Quick update as I catch up on today's happenings:
Mrs. Dynamite and I took the dogs for a 6 hour hike today up in the White Mountains. We did a funky trail that had almost no elevation changes, but Mr. Griffey was somewhat flummoxed by a few river crossings. Oscar is like a shadow - following in my footsteps, hopping from rock to rock, and Griffey did pretty well, but had to hitch a ride with Mrs. D a few times. Coming off his hard lesson about screen doors last night - where he tried to vault through a closed one and bounced off of it, totally confused - I ended up laughing at him again today on the trail. There was one spot where the dogs had to make a two foot jump over some running water, and Griffey got some speed up, executing a sweet vault, but then when he landed he tried to hop again over a branch and landed in a hole, smashing against the lip of it. Like a trooper, he hopped out and continued.
Last night we set a personal record by making four separate dishes with home grown vegetables. We had fried cucumbers (with chipotle mayo), Brussels sprouts (sauteed with bacon), tomato (w/ basil & mozzarella) and grilled eggplant. The main course was grilled ribeye.