There’s also video of Sophie barking at him. She really hates his uniform. She can’t help it.
Here’s that video I promised yesterday. (Update: I finally got Blogger to convert the video. Go figure. Sorry for the pixelation. I need to change the settings on my phone, so it’s higher resolution.)
Tiny video of the dogs:
By the way, Oliver turns 13 in June. You’d never know it by looking at him run.
Photos from our trip:
First, we headed to the shopping center to grab lunch. We were mainly in the mood for Hiltsy’s (this cool diner that was opened up about two years ago by several New Yorkers – mainly from the Elmira area. Yeah. Way cool for those of us who know where Elmira is.) Anyway, Hiltsy’s wasn’t open during Labor Day weekend when most people flock to the lake, so we settled on Chinese food. For under $20, we walked out with a box of food. Kenny was psyched.
Here are several lake photos:
And swamp-ish photos. These were mostly shot near the dam:
Mercedes, who I’ve been informed is way older than 18 in cat years. And, she’s never voted. Maybe this year, she’ll make a difference:
Mercedes was not happy with me – and this was the look I got most of the trip:
My sister-in-law, Heather, made a cake…in the shape of an alligator!! Isn’t it cool?
I want to revitalize the lakefront with this commercial property for sale – anybody want to go in on a business with me?
And, this random bus was bound for Buffalo, before being gated in Lake Waccamaw. How ironic:
There you go…a lot of our trip in picture format. We have some more, and maybe I’ll create a gallery so it isn’t a long list of pictures, but for now, enjoy. I’m so loving the loaner camera…
I only have one semi-decent photo of my first attempt at cake decorating.
Here’s a rundown of things:
The cake is way too moist, and the top layer always starts peeling. My goal was to learn how to spread the icing in a smooth manner so it wouldn’t look like I had slapped everything on there (intentionally.)
I really, really, really wanted to learn how to make the star/flowers that one of the tips makes (tip No. 16, I believe?) I love those little things 🙂 So I got carried away on this cake. At least I got them to (mostly) turn out.
My final goal was it had to taste good.
I’ve accomplished most of what I set out to do. I’m getting the hang of the smooth icing technique. Next cake, I’ll scrape the top layer off. I have almost mastered the art of the no. 16 decorator tip.
I took the cake to my book club last night. It went over well. Only one person tried to tell me that someone else (who was at book club) could make better cakes. Whatever. I took the remaining cake to ceramics class tonight. The ladies were much more generous with their compliments. Plus, we had one of the ladies’ great-niece there, and she approved it. So, if I can win a first grader over, I can do anything.