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, March 23, 2012

Daytrippin': The Kern River and Red Rock Canyon

We've been having inordinate amounts of fun despite our being "stuck" here! There's just so much to see and do! For instance, a couple of days ago, we visited the Kern River - the drive along is spectacular as we wended our way towards Lake Isabella.

We stopped a couple of times and got to go... swimming! Here it was all snowing a few days ago, and now it's bathing suit weather heheh! There were two schoolbuses full of kids who just fawned over us and we were good girls and smiled a lot while they stroked our furs. Hard work, but some doggehs gotta do it!

The Kern River's cool, cause it has about as many rocks as there is water - seemingly endless amounts! And we're amenable to both!

We had as good a time running or swimming after sticks as we had just playing with each other!

There were pretty wildflowers to smell everywhere and we spied several squirrels too -

Th'above pitchur is one of Ma's faves, what with Avalon's lips all loose and Sammie's ears all a kilter, with big ole goofy smile! Yes, we're happy girls!

Looking up the Kern

Then we headed over Walker Pass, heading east towards Mohave. As we skirted Lake Isabella and worked our way in big winds up the pass, we spied colonies of Joshua Trees. Since Dad has (still) never seen J-Tree NP, he got out to check out these ancient relatives of the lily. Then we finally got to scramble in and around some truly ginormous rocks at Red Rock Canyon State Park - check it out here!

We are trippin' and lovin' this cool place. Mom didn't let us hang on the giant rocks for too long - thar's rattlers in there... But we did use our snooters to see if we couldn't spy a desert tortoise or two.

Then Mom serenaded us with our water bottle - we'd never seen THAT before! Have a pawesome weekend! We're outta here on Monday morning yippee!


hsutopia said...

What wonderful fun!!!! The girls look so happy to be out running. What gorgeous places there are out there to be explored. Thank you for sharing them with us!


The Army of Four said...

You two are having the BEST adventure!!!
Play bows,

Kari in Vegas said...

oh wow way to make the best of it

Stop on by for a visit

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

Wow!!! What great pics, looks like the two of you are having a blast! Our favs are Avalon's lips and the last pic!!

Macintosh Mitch said...

You girls are having the BEST TIME! Those rocks are incredible, much bigger than the ones I saw today!

Love ya lots,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We love your header - let the fun begin. And it sure looks like you are doing just that. Thanks for taking us along for the ride - the photos are awesome.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

houndstooth said...

Sometimes unplanned detours are the best! I'm glad you're having such a great time, even though you were "stuck!"


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Sammie,

Wow - you & Avalon sure are going on a GRAND adventure! I just love all your pictures (and from the last post too) - just the most wonderful sense of space and such breathtaking scenery! I love the one of you two running bu those big rocks in the Red Rock Canyon...looks like something out of a sci-fi movie! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

The Thuglets said...

Wowie.looks like you are having an amazing fun filled time!
Fabulous photos.

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The Thugletsx