Monday, February 16, 2009

Jasmine is an attraction

Jasmine saw the Temple for the first time today. We were stopped on the side of the road for a short break when we were approached by 2 sister missionaries. They chatted for a minute then introduced themselves as missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. I shook their hands since they were already offering them. I told them I was a member of their church. They chatted for a couple more minutes. They thought Jasmine's trailer was pretty cool. They had never seen one made for dogs before. The sisters got into their car and we only had made it 2 houses away when 2 pugs, on the other side of a fence, were barking their heads off at Jasmine and she was feeling a little threatened so she wouldn't move. I was just about to load her in the trailer when an older man ran by. He stopped and was very excited about my bike setup. He asked me a bunch of questions about it and even commented on my homemade mud flaps. He asked me how far I had ever ridden in one day so I told him 113 miles but that was a very long time ago, he was blown away. He left after asking me if I believed in God. I told him that I do. He said "God belss you." and continued running. Jasmine got quite a bit of attention today but they were the only people who stopped to talk to us. Mostly it was people pointing or laughing or smiling as we crossed the streets.

Our last ride, before today, was up in the foothills. That was a really hard ride! She got to walk while I struggled up the hill. Then, she rode down in her trailer. It took us about 1 hour 15 minutes to get to the top and took 10 minutes to get down.


Heather and Thomas Mann said...

Well... she is a pretty dog. And it isn't everyday you see someone giving a dog a ride in a trailer. Sounds friendly up there! :)

Tiff :o) said...

People are very friendly here...that's one reason why both Adam and I like it here.

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