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!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Part III and Parting Blues

A quickie vid that shows how we sometimes started and/or ended our days down south!


After our pawesome time at the beach, we traipsed back up to our amazing beach digs. From the front porch area, us guard doggies had to check the place out to make sure it was safe from any enemies. We have to protect our hoomans, after all.

And sure enough, up in the sky was a marauder. I called my pals to come and help me woof away that scary and uber nasty balloon in the sky thing. We finally got rid of it after about half an hour of majorly loud woofing. Then we took a walk...

And found these glorious clumps of flowers on our way. When we returned, we hung out on the deck and saw...

Some of these, above. Each morning and evening, we'd see these dolphins passing by quite close to the shoreline. Aren't they amazing? Here's a sorta-vid of this eve's events and note the bootiful light.

Next morning, Joey and Kealani took us for a tour around the gorgeous Balboa Park. Neither me nor my mama or papa had ever been there. It was absolutely stunning. I couldn't go into the arboretum, but Mom took some photos of the inside of it.

Hey Tank! Check this squirrel out! I saw this on Mama's camera! Wish I'd gotten to go inside!

Isn't this a beautiful place. I love botanical gardens, but I'm not usually allowed to go in.

Here's Simona and Marco with lots of tropical foliage around them.

Then Joey and Kealani, my tour directors-par-excellence, led me to several pawesome watering holes, where I could cool off with my pup-pals. Man, did that feel good! But... I don't think we were really sposed to enter these gorgeous watering holes. Still... very spa-like and loads of fun heheh! Here's a vid-photoshow of how the lovely evening went and my humongous thanks to Joey, Kealani and their pawesome Mom, Valerie.

Next morning, I got to meet Kona again and another new pal, Ben. We all had a great meeting of the noses together and then it was time to pack it in and head back for my home. First, I had to wave bye-bye to evfurry-new-body both fur and hooman that I met. I will never forget this amazing journey and wish that I could meet all my blogger friends in person and in the fur too.

Humongous thanks to Valerie, the Boo Bears, and Marco and Simona for coming here from so far away. Have a safe journey home and we will always remember our wonderful trip to San Diego with you all! Ciao!!!!!!!


Sam said...

I love the picture of all of you dogs together. Looks like one big ol' Golden party!

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

Mom and I are soooo furry jealous!

We would sooo love to meet any one of woo let alone ALL OF WOO!

Tank woo fur pawmitting us to feel like we were there!


Anonymous said...

Wowee - what a great time you must have had. Uh, Sammie, that Botanical Garden kind of makes mine look pitiful.

Dog By Nature said...

Hi Sammie,

Great pics of your trip! It was really awesome to see you and your parents again, we had a great time. It's too bad you couldn't make the parade, there were so many Goldens. Hope we can see you again soon.


Kona & family

Sierra Rose said...

Ahhhhhh! What a fantastic time! Those sunsets! And, great friends, food...wonderful!
Loved the picture shows, excellent work Sammie!! :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and mom

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Balboa Park is a cool place. Old Town and the Cabrillo are some of our other favorite spots in San Diego.

Ben said...

Great to meet you and glad to see you made it home safe after your long drive up the coast.
We will let you know when we are up visiting family up by your house and maybe we can have a play date.

LouPeb said...

OMD Balboa park is on top of my wishlist, along with doggie beach! Mom promised we'd go there someday no matter what! oooo We're so jealous here! *woof woof*

LouPeb said...

oh and thanks for sharing! what a pawsome roadtrip!

The Thundering Herd said...

Was Snoopy piloting that uber nasty balloon in the sky thing? We see him on TV with it, so it must be true.

Mango said...

Those botanical gardens look like just the place for a doggie. Humph.

Wonderful adventures!


SGR said...

Woof! What a truly great adventures you had. Pawsome trip photos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Miley said...

Wow!!! What a great time, the pics are beautiful but not as beautiful as all the goldens!!! Thx for sharing!!!

lotsa licks,

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Sammie, just wonderful pictures of a wonderful holiday. You guys had the perfect holiday. We loved the video - you were so happy on that beautiful beach and Simona sounded happy too!!!
Can we come next time?
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

caboval said...

Absolutley stunning pictures!!! Loved the videos!!! It was an awesome time and we must do it again!!!!! We loved meeting you and all of our new friends we will never forget you!!!!! We love you!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Sally said...

Hi Samantha,
what a wonderful idea to invite our friends to your place. Whish you will have gr8 time.

Nice woooh

The OP Pack said...

Wow, what a marvelous time you all had!!! That was one fantastic adventure. It was so nice for Simona and Marco to have such lovely hosts and hostesses and pupfuriends to give them a grand taste of our country.

woos, the OP Pack

Dory and the Mama said...


What a very fun time Sammie!! We are so glad you got to meet so many new (yest not new) friends!!!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip. A lot of smiling faces.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

OH everything is so beautiful.. What a great time you all had..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

What a GREAT road trip! Thanks for taking us with you! :)
Hey, was Snoopy driving that MetLife blimp? He's such a cool dude, isn't he?
Play bows,

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hay Sammie, So glad you had a wonderful road trip!! WE loved the pictures! Loved seeing the dolphin pictures too! So many happy faces!
Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Love ya, Bambi and her Mom (Fern)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That looks like a wonderful holiday. We have been looking at all your lovely photo's, you all must have had a fantastic time there. :-)

Thanks for sharing it.

~ Holly & Zac ~

Farley's Mom said...

Really, really loved reading about this event on all of your blogs - such a wonderful thing!

Brownie said...

wow! what a pawsome adventure! I am so jealous that you got to bathe in such a fancy personal-sized pool!