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, May 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome pikhs!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

houndstooth said...

I bet that's going to bloom into something beautiful!


Ms. ~K said...

Look at the beautiful artichokes you grew. I would like mine with a little balsamic vinaigrette, please, yum!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh those arties are gorgeous!! A little drawn butter and some breadcrumbs. Yummers!
Cassie (the hooman)

Hey there Sam!!
Mommy had to say that. She lOvEs artichokes. Do they grow in colder climates do you suppose??
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Hi Samantha - happy Wednesday! Mom says those look dee-lish. she could go for one RIGHT NOW!
Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Sam said...

Artichokes. My grandma's favorite! How cool that you can grow them at home. I'm going to tell her and see if she wants to try her luck with them!

Lisa said...

beautiful artichokes! My sister and I had some last Wed at my birthday dinner. So delicious. I just like a little bit of fresh lemon juice on mine.

Sierra Rose said...

Mmmmmmm. Yummies!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...


Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Life With Dogs said...

Pass the fork! :)

Martha and Bailey said...

Martha and Bailey xxx

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! WOW! Artichokes ... delish!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Okie dokie...


Those are beautiful! I have never tried to grow them, although this year I am growing brussels sprouts for the first time. You've inspired me to try growing artichokes next year.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We've never eaten one of those!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

The Army of Four said...

I have never seen those things, but Mom said "steamed, please, with a little butter and lemon!"
And here I get "NononoZimmienonono" if I eat something in the garden! Sheesh!
Awesome pix!
Play bows,

mayziegal said...

I just came from Stella and Gunther and Betty's bloggie and they have Arty Chokes, too! My mom luvs those things but I've never had one. Are they good?

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Don't forgets to come by and take a guess at what's in my dee-en-ay. Cuz it's for a good cause and all.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

"They may have choked Artie, but they're not gonna choke Stymie!"

Mango said...

Wild artie chokes right in your own garden? Cool!


Dory and the Mama said...

Mama is sooooo drooling right now!!1 She just loves Cali Artichokes!!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob & Bilbo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Pawesome artichokes! Mom says to warn you that Avalon might like to do a taste test, puppies seem to like gardening like ciara.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Artichokes! Nummy! Nummm...numm..num!

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Are those artichokes in your backyard? Cool!

Wyatt said...

Okey Dokey...bring on the butter!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

caboval said...

Oh you really got our mouth watering!!! smack smack!!!! Those are absolutley gorgeous!!!! Yummo! Hugs Joey and Kealani
PS Hows the baby?

K9friend said...

Love the pictures. I guessed them to be artichokes, though I've never seen them before harvesting!


Kari in WeHo said...

can I come over for dinner?

Oskar said...

My mom person thinks those look yummy!

Wrigley said...

Mmmmmm - Artichokes! Mom says they are super yummy. Great picture.

Wags and Kisses,

KB said...

You can grow your own artichokes. That's a huge WOW!

BRUTUS said...

OMD! I've never seen how artichokes grow! I kinda pictured them growing low to the ground like pineapples do! Now we know!!

Brutus the Frenchie

the booker man said...

dear golden samantha,
i send my heartiest congratulations to you on achieving such an excellent selection of artichokes in your garden. those are fine specimens indeed!!
good day!

Thor said...

Beautiful artichokes, Sammie!
Great pictures!

Stella said...

Hi Sammie!

It wasn't me that wrote about artichokes, so you have to keep looking. These are beautiful! How great you can grow them in your garden.

Jo and Stella