We have aboard: Sammie, Avalon, Dad and Mom (driver).
Needing to drive to Truckee, California by end of today.
Estimated time of driving to Truckee, California: 9 hours, 30 minutes.
(Not to be: rather, 14 hours, 24 minutes)
From the Driver's journal: "...road from Auburn to Donner "grady" and very bumpy; in &*%%ingly bad shape.... Once reaching Truckee, neither Captain nor co-Captain could believe that the gas attendant's directions to our destination could possibly be up a remote country road, winding up and up. But then... magically. There it was. A sign. That simply said: CAMPGROUND. Surreal.
Stardate: 8/21/2010, 8:40 a.m.
Between Momma and Poppa are some morning meds: 2 strong prescriptions (at least for canines) and 4 minerals/vitamins. By the time Mom and Dad had their water glasses ready to gulp down the pills, one of the scrip meds was missing. Panic.
Solution: Alder Creek Camp Hosts Carol and Dan, camped next to all-season couple, Martin and Elaine (with golden retriever, Riley) recommend a Dr. Lori L. Ferrera and quickly give us directions. Our parents are certain that one of us has ingested the missing pill. Mom and Dad race us off to Sierra Pet Clinic, where Dr. Lori checks us out fast. She didn't detect anything weird, but told us to return at 5 p.m. for a recheck. Mom and Dad race back to Alder Creek Campground to thank everyone and commence to set up camp after searching every inch of the trailer for the pill. Not to be found. Dan, the host, teach Mom and Dad everything about a campground with full hookups. It really is heaven.
Stardate 8/21/2010; 11:00 a.m. - we are doing awesome and are completely free from any of the symptoms that Dr. Lori said to watch for. And... our crates and ex-pens and set-up are pawesome. Maybe our parents are getting closer to the summit of that learning curve. We are ready to rock and roll... someplace. When Dr. L. saw us later, she pronounced us ready to go for the rest of the week - arrrrr-roooo!
So... next day, we set off for Independence Lake. Y'know that cool lake a couple of posts ago that kept me from concentrating on my obedience? Well, we were going there now! Couldn't wait!
Sardine Lake is gorgeous with lots of fish, but neither Mom nor Dad could even nab a bite! Ice Cream, anybody?
We are finally having the pawesomest time! The golden retriever in this movie is Riley, owner of the cool folks who recommended Dr. Lori to us. Stay tuned for more adventures with us as Mom and Dad attempt to understand RV camping in the Mokelumne Wilderness area heheh!