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Part Two of Ann and Mike's Central Coast visit
After lots of texting and phone calls we met Ann and Mike at -- where else? --
We were so excited to meet the famous Duke and Sheba and Sheba's very sweet mom, Pepper.
After the dog park, we showed Mike and Ann some of the Central Coast sights and Mike noticed great photo opportunities that we took advantage of. Mike had made a light diffuser, courtesy of Richard Crow's instructions ( I tried to find the post so I could post the link here but I couldn't find it), and he pays close attention to where the light is coming from. Mike got some amazing pictures of the dogs, really catching the lights in their eyes. I don't have his pictures to post but this is one I got with his help. Look at Clancy's eyes. Awesome! Mike also figured out what noise would make Ned's head tilt for a picture. Hooray! Thanks, Mike!Mike and Ann saw the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas. We visited Morro Rock and the sea otters, Montana de Oro, Port San Luis and the seals, Arroyo Grande's suspension bridge and much more. We had the dogs on cliffs and by the bay, the dogs in streams and on the beaches, the dogs running on he suspension bridge and in an attractive alley. We all caused quite a stir when we walked around in Arroyo Grande and had lots of lookie-loos watching us take pictures of the dogs running across the suspension bridge. We had great fun trying to get all six dogs in one looking-at-us-shot. Hmmmmm. . . . I hope Mike got one cuz most of mine looked like this:
Ann and Mike beat us at Rummy Cube while all SIX dogs lounged inside our RV. And they said they had never played before. Hmmmmm. . . .
Skip and I were thrilled to meet these two and their dogs. Not only are they our rescue heroes (they have fostered over 20 dogs for various rescues), they are just the nicest people who have the nicest, best behaved dogs. We feel that we made life-long friends. When they left, they were on their way to meet another life-long friend made through doodlekisses, GBK in Las Vegas.
Here is a link to more of our pictures. I especially like the series of Sheba meeting the wave at Montana de Oro.