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, November 14, 2010

A Very Special Day...

Helen Keller said: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Our day started with a trip up to Mom's alma mater, Sonoma State University, where grandpeep, H, was competing in a Cheer competition. Here she is on top - woo hoo!

Since we were close to Crane Park, where Mama used to play frisbee golf (yeah... funny!) with some pals, Ma and Pa thought it would be a great parkie for some fun!

Unfortunately, the rules said that we had to be on leash - yuck! So we soldiered on, even though we caught these guys below with a pupper offleash!

If you haven't ever played frisbee golf, it is really cool! You have to have special disks and do they ever fly!

Some pix of the scenery on the way to Crane Park. The vineyards are in their fall majesty! Momzers and Dad decided that we would spend our special MOMENT at the Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve, where we could go offleash and see precious views of the San Francisco Bay and beyond.

Pretty soon, it was approaching 4pm... for us, 11:00 pm GMT. Mom gathered us to her as best she could and we all thought about those we loved and missed as well as those we love and are in pain. We couldn't light a candle here, cause we didn't want to start a grass fire or anything. but we felt the power of thinking... with so many of you across the planet. It was very powerful.

Then, we had to go and play in the grasses, before it got dark.

And before we had to go home.

And before we died of thirst... We spent today extremely grateful for what we have... life itself.

Helen Keller got it right.




23 comments:

houndstooth said...

You guys sure chose a beautiful place for your Moment!

Bunny

KT and Lady said...

Wow, that looks like lots of fun. Wonderful pictures. Beautiful spot.

Kari in WeHo said...

at first all I saw was pics but once I highlighted everything I saw the text. Anyone else having this issue?

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a day fur sure!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I khouldn't see text either until I opened the khomment window

Samantha said...

Oh dear... don't know what to say, cause Mom is so puter-challenged. We're all going to sleeps but maybe it will work itself out in the night? Nahhhh. We'll try to work it out in the am. Maybe it has to do with the new backround we put in today? Anybody know if that could be the case?

Sierra Rose said...

Beautiful hikies. Go Hannah!
We could see pix and text. Sweet trails :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Maggie Mae said...

Sammie & Avalon,
I can't see da words but all da pictures is most beootifuls!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

HoundDogMom said...

Great way to spend that special Moment. We can see everything on the blog and looks like a grand day. Cleo, Winston and Amiee

BRUTUS said...

Looks like the perfect place for zoomies!! What huge, wide-open spaces, and perfect weather! Love the photo of the two of you on the trail!!

Snorts-
Brutus & Carmen

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Great photos ... interesting that Avalon is leading your walk. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

FYI: Mmmm read your post on blogger dashboard/google reader saw some words associated with the photos but no words when visited your site. Not sure exactly what's going on ... Woof!

Samantha said...

I think that those of you who use google reader may be the ones not seeing text. Back to the drawing board to see what's wrong - must have something to do with the new background - will contact designer to see if she knows why this is happening - ack!
xo
s and a's Mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are connecting directly to your blog and can't see the text either. It must be something in the settings for text. But when we read it in Google Reader, the text is there.

In any event the photos are just beautiful.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Maybe it is the color of your text?

caboval said...

Oh you brought a tear to my eyes!!!! What beautiful pics and to see Avalon and Sammy together! The vineyards are breathtaking!!!! HUgs Joey and Kealani

Sheila and Bob said...

Wonderful & beautiful post, thanks for sharing.

Thor said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like a lots of fun!

Thor x

Jazzi said...

Hi JAzzi here!!
That place looks like a TON of fun and you did xactly what it looked like~~had a TON of fun!!

Wags
Jazzi

The Thundering Herd said...

Candle or not, we felt the power from everyone at that moment.

Sam said...

What a beautiful place!

Sam

Mango said...

Wow! That pyramid of humans was amazing!

Slobbers,
Mango

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hey there - Shiloh'n Shasta here. Thoze r sum bootiful pikchurz an'u 2 look like u wuz havin'so much fun. What a bootiful place fer that speshal moment.
Thank u all fer stoppin'by our blog.

The Army of Four said...

Woo! What gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I especially like the black and white one -- and the ones of you in the grassy field! It almost looks like you're here!
Luv,
Dave

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Just came over from Dog Daze and I immediately reconginzed Crane Park; until three years ago I lived in Santa Rosa. So glad to visit here with you...I'll be back.
Noreen & Reggie-dog