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!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No Kongs Today... Just Sticks at Miller Creek!

This is the roadway to our first waterhole stop. We were lucky enough to be joined by Shasta and Shanti in our adventure!

All four of us are investigatin' pawsible stickies down under!

Hey hey hey! It's me, Sammie! I got the stick!

But here comes Avalon, trying to wrest it from me - woofers! Now... it's time to take our guests on the road to Squirrel Woods... gotta take some time out for some grazin'.


So here we all are galloping through Squirrel Woods, with nary a squirrel to be seen - what a bummer! But we did meet up with....

Cupid! He's a Saint Bernard - see that white "arrow" on his forehead? That's how he got his name! Time to move on to... the BIG POOL! But first, a very satisfying roaching!

Here's Shanti, waiting, albeit soggily, for a thrown stickie!

Avalon: "Want this Shasta heheh?" (Isn't Avalon mean?) I paid her back!

This time, IIIIIIIIIIIIII got the stickie!!!
Here are a couple of very short movies you can check out - here
and here - enjoy!

Here's Shanti in the gorgeous light of the early evening! We sure had a great time!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Teddy Bear Furbabies Getting Adopted!

Momma's been tryin' to figgur out what to do with her un-PC furs. (She got one -a Chinese Raccoon coat (whimper) fur her 18th birthday from her grandmother.) She inherited a few more from her grandma later - an ermine stole, a fox wrap and a sable coat. And then... she found this site and contacted Liane, the Fairy Godmother, who makes "memory" bears. Momma sent her furses off to Liane. A month or two later, several gorgeous bears arrived in a box, each wrapped in a bootiful fabric bag with a ribbon. Momma wanted to give family members a Teddy Bear in memory of her wonderful grandmother. She started by meeting two of her grandchildren at their school!

Avalon checks some of them out!

They are the most softest, prettiest Teddy Bears we all ever saw. I think you can see that there are some pretty big smiles worn by the adoptees - thank you so much, Liane - what talent you have! C. is pretty happy, alright! And that bear will be furry happy too! Next day, we visited Momma's youngest two grandkids, E. and B. There were eight fur Teddy Bears left!
E. is working hard to choose which furry Baby she'll take fur herself and which her sissie should have as well!

Here is a picture of the Babies they adopted and below are the choices they had to choose from! We still have some stops to make for our Bear adoptions! It's wonderful to have found someone to help us reuse these coats - Liane has apparently made "memory" bears and other animals (bunnies) from especially loved shirts, denims and so on. If you have any fabrics you have a particular fondness for, you can definitely recycle them as a... bear?? Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Part II: A Ton of Aminals in Carmel!

After our pawesome boat ride, we took a bazillion zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. Next mornin', we headed out for Pacific Grove... where Dad and Mom had yumzers and ginormous breakfasts! (we got to taste some!) Then, we headed out on Sunset - sorta like a 17-mile drive in Pacific Grove, only better in a lot of ways! We saw deer, squirrels, lots of birds and a few pinnipeds hee hee! (Seal-types!)

The major part of this post is in our photoshow - we hope you take a look at it, especially if you're thinkin' of visitin' this area - it's amazingly special! We found a wonderful offleash dog park - see the note to us doggehs below! Please biggify for better viewing! Press ESC to leave show after viewing!

We're having probs again with posting youtube here, so... to see a very short movie of Avalon checking something out, click here ...and, for a longer movie of barkin' sea doggehs, check this one out! We want to go back here very much - maybe we'll get to see some of you doggehs here too!

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!