I met Mimi’s horse, Lucy for the first time today. When we arrived in Santa Barbara, we went straight to the Earl Warren Show Grounds. Mimi had a lesson on Lucy, and then Mimi/Kiki and I went on an adventure around the town.
We said hello. It was either this... or sniffing her butt.
Before Mimi got on for her lesson, she let me hop on! SO HIGH UP!
This one was more my size.
After Mimi's lesson, we headed out to State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara. I made a friend - his name was ALSO Bunny!
Santa Barbara Marina.
While walking around the docks, we saw the fishermen pulling in their catch - Sea Urchins! Some guy picked one up, cracked it open, and slurped all the goop out. YEHCK!
We walked along the beach near the marina... I failed to see the warning.
“Velkommen!” Mimi, Kiki, and I hit the road this morning for a horse show in Santa Barbara. We stopped along the way in Solvang, which is the first established Danish community in America. My Great Grandmother, Aggie Poulsen, was from Denmark. I’d like to share my Danish experience with you!
The most delicious bakery.
Checkin' out all the goods inside.
Here I am on Copenhagen Street. Granny Aggie would be so happy.
An authentic windmill!
The town Mayor gave me these sweet kicks. Clogs are all the rage.
This is my friend, Olaf.
The whole town made me an honorary Dane for the day. "Goddag!"
My day started off with a drive to Donner Lake. Here, I stopped at the Donner Memorial State Park, where I saw the Pioneer Monument. This monument represents the snow level during that winter of 1846. The Donner families were trapped here without shelter or supplies, and many members of the group resorted to cannibalism to survive… icky!!!
The day finished off with an epic off-road Jeep adventure in my friend Barbie’s ride. She was too scared to attempt the rugged terrain, so I dove in flying solo.
I get to go back to Tahoe! Yesssss. Can’t believe it’s been a year since my last visit. I made the long 14 hour drive once again, with Mimi and her Mommy. We broke the drive up a bit by spending a night in Palm Springs, California. It’s about 4 hours from Scottsdale, so it wasn’t that far for us. We spent the day shopping, eating, and bonding (with dinosaurs).
I thought you were dead?!
She sure was pretty.
She let me give her a foot rub.
I leave them in peace.
We were almost to the cabin... and to our surprise, when we came over Mt. Rose, this is what we saw! So much snow!