Saturday, July 17, 2010

Busy With Doo Dah & Rider Shack

Wow, what a day!

I actually had an easy time getting the hound to wake up and eat his breakfast at 4:00 am this morning. We got our act together and headed over to Sunset/PCH for the 8th Annual Doo Dah Surf. We manned (well, manned and dogged?) the raffle ticket table and had a great time. Gus even had a volunteer name badge. He was a big hit, not many people see a 130lb bloodhound every day. The photographer that put together the video above didn't get any of Gus but you can see me in my silly straw hat in the background in at least one pic.

Afterward, we stopped in to my favorite surf shop Rider Shack. They had their grand opening party today and the place was hopping. Yes, I even took the hound with me there. They were really, really good sports about Gus making a huge mess with the water bowl and even cooler when he decided to nap in the middle of the floor. They're great like that and that's part of the reason they're one of my favorite places to shop. The owners and staff are incredibly laid back and treat you very well.

We were beat at 2:00 pm, naturally, and came home to take a nap. Now we've ordered some Asian delivery and we'll probably be back to sleep early for the evening. Tomorrow morning I'll be returning to the surf myself. I've been out of the water for nearly three weeks since I had a pretty bad illness. I feel like I've dried out and can't wait to get back in.

Have a great rest of your weekend!


Lindsay said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I love that Gus got to go along. Nothing like a 130-pound lazy hound in a surf shop, drooling!

Apryl DeLancey said...

Drooling AND snoring! It was hysterical watching people walk over him.