Blairsville, Georgia (high 82, low 62)
As I write this post, the morning temperature is 57 degrees. Boy, what a difference from Tampa. I wish I had known years ago how much cooler it is here than it is in Florida.
Yesterday (Friday) was a full day in North Carolina at the Freestyle Kayak World Championships. I’ll have to get together all my photos for another blog tomorrow. Today, we’re off to the farmers market.
Wednesday night, we almost lost our boy Baxter. We were outside, it was dark, and Baxter was safe inside his cage, wearing his harness and leash.
A neighbor came over to visit, and Baxter was anxious to get out of the cage and greet Roger. We let him out and he was fine. I was holding on tight to the leash.
All of a sudden, Baxter saw something under the cabin that scared him. He took off running like the big wienie that he is, and quickly came to the end of his leash. When the leash stopped him, he did a flip and was immediately out of his leash. That must have startled him thankfully, because as soon as he came out of the leash he stopped running. I rushed over to him, swooped him up and gave him lots of kisses while I was rushing him back inside. Boy, was that close! I shudder to think if he hadn’t stopped, because it was pitch black outside and he is certainly not used to being outside.
I guess we need to look for another harness, because he likes to walk around on the patio, but I won’t be doing that anytime soon, unless I’m sure he can’t get out of the harness. I have been looking online for better harnesses that are escape proof. If anybody can recommend a good harness, I’d appreciate it.
Thursday, we made plans to drive up to Dillard, Georgia to meet up with fellow bloggers, Jeff and Barbie, from Boldt's Rv Castle.
We met them at their favorite local Mexican restaurant and spent a few hours eating and visiting. Afterwards we followed them back to their beautiful mountaintop Rv site. They sure have a nice place. We enjoyed visiting with them and hope they’ll come down here to visit us and our favorite local Mexican restaurant!
We did the touristy thing on the way to and from Dillard and finally found the bear we had been looking for. No, not the real thing, but one to welcome visitors.
Meet Yogi. If he doesn’t want visitors, you can turn the sign over and it says “go away.”
Come back tomorrow for pictures of the kayak championships in beautiful Bryson City, North Carolina.