October through December, 2018

We had a relatively uneventful October during which we organized things to take to Pacific Beach. We hooked up a rental trailer full of those things, loaded up the dogs and headed south on 30 October. After an uneventful three day drive we arrived on 1 November and introduced the dogs to their new home for the next three months. We were concerned how the dogs would adapt; there were many new experiences: a small yard, many neighbors close by, walking on a leash, traffic, electric scooters, and ocean beaches. They quickly grew accustomed to the new environment and especially liked the nearby dog park on the Pacific Ocean beach and regular walks along Mission Bay.

In this picture, grandchildren Allison and Lauren try to entice the dogs into the surf at the dog park. They were only willing to get their paws wet while other dogs were enjoying chasing balls thrown into the surf.

Back home in Montana, friend Ken and caretaker Claire bagged a total of three elk on the property. There is still plenty of hunting possible: FWP has extended the season on our property to 15 February 2019.

Where: 32.755572N 117.25280W