Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rye Town Park

Things got crazy at work and it got too late and dark and rainy to head for the woods, so we're here at the park for a quick intensive workout with a tennis ball :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Dinner at Bellizzi's

With Kristin and her kids William, Kari & Thomas (that's Kari next to Crispy). The kids all got balloon toys- Crispy's is a fire-breathing dragon.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving

A crowded but cheerful group happily stuffing themselves!

Thanksgiving

Jackie doing her usual amazing job dissecting 2 turkeys :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

A nice, quiet Thanksgiving Day walk in the woods, just me and my dog, before we head over to Jody's and the craziness ensues :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skytop

And here we are out on the trail- if it looks like we're riding in a golf cart, we are. Apparently dog trainers often use quad bikes to train the dogs when there's no snow as they give the dogs a good workout pulling them and they act as a good anchor when the brakes are on, and a golf cart works just the same but has room for passengers.

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The dogs are right in the middle of moulting their summer coats and we had just spent half an hour getting to know them so we were covered in dog hair- Jackie is mildly allergic to dogs (she sometimes has problems with our short-haired border collie mix) and had a cold anyway, so you can hear in this video that her nose had almost totally closed up by this point!

Skytop

Here are the dogs excitedly getting hooked up ready to take us out for a run-

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Skytop

The dogs took us to Indian Ladder Falls- beautiful!



Skytop

But probably the highlight of this trip was the morning we spent with the sled-dogs!

Meeting the pack

Who could resist that face?

Certainly not Crispy!

We had a tough time stopping him trying to take one of them home!

Skytop

Crisp relaxing at the archery range

Robin Hood and Little John?

Skytop

And here we are practising the noble art of toxophily (look it up!)-




Skytop

Well, now we're back I thought I'd post a few more pics etc. from our weekend away-

Here's Jake and me ready to go down for dinner

And Monkey and me

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Skytop

Crispy dancing with the soon-to-be-deceased Peggy Sue at the murder-mystery dinner.

Skytop

Crispy on the paintball target range after we ran about shooting each other in laser-tag.

Skytop

Walking back along the lake after lunch- then Jackie's off for a massage while Monkey and I do a session of laser-tag :)

Skytop

Private hayride to the lakeside picnic for lunch :)

Skytop

And now a little archery practice (at which Jackie is very proficient!)

Skytop

After a lovely breakfast the great air-hockey tournament continues- so far Crispy is the reigning champion.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Skytop

My lovely wife and handsome son ready to head down for dinner.

Skytop!

We have arrived- Let the relaxation begin!

Great Wolf

We had a great breakfast followed by a fantastic morning in the water parks (pics & videos to follow). Now we'll do a spot of outlet shopping, then on to Skytop in time for afternoon tea!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Great Wolf

After dinner and the water park for an hour it's time to hit the arcade- here's Jackie collecting her maximum 400 ticket win on the Deal or No Deal game :)

Great Wolf

Arrived safely and in our room- now it's off to the buffet for dinner and then to the water park!

On the way

Crisp reading on the new Kindle he got for his birthday.

Away we go!

Great Wolf tonight and then on to Skytop Friday and Saturday nights- Yay!

Weekend away!

Nice lunchtime walk with Holly before I drop her at the kennel so we can head off to Great Wolf and then Skytop!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

And finally...

... to Carvel to fill them up with sugar before we deliver them back to their parents :)

Aaaaaargh!

At Applebee's with Crispy and 5 of his friends after having just taken them to see Megamind for his birthday!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's that time again...

Mr MacKenzie is taking advantage of the lovely weather to put the lights on the tree.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Family walk in the woods, pt 2

And a few more...

 Me, my son and my dog

Did I say something funny?

Holly and her ball

And again- she loves her tennis ball!

Family walk in the woods

We all had the day off today (something that rarely happens), so after breakfast at the diner and a spot of shopping, we all went for an afternoon walk in the woods :)

Crispy and Jake share a joke

Noble beastie

A stroll and a chat

Pretty leaves against the sky