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, July 1, 2011

Sammie's Fifth Birthday!

Avalon here! It has been awhile - our peeps keep finding things other than our blog to attend to - imagine!!! And we have so many of our friends we need to visit - we'll be coming on over! I just wanted to woof that a couple of days ago, it was Sammie's birthday! She is now FIVE years old, so we needed to so some of her favorite things: go to the beach, eat, have a swim and... EAT!!!

Shhhhhhhhhhh... don't tell Sammie... we're going on a road trip - toooooooooooo Doran Beach all the way up in Bodega Bay!

You can see how much fun we had there - what a cool beach, and also a great harbor! There is a very cool Fish 'n Chips place - no pix - but Dad (with a stern gaze from Mom) fed us some of his...mnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Then...

... Sierra invited us over to pawty pawty pawty at her house, which was awesome! Sierra is a totally super hostess and we had a ball!

Sierra has this big red ball that both Sammie and I like - never mind poor Sierra, whose ball it was! Sammie and I both locked onto it and never moved for like ten or eleven minutes. Heheh! Then....

... what I KNEW was coming and had been waiting for DAH Dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! We woofed Happy Birthday to Sammie in our best Wowowowos...

...AND DUG IN!!! Yumzers, Mama! What a nommy cake - you can see how happily Sammie ate this cake up!

Me and Sierra really got it goin' here - oh it was so good! It was peanut butter cake with yoghurt chip frosting - there was some cinnamon in the peanut butter part and we couldn't get enough! Sammie continued to love it!

Sierra and I retired to the dual pink pools to rest our bellies...

... while Sammie longingly stared at the leftover cake, hoping. We finally had to go home...

...where Sammie got to open her pressies - yay! Here's one of Sam's faves - Jerky Sticks that I (oops - Sammie) truly loves - they are from Sierra! Thank you pal!!!

Next, Sammie unwrapped a ginormous snake that I immediately had to test, to ensure that it wasn't toxic or anything! She also got a cool animal with a furry tail that had an empty water bottle inside - I love crinkly - oops - Sammie loves crinkly! And Sammie got her own big red ball, which we've been arguing over (oops - playing with) ever since! Happy Birthday Sammie! And thanks so much Sierra, for hosting such a wonderfully fun pawty!!! We wish you all a very safe and Happy Fourth of July!


Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

Looks like you had a super party. Happy Birthday, Sammie!! I hope you all have a wonderful fourth!!

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

Frankie Furter said...


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! SAMMIE You are 5. Happy Happy Barkday!!!! For sure Avalon is keeping you young. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday, Sammie!
Sure it was a big surprise for your, right?
Glad you enjoyed a lot your big day!
Kisses and hugs

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Happy Belated Birthday Sammie!!!!

Hope y'all are enjoying your 4th!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, Avalon, you sure know how to give Sammie a great party!!! And we are so happy that you shared her special day with Sierra. Happy Birthday, Samantha - we can't believe you are five already!!!

Happy Fourth of July to all of you too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wyatt said...

Now that's a PARTY!! Happy Birthday, Sammie!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Is there any cake left?

Emma Rose said...

Happy belated Birthday Sammie. It looks like you had a great day. PINK POOLS?????????? We have never even seen one of those before. How bee-you-tee-full!!!

Happy 4th of July too!

Emma Rose

Kari in WeHo said...



Barb said...

Sammie - You don't look a day over 4! It's hard to believe you're already 5! Looks like you hit the jackpot on treats and toys. Happy B-day from your friend in CO! (I like Bodega Bay, too.)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 5th birthday, Sammie! What a pawty and your cake was making us drool! We love the matching pink pools!
Happy 4th of July to all of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Hi Avalon! I'm a cat and I share the same name as you. I was named after the Momoru Oshii movie. What were you named after?

Wish Sammie a very happy birthday from me!

I'm your newest follower now too. Looking forward to visiting you again.


Sierra Rose said...

Hi Sammie! Happy Birthday! So glad you shared your special birthday cake 'eatin part of the celebratin's with me! Yummy. (I think mom may have eaten the piece leftover for me...good grief, mom!)
Avalon, you make a great blog host! Love all the "oppps!"
We're back from the corn snow and fun.

Hope to see you soon pals,

Barbara said...

Sammy, we are so sorry we are late with birthday wishes (Jeep took our energy with his hospital visit and we're now catching up...)...

It looks like you two had a wonderful time! I hope you have many more happy birthdays like this one!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What a great celebration, a pool party, great gifts including one from Trader Joes, and a wonderful cake too--I know it can't get better than that!!!

Homer said...

Happy Barkday Sammie!

Lots of love,

the booker man said...

miss sammie!

super mega happy belated 5th birthday!! you sure had a way awesome day! that PB cake with the cinnamons looked sooooo yummy delish!
you were very nice to share with miss avalon. i might have eaten it all myself. teehee.
happy happy independence day to you 'n your pack, too! :)

the booker man

Wrigley said...

Looks like a birthday party for the record books! Happy Belated 5th Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

Wags N Kisses,

Penny's Mumma said...

Happy Birthday!! Nothing could be more fun than goldens Pawtying!!

George the Lad said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sammie, what a day you had. Love the photo of you both in the paddling pools ;)
The cake looks tastie to.
Have a good week
See yea George xxx

HoundDogMom said...

Sammie, happy belated Bark-Day. Our humans have been slackers as well with our blog and visiting. Seems like summer is off to a bang. It looks like you had a great Bark-Day with lots of goodies. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

The Army of Four said...

Happy belated birthday, beautiful friend! It looks like you had an AWESOME day!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

What wonderful pictures of you all! It's so great to see you again! Happy (belated) birthday, Sammie!!! It looks like you had a super party. Geesh, that cake made mom's mouth water.
Sending lotsalicks and a little drool (Mom's drool!),

Pup Fan said...

I'm a little late, but happy birthday Sammie!

Amber-Mae said...

Happy Belated 5th Birthday Sammie! Looked like you a awesome celebration!!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

What a great party! (Love that cake!) Happy birthday, sweetie!!

Sue said...

Happy belated birthday Sammie- it looks like it was amazing!

Louisette said...

Always wonderfull fotos, greeeting from Belgium and the two miss Cerise and zitablue golden

Dog By Nature said...

Happy belated birthday Sammie! MAny belly rubs to you and Avalon.