In the early afternoon we all bundled up to set out on the annual Thanksgiving expedition with the dogs. Normally we would have loaded up in the truck with the dogs in the back, but since it still has a bunch of wood in it, they had to ride in the back of my car. Sadie loves riding in the truck as it normally means she gets to "sit on the furniture," but three adults and two dogs in the cab of a small sized pick-up just wasn't going to work. Simon doesn't mind the back of my car too much, but Sadie isn't usually impressed with not being able to leave dog hair all over the seat.
She did manage to survive the ordeal, especially with the excitement of the proposed outing.
After we arrived at our destination and got leashes attached appropriately to all involved parties, we set out on our way.
(Of course we followed the directions on the sign; it is not a good idea to let a basset roam free, and never two or more together!)
We saw a lot of things while we were wandering the trail, starting with some berries,
which look much better close up.
There were more signs to pay attention to,
as well as ones "in process."
We never did see the field being harvested, but we could hear it happening, along with the jingle of the bouncing dog.
After we got home I put the chicken on to brine, prepped items for cooking, and then put the garlic-rosemary chicken on to roast. Of course when everythig was done, we enjoyed our meal, but most of all we enjoyed each other's company! All in all, we had a low key Thanksgiving, but sometimes those are the best.
(I will give you an update later tonight or tomorrow about how today went. It is a bit of a different story with other characters involved.)