Monday, August 27, 2012

We Made It!

We arrived in one piece.
The Maven met us in Burbank at our hotel and delivered my car and joined us for dinner.
Panda is much better!
We think it was a combination of high altitude and dry air that stressed her already small breathing passages.
Tomorrow we get the keys to the house and Tuesday the movers arrive.

Deets to follow after all of that as I think I will be a bit harried and unorganized.

However, here are a few of images from today.

A blurry picture from the truck of a field of Black-Eyed Susans.
Arizona has so many of them growing wild 
along the highway - at least along our route into and out of Flagstaff.
A clearer picture follows of a smaller cluster.

We begin our approach to the Mojave Desert 
which we must cross before getting into the Los Angeles area.

Another blurry shot.  This time as we start our journey through
the very hot and arrid desert.  It was about 108 degrees at the rest stop
we stopped at for a "breather".

Panda and Sadie behind the "sun shield" we erected in the 
cab of the truck. Because they sat lower than us they had
the afternoon sun in their faces for a good 6 hours.
I took this shot while Sadie administered "first aid"
to her "sister" after her last rough breathing bout
in the desert. Sadie licked Panda's ear for a good 15 minutes 
out of some instinct that told her that Panda was in distress.
I was most impressed as this calmed Panda a lot.  Sadie - why didn't you do this sooner???

Relief amongst the pillows with her favorite (disgusting)
toy after arriving at our hotel in Burbank.  Breathing and
demeanor dramatically changed as we came out of the desert and
into lower altitudes.
Panda is happy.  Therefore, so are we....

Our first night as Californians spent comfortably at 
The Safari Inn in Burbank, CA. My vintage-loving friends would love
this re-done motor court.

Good Night and I will be back on the blogosphere soon after we get our act together.
(Is that possible? Yes. Yes it is)


Edilma Weissmueller said...

So glad to hear you got there ok and the whole crew survived. Now take your time to aclimate yourselves with the different enviroment. Panda showed you that there are adjustemnts to be made. You have lots of time ahead of you take it easy.Stay well, miss you a lot.
Down here lot of rain but that is all so far.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My BFF from 3rd grade lives in Burbank. Love the Safari Court!

Happy move in. Glad you are safe.

Mr. Connor said...

Yeah ! Great ! ALL Safe is good !

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Well done!
You made it, and I think I can imagine your feelings of relief, accomplishment, and anticipation as you began to view the changing terrain as you neared your new home!
How exciting!
I'm glad to hear Panda is feeling comfortable now that she is in lower altitude, etc.
Hmm, I love the picture of the black-eyed susans, that must have been pretty.
The rock formations also are amazing, a nice New Mexico sunset, and the Burbank motel looks interesting. You did manage to catch some good photos!
I'm glad all went well, even with one or two setbacks, wishing you a good week, as you settle into your new house.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh my sweet goodness you made it!
...and just in time for some earth shaking too!

I hear tell there were some slight trembles out that way early morning!

So glad the girls were taking care of each other and The Maven met up and all is well.
get so rest! Y'all need it!

the cape on the corner said...

glad you are all there safely! not sure who's happier about that...the pups??

rottrover said...

Welcome to California!!

Bart, Ruby and Lisa

Janie Fox said...

Glad you made it safe and sound.

Kit said...

I am so glad you arrived and safely! I was worried about your pooch too and am so relived she is doing better. Enjoy the start of your new life in CA! Kit

Val said...

Glad you made it without too much trouble, and that Panda's okay, too! Looking forward to more pictures of the place after you're settled in!

Chatty Crone said...

You made it and I am so glad the pups are okay - that was a huge move for two little dogs - all that was so stressful on them - but they are home now and all will settle down. Welcome HOME! sandie

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Anne, I was just rereading your post, and wanted to comment on Sadie's care for Panda. This is such a lovely example of how animals care for one another. I have seen my animal companions, once in a while, "nurse" a companion as well, over the years.
Way to go, Sadie!!! Good girl!!!
Brenda :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love Arizona. What freeway did you take?