We’re tardy per usual, but I’ll say it anyway even though it’s days late: Happy Independence Day! I hope yours was red, white, and blue all over with a few sparkles thrown in for flair.
We took the long weekend and stretched it out into an extra long one to make time for a road trip to Michigan to visit my brother and sister-in-law, two of the kindest souls you’ll ever meet. It was different; this being our first time traveling with a puppy, but that just meant packing the car with more junk than usual and looking for restaurants with outdoor seating. Oh, and heading home for midday naps, which I had no qualms with whatsoever. Ha.
I won’t bore you with all the details. Suffice it to say we ate a lot of food, had a lot of laughs, and soaked up some sun without frying ourselves silly. It’s at least ten degrees cooler up there, and we really made the most of that lovely weather by walking everywhere we could, sitting out in the yard throwing (and losing) the Frisbee, and even going kayaking with Fig—in her little life jacket, of course.
I tell ya, that furball was the hit of the town. We were stopped no less than four times per outing, and someone even requested a selfie with her! She eats up all that attention, though. Lee always says, “She’s a looker.” And I always add, “And she knows it.” (:
And now here are some pretty photos to take us out because I’d probably just babble on about Fig some more.
^^^When you’re on a proper road trip, you must stop for stupid fries. And a big stupid Coke.
^^^Fig claimed the coffee table as her designated spot about five seconds after we walked in the door.
^^^So grateful for the simple pleasure of sharing a meal, a bottle of sunscreen, and a load of laughs with the people I love.
^^^This one gets me. Every. Time.
^^^Fig decided mid-walk that vacations were exhausting. She just had too much fun, so we carried her home. (:
^^^We tried to persuade Figgy to wade in at the riverbank, but she wasn’t having any of it. She wet her paws just enough to get a treat from my hand, but then it was right back to shore. Haha.
^^^She knew she wanted it, but she didn’t know what to do with it once she had it. Ha.
^^^This counts as a family photo, right? Fig’s shadow not included. (She prefers to reserve the bat signal for emergencies.) (;
^^^There’s just never enough time with these two. Michigan is lucky to have them.