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, June 29, 2010

Happy Bday, Ma!

Weird post, but there's a method to my madness! Here's a link to this place and it is DOG FRIENDLY! Check it out! Anyway, yesterday was Mama's birthday. She's always wanted to go to this restaurant and then found out I could come too! Look at the other puppers here on the patio! This is a funky (but too pricey) restaurant in Sausalito. We've been having somewhat of a heatwave inland, so we knew that dining by the Bay would be cool!

Look at all the pups who showed up! This place is known for its pawesome fish, fresh off the boat, and also for the freshest foods from local farmers. I stationed myself near Emma, where I knew I'd eventually score.

Mama with Cameron and me... Cameron had just returned from an amazing trip to Peru and brought something so cool that we couldn't believe it! She'd made a "Jeopardy!" board filled with answers about Peru.

Here it is. While we munched on the most amazing hors d'oevres such as homemade chips with trout dip, Cameron proceeded to annhiliate us one by one. Such hard "answers"! By then, I was really hoping the wee peep, Emma, would arbitrarily drop a goodie for me...

Soooo... and she... DID!!! Lots of 'em! Sure like birthdays... any peeps' or pups'! Then we ordered our dinners.
Even Mama said, "OMD" when this came! Totally wild, fresh trout, so pink and yomzers with unbelievably fresh veggies - she finished about 1/3 of it. The plate was so heavy, she couldn't pass it around to the others for tasty tastins'! I even got a nibble of what fresh, pink trout is like... mmmmmnnnnn!

And the contents of the whole restaurant sang "Happy Bday" to Mama, while I hoped I'd get a piece. Not happenin' this year! If any of yous comes to visit, I highly recommend you try this place. Pawesome...totally!


The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Birthday, Mom.

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Happy Happy Birthday! That dinner looks GOOD...

Barbara said...

Happy birthday Mama! Glad you had a good time!

the booker man said...

miss sammie,
happy belated birthday to your mama! looks like she had a grrreat day cuz that restaurant place you went to was SO YUMMY YUMMERS! mmmmmm. i'm glad you scored some samples. heehee.
the booker man

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your very sweet Mom - we can see it was a very special day.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

Oh drool! Why can't we have a place like that here? Mom says probably because nobody would want to eat the nasty Asian carp that have invaded our river. We wish your mom a very Happy Birthday!


Tanuki Maxx said...

Happy birthday mom!!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Birthday to your furry special mama!

It looks like khwite the pawesome day!

Thanks SOOOOO much fur sharing it with us!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday to your Mama. What a great place to celebrate. My peeps have eaten at there n noticed the doggies n kids. It's very dog n child friendly place. They always go to Sausalito when they go to SF. You are lucky doggie getting stuffs from Emma. She is a darling cutie. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday, Samantha's Mom! Is that an Airedale, that I saw in that picture? Wow, they will let anydog into that place! Heehee

It looks great. Thanks for the dining tip!


Sam said...

Seems like a lot of people are celebrating birthdays this week! And that trout sounds like it was amazing. Happy Birthday, Sammie Mom! Sounds like you spent the day well!

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday, Sammie's Mom!
Glad you had a great time at that pawesome place!
Kisses and hugs

Wrigley said...

Happy Birthday Samantha's mom!

Looks like a cool restaurant - and they allow dogs...

Wags and Kisses,

Life With Dogs said...

Birthday hugs to you! ♥

KT and Lady said...

Happy Birthday to you. It's weird, for some reason I'm really hungry and yearning for a trip to Peru. Great post.

Maggie Mae said...


What a great day all of you had! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae


Happy happy happy birthday!
What a great way to celebrate with EVERYONE! I bet you'll be back there again. It looks like a perfect day!
clink clink toast to you
norwood (and mom)

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow! What a nice outing! (You tell a great story!) Happy birthday to Mom!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Birthday Mama.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

El'bow and Hauwii said...

happy peppy b-day mom

can we have cake now??

El'bow & Hauwii

Dennis the Vizsla said...

The coast is definitely the place to be in the summertime!

The Army of Four said...

Happy belated birthday to your mom!!!
That restaurant looks SO COOL! And I'll take fish any day of the week over cake! (Mom... not so much.) That's cool that you got to go - and to taste the trout!!
Play bows,

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like a great pawty! Hope your Ma had a furry Happy Birthday!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Did you wear that yellow sweatshirt on purpose?! It looks so fabulous against the blue chair you're sitting in. Happy 29th birthday to you, M!!!

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

Happy Barkday to your mom! Glad that you took your ma to that cool restaurant! We don't think they allow any of that in NYS.

Sam & June

Dory and the Mama said...

Happy Birthday Samantha Mama!! What a very delicious looking birthday dinner!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

caboval said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

silvieon4 said...

Happy Birthday! And that was awesome. Momma's birthday is coming up and I wonder if we can find something like that on our side of the map!

Asta said...

Happy BIWFDAY to youw Mommi !!!!!!
That place looks pawsome..soo wish i could visit and go thewe that cake looks yummielicious too..I hope you got lots of bits of eveewything
smoochie kisses

Asta said...

I just saw that youw Mommi is a whole nine yeaws old..WOW that's like six mowe than me
smoochie kissesASTA

Sierra Rose said...

Happy Birthday Miche!!! Love ya!
What a fantastic place and celebration you had :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

happy birthday!

Thor said...

Happy Birthday Sammie Mama!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like a grand celebration.

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy birthday to your momma! What a Most Fantastic place and I'm so very much glad you gots to go, too! YUM!

Wiggles & Wags,

Maggie and Mitch said...

yummmmmmmmmmm, look at that cake!
Happy birthday to your mom, Sammie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy Birthday Mom, how cool that you got to go to the birthday celebration too.
The meal looked super yummy and as for that cake.........!
We just know everyone had a great time - those are the best birthdays for sure.
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! ME Again, Sugar. just want to say Golden Thanks again for supporting me to be June Top UDog. read my post today ... TY photo card for everyone. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

K9friend said...

Yummmm. My mouth is watering!