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December 6, 2015 travel holidays

Home for the Holidays, Day 17 - Luray, Virginia

This morning after throughly bundling up against the 25º weather, Alfie and I went for our morning walk (he wore his boots for the first time). The sun was just coming up and it was gorgeous:

The pond at Outlanders River CampThe pond at Outlanders River Camp

Over the riverOver the river

And through the woodsAnd through the woods

With frost on your face we goWith frost on your face we go

Back at the RV, I made myself breakfast (in the cast-iron skillet, of course) - bacon, egg, and mixed greens that I wilted a little in the bacon fat.

So much bacon fatSo much bacon fat

Then I washed up the dishes, made a few mini snowflakes, and watched Enchanted while working out.

After my training time it was Alfie’s - he’s got sit, come, and stay pretty well (in a distraction-free environment), but I’m working on the consistency of down (and not needing to lower my hand all the way to the floor) and holding stays longer.

Then I started calculating the dimensions/materials for agility obstacles.

Agility obstacle planningAgility obstacle planning

Once Christian was up and fed, we headed out to the Luray Caverns. In retrospect, the value for our money was not great - but the caverns were certainly interesting to see once.

Reflecting poolReflecting pool

Stalacpipe OrganStalacpipe Organ

Our over-priced tickets also included admission to the Car & Carriage Caravan Museum and the Luray Valley Museum. I did a quick walk-through of the cars with Alfie once again in my shoulder bag, and passed on the history museum in favor of more walking.

One of the old cars on display at the museumOne of the old cars on display at the museum

After Christian was done at the second museum, we stopped by the local hardware store to get agility obstacle materials.

Back at the RV, we had leftovers for dinner and I made paleo pancakes for dessert (I used gluten-free flour mix instead of coconut flour out of necessity).

Paleo 3-ingredient pancakes with mixed berriesPaleo 3-ingredient pancakes with mixed berries

We wound down with some tea and reading fanfiction/learning Swift for me and Christian, respectively.


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