Sean, Amber and their beautiful family from Wyoming met us yesterday in Centennial Park in North Platte, Nebraska.  “Gauge” will be a part of a young hunting family, with grandpa leading the way with training and hunting expertise.  Sean is eager to begin training and I suggested several books to assist in the process, which I will be reviewing on the blog in the coming weeks.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies

Sean and Amber get to know Gauge

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies

Family Picture

Some random notes from our trip.  We stopped for lunch at Skeeter Barnes in Kearney.  On our way out of the restaurant, we spied this interesting way to transport a dog on a motorcycle.  I couldn’t resist sharing.

Motorcycle Dog

Born to be Wild

On our way home, we stopped at another Kearney destination, the Archway Monument.  We had visited “the arch” on a previous excursion and the kids begged for a return trip.  If you ever need to get out of the car at this point and have a half-hour to spare, it comes highly recommended in my book, especially for kids.  The Archway Monument is a totally immersive and interactive exhibit covering the history of the Great Platte River Road from the prairie schooner to the Porche.

Archway Monument

Archway Monument, I-80 at Kearney, Nebraska

It is a rainy Fourth of July thus far in Bellevue, but hopefully the skies will clear in time for fireworks.  Best wishes to all of you for the holiday!