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, September 6, 2010

Mokelumne Wilderness - Camping Part III

Welcome back to our rather surreal first RV camping trip. Mom here today! We really had a super time but found some of our adventures rather hilarious; as many things that went wrong, went beautifully right -and we had as much fun or more throughout all our experiences as Sammie and Avalon. We are definitely looking forward to our next trip! Here's a little preview of the pups enjoying the last leg of our journey:

It doesn't take long for us to get to Plasse's Resort - about 3 hours. Lots of passes; we end up about 1200 feet higher in altitude than Truckee. Plasse's sits on one end of Silver Lake at 7300 feet. After we set up, we immediately feed Sam and Avalon, then enjoy ourselves at the all-you-can-eat Italian fest at the Restaurant here. We decide we deserve an evening out. One of the first shots in the slideshow is of Thunder Mountain in the sunset from our dining room window seat. We can't wait for our hike to Lake Margaret tomorrow morning!

Enjoy the show!

Since so much more had been ironed out by the time we arrived at Plasse's Resort, we sort of overlooked the fact that it snowed on the last night at elevations over 8000 feet and that our heater decided to play tricks on us of a kind that we still didn't have the know-how to understand. Whatever the problem was, it affected the fridge too, zapping all our power so that the CO monitor bleeped its heart out at 3a.m. again. We tried to enjoy our last day as we packed to leave!
Upshot: What runs the fridge and thermostat is a circuit board (and more!). Ours was a faulty one that hogged all the juice. Boy, did we learn a lot! And we certainly had a ton of fun - we're planning the next trip right now! (And the dealer people fixed the problem immediately... for free...) Hope y'all had a good Labor Day Weekend!


Frankie Furter said...

Glad that you got the problem fixed... FREE too!! Can't beat that.
You were certainly in a beautiful place. I love your meadow zoomies!!!

houndstooth said...

I'm glad you got things all fixed! What fun you had! I wish I could have been there, too!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet woo slept furry furry well each night!

Thanks fur sharing all that fun!

PeeEssWoo: I saw the word SNOW!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Great fun you had! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Avalon and Samantha must have been so tired - bet there was a lot of snoring going on all night:) Happy pups!!! We love how Avalon is so attached to her big sister.

Thanks for sharing another awesome adventure.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We're just catching up - it looks like you had a ton of fun. And Avalon is growing like a weed!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You guys truly had so much FUN. It's beautiful ... very jealous of your swimming n zoomies. I am happy you like your new header ... our pleasure to make it for you. Is there a part IV?. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

sagechronicles said...

That looks like sooooo much fun (except for the 3am wake up bleeps)! I love the mountains.
Sage & her Mom

Sierra Rose said...

Big smiles seeing all these pix!! Such a beautiful area and so many lakes to explore! Sammie and Av are just the sweetest together :)
Hope to see you SOOOOOOOOOOOOON.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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

So much fun and such a beautiful place to camp!!!

Sam & June

The Blab Labs said...

Looks like you had a LOT of fun! I love your new page look by the way. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good time even with the problems. Beautiful place!

Maggie and Mitch said...

It looks like you had such fun despite the bleeps!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like you had a grrreat time, anyway!! Furry pretty scenery!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Lorenza said...

Sounds like an interesting time with those bleeps!
Glad you had a great time!
Kisses and hugs

The Thundering Herd said...

We are just now catching up on blogs and read your whole series of RV adventures. Soon, all of this RV stuff will be old hat and you will just go with the flow. Amazing the little things that can go wrong (they are actually quite complex machines), but the tons of talent at any RV park that is very willing and patient to help you figure things out.

Emma Rose said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. Burrr! Ice in the water dish - yikes! I can't tell you how many times we took our 5th wheel back to the dealer for minor fixes. And right before the warranty was up we had them check it over again really good. I am so excited for you in your new adventure. You are all going to have so much fun "making memories". Buying an RV was the best thing we ever did - and we have never regretted it for a second.


The Duchess

Dory and the Mama said...

So very beautiful!! OH, and the scenery too!!

We could never forget you Samantha!! Our assistant made us take a WHOLE month off from bloggieland, so don't be too hard on your assistant!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo & Jacob

The Army of Four said...

What a great adven=== did you say SNOW?!?!? ===ture.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like a great time, and you can't go wrong with free repairs!

ben said...

Most awesome excellent adventures -
Ben and the fellas

The Blab Labs said...

You're STILL camping? :) We love you guys so we left you a special award this morning. Come visit and check it out!


Hope you like it!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

How much fun can two dogs have? A LOT, apparently! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!!