Susan and I went to the Holy Trinity Gala for our April date.
Lucia’s Pointe Exam
Lucia had her exam today for Pointe. They have been working on exercises and routines all year and today they got to present their work to a group of teachers to decide who is ready to move up. Lucia had been looking forward to it and did a wonderful job.
Ruben continues to be a dog amongst dogs. He is a good boy – most of the time. He is getting more comfortable in our environment. When there is a lot of excitement he sometimes gets too wound up. He has also been rebelling against our walks, sometimes refusing to move. Susan suggested last night that it may have to do with the heat, and it seems like there might be something to that. In general, Ruben does not like the heat. When it is hot and sunny he moves from one shady spot to another in our back yard.
Hangin’ with Gary at Starbucks
Susan stopped by Starbucks to pick up something quick for lunch today and ran into her dad, Gary. Gary goes there every day.
We got a dog! Susan has secretly been looking for about a month and gradually wearing me down. When I was in Cincinnati earlier this week she found a dog just south of town. I picked up the dog after work on Tuesday and drove all the way home – arriving at 2 a.m. Since then we have had fun settling in. Overall he has been a good dog, well-behaved, with just a few bathroom issues to work through.
The details of his early life are sketchy, but we are working on unraveling the mystery. We were told he is a Bernese Mountain Doug mixed with a mini Australlian Shepherd, but we aren’t sure that is accurate. We might do a DNA test eventually.
Elliot’s First Track Meet
Eliot had his first track meet today. It has been a slow start as he was working through some injuries, but he is feeling better and on the move.
Friday – Jacksonville Beach
No college visits today, so after an early lunch we headed to the beach.
Thursday – Jacksonville University
Wednesday – Flagler College
Today we drove from Tampa to St. Augustine (to Jacksonville, eventually).
Tuesday in Florida – Eckerd College
Monday in Florida – Tampa
Today is our first official day in Florida. Most of our days will have the same format – college tour in the morning, beach or pool in the afternoon.