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!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Date with Hunky Jackson

Before leaving for vacay tomorrow, I pawed Mom to arrange a date with Jackson again! Woo hoo... my heart pounds just to think about him!

Here he is (above) displaying his gorgeous smile - yummy! Since he was headed toward my house, I decided to show him Miller Creek in nearby Marinwood. Avalon and I were just there, but Jackson had never seen it and he loves water as much or more than we do!

Although I refer to Avalon as my sis, she really isn't. Actually, she is Jackson's half-sis from a different litter. Jackson's Mom thinks she looks like Jackson a lot - what do you think? (I'd take that as a ginormous complement, of course... but I'm blinded by love...)

Here is some of the fun we had in the water, which is a year-round springfed running creek - rare in these parts!

If you can believe it, all three of us got our toofies around that blue cloth baby bumper! Our pawrents thought that was pretty funny! We'll leave you with a little movie - Avalon mostly wins... Have a good August! We are going to try to do a couple of posts on the way, if Mom can figgur out the technology heheh! And we want to thank Corinna, Jackson's Mom, for taking all the pictures on this post! Silly Mom only brought her little movie cam. See you soon!


Emma Rose said...

That looks like the best place in the WORLD to play and swim!!! The photos were great but I LOVED the video. That Avalon is just adorable :)

Emma Rose

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm looking at your pictures and your video here at work and wishing I could be where you are! What fun!!!!!

Emerald said...

Gorgeous!!! Makes me want to swim right now!! Wish mom would stop cleaning house and take us all out for a swim. Have a great vacation! Oh, and guess what? I left you an award on my blog because you are WATER dogs after my own heart!!

Maggie Mae said...


It looks like you had such a good time, you is right Jackson is very handsome. Avalon is getting sooo big too.
Haves a wunderful vacation!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Despite little sis in tow, looks like you had a fun date.

El'bow and Hauwii said...

woooooow nice water action!!

El'bow & Hauwii

Stella said...

Hi Sammie!

You guys had a wonderful time, didn't you? Here is to a great vacation as well. And we want pictures and stories when you get back!


Martha and Bailey said...

Yes Sammie, we agree that Jackson is a hunk!
Avalon was just so cute in that video!
That looked like such a beautiful place for you all to go and have fun - nothing like lots of wet doggies!
Sorry we are so behind with your blog.
Martha and bailey xxx

Corbin said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Hope you enjoy you're vaca!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, he is SO HANDSOME! The three of you look like you had just the BEST time together!
Happy vacation!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Ok so we have been gone too long! A new little sis. She is most very cute and she does look like Jackson. Looks like you guys had all kinds of fun romping and playing!

Have a safe trip!


Mr. Nubbin'

Sierra Rose said...

What a very cool time with a very special pal :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Tucker said...

I don't know about the Hunky part but Jackson sure looks like fun!

woof - Tucker

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Is is a great place to have a playdate with hunky Jackson. Have a wonderful vacation. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

I wish I'd been there with you!

I think Avalon and Jackson really do look related!


Mango said...

Giant party wet dog good times! I liked the action movie especially! Wow!


Kari in WeHo said...

Looks to me like love was in the air!

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Wrigley said...

Wow has Avalon grown. Enjoy your vacation - can't wait to see the pics!

Wags N Kisses,

Lorenza said...

Sure you, Jackson and Avalon had a pawesome time together!
I loved the pictures and video!
Kisses and hugs

K9friend said...

Have lots of fun on vacation! Stay safe!


Barbara said...

Jackson certainly is handsome and Avalon looks very similar. Looks like you had some wonderful times at the water!

The Thundering Herd said...

Looks like a great place for a picnic and romp session.

misskyliem said...

What a date!!! Hope you get to have a second one real soon!
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KB said...

It looks like you had a FABULOUS time, and Avalon is just too cute for words! Jackson is handsome - I agree. It's very cool that he's Avalon's half brother.

Have a great vacation!!!!

Thor said...

What a wonderful place for a date. Looks like you had a great time!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great spot to meet Jackson! The water looks so refreshing!
We loved your video. Avalon is so cute!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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

Love that video!
We are a little late but have fun at your vacay!

Sam & June

caboval said...

That looks like Heaven on Earth!!! Boy that Avalon is sure a cutie looking like a kitten playing with her toy!!!! We love you!!! Hugs Valerie

Oskar said...

What a fun time. You're such beautiful doggies!

Sam said...

You guys had such a fun time!


Sue said...

Wow, you guys are having so much fun in the water. We haven't been to the lake all summer for various silly reasons that Mom comes up with. We'd sure love to get wet. Have a good vacation. See you when you get back.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Fun x 1,000,000!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like you two had a pawsome time! That swim looks like fun!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Oskar said...

Howdy Samantha & Avalon. I have left you with an award on my blog, so come by & pick it up!

Love & hugs,

Sally said...

Happy Weekend.
Nice woooh

Life With Dogs said...

You are missed, come back!! :)