camp. We hiked about 15 minutes before we came to a big clearing. Mountains surrounded the clearing on all sides, and it was the quietest place I've been in a long time... we didn't even hear any birds. After the 'rents got up and ready, we went to Santa Fe to get Amos some moccasins. It was VERY hot and we had to walk around almost the WHOLE city, but we finally found some moccasins she liked. Jes said they were really awesome, so Amy decided to get them.
Sunday morning, we went to church and ate lunch at camp. We gave Amy one last hug and got back in the car for the long trip home. Luckily, we stopped to spend the night in Lubbock with grandparents and cousins.
I know you're all wondering what Dakota did while we were gone. Don't worry! She stayed at "Bark! Boutique Hotel for Dogs" for five nights. She played and swam and played some more. She even got a bath and "pawdicure" (I didn't make that up... that's really what they call it). They must've worn her out good, she's been sleeping for the past three days!