Change of scenery and Scout update
Sometime after the 4th of July, the date of our sadly missed Minnesota trip, Ryan hopped online and reserved us an Airbnb out by Lake Travis for October. Just for a weekend. If you read my previous post about Hawaii, you might remember that dialysis clinics are not currently taking travellers so therefore my roaming is limited for the foreseeable future. But we were starting to go a little bonkers staring at these walls and repeating the same motions day after day, so last weekend we set out for a less than 2 day trip away from home.
Ryan found this adorable yet spacious one story house with a gorgeous view with the lake in the distance. Not ON the lake, but up the hill a ways. Here, see for yourself:
Because we are still in Covid Times, we brought all of our own food. Nothing special, since we didn't want to spend a lot of time cooking or cleaning up, but there was a nice grill on the back porch so we made chicken and burgers.
Scout also enjoyed chicken and burgers, because she eats whatever she wants now. Oh yeah, Scout came with. It's the first time we've ever brought a dog on vacation with us and I was nervous about how that would go down. She absolutely hates the car and new locations, so I imagined an entire weekend of her nervously pacing the length of the house.
She did great. We have anxiety pills to give her before a traumatic event (storm, fireworks, etc), so those were administered pre-car ride. She was feeling pretty groovy. Once we arrived, she was predictably skeptical about the new abode, but calmed down soon enough. It helped that she was tired from the excitement and drugs.
So tired that she actually used the expensive dog bed Ryan had purchased for her months ago to relieve the stress of having to launch her twelve year old body onto the couch every time she wants to lie down. That thing has been sitting on the floor since June and she wouldn't even look at it. But for some reason she made an exception just this once.