Once in a while I go to two wonderful, new places in one day and I usually decide which one to blog about. But Saturday’s two places are just so wonderful that I’m doing a double entry — Wiener Dogs and Windmills!
We went to Ellensburg for a quick get away and where delighted to find out that it was the 9th anniversary celebration of Dachshunds on Parade. We got there late for the parade (next year!), but made it in time for the pet tricks and races. Apparently Dachshunds have their own thoughts about if they should be racing. There were races in which all of the dogs flew from one end of the track to the other. There were races where the dogs got away from their owners before the ready-set-go and races where none of the dogs went anywhere (except maybe rolling over on their backs!). One race, a dog ran right into the stands! It was really a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours! And I’ve never seen so many Dachshunds at once!
Afterward, we traveled about 15 miles outside of Ellensburg to the Wild Horse Wind Farm. I’ve always wanted to see the wind turbines up close and they were glorious! It was pretty windy when we got to the information center and the employees explained that they don’t give tours when the wind is over 25 miles per hour. But still we looked all over the information center and got to touch one of the blades that they have at ground level and see the solar panels and hear the wonderful whomp, whomp, whomp of the blades as they turned. The view was wonderful also.
All in all, it was a very successful day!