We had a Cow Town experience

Last Friday I took a half day at work to hang out with Alex a bit before he left again this week. He had some work stuff to do in Ferndale so I went along and then we took the pups out to this beach that we had never been to. We heard it was a great spot to launch the kayaks so we wanted to check it out. Upon arrival we found cows.... lots of cows... everywhere! The road we drove in on was lined with cow pastures and then at the end the fences stopped and the cows were free to roam on the beach! It was really cool and kind of freaky to be up close and personal with so many cows! We opted to keep Ned on a leash at first- the last thing we need is for him to get kicked! About 2 minutes after we were out of the car we had the attention of a momma with her 6 or so calves and her bull! When I saw her coming at us with definite purpose I found a nice high log to perch myself on to take pictures! Little did I know that her purpose was to check out Alex and the pups! This was no- I'll just trot on by and check them out deal either! I think she wanted them to come home with her! She kept following them around, Alex couldn't get away... I was happy up on my log! The momma cow almost went swimming with Hanna- until Hanna freaked out and came back to shore! It was a really neat- really crazy experience! The pictures don't really capture her determination... but you get the idea!
After the momma had her fill we headed off in separate directions- her probably to go get dinner and us to walk the beach, play with pups, and check out some sea lions! It was gorgeous! The clouds were perfect, the light was perfect, and the water was still! It was one fantastic day!

After the pups had a good run it was time to head home. The sky had the makings for an awesome sunset! So I convinced Alex to wait around to see what paned out! And it turned out to be a fantastic sunset! A real dark red reflecting off all the clouds! It was beautiful!

I had a ladies night out function that night in Ferndale and since we stayed for sunset I no longer had time to get home have dinner and back to Ferndale in time. So we hung around town and got some dinner at a local restaurant. It was a great day! I want to skip out on work more often!

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