Day 131 | Ramona’s First Time Swimming

July 18, 2017

Our new campground overlooks a beautiful reservoir and we really wanted to go jump in the water today. So Brett helped me to get the laundry done quickly before we went swimming. We invited our friend, Sara, who is also camping here, to come along. It’s been in the high 90s and we couldn’t wait to cool off!

It was only about 13 minutes to the nicest beach so we went there. When we got out of the van Ramona got really, really excited and a little too vocal. She’d never been swimming before!

She hesitated a little at first before getting in the water, but ended up really enjoying it. She was such a good little swimmer!

It was so fun watching her paddle along. I think it’s kind of amazing that dogs don’t need to be taught how to swim. She was so cute! Every once in a while, she would stick her tongue out to lap up water while she swam. It made all of us smile!

Brett and I took turns holding her leash and keeping an eye on her. When she was ready to get out Brett ran along the beach with her while I enjoyed the refreshing water. It felt so good to just float and I forgot all about yesterday’s pain! Moving through the water was really peaceful and enjoyable!

When we were all satisfied, we headed back to our campground. Sara and I started preparing dinner together while Brett got some important work things done.

It was really fun to be able to spend so much time talking and connecting with Sara today. She’s taught me so much about healing from chronic illness and her story has been such an inspiration to me. It was really nice to be able to spend time with someone who understands this crazy world of mold avoidance a lot more than I do. I love how she can be honest about how hard all of this is while still keeping it fun.


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6 Comments

  • Marita Wilson

    Awww I’m so happy for you! What a fun day! It sounds wonderful! And Ramona is the cutest. 🙂

    July 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply
    • Ana Harris

      It was! 🙂

      July 22, 2017 at 9:07 am Reply
  • Hannah Mead

    Aw, that sounds like such an enjoyable way to spend a day! Swimming is seriously one of the best things to do on a summer day (In my opinion :D). I’m so glad that you were just able to rest and relax today. Praying that that ability continues!

    July 22, 2017 at 1:41 am Reply
    • Ana Harris

      It was so nice! 😊

      July 22, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply
  • Charis Rae

    What a fun day, Ana! Swimming is so fun and peaceful and I’m glad you had a good time. 🙂

    July 22, 2017 at 7:59 am Reply
    • Ana Harris

      Thanks Charis! 🙂

      July 22, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

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