There is not a lot of NADAC around here and we get tired of the same trials over and over again so months ago my friend Linda and I decided we would try something new and head to Texas for a trial put on by someone we know that we had also heard good things about. It's a 7-8 hour drive so our initial plan was to travel Friday and Monday so we would not have a late drive home. But I guess we didn't set this is stone and Linda couldn't get off work Monday so we were just going to leave early enough Sunday to make it a reasonable trip home. This was all before the arctic blast of winter weather descended upon us.
Anyway we headed out Friday morning and made a pit stop at the Pink Pistol in Oklahoma-the girls are big Miranda Lambert fans, as are we. This necessitated a purchase of boots and a T-shirt as well as this photo-op.
Then, it was back on the road and we settled into the hotel around 8PM and ordered pizzas for dinner. Good start.
The trial site is a horse farm, which was very pretty, but cold. Like unseasonably cold for November in Texas. Made for fast running dogs though! We have done literally zero agility since our last trial in August but Legend managed to pick up 6/12 Qs including two of the most amazingly perfect Chances runs of her life (7 more to NATCH 2). Who needs training? Lyric went 5/6 and wowed everyone with her cuteness picking up several new fans I'm sure. She also finished her O-TN-E. We got to see some different dogs run and meet many new people. Overall a very nice group and fun little trial. Saturday we enjoyed dinner out with the group and tucked ourselves into bed early.
Sunday, a winter weather advisory was issued for home and much of the route we needed to drive was covered in snow during our proposed drive time. So we decided to go ahead and stay for all runs and just spend another night in Texas. Linda was able to get her shift covered at work since the snow had also wrecked her co-workers plans. I had only recently volunteered to work at one of my regular jobs on Monday to give the boss an extra day off, but had to back out thanks this early winter weather. But all ended up ok. We ate leftover pizza for dinner, Texas shaped waffles for breakfast and headed on home. We hope to return in the spring when the weather should be warmer.
I took a few photos of this cool horse whose pen was adjacent to the arena. I like this one, but you can tell where I was taking out part of the fence and another horse. I should have worked on it more before I finished.
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