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!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Respite from the Heat

We've had a long last 10 days and have been bad bloggy buds, which we deflect all the blame on Moms. Bad Momzers. We had a heat wave and finally got some relief by heading over to Fort Baker - it's just near Sausalito - quite near us. Ahhh... relief.

While Ava played with a log...

I kinda lured her over to a cool, deep swimming hole.

After I reached shore, I ran over to the diving area again!

Ava was watching for my next dive clue! We sure got tired! Well... I did, anyway!

No bites on the house, but the pawrents are not surprised. Will end with some sad news to us... yesterday, the grandpeeps' dog, Buddy went to the Rainbow Bridge. Mom wishes she had a pitchur of him, but he was a playpal of mine on occasion. What an angelic blacklab mix he was - full of mischief as a pupper and just plain sweetie pie as an adult. Fly free, angel Bud!


Berts Blog said...

I am so sorry you lost your friend Buddy. Nice part is that we all know they have a lot of fun friends there to show them around.

It sure looked cool where you were swimming and playing. I bet that felt good after all the heat.


Sam said...

We are sorry to hear about Buddy. It's always so sad to hear of another pup crossing the bridge.

Stay cool!


houndstooth said...

We are sad to hear bout Buddy! Please send our condolences to your grandpeeps.

I'd be tired after all that fun, too!


Kari in WeHo said...

so glad you got out of the heat


Finn said...

Looks like a great place to play! So sorry you lost your friend .

Angus said...

Fly free indeed .

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Heat Wave ... bring some here. We are having odd weather, one day its summer next day it feels like fall. Glad you guys find some time to play and relief from the heat. So sorry to hear about Buddy. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Frankie Furter said...

I am so Very Much Sorry to hear that Buddy has crossed the bridge. I am sure there are some wonderful memories to cherish.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Pups, I have just found you and started following you. I immediately recognized all your sites because we used to live in Santa Rosa but grew up in Palo Alto. I do miss the beauty of your area though. So sorry about Buddy but I know he'll be at the Rainbow Brige with lots of pals.
Have a delightful weekend,
Noreen & Reggie-dog

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear Sammie and Avalon, we are so very sorry to hear about Buddy. Too many furries headed across the Rainbow Bridge. Gentle hugs and soft woos to you and all of your family.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so very sorry to hear about your pal, Buddy. Losing a friend is never easy.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Boondocks said...

Sorry about your Buddy!

Boondocks and Kudzu

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm so sorry to read about Buddy, but know he had a good life and is making great friends and seeing old ones at the bridge!

I hope you get a bite on your house soon!

Sierra Rose said...

Nice swimming spot! Love seeing the magestic Golden Gate! Will have to see if mom will take me to check it out!
So sorry to hear about Buddy. Hope H & C are doing ok.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

George the Lad said...

Sorry to hear your playpal has gone to the bridge, please pass on our condolences.
We have a heat wave over here to!! had to go in a pond just to cool of!! you had a great time
Stay Cool
See Yea George xxx

Amber-Mae said...

I am very sorry about your grandpeeps' dog. They must be so sad. RIP Buddy.

Those are some great pictures of you having a blast at the lake!

The Army of Four said...

That looks like a great way to cool down! I walked right into where our neighbor's sprinklers were shooting the other day, stopped, and stood there for a minute! Dad found it funnier than Mom did ... since I had Mom on a short leash at the time. Ha roo roo roo!
Play bows,

PS: We're sure sorry to hear about Buddy!

Pup Fan said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy... sending hugs your way!

the booker man said...

miss sammie! miss avalon!

it's me, the booker man! do you remember? i have been a very very very bad bloggie pal, but really, it's my mama's fault!!
anywho, i've been gettin' all caught up on stuff 'n thingies with ya'll! i'm so glad that miss avalon is a-okay after sniffin' up some icky vegetative thingies. that didn't sound funsies at all!
i like where you went swimmies! it looks like there was lots of grrreat stuff to explore 'n sniff. did you go check out those boats? teehee.
i'm so very sorry to hear that buddy had to leave for the bridge. pretty please will you give your grandpeeps some extra gooey nose kisses from me?

the booker man

CJ/Rick said...

Looks as if you had a great time. That would make any mighty dog tired.
Sorry to hear of your Buddy.

NCmountainwoman said...

Yes, fly free Buddy. Send my condolence to the grandpeeps.

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Aww, sorry to hear about Buddy :( I wish all our pals could be with us forever.

You sure did find a good way to keep cool! Love you!