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, January 30, 2011

Journey to Indian Valley Open Space...

Sammie here - I LOVE this place and wanted to bring Avalon to see it, cause I only get to go here after a big rain! There's a creek here that fills up then and I knew we'd have a pawesome time! The adventure began the moment we got out of the Sammie-mobile - a big, huge horse/doggeh clip-clopped by and it was suure interesting!

The moment we passed by the gate, Avalon found a stick and lay down in the creek to gnaw on it for a bit!

Then she got up all alert from her stickie reveries and checked out the scene!

I was watchin' closely, fur I had so much more to show her! She just loved that stickie!

A cool bridge! I showed her what was up the trail a bit and then we crossed back over it to Mom and Dad.

Then a ways up the road, we found a cool trail that wound up and up through a thick forest, where we ran and ran.

We finally got to a beautiful meadow, where we just had to take some time to have some pawesome zoomies!

Wild Zoomies! Bitey face zoomies!
Then, all of a sudden, we heard some sounds we knew we should investigate...
Sure enough... some cuzzies... maybe! We hung out with them for a while and had lots of fun in the creek!

The sun began to go down and we headed back for the car. What a bootiful day on Indian Valley Trail!

Thanks for all your wonderful comments about Ozzie! She continues to do wonderfully well and as mentioned in our last post, gets her stitches out Tuesday morning!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The pikh of Avalon and her stikhk in the puddle is just toooooooo khute fur words!

What a GReat day!

Thanks fur sharing those pawesome pikhs!


Christine Hsu said...

Wonderful pictures-- looks like a fun place to go. Thanks for sharing! Avalon is looking quite gorgeous!

Angus said...

Great photo of Avalon in teh water with a stick. Dog heaven.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are so silly laying in the water with your stick, Avalon! What awesome pictures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos!! Thanks for sharing.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Mango said...

I am stuck on that full out dog in mud photo. Nasty. But otherwise looks to be a great adventure.


Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! What a pawsome day! Nice place for a walk.

Mr. Pip said...

Wow,this looks like a wonderful place and a perfect day with family!

Your pal, Pip

Martha and Bailey said...

What a great walk with wonderful pics of you both! We particularly liked the bitey face zoomey pic!
That really is our kinda place!
Martha and Bailey xxx
ps we are sorry we are so far behind - to be honest we are now so far behind we have given up trying to catch up!!!!
Our human, like yours, is going to get replaced!!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We love that stick shot in the big mud puddle:) Your Mom got some fantastic action shots there. Another great weekend adventure in the lives of Sammie and Avalon:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

Im thinking a couple pups got baths after that fun outing!


Jazzi said...

Looks like a blast there!! Great pics of you both!! Can I come next time??


KB said...

The photo of Avalon lying in the creek with her stick is priceless, and the one of "bitey face" was hysterical!

I'm glad that you had so much fun!

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

What a fun day you girls had. We are jealous. The only good thing is that we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow.

Tucker and daisy

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

What a beautiful place! Let's meet up there sometime!!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

That was AWESOME GREAT ADVENTURE. Did Avalon get the least bit muddy after lying in the creek with her stick cuz we luv being MUDDY! Zoomies and bitey face in one adventure is like sooooo cool. Pardon our envy.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Jealous ... I'm a bit stuck n waiting for SNOWMAGGEDON to come. Glad you guys had a wonderful time. LOVE your FEB VAL blog header. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Pup Fan said...

Looks so fun!

Sierra Rose said...

You two have the bestest times!!! Please teach my mom not to freak out, so I can go on more walkies with ya all!!! :)
Beautiful photos and I really love the look of the trail heading up!
Avalon's classic froggy in down sprawl....smiles every time :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Such a beautiful hike! We hope to get the chance to go out more, once it gets a little less snowy here!

BRUTUS said...

First, we love your new header - soooo cute! Second, thanks for reminding us what the ground actually looks like. Been stuck under so much snow & ice here, we've completely forgotten!!

Brutus & Carmen

sophie...^5 said...

so jealous with your countryside to run in...oh...pls let me join in! Thnaks for your birthday greetings! Cheers!

The Thuglets said...

Oh what a fabulous outing and pictures to match!

The stick and bitry face are brilliant.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

The Thuglets said...

Oh what a fabulous outing and pictures to match!

The stick and bitry face are brilliant.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

The Thundering Herd said...

Avalon, that laying on your belly in the creek looks most cool.

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh my gosh--Avalon laying in the mud puddle is just too cute! You know I'd die if Augie or Ti did that LOL

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Morning Diva's!!

Ready? Yes, yous are!! hu hu's

Me's see yous soon!!

Anakin Man

glad yous sissy Ozzie is doing well

Amber-Mae said...

Hey Sam! Remember me?

Ooooh, you have a new sister? Well, nice to meet her! Looks like you girls had a fun-filled day. Love that last picture! The stream looks soooo gold. Purdy!

Kate said...

Thank you for sharing your adventure or journey to Indian Valley Open Space... I don't go out much of my rabbit hutch for it is also dangerous for me to go out much. But your adventure makes me travel already.

The Army of Four said...

Those are all such great pix! I have to say - the one of Avalon laying in the creek made me woooo out loud!