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, March 2, 2010

WOOFS! A Roundup on the Longer Vacay...

I have missed my pals (and for a few days, my pawrents), so I'm very happy to be back here for a little catch-up! As some of you might have learned from Sierra (http://goldensierrarose.blogspot.com), I took a wonderful trip to the snow a couple of weeks ago. It was so pawsome to play in that deep fluffy stuff again - especially with my good pal!

Here is the trail - just especially for us!

Now I finally get to do my zoomies har har woof woof!!!

Dad came along too, as his vacay had started - the pawrents all snowshoed, so we had to do a lot of waiting around for them. The 5 1/2 mile trail was loaded with goodies for us to smell and enjoy to the max!

Weird, huh? Those holes were cool and smelly enough, but then there were those squirrels up top!

Pretty hard work trying to climb trees, so this watering hole came at a perfect time!

Always love those huggies with mama.

And of course, we never like to leave - Sierra almost got out - but once on our way, both of us passed out totally for the 4-hour drive!

Pops snapped this picture of Ozzie and me an hour before I had to go a boarding place for a few days. Mom and Dad had spoken with me about it and the people there are really nice. Besides, Sierra told me she was coming to get me for lots of play, so that made the prospect a bit easier. Here I am discussing this turn of events with my sis.

My pawrents took a road trip to Idaho for a birthday reunion with Dad's bro, Bob, who just turned 70! Since Dad and Bob were both born and raised in Sun Valley, Idaho (their dad helped to build the resort and was the Lodge barber for almost 30 years there), they were meeting there to ski and celebrate!

It was a very special trip for ma and pa too. They met there a century ago.

Here they are in 1969. Dad was a ski instructor there for almost nine years. Actually, these two got married in May 1970.

Ma and Pa jumped out of their car when they saw this handsome golden running next to his peep who was skinny skiing by the side of the road. He jumped right into our jeep!

Dad with his bro, Bob. Behind is Baldy, which they skiied on the rest of the time.

One view from the top of Baldy, looking southeast. There was much more fun, but it was time for ma and pa to come home to me!

I am VERY, VERY glad to see them!!! And I get lots of cookies and pressies heheh!!!

But not a lot of walkies, cause both pawrents have come home with bad sickness and stay in bed for days. It seems that all the Idaho contingent has the same thing. What that means for me is lots of rest on the bed with ma and dad, which is always okay by me - woof! Within a couple of days, the folks are up and around, moving slowly, but UP! Dad finally takes me for a walk, then the next day, mom does too. By Sunday, we check out the rain saturated back yard and find this sure harbinger of spring!

We will be getting around to your blogs as quickly as possible! A lot of you must have gotten a lot of snow lately! xo


Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya pal!!! We LOOOOOOOOVE this post in every way! Just wonderful. What a great time we had in the snow, and then your pawrents fabulous trip, so much history in Sun Valley!
We are very glad ma and pa are on the mend!! Love ya lots!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

wow that is a lot of catching up but it sure looks like a lot of fun was had too!

Elizabeth said...

Gosh those are beautiful pictures!!! New camera?

Elizabeth & Luna

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all!! Love seeing the picture of your folks from before they got married and the current ones too.

The Rocky Creek Gangk

Dory and the Mama said...

Sounds like a fun vacay for all. Well except for the sickies, but at least it waited until your pawrents got home! hope they are all better now.


Asta said...

what a wondewful post..a glowious place!!!! I wish I was thewe playing in the snow wif you. youw pawents vacation is fantastic..that must be one of the most bootiful places on eawf. My Daddi is 70, but my pawents haven't had a chance to skii fow about twenty yeaws..how lovely to see youws
smoochie kisses

The Thundering Herd said...

Looks like a great place to run off to and play in the snow. At least, we would sure want to do it.

houndstooth said...

That looks like so much fun! Although we are ready for some Spring weather here instead of snow!


The OP Pack said...

Welcome home, Sam - we have missed you. We so wish we could run and play in snow like that. Wasn't that so nice for your ma and pa to have such a wonderful trip - but too bad about the sickies - hope all are well soon.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Welcome home!! I love the then-and-now photos. I hope you are all feeling 100% soon!

Mango said...

Sorry about the human sickies, but everybody is better now, right? You two had a good time. I liked the stick action movie.


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

Sierra almost getting away - I khan't imagine that ;-)

Thanks fur sharing all the GReat pikhs and tales from your time on vakhay!

Sorry 'bout the sikhkies!

We are glad to see all of woo again!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammie!
I am happy to see you again!
Glad you had a great time with Sierra!
Kisses and hugs

Wrigley said...

I am happy you are back home with your pawrents! Their trip sure looked like fun. Mom says Sun Valley, Idaho is a heaven on earth.

Wags and Kisses,

Sam said...

Wow! What a beautiful post. The walk, Idaho.. oh, well, parents' sickies aren't so beautiful. I hope they're feeling better!

It's good to see you back - and best of luck with your upcoming obedience trial!

The Musketeers said...

Wow ! Looks like you guys have fun ! Wow ! Sierra Rose have grown since I last saw her !

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi there!!
Beautiful pics and tons of fun in the snow!! What could be more fun than that and with friends and family too!!! Hoooowwlll..!!!


Thor said...

Looks like you all had tons of fun!Beautiful post!


Life With Dogs said...

It is great to have you back - and you have never looked more beautiful. Of course, the scenery helps. ;)

Cocorue said...

Welcome back....it's been sooooo long i almost forgot about you.....*just kidding, wink wink*

so good to have you back. do come and meet my new sista, er, that little fireball, Tiffane


Mr Koda MD said...

Happy 70th Uncle Bob!

Great pics!!! Sammie, Squirrel Patrol Squadron Leader!

Friends = Fun!

MMM Its raining here and its miserable...


Honey the Great Dane said...

I wish I DID have snow, Sammie - am still boiling to death in boiling Australia...well, at least we've had rain for a few days, although rain here is like a crazy monsoon - not the nice gentle stuff we had back in NZ!

OOh - you always go on the most fantastic treks & adventures, Sammie! Love the photos! And how romantic about your humans! Paul likes skiing but Hsin-Yi can't ski to save her life. She is terrified of even standing up straight in skis! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Bruce said...

Love the old photo of your mom & dad. Sharon & Kevin got married in 1974 in Lake Tahoe & lived in Mammoth Lakes for 2 winters before they got real jobs. Fun times & good memories! Glad you've got them back home with you Sammie!
love ya,
Bruce the cat:)

Niamh said...

What a great trip! And look at all that snow. We would love it.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

what a lovely post--there is nothing we love more than seeing other parts of this beautiful world--that was a great showcase--we much appreciated the dog trail!

Tucker said...

What a great adventure and a big congrats to your Ma and Pa on their meeting so long ago. Those picture from then and now are super!

woof - Tucker

Miley said...

Wow!!! What a great post!!! The pics are beautiful, especially of you, Sammie!!!

lotsa licks,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello samantha its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow idaho!!! that is ware po-tah-tos come frum!!! altho i didnt see enny po-tah-tos just a bunch of wite stuf and trees ennyway it luks like yore hyoomans had a gud time eeven if they didnt git enny yummy po-tah-tos owt of the deel!!! ok bye

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Welcome back!
Lots of pawesome pictures:) Looks like fun!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like you had a grrrreat visit with Sierra Rose!! Sorry that your pawrents aren't feeling well.

Woofs and Kisses!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

That is such a beautiful place you and Sierra went to! Your pictures are just pawsome!

Sam & June

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, a dog trail and everything! Great trip!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a great time you had. It all looks so beautiful.. Sure wish we could have went along. We sure liked the day it snowed here...
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clive said...

Fantastic photos! We particularly enjoyed the one of your Mom and Dad (then and now!). The skiing looks amazing.

Shame they come home sick but we're glad they're fully recovered now.

take care
Clive and the NSLM

~Kim~ said...

Hi Sammie!! I've been to Sun Valley and it really is a wonderful place just like the pictures show--Maybe sometime you'll get to go!! I'm sure being back home with you made Mom & Dad feel much better!! I've missed you and I'm glad you're back!!!

Ben said...

Looks like all of you had great times in the snow. My favorite pictures is of you and your momma and the retro of the peeps.

Martha and Bailey said...

Sammie, we just loved this post and tried several times yesterday to leave a comment.
We are not sure if it is us or blogger.
Beautiful pictures of the wonderful snow and scenery and lovely happy play with you and Sierra.
Good work Sammie on getting that stick off Sierra - after all these pups need to learn their place.
We particularly liked your very first pic - it looked like you had just fallen from the sky onto the snow.
We couldn't see any paw prints!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

caboval said...

Wow! What a great post!!! Wish we were there!!! Our mommy misses skiing!!! Hope you are feeling better!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Ludo van Doggy said...

Welcome back Sammie! Looks like a pawsome hike and your pawrents has a great time on their vacation. It looks like there lots of special memories for them there.
~lickies, Ludo

The Army of Four said...

What a news-filled post! It sure looks like your mom and dad had a VERY special trip! Awesome pix. Of course, I like the one of you and Ozzie best!
Tail wags,


You're parents were one hot number on that ski hill. How neat.. and the dog trails, sierra rose, snow shoeing... Just fabby!

PS .. I'm glad I'm not alone in that addiction of mine

Sam said...

What wonderful pictures and memories! Thank you for sharing!