Turkey Legs and Steaks on Stakes

 

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Today, Pilot and I had the unique opportunity to visit the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn, GA. The festival opens every year for eight weekends between April and June (2017 Festival Dates: Saturdays/Sundays April 15th – June 4th 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM). Each weekend plays host to a different theme (for example, next weekend is going to be Kids Free Weekend, and May 6 & 7 is going to be Maytober Fest weekend which is obviously going to feature a lot of alchohol. Go to http://www.garenfest.com for more information).  Anyway, this weekend actually presented me with a very unique opportunity. At any other time pets are NOT ALLOWED onto festival grounds UNLESS they are a service animal, but every year the good people of the kingdom of Newcastle set aside two days in which guests are allowed to bring their furry companions. That’s right: PET FRIENDLY WEEKEND! On Pet Friendly Weekend guests are allowed to bring their DOG or CAT to the festival as long as they are on a leash and are up to date on their vaccinations. That meant that Pilot and I were able to tour the festival together and enjoy all of the sights and sounds.

The weather was rather iffy, so we spent much of our time underneath an umbrella, but that may have actually been rather helpful. It kept the dust down (the terrain on the festival grounds is rather ‘authentic’ to the 16th century time period), and the crowds light.

But I was still able to experience the enjoyment of seeing THIS face when Pilot got to enjoy some of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s famous Steak on a Stake, which is exactly what it sounds like. A piece of meat on a stick….that tastes really good.

 

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“OMG WHAT IS THIS DELICIOUSNESS?!”

 

So far this journey with Pilot has been one of the most interesting thing that I have ever done in my life. Pilot and I have been able to do things together that I have never been able to experience having a pet by my side for. As much as I loved Scarlett, she was NOT a traveler, but with Pilot I’ve been able to do more and more things that I’ve never thought that I would be able to do. So much so that next October Pilot and I will be taking our first overnight trip together (in which I am sure that there will be lots to post and blog about upon our return.

Until then, keep your tail waggin’.

-Gail

 

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Artistic Expression

Recently, my niece drew her own version of my little man, Pilot, as he was lying on our living room rug facing away from us as we sat on the couch as you can see he provides perfect inspiration for artistic impression.

Art is one way to help kids find an outlet for their imagination and it is also a way to help them be able to express what it is that they might be feeling when they may not be able to find the words to do so. So, don’t be afraid to let your kids get a little creative! You might be surprised to find out what they can come up with.

Keep your tail waggin’!

Gail

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