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, December 19, 2010

Cookies Intermission: A Walkie 'Round the Neighborhood...

We were not thrilled with these... they were movin' about in the wind, but the treats were pawesome! Besides... the rain had stopped and Ma and Pa took us to some places in our neighborhood where we'd never been - cool! New smells and peemail to read.

Unbelievable sight considering the major storm system that is gonna be here for a while. Don't know if we'll be able to see that amazing lunar event that's supposed to happen on the 21st, but we're hopin'!

Here's a collage of some of the places Ma and Pa made us pose heheh! That flash is blindin' so we closed our peepers in some of these, like the smart pups we are!

This is a cool place, just up the street from our house. Oskar's mom should dig this - snowman!

Alien eyes in the last of the leaves!

And this is where we go every year to the Halloween party! It takes a lot of treats to lure us away from here!

And this is our doggie nanny, Birgitta, our two-doors-up neighbor, who should be called Ms. Clause! Her house is totally Christmased up to the max! She gave us some goodies... well... she always does! Stay tuned for Part II of Cookies... and we want to thank everybody for the incredible cards we've received from you and thank Jazzi for her amazing Pressie exchange - what a job!


Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures! I especially like the Alien eyes in the leaves!

Your pal, Pip

Sierra Rose said...

Yay! What a lot of great places! I would be running like mad from the inflatable snow folks :)
Definitely recognized Joanie's super Halloween spot!!! Always a festive stop.
What a nice tour!
See you soon for some cookie decoratin'??

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

houndstooth said...

Wowzers! What great pictures you got! I like anybody who hands out cookies!


Kari in WeHo said...

Those blow up guys look very scary!


Oskar said...

It looks like tons of fun!

Nubbin wiggles,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom wishes she had taken a pikh but she was running a wee bit behind Sunday AM

She saw about twelve deflated 'things' when she went to get her Britt passengers!

She khan imagine how it looks in the evening when they are ALIVE!

I love the khontrast between woo and Avalon!

She's SO puppy!

I hope we khan see the moon thingie!


MAXMOM IN SA said...

Wow Sammie and Avalon!
What an amazing neighbourhood you have! Those decorations are truly stunning...are they air balloons of some sort? Wow!
Your pictures are quite incredible too. Your mom is an amazing photographer and she shows your Golden beauty off so well.
By the way, thank you for your sweet card. I loved it - again, such lovely picture of the three of you - and it is displayed in all its glory in my sitting room. Thank you for thinking of us.
You guys are great!
Sending lotsaluv for and awesome Christmas.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You girls are very brave to get so close to those blow-up Christmas things!
We love your new blog header picture! It's beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Those giant hot air things are even bigger than the ones in my neighborhood. They kind of freak me out. I am amazed at how close you got to them.


The Thundering Herd said...

What a great decorated neighborhood. Since we do not exactly have neighbors, there is no where like that to walk here.

Ms. ~K said...

Wow, cool decorations...thanks for taking us along!
Ho Ho Ho,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

sagechronicles said...

That looks like a really cool walk, but I don't know about those big balloony things. Weren't you scared? I think I would be...

KT and Lady said...

Oh boy, Lady would love to go along and meet every human and dog along the way and get cookies and sniff peemail and everything. So much fun. Great pictures of S&A, even with alien eyes! Even though Lady is not phased by anything, I find blow up creatures and the Burger King guy.....creeepy.

Barbara said...

What lovely pictures! You two look so very happy!! Merry Christmas!

Tucker said...

I can't believe you sat that close to those blow up things. I would've waken the neighborhood up barking at them.

woof - Tucker

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great nightime pictures!!! We're going to try and see the eclipse here in Virginia too--I just hope I don't sleep through it, it'll be a long time before one h appens again! :-)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such a beautiful neighborhood. We are so glad the rain let up enough for that walk. Our human brother is so ready to get out of LA with all the rain they have been getting. They will be ocming here this week and are hoping for snow. Sadly none yet and not likely other than maybe some sleet:(

Thanks for the beautiful Christmas card.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Thor said...

What a fun walk in your neighborhood! Lots of cool ornaments there! Beautiful pictures!

Sam said...

We need to figure out how to fit your blog to our screen - all the pictures come out half sized. The half we are seeing are adorable though! We love the picture of you sniffing the wind!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sammy and avalon its dennis the vizsla dog hay dont luk now but yoo ar abowt to be grabbd frum behind by a snowman!!! and santa seems to be giving yoo the stink eye too!!! ok bye

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, what fun! Never thought to take the boys on a walk through the neighborhood to see all the decorations!