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!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Quik Peek at our New Life!

It's always exciting to make changes to one's (two's?) life(s), and our new digs and routines are no exception! Especially seeing as how this part of the world has seen no Spring, much less Summer! (We do realize that bits of wind and rain are inconsequential compared to some of the erratic and frightening weather many of you have experienced in recent weeks - we have been thinking of you lots...) Today, it is pouring out with temps in the mid-50s - not bad, but very boring for a June day... yawn... Anyhoo, we moved into the folks' RV about 4 weeks ago, so that the newly painted and carpeted "for sale" house could be shown free of our furs and claws and such! (we think these signs of our presence would help but... sigh...) So far, no bites. It's been quite fun (and challenging for the peeps) to live here, but we still go to all our familiar places and there are good paths along a large marshy preserve that we walk along every day! It's not bad and it's only til the house sells or September, when Dad retires! Besides, it makes us think of camping, which we all love to do and also, you won't believe some of the interestin' things that happen right out our window!
Above, you can see me curl up with my fave pair of Dad's balled up socks.

And here I am, curled up next to Mom, eyeballin' her under the table! (WE don't mind the rain... it's just the pawrents heheh!) The scene in the next pitchur happened last Monday - on Memorial Day. We were all outside, enjoying a (rare) bit of sun, when we heard sirens on the freeway that's not far away. And then more sirens, until first one Cruiser drove into this park, and then another, until there were FIVE! And then in through the other access driveway, came two firetrucks and a fire ambulance! Our sweet new "neighbors" urged us to get inside, so Mom hustled us up the stairs and onto the bed. Mom took a couple of pictures, but got nervous. Meanwhile, Dad was approached by an undercover cop (yikes!) and told to get inside! We watched as cops with pulled guns approached an RV. A Sheriff's car pulled up. A huge presence and still we have no idea what it was all about. Below is a quick photo taken out one window of the activity. On another day, a large truck pulling a giant fifth wheel trailer, newly arrived, was trying to pull into a space next to our sweet neighbors. As he began backing into his place, we heard a huge pop, like fireworks. To cut to the chase, the truck's tie rod failed and as it broke, arrowed right into the front truck tire and popped it. He'd just drive straight from Iowa to here in N. California. How lucky that it broke down when it did. I guess that teaches us to count our blessings all the time! (Sorries for all the text - lots to woof!)


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Looks like lots of excitement in y'alls life.

Y'alls peeps could be right about the paw signs in the house. I've found out that there are lots of people who don't like us. Some even say they do, but they really don't. I can tell.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Angus said...

Boy oh boy ! It's one adventure after another .

Finn said...

Wow, what an adventure! We love the socks here too!

Kari in WeHo said...

what a big adventure!


Oskar said...

Wow, lot's going on. I love camping, but I don't think I want neighbors like those scary ones!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sierra Rose said...

Wildness. What happened? A bit confusing. Would love to do the levy walk with you two! And, very excited to go to training with Barbara all togethfur on Monday :)
The sun is peeking out....time to PLAY!?

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

George the Lad said...

Heck you had me on the edge of my seat reading that!!! I think you should write a book about your adventures.
Stay safe and have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Mango said...

Gosh! Not the kind of excitement one hopes for. Here's too a more peaceful weekend.


Frankie Furter said...

OMD OMD... so much excitement fur you!! I am glad you were safe inside when all that nutty stuffs went on.

I hope that you will be able to make it to the Furst Annual Blogville Picnic in the Bark.. THERE will be TONS of super activities and FOOD and FUN. It is on JUNE 17 & 18. It is a Family Furendly Picnic..
Hope you can all come!!

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, everything sounded great until that last part!!! We're glad you all are OK!!
Play bows,

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Will the next episode of COPS be filmed outside your RV - are you gonna be movie stars??

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi, and The Sweet Babes

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! My not only you guys been busy but lots of excitement going on. There's always good n bad attached to change. We can relate ... Golden luck on your home. BTW I must have missed it ... where's OZ? Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

houndstooth said...

Wowzers! That sounds like a lot of activity there near you! I'm glad you are all okay and that the police caught who they were looking for. I think living in an RV sounds like a grand adventure!

Good luck selling your house!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, life in an RV sure sounds exciting to us. Best be careful if those sirens return. Paws crossed for the house to sell. Our Dad says he is retiring this year too. Mom says she will believe it when it happens.

Hope you are all having a good weekend with some sun.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Berts Blog said...

How much excitement can you handle.

I am glad you guys are alright and that your dad didn't get arrested.

I love all the pictures from your posts of all the places you get to go.

Glad your safe


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

At least all those sirens weren't there for you!! :-))) I hope your house sells quickly and you're in your new place very soon!!

PS: By the way, we sold our last house with 8 dogs, so I know the challenge and think it's great that you have a place to stay!!

Mr. Pip said...

Gosh, I am glad you are all OK! We feel your pain about selling your house. Our place is also on the market and it is pretty stressful. We are still living here,but myself, my feline siblings, and my bunny sister are all removed during showings. We pretty much all just pile into the care with my parents and little sister and drive around.

Hope we both have offers soon!

Your pal, Pip

Lorenza said...

Sure you enjoy scary and interesting adventures there!
I am sure you are having lots of fun!
Changes.... changes... they are good, right?
Take care
Kisses and hugs

sagechronicles said...

And I thought I had adventures! Wow--a lot going on in your lives but I love retirement! That means even more adventures!!

PS: Good luck on selling your house--we'll be sending good thoughts your way.

1000 Goldens said...

We are hoping your next adventure will be of a different sort :( We are thinking of you!

Sam said...

Wow! That is some excitement! Make sure to stay safe!


KB said...

Oh my, there are huge changes underway there! I bet that living in the RV is a challenge but y'all will make it fun - I know it!!!

I hope that you stay safe. No accidents or sheriffs for you. OK?

euthymic said...

Wow, that sounds like a lot of excitement in just two days! Stay safe and good thoughts:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, that's the type of excitement you could probably do without! LOL Good luck on selling the house! We had a big dog when we were trying to sell our first house and we showed it with her in it. I figured if someone didn't want to buy our house because we had a dog, they could bite me, hee hee. It's not like she was going to continue to live there with the new owners anyway!