We earned a second place ribbon, but overall, it was a tough nose work weekend for Team Orange. We were just a couple miles from home at the Hasse Arena. Saturday I had an Elite Trial, and Sunday a Level 3 Vehicle trial.
Most of all, we were looking forward to our Elite Trial. When we watched the search area videos in the morning Mom said the one search would be perfect for us. It was five rooms down a long hallway. We had five minutes to find what we could and once we left a room, we could not go back in. I’m fast, and Mom and I both love to run. We got to do both, and it earned us a second place in this search. I’ve earned third place before, but never a second! This makes us very happy.
Two of the other three searches were fun, but I missed a hide in each one. Mom says I can’t keep missing a hide, so we will practice harder. For one of the searches there was a photographer. This is me trying to get it, but I’m too short. See the metal up above my nose? That is where the hide was. We found five of the six hides in this search which was along side of the hockey rink.
This search was also the first of the day, and Mom and I left the search area feeling pretty happy (and orange). We did purchase these photos for our own use from the photographer. It’s a bummer there are not more photos of me searching.
The last search of the day was a complete disaster, not only for us, but for most teams. We didn’t earn as many points as we wanted to, but we still placed twelfth out of thirty teams. Sunday was just a mess and we quit half way through our vehicle trial. It wasn’t our weekend and we decided to do something else for the rest of the day.
Now we have some time off for practicing and regrouping before we hopefully start trialing again mid to late July. At least the second place ribbon was a really nice surprise for us!
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