Friday, July 24, 2009

Shakedown Cruise

In preparation for our upcoming trip to New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, we took Falcon and J.R. to San Antonio in mid-July. While there, Nickie and I competed in an agility trial sponsored by the San Antonio affiliated dog clubs, and had a great time. In spite of her handler's gimpy leg, Nickie collected 6 ribbons for her 12 agility runs.

Nickie and I spent the first night in the hotel with Agility Friends Carol Hardaway and Gabby. Then we joined John at Traveler's World RV Park. The park was the "designated RV park" for the dog show, and accommodated us by running shuttles to and from the Convention Center where the show was held. (You haven't lived until you've snuggled up in a van with a Border Collie, a Great Dane, several Chinese Cresteds, a Golden Retriever and a cranky Chihauhua, plus all their owners, handlers and paraphernalia!)

John had fun, too. He loves to fix things, and was immediately engaged when J.R.'s AC unit quit working upon arrival in San Antonio. Fortunately, an RV repairman lives in the park, and the two of them had it up and running soon. Good thing, too, it was at least 106 degrees in the shade.

Other than that, Falcon and J.R. performed flawlessly, and we were really glad to get some of the kinks out before starting our big trip.