Archive | August 2016

Heidi Arrives in South Africa

South Africa

South Africa

Heidi has arrived in South Africa.  The pictures she has taken are beautiful.

However, she and Hudo are going to have to get used to an entirely new set of road hazards! Read More…

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Just Waiting on a Friend.

This is the Green Point Lighthouse, where Heidi went to look out from Johannesburg to watch Hudo’s container ship pull into port.

What’s the Point?

Mongo is a pointing Labrador.  That means not only does he retrieve, but he will find birds and hold a point over then too.  But how many people had actually considered the impact on dogs when people point.  Mongo is pretty good at interpreting human finger pointing, which seems easy.  But according to the article below, the ability of dogs to interpret human finger pointing is a major accomplishment.

http://thebark.com/content/whats-point

When Life Hands You Sand, Then Go Off-roading!

Heidi landed in Dubai, and was amazed at all the sky scrapers.

Dubai at night (41 deg C)

Dubai at night (41 deg C)

In only 13 years, Dubai has transformed skyline from flat to ultra-urban.

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Key West – Day 2

Day Two

Dad was up early.  He walked to a coffee shop on Duvall St.  For a establishment that was almost empty, the two baristas were extremely busy.  The Mystery of the Missing Tourists continued. Read More…

Packing up for Africa

Hudo and Heidi have packed up from Sout America to head to Africa.  The ordinal route of Clärenore and Axel

would have been from South America to South Africa, but as Heidi explained in her Instagram, modern airline fares made it  cheaper to fly a different route.   Read More…

Key West -Day 1

Dad spent most of February in Atlanta this year.  Mongo does not get to go to places like Atlanta with Dad.  In fact fewer and fewer airlines are even accepting big dogs for carriage.   So Dad goes on these trips solo.

At the beginning of the month, a snow storm was forecast for the weekend.  Dad saw no good reason to stay in Atlanta if it was going to snow, especially, since he could get to the Florida Keys very easily.  So he made the easy decision to take a quick hop to Key West.

On Friday, Dad jumped a flight heading south.  The flight into Key West was almost empty.  The lack of passengers on a Friday evening struck him as odd.  He know there had to be a reason.

The plane arrived in Key West just after sun down.  The few  passengers walked out in the open towards the terminal.

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