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!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Weather .... or Not!

We got up to see this again today and we are not happy about it... humpffffff.

Yesterday was totally cool though, and we got to release our pent-up energies at McInnis with some of our good pals, including Sierra! There she is with my sis, who is getting Kong retrieval lessons from me. Above: I'd give her a B+.

Heeyyyyy... nice form Ava - I'll paw you an A-!

Uh oh... wha...???? Hey... come back here. You never, ever drop a kong until you deliver it to a hooman. A Big "F" fur that boo-boo.

I guess she was distracted by her pal, Callie. I'll just tiptoe around them and grab that kong fur myself.

Hee hee! THAT got her attentions!

Now that is how you play a good game of Kong-On-A-Rope, as the Ao4 would say!

Well then Shanti's brand new baby sis, Shasta (15 weeks old) showed up and we all got to go for a walk on the nearby levies - trails that skim inlets to and from the SF Bay. Lots of these (below) and tons of ducks. Avalon loves these feathered creatures, while I glue my snooter onto the many gopher holes along the way. The lady painter up ahead was creating a very beautiful picture.

Shasta wasn't too excited about looking at those geese, but Avalon thought they were very cool and even barked quite a bit at them.

Then we turned around to head back. Lots of birdie and gopher smells. We grazed on the green grass along the way. Moo moo.

Pretty stop along the way - tide is high!

One more check before we head on home...

I think Shasta enjoyed her first levie walk!

Thanks to Sierra's Mom for taking the Levie walk pictures. Poor Sierra! That's why there are no pictures of her in this portion of our post today. Hope it's nicer weather at your places! If you desire snow today... may you receive! Happy Wednesday!


Oskar said...

It looks like a fun place to walk!

Nubbin wiggles,

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Sorry that it's raining today!!! Looks like you all had a great time with the kong. We LOVE your header!! Would you mind if we used it to feature you and Avalon on one of our Christmas Furiends posts?

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Bummer on the rain, Samantha, but it looks like you all had a lot of fun yesterday. Shasta - another beautiful golden girl. The four of you must make a lovely pack. Aren't you just so happy that you now have a sister?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

HoundDogMom said...

Yuk, rain. :( But the day before looked like a beautiful day for a nice walk with fur-friends. They say we have snow coming this weekend we will see.

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

Avalon sure has lots to learn from you Sammie. Better teach her well about playing wif Kong. We can't have her dropping it befur getting it to the hooman. No no no...

Sam & June

KT and Lady said...

Those were some wonderful pictures of your walkabout. Nice trails, good company and kongs galore. We like that kinda stuff too. Snoofling for critters......YEA

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Shasta is a cutie. Great place to play a game of Kong. LOVE your holiday header. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sierra Rose said...

That was a fun morning!! Mom's still worrying about our little break-for-it Avalon! I'm going to have to remind her to bring a big bag of chicken or something delicious so she can practice some serious recall work... Would chicken be ok pals?
Love the snowy header with your Santa hats!!! Your mom did an amazing work with that!!! How fun :)

Thanks for the parkie romp just now...I'm off for a few zzzzzz's :)
Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

Glad to hear you guys got to release the extra energy!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a lovely day for a walk with friends. We are with you Avalon, birds are for chasing...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Catalina said...

Shasta is so cute! Well, you all are cute and fluffy! Looks like you had fun!

Mr. Pip said...

Looks fun! Unfortunately, it is about 2 degrees here. Definitely too cold to play outside.

Your pal, Pip

Ms. ~K said...

Fun photos from yesterday...sorry about today's rain!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

KB said...

You are a tough grader, Miss Sammie! But, it looked like *you* dropped the kong before delivering it to a human. Does Avalon get to grade that performance?

Love the photos. What a happy pair of dogs and many happy friends!

Sam said...

Looks like a fun time - and I bet little sis Av was really pooped after those Kong retrieving lessons!

houndstooth said...

You are one tough teacher! I'd say Avalon is going to be an ace in no time.

We have more than enough snow here! I'd be happy to share with anyone who wants some!


Wrigley said...

Shasta sure is a cutie! Looks like a lot of fun - hope the weather gets better so you can venture back out.

Wags N Kisses,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Mom is going to have a Blondie earworm until we get to bed!

Of khourse, she's still remembering Avalon and the dukhk run to Oregon!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Shasta is such a cutie!
We hope the sun shines for you today, Sammie and Avalon!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Looks like a place I'd love to romp! Can you run off leash on those trails?

Tired of the snow! I'm a retriever and the roads have been too dangerous to go anywhere and the yard is mostly ice makin' it difficult to walk, much less retrieve anything! I'll take rain anyday!

Y'all come by now,

Hawk aka BrownDog

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

McGinnis looks pretty dry! Our park grass is absolute mush. Cabana comes home looking like a chocolate lab. When it's a little drier out, hope you all and photographer Sierra will come up and visit!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, the days don't get much better than that, do they? Thanks for the great photographs.

The Luke said...

Ahhh... All the ingredients of a beautiful day! You've got family and friends, kongy play and a long walk wif gorgeous scenery. O... and the smells!!!

Fank you for takin us along!

wif love from the Luke

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh, a romp with friends! Now that's the life! Your pictures are so fun, and Shasta looks like a cutie!

The Army of Four said...

Hey girls! We sure miss you! And I'd LOVE to get in on some of that Kong-on-a-Rope action! That's the BEST!!!