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!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Perfect Lake Tahoe Hike

After all the fun yesterday, we drove southward around Lake Tahoe towards Emerald Bay.
Little did I know what a pupalicious day I was headed for. Mom and Dad took me on a hike up to Eagle Lake - a tarn (glacial lake) surrounded by the Sierra's Tahoe peaks.
C'mon - hurry up - this is gonna be great!

Whatcha waiting for? Hurry - I can smell all kinds of fun up there!

I think we should go this way - I always follow my nose.

Dad and Mom said I was a great trailblazer.

Go carefully here folks - it's a bit rocky.

Dang! Almost got that wily lizard - they are fa-aaast.
Here we are at about the half-way point with Emerald Bay below us, surrounded by Lake Tahoe.

Could that possibly be a marmot? I think it is - ooooh - be right back.

As we come around a corner and hike over the last crest, Eagle Lake lays before us. Isn't it magnificent? Click to watch a short vid of my enthusiastic arrival here!


Okay Dad, whenever you're ready to throw that stick, I'll oblige.

Met a new pal - I think his name was Jack - I hope his peeps don't find this bloggie and see that I forgot his proper title - big oops. But... I had lots of fun swimming with him, trying to play keep-a-way with the stick.
After he left, I swam for hours in this cool, pretty lake, chasing a stick. Stick-chasing may be a first for me!

Here's another first - I don't ever recall swimming with my dad!

Check out the majesty of this place.
But all great things seem to come to an end, so I took up my place as trailblazer again.

Happy and a bit tired as I pose with Dad - what spectacular scenery.

Well, I got them up and down safely, so I celebrate this bridge crossing towards the jeep with paws on railing, so I can see the pretty waterfall below. Thanks for coming along on my journey with me to Eagle Lake. Mom promises that she'll catch up on bloggies this week. I know she's been wretchedly behind.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ahhhhh Tahoe - Day One

Benefit for Humane Society Truckee-Tahoe & Squaw Rescue Dogs

Checkin' things out - wow, I love this place!

View from the village - Squaw, that is!

They had a "splash dogs"- sort of - a lake dive off a really weird platform. Most of us doggers wanted to take a detour hehee!

Here's a new pal I met named Jackson.

And we met Sierra Rose later, along with some other doggies. Goldens are really rare up here hahahahahah!

Lunchtime for hoomans, though you'd never know it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Porky Cornered....

Uh Oh...
Owww owwwwww....

Y'got me... oooooohhhhhh. We are having 'puter probs... as one kitty put it, our puter's got hairballs uchhhhh. We are having a respite this weekend. So excited to be going to Lake Tahoe woohee!!! See ya next week bloggerinos!!! Hugs xo Sammie and Ozzie

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Surprise Pressie

Mom tried to help me paw out our address, but it sure is messy! However, check out the cool address label! Wow!

Look who I got this neat package from! Huge woofs for this pawesome card!!! And look! I've already got my snooter deep into the box!

Oh sooo cool! I love this squeakie stuffie!!! I love it so much that...

... I immediately carry it two rooms away to my bed before I investigate the rest of the box! That's stuffie love!

Dad lures me back to this amazing-lookie box and you won't believe what's inside! Yumzers smell!

Ohhhhhhh! Cookies!!! Not only that! They are homemade by Sedona's Girl Twin! Givemeonegivemeonegivemeone Dad.... Please?????

Aren't these gorgeous? I don't know how she made them, but they are delicious as well as bootiful! She oughtta go into bizness hehee! And here's a movie of me sampling a couple of these exquisite petits-bones! Thank you so, so much Sedona and Girl Twin! xoxoxoxoxo

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Awards, A Video and Thanks

I am so honored to have received Daisy Dog's "Awsome Paws Some Award" from Corcorue (http://luvbeingachihuahua.blogspot.com) and also from Daisy & Star (http://rileystar-mymaltesekiddos)!!! Thank you, thank you soooo much! As many of you pups have noted, the Purple Hatter has been ve-ry busy creating some incredibly artistic signage for bloggers. This one is very magical!!!
Mom made a first attempt at adding a bit of music to spice up a sort of Part II to yesterday's W.W. - let's see if this link will take you there!

And as I mentioned, the Purple Hatter (see - and grab his button on left sidebar) has certainly been busy. After being gifted for the above award from Corcorue and Riley & Star, I had to go and see the award creator man's blog. So I visited and left a simple comment about all the activities going on there. Without even asking - POOF! I found a comment on a post that the Purple Hatter had made ME not one - but two awards! I love them both!!!! Thank you Mr. Hatter, oh lover of purple for these generous gifts - they are just amazing!

Love the kong in the picture below and adore the flower photo in the above award!

PLEASE feel free to take either or both of these awards - I feel so blessed to have such wonderful blogger friends. Hugs to you all xo