As you may recall, last week was very hot here in the Central Valley. So I planned a little trip for Leif, my wife and I to the Bay area for some cool time and also to visit the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus for their Funday Celebrations on July 19, 2014.
|Leif and William stand on Pier 14 in San Francisco, with the Bay Bridge behind them.|
On Saturday we went to San Rafael, to enjoy a full day at the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus. We met many puppy raisers, including some people who knew Leif as a puppy in training.
We also had a great time watching the latest graduates receiving their dogs. Personally, I would have found graduating with several hundred people in the audience terrifying, but this group of graduates did very well.
Also there was a special presentation of puppies for a group of Future Farmers of America, FFA students from the High School in Lemoore, CA , who were receiving puppies for training on behalf of students in New Mexico who will raise the puppies in the Fall.
On Sunday we took a ferry trip from near San Rafael to San Francisco. The trip took about forty minutes each way. We got to walk along the Embarkcadero and out onto Pier 14, now a breakwater for the Ferry Terminal. We had lunch at a sandwich bar and Leif also received a well deserved drink of water from one of the waitresses, for which she received a great big Labrador kiss.
Altogether we had a great week-end break. Sadly we had to return home, just in time for the final spike in high temperatures on Monday night.