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Play Date with Abbie

by Meghann on November 1, 2008

I had been promising Abbie a ‘Mommy and Me’ day for a while. I decided what better time to have one then on a gorgeous free Saturday? So, I dressed Abbie up in her finest collar and took her for a day out on the town.

We went to Blue Jacket Park and walked about a mile through the park to the heart of Baldwin Park. I have written about Baldwin Park before and I have to say each time I visit there I love it more and more. It is such a cute little neighborhood on the outskirts of Orlando.

Abbie and I stopped at a cute little restaurant in the downtown area.

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The majority of the restaurants in this area had tables set up on patios that were very pet friendly. As always, the servers swooned over Abbie and brought her a water bowl and a couple of treats to eat while we waited on the food.

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As the name might suggest this place had a great menu of delicious seafood entrees. For my lunch I chose the lunch portion of their Ahi Tuna.

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The Ahi Tuna was covered in Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple. The fruity flavors added a great depth to the tuna that was amazing.

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The Tuna came with steamed veggies. The veggies were good, but I could taste the butter on them. If I ever came back I would have to remember to ask them to skip the butter.

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After our meal Abbie and I did a little window shopping. This area is very pet friendly and a lot of the stores had dog bowls set out front with puppy treats and refreshments.

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We did step inside to the cutest little pet store. The store not only had treats for the puppies, but for the owners as well. I snagged a mini Hersheys Bar.

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The Hershey Bar was good, but I much prefer Dark Chocolate over Milk Chocolate any day of the week.

I was surprised that the neighborhood had already started putting Christmas decorations up.

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I mean wasn’t Halloween yesterday?

If our nice afternoon stroll was not enough I had another surprise for Abbie up my sleeves. I drove her to the nearby dog park. And this wasn’t any dog park, this is the ultimate lake dog park. Abbie was literally shaking with excitement as we pulled up.

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Abbie had so much fun running around, playing with other dogs and swimming in the lake.

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Abbie’s ultimate goal is to always get as filthy as possible when she’s at the dog park. Luckily they do have a bathing station where I was able to clean her off before the ride home.

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All in all it was a perfect day with my little Abbie. Now she is happily passed out on my lap, isn’t she the cutest?

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Before our adventure, I had a little packaged delivered to my door.

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My Quaker Oatmeal winnings had finally arrived! I was out of oatmeal, so this came at the perfect time! Unfortunately I can’t eat the Banana Bread ๐Ÿ™ This will have to go in my pantry in the reserved for guests section. I did, however, dig into the Oatmeal Squares as my midmorning snack. I just had a small handful to taste test it.

Thanks again to Kath for setting up the contest!

I have a ton of shows to catch up on the DVR. I still haven’t had a chance to watch the new Office.. gasp! I will be back tonight with my BSI entry so stay tuned!

1 VeggieGirl November 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Oh my goodness, your โ€˜Mommy and Me’ day with Abbie was soooo delightful – awww!!!

Hooray for Quaker goodies!! Sorry about the banana bread product though ๐Ÿ™

Definitely watch ‘The Office’ RIGHT NOW, girl!! ๐Ÿ˜€

2 Angel November 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Just wanted to say HI and you look fantastic in your Halloween costume. Keep up the great work. Love you.

3 Kath November 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

You’re welcome!

4 Melissa S. November 1, 2008 at 5:15 pm

what a great “mommie and me” day!!! I wish i had a puppy i could do that with!

yay for free quaker products!! i’m way jealous!

and i need to catch up on my shows too! missed ugly betty AND grey’s last week! geez!

5 marafaye November 1, 2008 at 5:18 pm

YAY for Quaker!! I’d love to get a box-o-free-stuff…
Your mommy and me day looks like a blast, and your lunch looks fantastic! I love ahi tuna more than just about anything!

6 Moran November 1, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Its so cool you were able to spend time with her in such a pet friendly environment!!

7 i love your blog November 1, 2008 at 6:09 pm

why cant u eat the banana bread??

ps. u looked so good in your halloween costume.. not to sounds creepy but thats how i want to look after I lose somem more weight .. if this is too personal, u dont have to answer .. but how much do u weigh?

8 Alexia November 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

That’s so neat that there are places that are dog friendly. I wish we had some around here I could take my little one too. Lunch looks good. Glad you had a great day with cute little Abbie!

9 graduatemeghann November 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Hey there! Thanks so much for the compliment! I weigh 124 and am 5’4″

I can’t eat banana bread because I am allergic to bananas ๐Ÿ™

10 sharon November 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Your little Abbie is such a cutie pie :^) It looks like you and your pooch had a fabulous day together!
Your lunch looked really good. I hate when they butter up the veggies ๐Ÿ™
I love your blog and you are such an inspiration!

Have an absolutely wonderful day!!

11 seeleelive November 1, 2008 at 7:59 pm

I love watching my dog play with other dogs, it is so satisfying I totally agree with how you felt. It is very gratifying to make someone else happy, even if it is your dog! It seems like you had a really good day, and congrats on your oats delivery!

12 caitlin November 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm

see you tomorrow AM!!!!!

13 Maggie November 1, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Abbie is so cute!!

Bobby looked over while I was reading this and now we’re going out for seafood for dinner tomorrow – your lunch looked that good, haha.

Have a great night!

14 wholefoodswholeme November 1, 2008 at 8:47 pm

ohsocute!!!

that tuna salad looks great ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m so sorry that you are allergic to bananas – at least you do have lots of other oaty goodies to enjoy there ๐Ÿ˜€

chirstimas prep – i’ve seen it around town since september!!!

15 Megan November 1, 2008 at 8:48 pm

What a fun day with Abbie! Congrats on the oatmeal winnings. What fun!

16 caitlin November 1, 2008 at 9:13 pm

im disappointed no fun run but im excited for shopping! i hope you survive latin cardio tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

17 catms916 November 4, 2008 at 1:07 pm

So cute… love the “mommy & me” day!

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