Friday, March 30, 2018

Cooper's first grooming

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

The weather has turned just lovely this week.
Today it was upper 80's, 
even Cooper was enjoying the sunshine,
and warmer weather yesterday.

He was happily munching on ice :-)

Today was his first grooming appointment.
We found a great groomer in Soledad.
She has a great set up, and a way with animals.
We took him to her earlier in the week,
for a 'meet and greet'.
She clipped his nails, and he did fine.

Today's appointment was to get him used 
to the bath, a little bit of clipping and brushing.

He started out with a nice bath.

Not too sure he was thrilled about it :-)

Next came a blow dry..

..and a good brushing.

He did pretty good all in all.
A little bit of fussing, but Kaitlin handled 
him like a pro.
She did a great job trimming around his eyes
and also his paws.

She even dolled him up with a bandana!

In 3 weeks we'll go back to get a true haircut,
it's pretty long and gets matted easily.

Some friends of ours will be here on Sunday
on their way north.
We do have to work on Easter Sunday, 
but will be able to go out for dinner with them.

Happy Easter to all!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rain rain rain

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

We've been getting lots of rain here again,
which of course, California needs.
The mountains are getting green again.

The produce fields are full, here with spinach.

The grape vines are starting to bud as well.

 California poppies are out in full force!

We had a nice visit with fellow RV dreamers,
Harry & Vicki Forrey.
They are on their way to one of the RV Dreams rallies,
and stopped here at Yanks for a week.

We took them up to our favorite winery,

and then had a great dinner at Luigi's.

We've decorated the office here, ready for Easter & spring..

Cooper is getting big!
Last weigh in he was over 4 pounds :-)

He loves to watch animal shows on TV..

..and is so curious why the bathroom door is closed!

Yesterday we took a ride to visit Connie & Greg.
Connie is recovering from back surgery,
and hadn't met Cooper yet.
He was very polite,
and slept all the way home in his carrier.

Today is 'Mom' day.
We're going to do something fun,
maybe a movie, lunch, we'll see!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This and that, and oh yeah!

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

It seems like time is flying by here.
Between working, visiting Mom, and Cooper,
we have to sneak in some time to have fun :-)

On Wednesday last week we took a ride
to Paso Robles to meet up with some new friends.
Deb & Jim were staying at Yanks for a month recently.
They work for Southeast Publications as workampers,
and that company does our maps.

We met them at their RV, then headed over to Eberle Winery
to try some Paso Robles wines.

It was pretty good!

Next was San Antonio Winery,
where they have a great bistro and good food.

We enjoyed our visit, but cut it short as we
had left Cooper at home by himself for the first time.
He did great, by the way :-)

It's been pretty cold here in central coast California.
We've had the heat running in the morning,
and then again at night.

We've found that Cooper likes to watch TV :-)

I gave him his first bath last week,
he wasn't impressed :-) 


He was nice and clean, and tuckered out!

We've had some nice rain this week as well,
creating some nice rainbows.. well as snow on the peaks around here..

The highlight of the week was last night.
I've blogged about my oldest son, Adam before.
He is a pastry sous chef at a restaurant in Carmel.
The head chef and the whole team were invited to
be the guest chefs at the James Beard House in NYC!!

They flew out on Friday night, and thank goodness
the impending nor'easter didn't delay them.

Their menu was over the top, 
but it was cool because they broadcast the kitchen
on the website with a live stream.
I sat for 4 hours watching it, beaming :-)

I took a couple screen shots..

Adam plating his dessert...

Which was this..
"ras el hanout carrot cake with cream cheese,
opalys mousseline, praline crumble,
and carrot chip".

Ummm, can I have another 10 pieces?

The four chefs that put it all together..

Chef Todd took a picture of Adam making sure
there were enough of the Carmelized Empire Apple Fritter.

There were 8 courses for a mere $175,
each paired with a different wine.
Each course was one bite as it appeared to me :-)

This sums it all up..a post by Chef Todd Fisher..