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, July 25, 2010

Daytrip to Dillon Beach

As Ma was snapping this picture, she tripped over something and...

...well aren't these gorgeous? So here's where the peeps kinda had breakfast!

Dillon Beach is located in Sonoma County, just north of where we live. It's a great doggeh beach, cause we can go unleashed! It's about a mile long and ends at a lookout across a channel that divides the Pacific Ocean from Tomales Bay - right on the San Andreas Fault Line hehehe!

Instead of parking at Dillon Beach today, we decided to drive on through to Lawson's Landing.
The Landing is a campground at the very end of Dillon Beach; there's a wonderful view of one arm "end" of the Point Reyes National Seashore where you can see Tule Elk. Here's a little movie of Avalon and me having some Zoomies which we needed badly after the long car ride!

And here are some more pictures of us having a cool time on Dillon Beach as the tide let out.

Yuuuummmmmzers! Something smells absolutely splendid!

My sis needs to learn sand management.

Mo' zoomers!

A pelican hunting for dinner - never saw what he caught, but his dive was impressive!

And a million gulls...

Smellin' them... on your mark...

Gotta get me one!

Then we checked out the boardwalk/fishermans' area at Lawsons'. What do you think these kids were lookin' at?

Ewwwwwwwwww! Neither me or Av were even slightly interested in those.

But we got lots of attention from this guy! Look at all the doggehs!

And here's another, if you look closely! He did not appreciate our coming too close.

It was too cool to witness the boat launch here. $20.00 gets you tractor service; boat to truck or the reverse!

Then you won't believe what we saw on the way home. Turkeys! And a baby turkey!

And then Mom finally looked to her left and saw that! What a great day! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Sending golden vibes to our pals who are in need.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a GReat day!

It really kinda sorta looks like Avalon likes woo!


Sierra Rose said...

Looked like an awesome day Sammie! Hope I can explore the beach off my string one of these years!! :)
Avalon sure loves her big sis :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Sam! What a pawsome for you!
Look at the pelican!! Wow! The pics are amazing, thanks for sharing it with us!


Sonic said...

Wow you guys had fun! And welcome Avalon! This is the first time I'm seeing you!


Mango said...

I have never seen a baby turkey. But we have those big grown up turkeys here.

Hey! Zoom. zoom, zoom! Sporty dogs. Always running and splashing and putting on those goofy grins.


Maggie Mae said...

Now that was a grreat way to spend the day!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mr. Pip said...

Looks like tons of fun! Beautiful scenery! You are lucky to live so close to the ocean!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD I am all green with Jellyness. What a grrreat day you had... baby turkey, deer, sandy nose and ZOOMIES.

Cocorue said...

that was a FUN day....i love the ocean and we don't stay that close. thanks for reminding us of the great times we've had on the beach


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! What a pawsome weekend Sammie.How cute that Avalon follows you ... during Zoomies time. LOVE your photos together. I'll be scared of those Pelicans. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tucker said...

I love it when you used Avalon as a hurdle! You left her in the dust.

woof - Tucker

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers! What a great get-away! I LOVE that video of you girls ZOOMING on the beach! That looks like GREAT fun!!!
Cool pelican shots!!!
Play bows,

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

What a great place to do zoomies and some dirt make ups!

Sam & June

Sam said...

Sounds like an action-packed day with lots of nature all around you - I love to walk and see wild critters roaming about - today we saw fish, birds, chipmunks, turtles and a snake on our hike! The deer is darling!

Kari in WeHo said...

Looks to me like the day trip was a success

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♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Another wonderful time for you two. It is so cool to see you and little Avalon having so much fun together.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thundering Herd said...

Funny, we have a "berry" post coming up this week as well.

Lorenza said...

Zoooomies! I loved your video!
Sure you had a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Samantha and Avalon
I think that looks like a vewy magicaly pawfect day at Dillon Beach.
I love seeing the two of you doing zoomies..I'd love to join you..what a most mawvelous day fow you..i think you live in the bestest place.
I'm glad you like my backgwound pictoowe..it cools me off to look at it, hehehe..I bet youw Mama was a cutie in the Adowondackses
smoochie kisses

Wyatt said...

What a fun day. Avalon, you grew bigger! When did that happen?? hehe


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

It looks like you had a pawsome weekend!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

KB said...

Spectacular photos of the beach. When we lived in your area, the beach was a refuge for us, a place where our dogs could romp and we could relax in peace.

Gorgeous birds!!! Oh my goodness, you're lucky to have a place like that so close.

I love Avalon with sand on her nose. Our pups used to dig super deep holes (2-3' with just their rumps sticking out) in the sand and get all covered in sand. A quick swim would solve that!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful outing!!!

Thor said...

What a great day! Looks like you had lots of fun!

caboval said...

Oh we could watch zoomies videos for hours!!! What an action packed day you guys had! Theres so much to do and see there wow!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Life With Dogs said...

You know what I just realized? Your posts are twice as much fun now. :)
I love watching them grow, how beautiful...

Scout 'n Freyja said...

When momma looked at your little video of the two of you having the zoomies she smiled and smiled and smiled. Nothing like a Golden having fun and nothing like watching a puppy feel that puppy feeling!

PeeEss: Momma says that it's nice to have someone else who appreciates those ABBA folks!

mayziegal said...

Gosh, that looks like a Most Wonderful day! I practically felt like I was zooming right along with you!

Wiggles & Wags,

the booker man said...

miss sammie,
like i've woofed before, ya'll go on the bestest field trips evarrr! :)
my favoritest thingies about this post:
(1) when you jumped over miss avalon in the zoomies video. teehee.
(2) the picture of miss avalon with sand all over her schnoz!
(3) the wild turkeys!! GOBBLE GOBBLE!
the booker man

pee s -- were those blackberries that your mama found?

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great day you both had racing along the sand on the beach!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

How funny - another of my blog friends also posted recently about wild blackberries! My human remembers picking them on a university field trip - they are delicious!

Looks like you had an awesome time, Sammie - ZOOMIES!!!!!!

Honey the Great Dane

K9friend said...

Wow! You got to do lots of cool things!


Miley said...

Samantha!!!! You have a sister!!! How could my secretary have missed this?!?!? How adorable is she!!! You are going to be the best big sister, they are alot of work as I am sure you have figured out by now! They can be a tad bit annoying especially when all you want to do is take a little snooze and all they want to do is nibble on your ears or toes! BOL!!! I wouldn't trade my Maggie for the world, though! Thank you for your nice comments about Maggie, we are taking very good care of her and will give her the best life that is possible for her. Well, welcome Avalon, we are looking forward to watch you grow up to be a gorgeous Golden!!! xoxo

Huffle Mawson said...

I think you and Avi are going to have some great adventures together in life. Hi Ozzie!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

I loved the zoomies video so much! Avalon looked so cute trying to keep up :) Another great adventure for you guys!