From there, I took Byron to obedience class, where she learned how to 'Leave it.' I discovered by accident that the beagle fest was there, so I let her play with other beagles for an hour. We participated in a competition, she won "Best Trick". Basically in an area full of beagles howling, I got her to sit, lay down, and roll over 3 times in a row.
I dropped her off at daycare, ran home to wash dishes, finish laundry, and then head off to the Urban Craft Uprising to pick up my prize.
I then drove like mad to get to Vancouver, WA so I could have dinner with my aunt. I tried to stop off in Centralia to hang out with Jeremy and Andrew, but some bad timing (Jer was in the shower) and the reception was really bad got in the way.
Sunday they arrived around 2 pm. We hung out in the beer garden, stopped by the Pope House. I got a chance to do about 30 minutes worth of shopping in the Pearl district.
The rest of the week was filled with work. However, last night I went on my first Gasworks Thursday Night social ride. I did not get lost, end up being the last in the pack, nor did I get hit by a car.
The first incline up to 60th was the toughest for me. For the most part it was a good ride, and a good introduction to hills/inclines for me.