Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day-Brrrr (By California Standards)

When I arrived at Ft Funston for the walk, I sky was full of clouds, the wind was gusting at above 50mph and the rain was coming down. Oh, and it felt about 30 degrees. I may have backed out had I not driven an hour and had 5 very active dogs in need of some exercise. I was there a good hour before the others were to arrive so when the rain and wind subsided a bit, I headed out with the dogs for a pre-walk. Well, thankfully, the rain and wind stopped and the sun actually came out. The dogs and I walk about 45 minutes then headed back to meet up with the others. Wouldn't you know it, the wind and rain kicked up again. Man, was it a biting cold wind. And me without any gloves. None-the-less, we were all up for the challenge (or ready to tired out the dogs) and walked anyway. Fortunately, I know the area like the back of my hand and we walked on a trail that sheltered us from the wind. After about 15 minutes, the rain stopped and the sun came back out. We walked for another hour and a half without another storm. It was a great walk with great people and sweet canines. What a life.

3 comments:

Walter said...

We were thinking of you as we drove by Daly Blvd at 7:45AM this morning and I said to Sue that it wouldn't surprise me if you took the dogs and went to the beach today. It was a lucky guess on my part. We drove through the weather you discussed and the rain REALLY was coming down for a short while. Our dogs had a good run at our dog park in Saratoga for about 30 minutes earlier and the rain became serious so we packed up the dogs and headed north to spend the day and have Christmas gift exchange with Sue's mother. The dogs would have preferred the beach I suspect. Glad you had a good time. I'll probably see you on Saturday, where Grady will be in the winners circle again.

Walter and Sue

Pam Lambros said...

Hey Walter and Sue. Merry Christmas to both of you. Look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Let's hope you are right about Grady.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

It was rather cold and rainy here in San Diego, too, but not THAT cold and rainy!