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)