We decided to leave Friday evening for Georgia. Part of me thought it was a crazy idea, but Lane was sick and I had a hard time leaving him home to fend for himself. Ginger also had surgery that morning, so I didn't want to leave before she came home and knew that it wasn't going to be too much for Lane to deal with as he was under the weather. Her surgery went fine and the vet is still very pleased with her recovery. The site is on her neck, so she wants to scratch it and we have to keep it wrapped up because she's got a drain and stitches. On top of all of that, I thought I'd give it a go and see if Eden might travel better at night. She did WONDERFULLY! I stopped about an hour into the trip to make a pit stop and I changed her into her pj's and went through as much of her night time routine as possible and she slept most of the way to Georgia as I listened to music on one ear bud in order to keep the car "silent" for her to sleep. We arrived in Georgia around 2am eastern time.
When we arrived at my parents house we, of course, went right to bed. That morning when we got up, Eden ate her breakfast and had all her normal morning stuff until it was nap time again. After nap time we loaded up and headed to Dahlonega for Gold Rush. I haven't been back to Dahlonega since Lane's graduation. SO much has changed up there. Gold Rush was great, I was able to see MANY people who I haven't seen forever. I ran into a lot of Kappa Deltas while we were in Dahlonega. I also ran into a good friend Emily Greene. She had come down over the summer to see Eden, and she said Eden looks the same, just bigger and more grown up.
After Gold Rush, Parker and I along with a friend of his went to Helen for Oktoberfest. This was the first time that I had left Eden with a sitter and was so far away from her. I was about an hour and a half from her, and my nerves could tell! I did good, I think, by enjoying the evening and trusting that she was in good hands. Mimi and Pop sent pictures and videos throughout the night of her after bath time and of her playing catch with Frasier. She loved having another dog around! She's going to be so much of an animal person.
|This is the store that we got the hat.|
|Of course we had to take a picture with the German flag!|
|At the bar with the hat.|
|Mike with the hat.|
|Me with the hat.|
|This is when we ran into Lane's fraternity brothers at the Troll Tavern.|
|Holley and Gabe with the hat. She took it from Parker - at this point I thought I might get my money back because I wasn't sure Parker would get it back!|
|Fish with the hat.|
|And Parker got the hat back...Holley wasn't too thrilled about the idea of giving it back.|