Mom is busy packing the House With Wheels (also known as the Starship Enterprise, because Mom Is A NERD!!!), so she has been Very Slow in helping me catch up on bloggies. *sigh*
And not only do we have a Road Trip this weekend, but.... The House With Wheels doesn't like snow, so it is going to go to warmer climates for the winter. And since November is typically a grey, cold, icky month where there isn't enough snow to ski (whatever that is) or go snowshoeing (something Mom says we are going to do this winter - I don't know what it is, but it involves me, and snow, so it can't be bad, right?),or go diving in and out of snow drifts. Sooo.... Mom and Dad (and, of course, TaiChi, Bufus and I) are going to take the House With Wheels to St. George, UT for November, and then we will come back to Park City for the winter, and the House With Wheels will live in southern Utah for the winter.
So unlike last year, where we spent all winter in Arizona, we will only spend a month in the fall, and a month in the spring in warm weather. We are doing this because Mom and Dad are going to ski race this year; Dad is in a new age group, and will be a "youngster" again (compared to the other people in his class), and he wants to take advantage of that. Again, whatever all of that means. I'm not entirely sure I even know what this ski racing thing is, but I have a feeling that it DOESN'T involve me. So I'm not sure why they would want to do this. But, as I am learning, these bipeds are a bit strange in general, and Mom and Dad are quite strange!
Technically, we aren't going to St. George, says Mom. We were supposed to go to the place where we stayed overnight on the way to Arizona, but apparently they have a weight restriction for dog, for people who are staying for a month. Seriously. For monthly renters, they only allow dogs to be 15lbs. 15 pounds?!? Sheesh. Bufus weighs more than that, and he's a cat! But, (and this is where it gets REALLY weird) the owners were perfectly happy to let Mom and Dad pay the weekly rate (which works out to be almost twice as much as the monthly rate), and then my weight would be a non-issue.*
Yeah. That's what I thought, too.
So, Mom decided to look around and see if there was some place else that could accommodate our big House With Wheels (we are 42 feet long - some places can't handle coaches that big), and would be nice, and would give Mom and Dad lots of places to go bye-sickle-ing, and places for me to go hiking/walking. And found this place: Zion River Resort . They were perfectly happy to have me (and really, who would be? Oh yeah.... The morons at Temple View RV Park in St. George), and had space. Mom said they sounded really nice, so we'll be there for November. And we'll be close to Zion National Park. Which would be more exciting if they let dogs in, but they don't.... Well, they do, on one trail, so we'll see... Still there are a bunch of other state parks near by where Mom says we can go hiking. So, I'm good with all of this!
And since Mom has been slacking on the flashy box, as well, I'll leave you with some pictures of me from the end of season autocross race last year. I was a wee pup then - and my inherent cuteness earned me a free steak (that I shared with my siblings) from the BBQ! I'm going to work on my cute face to see if I can get another steak this year!
Last year the weather started off pretty icky, and well, the Big Yellow Car tends to slip and slide when it is wet.
So we all stayed nice and comfy and warm inside the House With Wheels.
The weather got better, and Mom and Dad and Uncle Charlie had a great time. (And Mom got to knock down a bunch of cones! Look behind the car... And yes, that IS Mom driving...)
The weather got better, and the House With Wheels was Happy.
And finally, here is my
Mom promises that she will try to get pictures, and will update when she can. In the meantime, can you believe that that was me?!? Heehee! (BTW, that is one of Mom's most favorite pictures of me - can you blame her?)
-Fiona, the Traveling 'Doodle