So, in a fit of confusion about my actual age and level of fitness, I strapped on a backpack, loaded it up with what I considered a minimum amount of "stuff", grabbed my trusty companion dog, and headed to the back country. The backpack was 24 years old. The sleeping bag was new. The water filter was 24 years old, as was the camp stove. The tent, while a "backpacking tent" was not really light weight. Loaded, I had 42 pounds on my back. The first backpacking trip was to Diamond Lake, above Eldora, Colorado, a 2.6 mile hike with almost 1000 feet of elevation gain. Yes, I am that stupid.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Despite my best intentions, I have not made it back to blog town all month. Considering how busy I've been, I guess its not a surprise. So, here is an August update:
Here are some bits and pieces of a couple of different rides the past week. His changes are getting better, although when he gets tired or thinks I'm being an asshole, his hips start to swing. The pirouettes were during our lesson. Overall, I am so happy with his development and how he is progressing. I am hoping to buy a Pivo soon, since the Pixem doesn't really work well and it takes an hour to set up.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
I am planning an update on all the things at some point in the next, oh, four years, or this month, whichever comes first. I keep meaning too, but every time I might have a moment to do so, I'm exhausted, or the dogs need something, or I am cleaning diarrhea out of the bathtub (don't ask - just know that green tomatoes are not a puppy's friend).
So, let me regale you with a couple of videos from last week's lesson: