Lillian and Camilla April 2019 Date Day! First, a stop to look for a new skirt or dress for Lillian. Found one! Yay!!
Next was a stop for fries ….. they were out of fries so she tried the sweet potato tots. Oh my goodness! Those were good!!
Pink and yellow frosted sugar cookie for her and we split the other two goodies. A vegan Neapolitan cupcake (good grief, that was so good) and a vegan snicker doodle cookie dough bite. Next stop was an incredibly windy walk.
First stop: Fries for Lillian, bright red shortbread cookie for Lillian and vegan chocolate blackout cupcake for me. 😋😋😋
Next up, shopping for lip balm for Lillian. She chose Mongo Kiss Peppermint and she let me try it last night. Good choice!! 💙💙💙
Ended the date with a long walk where we used to walk in 2014 and 2015. I am deeply blessed and grateful that she still loves to go walking with me. 🙏💖💖💖🙏
Most of you know that Lillian has a deep, irrational fear of dogs (and all animals). You can see in this picture of her, that’s she’s not wearing her usual glowing smile. This was about 10 minutes after she was “attacked” by a dog. I say attack because that’s what it feels like for her.
It was an incredibly jolly and happy dog. I tried to hide Lillian behind me and tried to get the dogs attention; but that didn’t work. The happy dogs seem to be attracted to her!
It was very traumatic and took her hours to recover. When the dogs young girl human caught up to the dog and us, she was nearly in tears as she felt so bad this had happened.
Lillian has been reading about dogs to help with this fear. Yet, it is not getting her there. Hopefully soon she will be ready to visit with a friendly, very mellow dog. Perhaps that will help. We go for so many walks, and encounter so many unleashed dogs, she really wants to get past this. 💝💝💝
First stop – French fries for Lillian and dessert cookies for both of us. Lillian is such a Star! A lady waiting to order commented she had seen us on TV. She was incredibly kind with so many wonderful comments. Then for a walk at one of our favorite parks. Beautiful bird song too!!!!
Lillian Darnell and Camilla April 2018 Date Day ….
First stop – Wilbur May Arboretum …. An amazingly beautiful and vibrant oasis. Incredible amounts of bird chatter too. Plus giant turkeys!! Ended with walking the labyrinth …. Love ending our visits here with this meditative walk!
Second stop: Parmesan sea salt fries for Lillian and oh so yummy green juice and coconut yogurt for me.
Then back home and to the lodge for eating our dessert of vegan ginger cookie for me and brownie for Lillian. Next up, UNO and reading. What a beautiful day!!
Last on the agenda: A walk around the lake. Deeply beautiful and peaceful. Sat for a while on a lovely huge rock with an amazing view.
First stop: We shared Parmesan sea salt fries and jalapeño cheddar bread. Dessert of Mexican wedding cookie for me and gingerbread bar for her. Here’s to 15 and a half years of once a month Date days!!
Second stop – One of our favorite parks and walking trails for throwing the frisbee and a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet walk. xoxo