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, November 19, 2009

A Bon Tempe Day!

Oh how I love hikes and this one was not a disappointment... well... except for the leash laws around here...

Momzers and Dadzers didn't really take those rules into account until some peoples told us that rangers here are very strict about attaching us to hoomans. If we're not compliant, my pawrents might have to pay upwards of a $300.00 fine - coughcough.

So we were pretty secretive in some areas and I had some super pawesome swims and got to leer at some pawesome, humongous birdies. Can't seem to embed this show, but here's the linky!

Maybe some girl or boy scouts built this cool fort.

A bootiful blue heron in the late afternoon. What a gorgeous day!


32 comments:

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

What a grrrreat day!

I'm glad woo shared it with us!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sierra Rose said...

Love that area too! Wish they were indeed giant doggie swimming areas. That would be fantastic.
So pretty there!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

those pictures make me wish we could have met up for a hike while we were in NorCal!

bbes tribe said...

Wow what a wonderful hike and beautiful place for swims and sniffing the peemail. Glad you were secretive and were able to have some fun without the leash. We have those laws too. We try to go some places where we can run and swim free. Wish we could have joined you.
Woofs & Wags
Ernie & Sasha

Stella said...

Very nice hike, Sammie and glad you got a swim or two in. Your photos were great. This place really lived up to its French name for you today (Good Time)!

Kisses,
Stella

Dennis the Vizsla said...

$300! That will buy a lot of bones!

Mango said...

You are so good to be able to go off leash. Momma says I cannot be trusted. Sob. Dexter is drooling over your swimming pictures.

Slobbers,
Mango

Pedro said...

Wow! Looks like you really did have a great day! Hope you have a great weekend too :P

Pedro

MAX said...

Hey there Sammie
Loved your hike! Your coat looks exquisite agains the light from behind. Beautiful, lovely photos.
Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a beautiful day - thanks for sharing.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

SGR said...

Woof! We do the same thing ... it's always FUN to walk with no leash. The fines its ridiculous. parks n Trails should have exemptions for well train dogs. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Dog By Nature said...

Pawsome hike Sammie! (Even if you had to be sneaky:) Have a GREat weekend!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Beautiful place Sammie!
Ya about the leash law, mom and dad doesn't really follow that either. It really depends, if there are people around, then I(Samantha) will have to be on the leash. June is always on the leash. But they kinda got in trouble the last time we went camping because I was not on the leash and the ranger saw me and she warned mom and dad about it.

Sam & June

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Looks like you had a great time, Sammie. So pretty there. We have woods behind our house where we can go off leash, but Mommy is careful because Daisy tries to run herself dead sometimes.

Tucker and Daisy

caboval said...

Looks like you had a great day!!!!! Yahoo!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Miley said...

Hi Samantha!!! Your pics are beautiful, looks like you had an adventurous hike!!! Have a great weekend!!

lotsa licks,
Miley

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Sammie,
It looks like you had a real good time!!!!! We walk off leash all the time in our yard or out back!!
That is the best way to walk we think.
Thanks for coming to visit....
Bambi sends head butts, Happy send purrs and Fern sends hugs.
Have a good one

LUCKY LUKE said...

O WOW! Your blog today have all of my favorite fings! It have hikes and waters and forts (I love forts) and blue heron (the Mom loves em) and my most favoritest part is...

YOU!

wif love from the Luke

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow Samantha, you had VERY nice walkie hikes today!! We will keep quiet about the "non attachment"..Mama thinks it is a silly rule for the well behaved dogs like you!!

Smileys!
Dory

The OP Pack said...

Another beautiful place you got to go for a hike - you look so beautiful in the first pic. We really enjoy your Roxio shows. Mom had a Roxio photosuite program on her old laptop but it would never work right. You make such beautiful slide shows with yours.

Woos and happy weekend, the OP Pack

The Thundering Herd said...

Great day. Ranger tickets here are $250, but since we are Siberians, we never get off leash anyway.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
You had a pawesome walkie!
That is a lot of money for a fine!
I hope you never get caught off leash!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Huffle Mawson said...

You have some great places to go for walks Sammie!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You always take the mostest wonderful of walks. Yesh, some places has the leash laws and sometimes we really need to listen to them but sometimes, well, sometimes girls just wanna have fun☺

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Thor said...

What pawsome hike you had, Sammie!

xoxo
Thor

Sally said...

What a great day and a wonderful place.

Nice woooh
Sally

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOOWOOOOOO Sammie!!!!
Another great place where you can go to walk with your mommy and dad!!!!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwww......we would love were with you and swimming together!!!!
Glad you were secretive and were able to have some fun without the leash!!!!!
We love your first pic....you look sooooo beautiful!!!!
Mommy can't stop to talk about you and your humans....
Awwwwwwwwwwwww......we hope to meet your mommy and dad very very soon!!!!!
We're ready to give them tons of cuddles and licks!!!!
We know you and them miss a lot to our humans!!!
Sure you must be a very very very special people!!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
HAve a great day sweet friends!!!!
Hope to meet you again very very very soon!!!!!!!!!!
MUAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

caboval said...

Hi!!! Just want you to know I just finished reading your book!!!!!!!! I AM SO IMPRESSED!!!! Im feeling like a lazy lump now!!!! I couldnt put it down!!!! I wish you could bottle your enthusiasm and tenacity! I would buy some!!!!! Way to go Miche!!!!! You are such an amazing person!! Im so happy to know you!!!!
Love, Valerie

Asta said...

Sweet Golden Samantha

Snickews bwought us closew in ouw love and hopes fow all ouw fwiends. She was one of my fiwst and best fweinds and I will keep hew in my heawt fuwwevew. I hope you continoo to have bootiful days like I am seeing on youw bloggie
love and smoochie kisses,ASTA

Ben said...

What a most pawsome day!!!
Leash laws - hmm. I think us doggies and peeps should take a test to see if we qualify for off leash play. Like if we play well and come when called, why can't we be free?

The Army of Four said...

GREAT shot of the Heron!!!
Wonderful post, Sammie!
Play bows,
Zim