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safe travels.

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In a little over one week Rob, Meiko, and I will be making the 17 hour drive out west to spend Christmas with two of my favorite people; MacKenzie and Karrisa.

karrisa and mackenzie-they're cool

I haven’t worried about what I’ll need for the trip but Meiko is almost all packed. We’ve got her booties ready, plenty of sweaters and jackets, a portable crate (thanks to Jessica!),  and a harness.  Now, this harness is not just any harness.  This harness was created with lots of love and saved us lots of money.  Here is a photo of what inspired us for a little DIY,  from this catalog website!

catalog- harness

The reason we need this harness is for Meikos tendency to want to be anywhere we are.  We worry about her leaping out of the car when we stop along the way, especially in the mountains.  More dogs are lost while on vacation and we don’t want Meiko to be apart of the statistic.  The harness is nice because she can’t get tangled in it, she still has the option of which seat she’d like to curl up in a little ball and sleep in, and she can’t slip out of the car.

meikos harness, without meiko

While we’re willing to spend any amount on Meikos safety, $41 seemed a little hefty for a glorified zip line.  If you break down the components to this zip line, you basically  have a few carabiners, a harness, and two leashes.  With the exception of the heavy duty carabiners, we had all the tools to create the zip line for less than $8. She has a nice seat cover, too.  It should keep her precious little body nice and cozy on the drive since there are no seat heaters in the back seats ;)

I know ours looks very DIY but Meiko will be safe and we can use the difference to get her a few more bones for the trip. Here’s to safe travels!

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high flying.

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Remember this photo?

 

99ML

99ML

Well, I could be the luckiest girl in the world.  How would you like to hop on a private plane to ski for the weekend?  That’s exactly what I get to do. :)

Friday morning I head to Vail to ski Saturday and will fly back Sunday. How exciting, I get to see family friends, my sister(!!!), and the wonderful mountain. 

 

Skiing with Rob.

Skiing with Rob.

I am sad Robbie can’t join in on the fun, if it’s any consolation, I’ll take a run for him!

Niner-Niner

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Friday, Halloween night, I was not out on the streets of Madison dressed in a costume, I did not pass out candy, I did however go to bed at 9:30 in anticipation of my 7am departure to East Lansing in the private jet.

The plane picked me up right outside the door, walked right on, and off we went. I was the co-pilot, headset and all. Let me tell you, it was such a fantastic experience. It’s a totally different feeling than when in a commercial flight. In efforts of not sounding lame, I felt like all of the worlds problems and issues were below me and I didn’t have a worry at all. I learned some new jargon and ate up the experience in it’s entirety.

Posted are some photos of my new spoiled lifestyle as previously mentioned in this post!

Walking right up!

Walking right up!

Niner-Niner

Niner-Niner

It was a 12 hour trip from pick up to drop off. Michigan State won with 25 seconds to go. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday than with friends from across the country, a win for MSU, and a private jet to get me there!

Ultimate!!

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Our friend Dan plays for Madison’s elite ultimate frisbee team, the Madison Clubs. Normally, they travel around the country every weekend, but this weekend they were in Milwaukee! Me and 9 others made the drive to watch the Clubs dive, throw, and run around yesterday. The Clubs are ranked 3rd in the country and they sure deserved to be #1 from what I saw.

ultimate...fans!

ultimate...fans!

I had the fan t-shirts made at a little local screen printer, boy oh boy did we look official!

Meiko is a fan, too!

Meiko is a fan, too!

It sure is hard to take a good action shot, with an iphone, please forgive me!

they men playing.

they men playing.