Mongo and Dad went up to the Cooke Canyon Hunt Club to finish the pheasant hunting season. Mongo and Dad had enjoyed a fiarly good hunting season. They had limited out on ducks in January, and while their pheasant hunts on public lands had been less than stellar ( i.e. zero birds), they had done well at their previous hunt at Cooke Canyon. However, today was another day.
This month (April 2016) marks the grand opening of the of the Longest Floating Bridge in the World. The 520 bridge which spans Lake Washington east of Seattle celebrated its grand opening the weekend of April 2nd with two major events, the Bridge Run, and the inaugural Emerald City Bike Ride (ECBR). The ECBR was sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club. Dad was lucky enough to get a spot in the ECBR, and the morning of April 3rd found him loading up his bike into the back of the truck, while explaining to Mongo why Dad was flying solo that day. Read More…
It was mid-winter. The time of year in the Pacific Northwest when the days are very short. It was dark when Dad took Mongo out for morning walks, and dark when he took him out for evening walks.
On one of these short dark days, Mongo found the door to the pantry slightly ajar. For Mongo, this is always an open invitation for noshing. The first thing to catch his interest that day was a five pound bag of rice.
Eating five pounds of rice actually takes longer than one might think. It is a lot of rice, even for Mongo. It turned out to be a whole day affair.