Arose early, got drinks at the Starbucks in Sandpoint. Drove up to Bonners Ferry for the 16K Bonners Ferry Rotary Annual Kootenai River Ride.
Very restful. Beautiful river alongside us. Goody bags for participation included hats, pens, sunglass clips, suckers, koozies, & beautiful red t-shirts. Kels' put hers on right away. I wore mine under my sweatshirt as I was a bit chilled. We returned to sit in the park beside the Fairgrounds to wait for the feed-instead of the predicted Potato Bake which Kelsey was looking forward to, they fed us spaghetti, garlic bread & salads instead. Got to listen to some lovely folk music as we ate outside in the sunshine. Not a cloud in the sky!
Came home so that Kelsey could have one last phone chat with Matt before he leaves on deployment to Iraq.
Greg went down to the shop to work until 7:30P; Kelsey and I cleaned up around the house, then walked the dog several times.
I got the dogs playing with each other around 9:00P and they were both panting & tired afterwards!
Sunday 14 Sept
We loaded up the bikes to take a ride.
Got lattes at the stand before we went – Kelsey got a mixed berry green tea slushee! Yum.
When we arrived at Farragut Park, we unloaded and got ready to ride. It was hilarious to watch Isabelle prance nervously around the truck, whining to go on the bike ride. Running by our side she was more than eager to start out. Greg lead out first with her, Kelsey was riding with Bravo running bravely alongside on his leash. After a few false starts, she let him off the leash and he kept up quite well. Always looking up at her on the bike, his little legs pumping twice as much as the big dog!
Winding our way through the trail, I tried to get a few shots of them but it’s hard to bike & film at the same time!
A quad of Llamas appeared on one of the other trails. Fascinating creatures-all of them were pulling surreys!