Getting ready to go to bed after a busy three-day weekend. We swam every day, which was great. Today Kevin and I took Socks for a walk just before the parade kicked off, and I decided we’d walk to Library Park, since the parade route goes around the park. I figured it would give us the most exposure to the sirens so Socks could sing like he always does when he hears sirens. As it turned out, we ran into Brittany and her family, and tried sitting next to them in a good spot to watch the parade, but Socks wasn’t having any of it. He was way over-heated as it was, and just couldn’t sit still, panting and pacing constantly. I was a little concerned he might collapse again, like he did the other day, and the spot we picked, in the bright sunlight on fully browned, hot grass, certainly didn’t help. Brittany was nice enough to give us juice boxes and chips, but we just couldn’t stay there–Socks needed some kind of relief. So we walked around the park, and Socks stopped several times in shady areas to rest. That helped a lot, and he managed to make it the rest of the way without issue.
Once the rescue vehicles came around, marking the official start of the parade, we were very disappointed to find that they weren’t doing their constant blaring sirens we always get a thrill from. That was the main reason we went down there–so watch Socks sing. After they all went quietly by with only lights flashing, we left, very disappointed, and didn’t even want to stay and watch the parade. We beat the crowds, walked home straight away, and then Kevin, Tyler, and I went swimming at Rec-Plex for the rest of the afternoon. I figured, with everyone at the parade, it shouldn’t be very busy at Rec-Plex, and I was right–Hardly anyone was there, so we had a very nice swim. I did another 10 reverse laps in the current channel, then some hot tub, and then we played in the swim lanes for awhile.
After swimming we picked up Matt and went to George’s for a nice chicken supper that Sandy prepared. Overall, it was a very nice weekend, except that Sandy couldn’t enjoy it with us–she was at George’s all weekend while Rick is up North camping.
Oh–and I removed the “wood paneling” from my website temporarily, and replaced it with a swimming collage instead…I figured with the local ban on all open fires in all public places in Kenosha because of the heat wave, I’d do my part to protect my own website from disaster… HA! You see what I did right there?