Our Adventure…

Well, friends, I am still alive and fairly well.  I have been having some stomach issues that I have to have an upper endoscopy done for on Wednesday, but hopefully after that I’ll have the cure!  I am getting fairly well adjusted to the new medication for my Schizoaffective Disorder and am completely off of the old one now–hooray!

As some of you know, Mean Irene hit the area we live in.  We decided to take Riley and Chloe and evacuate to the western part of Virginia and went to Shenandoah while we were there.  The dogs did great…Riley only had to bark twice at the hotel, phew!  Chloe wanted to be a part of the social club of all the other evacuee dogs in the hall, so we had to put a nix on that after a few trips outside.  We made it back the day after the storm, safe and sound.  Our house is fine and we had power when we got back.

Here are some pictures from our little adventure:

Don’t know what was so interesting to the left there…

At Shenandoah National Park.  Grandpa and Chloe are in the back left of the picture.

 We hiked part of this trail.
The dogs were glad to be out of the hotel room.

Pretty Riley at the hotel!
Traveling with dogs was exhausting…I hope to not do it again any time soon!
I am walking this year, my 5th year, in NAMI Virginia’s NAMI Walk in Richmond on October 8th.  NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has been a great resource for my family and I over the last 5 years.  NAMI provides education programs, support groups, research, funding, information, etc. about all kinds of different mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia, ADHD to bipolar disorder and OCD.
Some of you have supported me in past years for the NAMI Walk, so if anyone is interested in donating this year, here is the link to my fundraising webpage:  http://www.nami.org/namiwalks11/VIR/ehunt  I am trying to raise a whopping $1,000 this year and am halfway to my goal with 27 days left til the Walk!  Who knows, your doggies may get a little something special from me and Riley or you can donate anonymously if you want to!!  🙂  Thanks!

20 thoughts on “Our Adventure…

  1. It sounds like you need a vacation! But we're glad everything is back to normal and everybody is safe. I will be praying for your precedure on Wednesday-hope that goes well.Riley, you get prettier every time I "see" you! Our Riley Jane is a wee bit jealous. 🙂 And good for you for not barking! GOD Bless!~B~

  2. It sounds like you need a vacation! But we're glad everything is back to normal and everybody is safe. I will be praying for your precedure on Wednesday-hope that goes well.Riley, you get prettier every time I "see" you! Our Riley Jane is a wee bit jealous. 🙂 And good for you for not barking! GOD Bless!~B~

  3. Way to turn a nasty storm into a fun adventure! 🙂 That park looks gorgeous! Very glad you are all safe and sound and you suffered no damage from Mean Irene :DWaggin at ya,Roo

  4. Way to turn a nasty storm into a fun adventure! 🙂 That park looks gorgeous! Very glad you are all safe and sound and you suffered no damage from Mean Irene :DWaggin at ya,Roo

  5. Glad you're feeling better and you guys were safe. I think Riley should've had a sleep over pawtee and invited all of us!!! I love NAMI. I often share that resources with our employees. I'm in to donate. It's a great organization. norwood

  6. Glad you're feeling better and you guys were safe. I think Riley should've had a sleep over pawtee and invited all of us!!! I love NAMI. I often share that resources with our employees. I'm in to donate. It's a great organization. norwood

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