Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Indian Valley Open Space

I think Mom shoulda made a photoshow outta this adventure, because there are so many pictures of another one of my favorite places. Our county has an amazing string of lands set aside for doggies like me, Sammie, (and people too, cyclists, and, other furry creatures - some wild - and some not. I personally like the horses because of the delicious apples they leave behind. It was still a dark and stormy day, but the riverbed now has rushing water in it which makes me extremely happy. I got a lot done here yesterday - met some old friends, investigated the gopher holes, checked out the bridges to see if they were still safe for my peeps, and finally - FINALLY ran into my old golden buddies from last fall! Just seeing them made me kick up my heels in a frenzy. I get a total case of the woopies! This is when I run about 90 miles an hour around and around, making me, as well as anyone watching go totally dizzy with vertigo. In the last picture you can see Roddy's tongue in the corner trying just to stand as I race around him. That sure was fun. I was old mud-puppy again. When I got there, I was so clean (see below). When we got back to the car, I felt exhilarated and satiated. Mom and Dad massaged the mud off me with towels and I slept until dinner time. What a day! And super good cause Dad came home early from work! I hope I get to go back soon!

Love and Licks,
xo Sammie


The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS, does that look like a cool adventure! What a great place to explore!
Play bows,

Nibbles Treats said...

What a beautiful area to run! You are a lucky dog. We love to do the crazy wet noodle technique when we get excited too.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

YD said...

Wow, that looks like a really fun place Sammie!And lots of doggie friends to play with.
Hugs, June

Woof Sammie, Sammie here. I like to play in the water and mud too!

caboval said...

wow that place looks pawsome!!!HUgs, Joey and kealani

Anonymous said...

I can see you had an absolutely super duper great time! Thanks for sharing such a neat outing!

See ya!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Samantha,
Our mom was born and raised in South San Francisco. Mom used to work at NAS Alameda and dad was stationed there; they lived down in Heyward 1985-88. We have a close friend in Walnut Creek and family in San Leandro. Mom and dad used to go to the Renaisance Fair in Navoto and of course they spent lots of weekends in Sanoma-Napa (Sanapa-Noma). None of us have ever been to the Bay Area. Rusty and Penny drove out to North Beach on Lake Tahoe with mom years ago; they're both at The Bridge now but we have photos of them swimming after geese on Lake Tahoe. A policemwoman was gonna give mom a ticket because Penny was swimming in the lake but when mom gave her a Virginia address the policewoman didn't bother. Both mom and dad are NASCAR fans and would like to go watch one of the Sprint Cup races at the Sears Point track. Dad says he fondly remembers Irish Coffees at The Buena Vista just up from Fisherman's Wharf. A couple of years ago they both went back for a week to play tourist. They stayed at Half Moon Bay and would drive up and take BART into town. They went to places they didn't go to when they lived there like Alcatraz and the Cable Car Museum and Coit Tower and Lomabard Street. They had a lot of fun being tourists. Mom says that when she was growing up her family would go to some Barbeque restaurant in Marin once a month. Mom really like Muir Woods too. So we have an indirect Bay Area affiliation. We googled The Indian Valley Open Space Preserve. It sure looks like a great place to have some fun.
- The Bumpass Hounds

GoldenSamantha said...

Wow -that's quite a story! You DO certainly have affiliations here! All Marin County Open Space is incredibly and one of our goals is to explore every trail in the system, but I doubt we'll ever get to all of them - there are so many thousands of trails! Lucky us! And most are off-leash, which is such a bonus for doggies, who love this Space! Thanks for writing!
xo Sam's mom

DogzRock! said...

Hey Sammy
Thanx for following my blog!!!
I am now following yours.
You won an award on my blog so swing by to pick it up sometime.
Have a pawsome day!!!
Travis The Dog

DogzRock! said...

Hey Sammy it says you posted 3 comments on my blog and I have read them all.
2 people have voted in my poll and so far they have both been for Suzuki's blog.
Did you vote for Suzuki's blog,if you did one of the votes is probably yours.
You totally deserved that award and I could seriously not think of anybody else who deserved it as much as you!!!
Thanks for the comments
Travis The Dog!!!

P.S your blog will be up for next weeks Supa Saturday award :D

Thor said...

What a great adventure you had, Sammie! That place looks beautiful! Pawsome pictures!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I love to do zooooooomies like that!

When I do it in the house, Mom khalls me a Siberian Khattle Dog!

Woo did a fine job!


The OP Pack said...

The pictures tell the whole story - woo had FUN!!!! It must have been great to meet your old furpals there. Hope woo get to go again soon.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Mason Dixie said...

what an awesome adventure. I think we should go on adventure together, we would have loads of fun. =)

Honey said...

Hi Sammie Sam!!! Take me, please!!! This next week, let's plan a little parkie outing.
Big hugs,
Honey, mom and dad

Mackenzie said...

Wow...I'm missing out! I don't know of anything like this here in Houston. Two words...road trip!

Wags - Mackenzie

Suzuki said...

You look like you are having lots of fun :)
Big licks to you

The Thundering Herd said...

What a very cool adventure. We love exploring all of the parks in our area, but, sadly, being Siberians, never off-leash. But we can still get muddy even on leash.