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!

Monday, April 4, 2011

RoadTrip to Monterey/Carmel Part I - Woo Hoo!

We is definitely having some format probs., but we sure as heck had a wonnerful time on our camping trip to Monterey and Carmel! Dadzers had a mini-vacay for a few days, and we decided to take the camper south to San Juan Bautista, which is furry near Carmel and Monterey. Below is a pitchur of Cannery Row, made famous by Mr. John Steinbeck, who wrote about peoples when Monterey was known for its sardine canneries.

There is a wonnerful path for peoples, doggehs and cyclists called the Rail Trail that winds around the bay for about a thousand miles LOL!

Here we are, admiring a sculpture of Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist, ecologist and writer who collaborated with Steinbeck on The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Sadly, he died in a terrible accident in 1951 -way too young. This bust is located where his car collided with a train. And here we are being chased by seals... scary. Owwwwwwwwwwww - Sammie! And here is a photoshow of our adventures on a BOAT, where we check out the sea life in Monterey Bay which includes whales - woo hoo! Please biggify both the photoshow and the movie!


The Thundering Herd said...

Our hu-dad is sighing because that area is one of his favorites to visit. His dad used to be based at Fort Ord many, many moons ago.

houndstooth said...

You two have the best adventures and weather of anyone! I'm in total envy here. Enjoy some of that beauty for me!


Sierra Rose said...

Wow! Felt like we were there with you! You hit some fantastic weather, clear skies and great places! The boat trip sounded marvelous! What a superb day :)
Hope we get to visit the area sometime!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Wyatt said...

We were just there a year or so ago. Love that place :), but we were dogless, it looks like more fun with dogs!!

Wyatt's Mom

Angus said...

That looks like a great road trip !

Amber-Mae said...

HOLY DOG! That is SO wayyy cool!!! What an awesome roadtrip. Were those seals friendly? Love the pictures! Can't wait for Part 2.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Swimming with the seals?! That's amazing! We need to take Cabana down there. I've heard it's super dog friendly.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OMD, what a fantastic adventure you had!!! Did you get to play with those water dogs? We love going on your wonderful trips virtually. We so wish we could do the same things. Can't wait to see where you go next!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

looks to me like you guys had tons of fun!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Another road trip. My parents LOVE this place ... my mom's favorite. There's a cute doggy shop there (hope you get to visit it). Soon my parents said they will take me on a road trip to California. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Army of Four said...

Mom just LOVED your pix and vids!!! She and Dad lived in Monterey for 6 months right when they were first married! (That was a million years ago; I think they had dinosaurs instead of sea otters..) She said your post brought back lots of great memories. I like that pic of you girls being chased by the seals! Wooo!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an exciting trip! That is kinda scary that seals were chasing you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Barb said...

Well, I will be in Monterey and vicinity mid-May. Your photos and videos made me even more excited to hit the road! I like to bike on that path that runs from Monterey through Pacific Grove and on to 17 Mile Drive. You sure saw a lot of sea life!

Asta said...

Sammy and Avalon
You suwe do live the bestest life!!!
That is a most wondewful pawt of the countwy and Mommi says she knows all about those bookses and that wow.
I'm glad you'we such good swimmews and the seals didn't catch you
Keep having fun
smoochie kisses

Pup Fan said...

Great photos!

Wrigley said...

I'll bet the seals were chasing you because you stole their sticks. I hope you were able to out swim them!

Wags N Kisses,

George the Lad said...

Oh dear I looked at that last video and thought you ment Wales in this country lol!!!
Fancy the seals coming after you!!!
and the two of you look like you are having a good talk on the photo with the bust.
Mom's giving me a sardine every other day!! to help with my iches and its working, I'm just worried I will turn into a cat!
Looks a nice place to visit thanks for showing us.
See Yea George xxx

Frankie Furter said...

What a super road trip you had. I would have been scared out of my furs if SEALS had been chasing ME. You are MOST BRAVE.

Lovely place. I would like to visit there some day.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Ah, what a great trip! I loved the bits where you swam!!

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

Wow you really DID get chased by seals! Were they barking at you?

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Sammie and Avalon (and the peeps)
You guys sure do get to see some interesting things and places. I just loved your boat trip - with the pretty seals, dolphins and amazing whale spouts. (I love those whiskers! :)) I'm so impressed that they allow doggies...whew, thats pawsome!
You guys make such a pretty pair.
ps Happy birthday Ava...sorry my wish is late. Hope you had a wonderful day - it appears that you did. Lucky pup!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Just have to say you take the best pictures! Wow! Looks like another fine trip, but I expect nothing less when I come here :)

Sue said...

What fantastic pictures and slideshows and videos - oh my! We are jealous!!

Sue & the gang

KB said...

I think that you were racing the seals and WINNING!!!!!

What a fabulous collection of photos. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Thanks very much for sharing.