In February 2020, we took a valentines day trip to Santa Barbara to stay at the El Encanto.
In October 2019, we went to Morocco. We were able to spend three weeks in this wonderful country.
As we researched itineraries and options we came across a few surprises that left lasting impressions on us. We had selected Rabat as a starting point based on others recommendations.
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So we flew down to Los Angeles and went to Venice Beach for a weekend. We took Leo so we could determine if he was able to fly (he was, kinda).
So we went to Turlock for a dog show. Never thought I’d go to Turlock.
Leo did pretty well at the show and made it to the groups competition.
I did some bike rides through the various parts of town and out into the fields to add some miles.
In late March, we drove out to Las Vegas for the dog show in Henderson. On our outbound drive, we got stuck for 4 hours in a traffic jam between Barstow and Baker where a big rig had overturned. The truck had to be unloaded and it was literally the middle of nowhere at night...
Leo did well in this competition winning a point and competing in the groups.
At the end of January, we headed down to Ventura for a dog show.
We headed out to Del Mar in February for a dog show. We had a few storms pass through on the drive.
We began 2023 with a car trip to Palm Springs for the first dog show of the season. The weather was fantastic and we stayed again at the La Quinta Resort & Club. We took my bike, so I got a few long rides through the area, although I couldn’t quite find the Thermal Club. We drove out to see it one afternoon.