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, November 9, 2010

Families and Dogs and the World Wide Moment

Hi Again! We have had a week of visiting with Mama's mother and sister, who came all the way from NYC! We had a ton of fun with them and will explain the above photo in a bit. Suffice it to say, that the only way you can drive from San Francisco to the county we live in is to go through the tunnel pictured below. Maybe you can see that the archway above the openings are painted with rainbows!

Well, we had a wonderful time with the visiting duo, as well as Mama's and Dad's little family out here in the wild west. We acted as touring agents, showing them Miller Creek park, McInnis Park, where Sammie and Shanti gave an obedience demonstration and finally, showed them some football fields where Mom's granddaughter, Hannah was cheering. We pointed at some terrific restaurants... but dang! The managements wouldn't let us in! Can you imagine? We took them up to the top of Mount Tamalpais, driving through tule fog and rain. Mom vowed that we'd see some holes in the fog/clouds/rain and get views. It actually happened. The visit was magical and we miss the NYC duo very much. The day after they left, we went to see our pals in the park - McInnis again. Here are some of us all smiling!

And below, we're waiting for somebuddy to throw a stick at Miller Creek!

Sue and Mom and me, Sammie at the McInnis Park Rangers' Carnival for Doggehs. Shanti and I demonstrated our obedience routines. There were lots of puppers there and a bunch of cool things to do, like swim, run through an agility course, and hear tips from our local Humane Society Director, Trish King.

There are two blogging doggehs you may know in the above picture! Can you find them??? (In next post, will tell you who they are!)

I sure love my parents' grandpeep, Cam, a LOT!!! (Thank you Kristin - Sierra's Mom - for providing this lovely photo!)
Here's a collage of the Hu-Family with us, BEGGING to be set free!!! There wasn't a soul up there, even though the wind was blowing the clouds away, allowing us to see how high up we were!

I know the Hu-Family must have missed us at this place in the top picture. Life just couldn't be the same without us, eh?!!! In the bottom picture, you can see that the clouds are going away!

Robert Brault said, "In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured."

So here's another photo of that amazing rainbow we saw as the clouds parted and the sun shone through - it really was totally magical. And speaking of magical... many of you know about the Second Annual World Wide Moment, coming up at exactly 11:00 pm (23:00) GMT on Sunday, November 14, 2010. We will all be turning towards the skies together for one silent moment, wishing and sending any and every fur, feathered, fuzzy creature (with us on Earth or across the Rainbow Bridge) whatever is in our hearts that will help them feel the love and support they need right now. Please visit Fergi and Jake for a ton more information on this AMAZING MOMENT. And please do spread the news or make a post about this event. Thank you!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


GReat pikhs AND such fun!

Thanks fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: That was just wrong woo khouldn't enjoy the restaurants too!

Anonymous said...

Double WOW! Amazing scenery!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful place! I love the picture of you two running away!

sagechronicles said...

You all had a super amazing time! Love the rainbow--we don't see too many of them here.

Kari in WeHo said...

It sure looks like you have been busy


The Thundering Herd said...

What a spectacular picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Oskar said...

It looks like an awesome adventure and the rainbow is amazing!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sierra Rose said...

Yay for family time :) I think I can guess who your bloggie buddies were that attended the Carnival with you :) Love all the smiling photos!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Cocorue said...

beautiful rainbow.....thankQ

we love the pics esp the one of you with Cam....

coco and tiffy

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful photos!!

ELizabeth & Luna

Angus said...

The rainbow pictures are something else.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What beautiful pictures! The rainbow is fabulous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a beautiful and magical photo of the rainbow!!! You always get such superb photos. Isn't it wonderful to have good times with family - very cute grandpeeps:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

BRUTUS said...

The rainbow is amazing! Looks like you've been having a blast, we love hikes and doggie fun days too!!

Brutus & Carmen

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom makes the wooden ornies and the ones that are made out of felt. It keeps her busy and out of trouble!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

NCmountainwoman said...

Great post! And hooray for those detours.

Jazzi said...

I found your blog!! LOL My mom just sent you an e-mail about the christmas exchange. Nice to meet you and I am following you!!


retriever said...

Wonderfull fotos,
Greeting from Belgium, Louisette with two golden: Primrose 's Dream Cerise+ Zitablue du Bosquet Mignon.
page links golden kennels + my blogs

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! always FUN to have visitors. LOVE the rainbow photo. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
YAH ... you guys are joining the Blog Pet Pals Holiday Exchange Cards. More info and button posted on my blog post today. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sam said...

Beautiful! You guys are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!


the booker man said...

miss sammie and miss avalon,
it's totally funsies to have your hooman family visit!! ya'll were awesome tour guides...i can't believe you could go in the restaurants. how lame-o is that?!
the mountains and rainbow are gor-ge-ous! me and asa and mama could look at that picture forevarrr!!

the booker man

caboval said...

Oh could you please send me some nformation about this event??? I want to tell everyone I know!!! I love your pictures and your rainbow is awesome!!!! Love Valerie

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Beautiful pics! Wow, a rainbow! Did you find a pot of gold? :)