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Marking Our Territory: Senior Citizens Week

Eko came down to breakfast this morning and noticed something was up.


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An extra set of bowls…

I didn’t run the plan by Eko, but I thought this week would be a good time to do some community service.  And so I invited a couple of senior citizens, my brother James and his dog Dutch, to visit for the week.

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Dutch is just a few months shy of 10 and has a distinguished George Clooney-esque beard

After college I lived with James and Dutch for a couple years so it is nice that I am finally able to return the favor and play host.  Of course that doesn’t preclude me from making jokes about them both being old men!  It’s a long ride from NJ to Chicago so we headed straight for the park to run off some energy.

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We managed to get the cousins to hold still for just long enough to get a photo


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Then they were off!  Dutch still has plenty of spring in those old bones and he bounded around the park for the better part of an hour


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A smile said that the long ride was worth it

After the park we walked over to get a closer look at the lake. Maybe a bit too close!

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Dutch was begging to jump in – he loves the water – but James wisely held onto the leash

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Nothing like soaking up the sun and enjoying the view

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Not a bad day for a couple of old fogies!

James and Dutch will be around for the week so Eko and I will get to show them all of our favorite spots.  Should be a great time, provided they can keep up!

 

 

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