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!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

1st Meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Golden Retriever Meetup!

Ashley and her golden, Moose, recently moved to the Bay Area from San Diego, where, as many of you may know, Sue of Random Ramblings started a Meetup group that has grown to almost 800 members! We were excited to have a group here finally and even more jazzed about our first gathering at Seal Point Park in San Mateo near the SFO airport.

Let's get this party started, Peeps!

Okay Ma... that's enough throwing to her; it's my turn! And here's a little movie of things gettin' goin'!

And here's a little of my play/kong action on the return retrieve heheh!
Here's a collage of what some of us doggehs were up to fur some pawesome fun meetin' and greetin'! (Notice my BFF, Sierra, in these pix?)

Below there's Maggie, cuddling up with Ma, who does rescue work in San Francisco with Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue, where I cames from!

Look who was anxious to join the pawtay - a bit too anxious if you asks me, pulling on that leashie likes that heheh!

Word spread that there were treats over here - nomzers!

And after a good time was had by all, we gathered for a group picture, some of us more enthused about it than others! Ashley, incredibly, had created a "goodie" bag for each of us to paw home!

WOW! Something smells really yummy (drrooool!)

Before I could get my maw around the nomzers, my evil sis took off with the pretty pressie!

Luckily, the contents spilt fur me to investigate!

What lovely gifties Ashley and Moose gave us to bring home. Ashley: you bringed joy to our lives today and we loved meeting you and so many other wonderful goldens (and other doggehs too!) as well as their super owners! Thank you, thank you! We had a most splendid time and look forward to the next Meetup!


Sam said...

My Louie should have come to investigate this - he is just about the biggest Golden fan out there! It looks like you guys had a blast - it must have been hard for all of your owners to tell you apart with all of you guys mingling like that!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...



Elizabeth said...

I wished we lived closer!

Elizabeth & Luna

Sue said...

That's awesome! I'm so glad to see that the first meetup of the new group was such a success! I look forward to hearing lots more about your adventures together!!

Sue & the gang!

Scout and Freyja said...

What a lovely day. Looks like everyone who is anyone was there!

KT and Lady said...

wow, these last two posts look like more fun that most of us have in a month. We wish we lived closer too. Maybe the weather would be better. All those Golden smiles are contagious.


Maggie Mae said...

WOW! What a grreat day you had! You is a very lucky pup Samantha!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How COOL is that. I'll asked my mom to check if we have one here. It's always FUN to meet other Golden dogs. Oh! Guess what I went swimming again this weekend. Check my post today. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a fun day you had. Know your peeps loved seeing all of those Goldens together.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

houndstooth said...

That looks like so much fun! If we had a greyhound meet up here, I'd be there in a flash!


BRUTUS said...

SO lucky! I wish there were enough Frenchies around - the closest meet-up group to us is all the way in Chicago! Nothing like being with your own kind, eh?

Multiple Snorts-
Brutus (& Carmen) the Frenchie(s)

Sierra Rose said...

Great post Sammie! That was so much fun! Can't wait to attend another event.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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

What a fun day you had Sammie! That Avalon still has a lot to learn from her big sissy when it comes to events and pressies.

Sam & June

caboval said...

Wow! Looks like a great time was had by all!!! Im so happy you guys have a Meetup group too!!!! Yipee!!!! We will enjoy watching your numbers grow!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful day Samantha!! So many Goldies, so little time. Mama was ooooing and aaaahhhing all over the place!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Golden Fun - we saw this over at Sierra Rose's blog too. Hope Avalon can join in all the fun soon too. We see one black intruder in the golden circle:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Barbara said...

What a fun day! My two dogs say that Prarie is good noms!!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Samantha,
Well, because of this post our dad went on the web and found out that there is a Golden Retriever Meetup Group in Richmond; that's just down I-95 from us a way. Dad joined the group. They are sponsoring a swim meetup on july 10th and dad says that he'll be taking at least 2 of us. Thanks for the info. Sure looks like y'all had a place. Mom grew up in South San Francisco and has a lot of family in San Mateo and San Francisco. Please give our best to Sierra Rose, guess she's all grown up now. We still thing of Golden Honey often. Their family lives such an exciting outdoors life style.

The Army of Four said...

That is so COOL! I'll bet you had an awesome time! I mean... all those pups, Kong-on-a-Rope, how could it get any better?!!?

El'bow and Hauwii said...

that was alot of gold :D
its oke you did visit our bloggie :D
we furgive ya :) we do that to sometime we read them but sometime we furget the comments them

El'bow & Hauwii

The Life of Riley said...

It looks like you had great fun. Days meeting up with and playing with Golden friends are the best!

Kari in WeHo said...

oooooooooooooo that used to be our favorite dog park

Wrigley said...

Looks like a great day of Golden fun! Wish we lived closer.

Wags and Kisses,

K9friend said...

What a bright sunny golden party! Glad you all had fun!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sammie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i saw this at sierra roses blog too it is like rashomon!!! only more fun!!! ok bye

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun way to spend the day! That's a lot of Goldens!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

What a fabulous meeting--and such fun goody bags, too! Looks like an eventful day!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now that looks like lots of fun. Lots of sniffing going on we bet..
Cool goody bag.. Did you share with Sis?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

the booker man said...

holy golden retrievers, batman!
what a grrreat meet up! i need to find a labradoggie meet up near my house.
the booker man

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wowieeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Wish we could have come! Looks like a fabulous day!