I REALLY Love Lucy.

Today was the final regional class. Lucy was good. Mimi was good. They were good together… bringin’ home the roses!

Mimi and Lucy heading to the warmup arena before their class.

Waiting for Mimi and Lucy to enter the show ring.

Here they are!

I'm watching the ringmaster put the roses on Lucy.

Number One.

Lucy was such a good girl after her class, Mimi let me give her a carrot.

I think Lucy got tired of me pretty quick... must have invaded her personal horse bubble or something.

But in the end, she gave me a big kiss before she got on the trailer to head back to AZ.

This is the man who hauls her alllll the way back home. His name is Mike. He promised to take good care of Lucy.

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I Love Lucy.

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.

HI!

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!

“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!

My arrival.

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!"

Jurassic Park.

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!

Eagle Lake.

The next day, I went for a hike with Mimi across from Emerald Bay at Eagle Falls, and on up we went to Eagle Lake.

I'm reading the information at the Eagle Falls Trailhead.

I met another friend. His name was Lizard.

Eagle Falls!

Almost to Eagle Lake. From here I could see Emerald Bay.

Ta-Dah! I made it!

We were pooped.

Uncle Rich.

We said our goodbyes to Benny this morning, and headed back into Oregon, to visit my Mommy’s Uncle Rich in Eugene. We spent one night there to break up the driving time, and then headed back on down to the cabin.

Uncle Rich's house was really neat.

A really pretty railroad to near Uncle RIch's house.

I had to make a pit stop on the way back to the cabin.

My Mommy says always use a seat cover.

Sampled a few cherries in Grass Valley. Almost back to the lake!

We arrived at the cabin around 6pm... went straight to bed. I was so tired from all of my adventures, but wanted to catch up on my latest read.

Public Market.

Day two in Seattle was really exciting. I made lots of new friends around the city, and even went on stage at a concert downtown.

These are a few of the new friends I made. The green one didn't speak English too well.

Jaws took me for a ride.

At the Pike Place Market.

I saw hundreds of flowers bundled up for sale.

I made even MORE friends at a honey stand. Can't wait to tell Bear that I met his distant cousins.

This is me with one of the fishmongers who throws the fish around to entertain the customers...

... he fed me to the crabs! Not so funny for Bunny.

I learned how to make cheese curds.

I saw Trombone Shorty play.

This was the best part of my day... the whole band invited me up on stage!

I went home with some delicious goodies.

On the road… again.

“On the road again 
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.
Goin’ places that I’ve never been.
Seein’ things that I may never see againAnd I can’t wait to get on the road again.
On the road again – Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We’re the best of friends.
Insisting that the world keep turning our wayAnd our way is on the road again.
Just can’t wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is makin’ music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again”.

– Willie Nelson
So here I go, on the road again. After two nights at Nanna’s, we packed up and headed North up the coast to visit my Mommy’s brother, Benny in Seattle.

When we arrived in Seattle, Ben took us to the Ballard Locks.

These locks move boats from Puget Sound to the water level of the lakes, and vice versa.

At the locks, there was a fish ladder, which allows salmon to pass between fresh water and salt water.

After the locks, we went to a fish bar in Ballard called Rays.

Ben almost ate ME instead of the fish!

We had a really pretty view from where we ate.