Monday, September 12, 2016
We had visitors yesterday, a pleasant surprise indeed. Two of the visitors were old friends of Debbie's, from her San Diego area agility competition. Those two brought a couple of people we hadn't known before, not agility people but most definitely dog people. They were all up in Salt Lake City for a conference, and drove up yesterday to spend the afternoon with us. It was a delight to see these people we knew from San Diego, and it gave Debbie a chance to catch up and “talk dog” all afternoon. We all went to Angie's for a fine late lunch, and everyone left with happy palates and full tummies. The chicken noodle soup and chocolate pie were particular favorites. Best part of all: we're going to meet up with them next Saturday afternoon at the Red Iguana in SLC, where a feast is planned.
Just before we went to Angie's yesterday, I took Cabo and Mako for our daily walk. The fall color on the mountains just east of us is now quite prominent. If you embiggen the two photos below you can see the orange that's now spreading across the higher altitudes visible there. From the color I suspect that the plant is scrub oak, a common hillside shrub here. The visible “peaks” are about 7,000' high, a bit over 2,000' higher than our home.