Friday, June 26, 2009

Café Largo

Well, today was Novice, Nursery, ranch and ProNovice. The handler’s meeting was 6:00 a.m. and I rolled over in bed with the girls and we all looked at each other and where happy were we in Open and promptly went back to sleep for another 30 more minutes. I sauntered out to watch the runs, some were unrestrained, and others were controlled. It’s nice to see the youngsters making their debut as well seeing them advanced more and more at each trial. I had a doughnut and coffee and was armed with my camera. I took tons of pixs so you will be seeing them. I’ll be posting the pixs tomorrow as I am tired tonight.

Karen Mahoney won ProNovice with Grit and it was a stunning run. I think her score was 81. Kilt also ran got did well but I can’t remember the placing. There were some nice runs. Nursery was next so Tess and I went to set up at the top. It’s nice to see the runs from a different angle. Some of the young dogs sliced at the top, others crossed, and some ran like a dream. All were very ecstatic to run and soon they will be seasoned veterans.

Speaking of Karen Mahoney, she was generous to invite me into her trailer and we watch the latest Indiana Jones Movie and just hung out and had a good time. She also hooked me into her generator so I had power for the laptop and she is the reason why you get to read your daily blog. My wireless is working off Sue/George’s place so many thanks to them. Karen is also giving me tips for the trailer. I am getting so many tips that I feel so much better now about traveling with the trailer.

I had lunch with Kathleen and Jorgen and it was relaxing to eat and talk dogs and such. Jorgen is running the super nice dog named Merckx and he is one good handler. Look for this winning combination on the top placings in the future, as well as now. Kathleen ran Emma who had a hard time finding her sheep and she never has an issue but this weekend she was off. So back to general fieldwork with her for a bit. She just needs more miles under her belt. Everyone likes Emma and she will be a contender.

I did not run any dogs today so I just set sheep, took pictures and took a long nap in the middle of the day. The third class was Ranch and it was fast paced. I took my nap during the middle of it so missed a bunch of them. Suzanne had a very nice run with Yoko and got fourth place. Yoko is the daughter of her wonderful, talented Jet. Jeanne did quite well with Rocky and timed out on her drive. Had she not timed out she would have been up there is the serious scoring.

Novice was the last class to run and I strolled up as they were finishing the class. I don’t have the placings on that class. When I get the placings, I will post them on the blog. We have over 91 runs today so it made for a long day.

Dinner hour rolled about and I went to “Café Largo” for drinks and dinner. I got a Margarita, which was quite tasty and went well on the empty stomach. You are probably wondering about Café Largo? Café Largo is Suzanne and Wayne’s party palace area….aka the dining area. They had two green picnic tables set up, tons of food and drinks and all had a good time. Wayne cooked caramelized onions, grilled asparagus, steaks and Suzanne made a salad. We had drinks and soon were laughing and having a blast. This is my second dinner at Café Large, as the first one was Monday when they stayed at my place. Café Largo and the Party Palaces are necessary place to visit on the trial circuit.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars
Ambience: 5 stars out of 5 stars
Food: 5 stars out of 5 stars

Company: 10 stars out of 5 stars

1 comment:

BCxFour said...

Jeanne is the salt of the earth. I stayed with her in the trailer when we were in Idaho at the Pat Shannahan clinic. Glad you are having a great time! I am going to try and make it out to Sue and Georges on Sunday. Hope to see you then!