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!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

From One Bay to Another...

Howdy finally! I've been nudging Ma to get the posts going again for almost a week, but she's been so busy and then got sick, which is bad for her work supposedly, but awesome for me heheh! But not for blogging! Finally, I get to not only see what she's been up to, but also to get some pressies which are long overdue from my parents' trip yahoo! Not that I missed them much, you understand - I had such super care from people I know and love that it didn't even occur to me to miss Mom and Dad haha! (Note from Mom and Dad: we missed Sammie so much that we hugged every doggie we saw - see below - in Talkeetna, where McKinley climbers get their act together. We were uncommonly lucky on this trip, for the weather was almost always blue skies and above 50 degrees. My hubby tends to have great weather karma, but I was blown away by our luck. We saw Mt. McKinley four days in a row with blue skies everywhere. Still, climbers let us know that the winds were fiendishly bad.) Max in Talkeetna - giving him a hug before a horseback ride.
Example of an awesome view of Denali from the back of my horsie!

Again... blue skies near Lumplagh glacier in Glacier Bay.

Okay... enough about mom and dad on their vacay. Look what the Dughallmor Beagles sent me by none other than "Royal Mail!!!!" Can you dig that? Squeekie toys, so soft and fun to play with and the yummiest treats I ever did taste! Look at me smell them!

And I love my yellow soft squeeks toy! Thank you ever so much!

, And now... check out what mum and dad brought home for me from Alaska! Soap for a bath (yuck!), a couple of doggie bandanas with moose and bear all over them, a leash, a winter warm-up Ititdarod warmer, a collar with bandana sew-up thingy around it and some... yeah! TREATS! Wild salmon! And believe me, they are yumzers!

Look at me gobble these up! Thanks for these!

Here I am wearing my new collar from Alaska and even though you can't see it, the leash is attached!

I feel like an Athabascan doggie with my kerchief worn this way - isn't it cute?

And check out my pawsome Itidarod winter warming collar that I'm sure I'll have to wear when I go to Tahoe to ski - ahem - cough cough!!!

Finally, I got to play thank dogness! Here I am - chasing my beloved kong in the Marinwood Creek. Man was I happy when I got to do this again!

Chaco - sorry if I got you soaked down.

Oooohhhh, ma - that's a hard one for me to get.

Golly - I've had to become part rock climber! Hey Ma - get me a harness already!


Shake shake! "Shaken not stirred" for this pup!

So glad to be back -here's a shot from the Tracy Arm Fjord at the Sawyer Glacier 50 miles S. of Juneau. My mom and dad loved this place but say that even though they want to go back really bad, they won't go without me heheh!!!! Now it's time to catch up with all of your goings on!
Hugs and xo, Sammie


Ms. ~K said...

Wonderful photos of McKinley.....I'm so glad you had a great time...Don't you want to return someday? (Shhhh, I won't tell Sammie).
I bought the same Iditarod head warmer, in black when I was there in March!


♥Mimi♥ said...

Beautiful photos of Alaska! One thing that you need to do is play on their emotions for leaving you and going without you. Even if a little time has gone by, you can still remind them of the time they abandoned you☺ BTW, you look great in the bandana.

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Great bandana shot, Sammie. Mommy made me a new one with daisies on it. We are glad your mom and dad are home, and they brought you great presents.

Daisy and Tucker

Honey said...

Wow! Great photos of Alaska!!!!
Sammie! Such a great bandana model.
See you soon!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Sammie - you really got some loot there!! I loved the pics of you modelling your new bandana and collar and stuff...and of course, the ones of you swimming! it looks like such a beautiful place - the water is so clear!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

Welcome home mom and dad! What a big adventure. My human brother is a snow and ice climber and dreams of going to those big mountains someday.

At least they brought you back some good presents. Sounds like you had a great vacation too.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We are so glad that your Mom and Dad are home safe and sound. It looks like they had a great trip. And we know you had a good time while they were away.

Great pressies - we especially like the Itidarod neck warmer. Every year we sign up to walk it - well not in Alaska, but here - for every minute we log, it counts as a mile and then Mom gets a pin for participating.

Have a fabulous Friday.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Maggie and Mitch said...

What beautiful pictures of Alaska!
Your favorite color must be red, Sammie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

☮momoKo said...

Hi Sammie!
So nice pictures of red hot bandana and cool air of Alaska.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


This entire post was nothing but THE KHOOLEST!

Yummy Chummies!
Khool toys!!
BeaWOOtiful pikhs!!!

And a shaken not stirred Sammie!

Tank Woo fur sharing!

Welkhome bakhk!


Martha Basset said...

Hi Sammie
What great pictures you have in your post! Glacier Bay was awesome - of course it is our mum who is oohing and aahing over those wonderful snow covered peaks! Our mum has never been to Alaska and now wants to go - of course that is out of the question at the moment - we couldnt possibly be left as we are too new!

We were more interested in all your pressies.
Toys to play with - treats to eat - bandanas to wear and look cool in - you had it all as Khyra said. You look very beautiful with your bandana and your headscarf! We think red is certainly your colour and so in this season in canine fashion shows.
We are glad your parents are home safely and all is as it should be in your doggie world.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

YD said...

So glad that you pawrents are home with you Sammie! We know you really do miss them(a little bit) but never let them know that.
Their pictures are so beautiful! Mom would really love to go to Alaska.
That's awesome that you got some cool pressies from them.

Kimberly said...

welcome bark.. oops BACK! thank you for the compliments on the pictures.. I am quite jealous of yours however.. Looks like the most beautiful place EVER.. wow... to be on a horse and have that in the distance.. SOOO LUCKY.. Glad you are back with Sammy again - dog o dog did she miss you!

Kimberly said...

http://yourdog-ob.blogspot.com/ I am not sure if you are on my doggy blog too - but here is the address.. :)
visit us :)

Tracey and Huffle said...

Welcome back mum and dad and good job getting great presents for Sammie. But what about Ozzie?

Huffle Mawson

Sam said...

Welcome back Sammie's Mom! The pictures are beautiful -- looks like you had a nice trip!

Sammie, that's some cool stuff you've got there. Marge just got a new bandana recently, too!

Farley's Mom said...

I can't tell you how much I love your kerchief!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Such beautiful scenery, love those mountain shots! We're so glad your goodies arrived safely and you like them....and we're sorry it took us so long to visit, we are so behind it ain't even funny no more!
Cute gifts....and ummm....those Yummy Chummies, aren't they the yummiest? We got some sent to us from Mason....Alfie said that because they were from his woman they were his but Mum made him share, hehe!
Slobbers xx

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Glad that your mom had a good trip--but too bad that she got sick! We hope she feels better soon!

Gus and Waldo

Miley said...

Hi Samantha, just pawing through your blog, you seem like your having quite a good time. I especially like the pictures of you swimming, I also have a pool but being here on the east coast I don't get to use it as often as I would like. I'm very new to this blogging so please come visit me at www.mygoldendogblog.blogspot.com , sign my guestbook and follow my daily adventures as I will you. Have a wonderful day!!

LUCKY LUKE said...

Hey there, Samantha! My friend Khyra sent me over to check out your adventures!

Those photos of Alaska are beautiful and have me day dreamin! But... the ones I like most were of the you!!!

I'm glad to have found you, and I can't wait to read more!

wif love from the Luke