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, July 30, 2009

Thanks 'n a Tag

I want to belatedly thank Checkers ("I may be small but I'm definitely in charge") the Peekapoo (http://checkersthepeekapoo.blogspot.com/) for this rockin', sockin' pawsome badge award! It is creative and furry beautiful. Much gratitude and xoxoxoxo!

And my mom has been tagged by Samantha and June at http://ydsalittleofeverythingplace.blogspot.com/!
The rules are:
1. Mention and link back to the person who tagged you.
2. List 6 little things that make you happy.
3. Tag 6 other bloggers and let them know they're "it".

1. I love rock climbing soooo much! The mountains where I've climbed are beautiful... no... spectacular, often requiring hikes that take me through tranquil forests and refreshing lakes and streams. And the challenges of a rock's architecture are so numerous - no two routes are the same!
2. My family is pretty much an instant happymaker! I am extremely lucky! My mom, siblings and their families are all in the northeast, but our son and family are all out here, which is ashame, but we try to gather together at least two to three times annually.
3. I adore traveling. Another instant "happymaker!" Below is a picture taken at about 5 a.m. near Piana in Corsica. We are at Les Roches Rouges, which we knew would be gorgeous at or around sunrise.

4. And speaking/writing of sunrise, I really love an amazing sunset. I took this picture of the sun setting over the Rockies from Colorado Springs on our last evening there a couple of years ago. I just hit shot after shot of the amazing fireball of a show.

5. I love flowers if you didn't know that already hehe! All spring I took pictures of Sammie (poor girl) in a backround of profusions of blossoms!

6. And of course this is truly among the #ONE "little" things that makes me so furry, furry happy! Sammie - you make me experience such a broad range of emotions from love and laughter to tears and fears that I don't know what we've done without you all these years. We are so grateful that we are lucky enough to share what we call HOME with you!
This has been a tough tag, as there are so many things I could write about, but there's a start! I know this is a cop-out, but this tag is really a valuable exercise. I urge all doggies to try this. So... I tag all my bloggie pals and look forward to hearing about the "little" things that make your pawrents happy!


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

Khongrats to Sammmie!

And khool tag fur Sammie's mom!

My mom did that on Tuesday!

Furry nice to see those items AND the pawesome pikhs!



Breath taking photos, wonderful family and clearly the joy sammie brings to you all. Great photos shared.

Reese =^..^= said...

Congratulations on your awards. Those were very fun facts! Thanks for sharing them.

Princess Eva and Brice said...


And you saved the best for last!

Princess Eva

Sam said...

What beautiful pictures! Sounds like you live a refreshing and exciting life!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw...what a wonderful post! I will get my human to play this game - thanks for tagging us, Sammie!

Honey the Great Dane

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Congrats on the award!

Sammie's mom, good job! You rock climb? That's so cool! I(Samantha) like to fish for rocks.
Mom said your pictures are gorgeous!

Sam & June

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a cool tag! very interesting!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

how sweet! especially the last one!

Dory's Backyard said...

Congrats on all of your awards!!!

You're humans take paw-some pictures!!!


Sue said...

I'm guessing this isn't good timing, but I just awarded you a little something on my blog too...

The Army of Four said...

Congratulations! And WOW, what awesome pix! Of course the best is that last one of Sammie....

The OP Pack said...

Family and furries and flowers - great ways to be happy!!!

Happy weekend, the OP Pack

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is a pawsome list Sammie with really beautiful photo's.

Have a great weekend.

Holly & Zac...XX

Thor said...

Thanks for sharing those cool facts about you, Sammie´s Mom! Gorgeous photos!


SGR said...

Woof!, congrats on your award and what a lovely tag. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a wonderful tag! We think our Mom needs to do this one. And fantastic photos.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Amber and Nala said...

Very cool that like to climb!! I used to do a bit. :) All your answers were great!