Our neighbors, Fred and Rae, went to Eureka Springs on Friday to celebrate their anniversary. They left me in charge of taking their dogs out a couple of times during the day. We love their rescues, Mikato and Gus, and of course, I have no problem spending time with a couple of extra dogs.
They also left me their 4-wheeler (ATV), as it looked like rain and I really didn’t have time on Friday to walk the mile down to their house and back. It would also save me from getting out the Baby Blazer and putting it back in the garage soaking wet and dropping mud all over Dale’s clean garage floor.
I was a little nervous about taking out the 4-wheeler. Our plan had been to buy one when we moved here, mainly so I could take it up to the Big Box to get the mail, but I had only drove an ATV twice in my life. Both were test drives and Dale was with me.
Last week I wrote about getting out and doing things in the vicinity of The Little House. I think it’s important to be able to get away, even if it just for overnight to not only get to know the area you call home, but also to renew and refresh the spirit.
This past weekend, we were able to do just that.
One of the great things about my job is that I sometimes get to go places on assignment and this past weekend, Dale and I made the trek to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a quaint little town about 1.5 hours from The Little House.
We left the Fearsome Four with our trusted pet nanny for a night and left The Little House early on Saturday morning.