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, April 6, 2011

Part II: A Ton of Aminals in Carmel!

After our pawesome boat ride, we took a bazillion zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. Next mornin', we headed out for Pacific Grove... where Dad and Mom had yumzers and ginormous breakfasts! (we got to taste some!) Then, we headed out on Sunset - sorta like a 17-mile drive in Pacific Grove, only better in a lot of ways! We saw deer, squirrels, lots of birds and a few pinnipeds hee hee! (Seal-types!)

The major part of this post is in our photoshow - we hope you take a look at it, especially if you're thinkin' of visitin' this area - it's amazingly special! We found a wonderful offleash dog park - see the note to us doggehs below! Please biggify for better viewing! Press ESC to leave show after viewing!



We're having probs again with posting youtube here, so... to see a very short movie of Avalon checking something out, click here ...and, for a longer movie of barkin' sea doggehs, check this one out! We want to go back here very much - maybe we'll get to see some of you doggehs here too!

26 comments:

houndstooth said...

How cool is that place?! You two have the best travel opportunities! I just know it!

That sign is hilarious!

Bunny

Maggie and Mitch said...

We would be nervous to be so close to those horsies too, Avalon!
Those seals sure do look happy soaking up the sun!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sierra Rose said...

What a great weekend!!!! Would have loved to see your reaction to the barking dog-seals :) Don't know what I would have done! The parks, and area look lovely, and like a perfect weekend get-away!
Hope we can make a trip that way one of these weekends as well :)
And...another play date around here sometime soon?

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Frankie Furter said...

Oh what a grrrrreat day you had. I am all green with jellyness over it. Thanks fur sharing it with us.

Ms. ~K said...

Fun, fun, fun....we miss the west coast!
xoxo

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! YES it is a very friendly dog place. Beautiful too ... my peeps favorite place to go when they are in CA. Too bad your peps missed the best restaurant. ... watching your video. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Barbara said...

What a great trip so far!

The Army of Four said...

Woo, Avalon! Those are called "horsies"! We see them at our park sometimes and they leave nice, stinky stuff you can try to roll in!
Mom just LOVED the barking sea lions vid! She and Dad loved their time in Monterey and loved watching your slideshow!
Luv,
Dave

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What great fun and great memories you have made and friends too!!! THANKS again for taking us along!!!

Oskar said...

What a fantastic trip! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Ludo van Doggy said...

Aw, those seals! Mum really liked them. Thanks for sharing all the piccures. What a great place. We love the dog sign too!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Aww, Avalon, those are just the Big Dogs, the really big ones:) We have never seen any that close either, so we might be a little bit scared too.

We just loved the photoshow - you are so right about watching in full screen. Awesome photos of a beautiful place. Mom says she is going to put Monterey and Carmel on her list of places to see.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr. Pip said...

I LOVED your slide show! I love the baby seals (I have never seen any of those before), Bird Rock with the waves, and of course, that dog park! Wow - what fun!

Your pal, Pip

Lorenza said...

You saw beautiful creatures there!
I love them all!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Thundering Herd said...

"A-feared" of big dogs? We love the big dogs who live next door to us. They should be back in the pasture any day now (they are actually moved off the mountain each winter because of the cold and nasty weather).

Thanks for all of the pictures of the area. We love that place!

the booker man said...

hihi miss sammie and miss avalon!


what a totally awesome road 'n campin' trip! it's so super pretty there! your boat ride was especially cool, but i am kinda scared of those seals! eeek! ;)

*woof*
the booker man

Honey the Great Dane said...

OOh, Sammie & Avalon- I've really enjoyed coming along with you on your trip to Carmel! Those whales are amazing and that sign is a great idea - I think ALL dog parks should have one!!

What a great time you had - fantastic photos!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Barb said...

Wonderful video and photos of the sights along 17 Mile Drive and Carmel. It's so green there at this time of year. I liked your portrait at Lone Cypress Point. (I have mine taken there, too, but don't look nearly so good as you two!)

Pup Fan said...

Great photos!

Homer said...

Hi Sammie and Avalon,

That looks like a fantastic place to go and, I love the 'Bad dog Report' sign. I think it's a wonderful idea!

Love,
Homer

Augie and Ti's mom said...

"A Bad Dog Report"--too funny! You guys have the best lives!

euthymic said...

Very nice journey you had and you can see from the sign that they trust the true responsibility of us dogs.

And all the animals you saw sound great!

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Lou said...

Sammie!!! It's been ages! Still gorgeous I see. :o) and what a trip! Your blog is such a treat.
Thanks for stopping by!
oh and please give my nosekiss to Avalon!
*nosekiss*

Jill and Gary said...

Wow!!! How fun and your videos always makes us wish we were with you!!!! Love Valerie

George the Lad said...

Way to go, a dog friendly sign ;)
Avalon I stay right behind dad to when I see a horse I don't like them!!
Love your header at least they are pink and not green like Wyatts!!!
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Lou said...

I am! It's just my profile pic is different!
http://www.facebook.com/lou.muttitude