It's the Little Things, like getting snacks ready for vacation...
You'd think we were going to deepest, darkest Africa instead of San Diego, one hour south of us, but this is what I do before any vacation, even a weekender, and I look forward to finding yummy things.
It stems from the days when it took a week to get ready to take our camper van and 4 kids way down into Mexico, to snorkel, dive, swim and spearfish. We had to have all our own food and other items that weren't available in the very primitive campgrounds. Our kitchen would be lined in boxes, sleeping bags and other things we couldn't do without, prior to leaving.
So, this is scaled way, way back. Benni is not going; the treats are for Vixen and Ari, who along with Doug and family will meet us at the hotel. Alex is flying down but not the Wild Things. They'll be with us the end of the month. Benni is staying with a couple in San Clemente who have a dog training business and board one dog at a time in their home. Benni met them and liked the man especially. He was big and full of enthusiasm and so is she - instant attraction on both sides.
See you in a week - I'll see your photos on my iPad but won't be able to comment.