Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Musings

After a good nights sleep we were up at 05:30am Sam had the coffee ready, Yesterday, about 11:00am we headed to Donna’s brother Pat’s house, he lives about 1 hr drive north of the campground, in Hamilton County OH. just north of Cincinnati OH. Pat is recovering from having a reconstructive surgery if his sternum, and since he is a big man it is going slow, Pat had said to bring Rigg’s since his son Patrick Jr. was there with there dog Duncan and that would give Rigg’s a playmate. It was great to see family since we hadn’t had a visit in St Louis in a couple years and we hadn’t been down to see them in several years. Spent the whole day just sitting and catching up on the news, and watching the dog’s interact. We were really proud of Rigg’s he was on his best behavior and was not a problem in anyway, very social and loving with his new friend Duncan. Duncan is a large poodle mix and is almost as heavy as Rigg’s since he was the older dog ( he’s 3)  Rigg’s differed to his lead.


                 Rigg’s new friend Duncan.


                        Duncan & Rigg’s.

After an afternoon of socializing we had a great steak dinner prepared by Patrick Jr. and his Mom Kathy, it was great, even Adam cleaned his plate to join Grandpa, Uncle & Cousin Patricks and Nephew Justin in the clean plate club, Sam of course took some pictures of family.


Donna,Geae (Patrick Jr’s wife)& Patrick Jr.(Donna’s nephew).


                       Geae, Adam, & Patrick Jr.


Kathy (Donna’s Sister in Law, & Patrick Jr.


            Patrick Jr. Pat Sr. (Father & Son).


                             Geae & Patrick Jr.


                                                                                                     Patrick Jr. & Kathy.


Rigg’s watching the steaks being rubbed, he is in smell overload.

It was so nice to spend the day in Pat& Kathy’s lovely home, and to see Patrick Jr. & Geae we will be going up to Delaware Ohio to stay a few days near their home on Thursday so we will see them again soon. We stayed till about 08:00pm and then drove back to the campground, Adam who had been talking about going swimming when we got back till 10:00PM was so played out that he crashed in the truck on the way back, and had to be helped into his bed in the trailer where he is still asleep at 07:00am.

Today we plan on spending most of the day at the campground or local sightseeing, Adam will have bike riding and swimming friends here and after all this is his vacation too. Grandpa will probably go up an hit the pool with him later too. Have to make up for missing the cocktail hour last night, I didn’t imbibe, since I was driving back from Pat;’s last night and it was about 10:00PM before I decided to have a cold High Life before bed, we talked to our neighbor’s next door who have a smaller yellow Lab mixed female, so Rigg’s made another friend and then we went in to join Adam in dreamland. We noticed when we got back that there were a lot of empty spaces from the weekend crowd leaving but there are plenty of kid’s left to entertain Adam.That’s about it for now, be safe out there. Sam & Donna…



  1. It's always nice getting caught up with family, and you can't beat those cook outs! :)

  2. It sounds like you had a good visit. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  3. Looks like you had a perfect day with your family. I'll bet Riggs enjoyed the day too. It's always amazing to me to see how dog's work out who's in charge and get along.

  4. No wonder Adam did not make the late night swim. He surely was worn out. Bet he will be raring to go today.

  5. No wonder Adam did not make the late night swim. He surely was worn out. Bet he will be raring to go today.

  6. Glad you had such a great visit with family!! You can't beat family and cookouts. Looks like Riggs is quite the socialite!!
    You guys continue to have a great time and enjoy!!

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  7. I just LOVE family who will invite you for a steak dinner!! Them there's "keepers"!! Riggs looks like he has no problem with his new friends. They certainly can figure out who the "alpha" is...
    Hope tonight you can catch up on "Happy Hour"...I'm missing mine to attend the city council meeting...Have fun camping!! I am green with envy!!

  8. Nice pics of the family! It's nice that you had this opportunity to spend some quality time with them. Steak? WooHoo...now THAT'S a family I'd like to join.

    Duncan sure has a huge pompom on his tail...cute. Nice that he and Riggs became friends.

    Enjoy the trip!

  9. What a great visit! Steak, kids, dogs and good family conversation. I can imagine a late night swim was wonderful in this heat we've been having in the midwest. I think I would have joined Adam in the pool!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard