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, June 5, 2011

Playing Tourist in our Own Backyard!

At the start of this weekend, we decided we had such beauty in our backyard here that we should play tourist and explore places that the pawrents hadn't even seen for over 30 years! We started at Muir Beach. It is a beautiful little cove of a beach and has always been popular with doggeh owners - a furry special place!

Here... Avalon is showing us that she is not a'feared of the big waves!

And don't I look just totally happy???

"I got the stickie!"

You are such the puppy pest!!!

Here you see... that I gots the stickie... finally!

Gamboling on the rocks at Muir Beach! What fun was that?

Here we are being good puppers, posing on the bridge!

As we exit the parking lot at Muir Beach, we pass the Pelican Inn and... across the street, a super wonnerful stables that you can check out here, if you like: http://oceanridersofmarin.wordpress.com/

And the Pelican Inn is a tradition out here: check out their doins here: http://www.pelicaninn.com/location.html

Then... we absolutely-tutely had to check out Muir Woods, where we couldn't go, but Momma went for about 20 mins. after not seein' it for about 30 years!!! It was so gorgeous with birdsong and ferns; ginormous redwoods and a creek that was swellin' over its banks.


So special...

As we climbed up the hill to the overlook/ridge, we looked back towards the Pacific... one way.

The other way gave us a view of the Bay and the Tiburon peninsula. What a day!!! Enjoy these vids of us at the beach and of Muir Woods. Hope you had a great weekend!


houndstooth said...

You were great tour guides! We'd love to go visit your neck of the woods, especially that beach!


Berts Blog said...

Endless waters and endless forests...seriously Do you live in Heaven?


Lorenza said...

Sammie and Avalon!
OMD! That place is soooo beautiful!
Nope. My weekend was boring boring but watching your video and looking at your pictures made me feel I was there with you two!
Aaaand I saw Avalon's big toofies!
Have a great week!
Kisses and hugs

Kari in WeHo said...

we love playing tourist


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

All I can think to say is 'WOW!' What an amazing and beautiful, beautiful place.....

Finn said...

Wow, what a beautiful day! So lucky to live so close to there!

Mr. Pip said...

Wow! You are so lucky to live some place so beautiful! I love the video of you playing in the water - love the sound of the waves!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

OMD this was just breff takingly beautiful... and filled with FUN fur you both!!! WOW.. I think we sometimes furget that there is wonderful stuffs.. right close to home.

I hope that you will come to the Blogville Picnic on June 17 & 18. There will be some wonderful activities.. butt the deadline to get in those is June 13 so you should hurry and get entered.
Everybuddy is Welcome and Wanted.

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Wow, what great photos. Looks like you had a great time on the beach, wish we could come play.

Tucker and Daisy

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, those trees really are tall. We see you had so much fun at Muir Beach. Mom loves the sound of the waves crashing - so calming. Thanks for sharing more fun and beautiful places.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sierra Rose said...

Great day for the beach!! What a blast you all had running in the sand and waves! Gorgeous pix of Muir Woods! Haven't been there in ages either.
See you in a bit :)

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Boondocks said...

WOW...you guys live in dog paradise!!! Such beautiful pics. I especially like the first one and the one of you guys running down the hill.


Ludo van Doggy said...

How come you couldn't go in the woods? It looked very pretty even without you. The beach looked great! If you just swam a little bit further I could meet you halfway!
~lickies, Ludo

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a gorgeous spot! We loved watching the two of you carry the stick together!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ms. ~K said...

We loved the backyard tour...not too shabby, huh? :)
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

NCmountainwoman said...

I'm surprised that you take so many trips away from there. Living there must feel like being on vacation all the time. Great fun and great photographs.

Barb said...

These photos bring back fond memories of spots we just visited. Looks like the girls had lots of beach fun.

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

Sammie & Avalon,

What great beautiful backyard you have!!! It was nice hearing from you both!

Sam & June

George the Lad said...

You sure have a beautiful back yard, lovely photos, mom and dad says getting out and about with me they found places they would never have seen right on our door step.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

The Army of Four said...

Oh, WOW! Do you EVER have the coolest backyard!!! The beach, the trees, the woods ... you've got it ALL! How beautiful!
Dave and I would have SUCH fun playing with you girls!!!
Play bows,

Chester said...

I just had to take a peek when I saw you had posted your new surroundin's. Boy oh BOY! You got a great place to call home and I am gonna have to figger out just how I'm gonna find my way there to visit you. I love watchin' youse twos playin' in the ocean!

Woofs and salty slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Your backyard looks beautiful. We can'[t wait to read more about your adventures. Thanks for sending a picture for the flower show.

KB said...

Thanks for the reminder to play tourist in my own area. I tend to forget... and other people visit the wonders more than the locals do!

Great photos. It looks like you had a romping good time. I especially loved the "gamboling on the rocks" photo but the sea and the green in Muir Woods were gorgeous too!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow! So fun to be a dog at your house! Love the photography, especially the action shots!