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 9, 2012

Dear Diary

We don't even have a diary, but we're thinkin' of gettin' one as once again, Momzers has been on the fritz as our assistant; we are sorry we haven't been to see you for a while. Today, we're gonna give you a little idea of why we've been such poor bloggie pals these last several months.
Above is our buddy, driving her RV. We don't know her destination, but hopefully, we'll meet somewhere in the next half year or so! Mom and Dad have been up to their (very short) ears with the planning of our upcoming trip, which supposedly starts next Wednesday the 14th of March! We are almost ready to depart on our seven month odyssey, but it's supposed to rain! Ah well... Mom and Dad say that some amounts of some kinds of weather is all part of the adventure! We've been hearing rumors that we're going to get to visit lots of National Parks and Forests and Monuments and Landmarks across this great country, while on our way to a reunion in late July. In. Maine!!!! We're first headed (from here in Northern California) for Joshua Tree in the southern part of the state. From there, to the Grand Canyon and all those pawesome parks in southern Utah. That will take about a month! We've been to at least one wild west town, complete with serious cowboys...
...like this guy we met when we took Virginia City by storm! He gave us some tidbits on where we might find the "Hole in the Wall" gang, of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid near Moab!

We can't wait to search for it when we get to Utah - our pal Jason is waiting and ready to help us! Then... we'll stop in Estes Park to check out those Colorado Rockies - our pals, K and R always look so happy romping around them thar hills! Annnd then, we get to go...
...HERE! Check this out! That is one ginormous Grizzled mammal, but hey! We consider ourselves rock jock girls who'll try climbing anything, so c'mon join our party at Devil's Tower in Wyoming! Then... OMDog!

Look where we're going next! Mount Ruffmore! (Maybe we can climb that too!) And we'll check out some bad lands as well, then visit another wild west town called Deadwood and lots more!
Then it's off to North Dakota, Minnesota and a border crossing into Canada - Tank, you there still? We're gonna check out the Mounties in the parks, as we wind our way along the T-Canada Highway, hugging Lake Superior.
Finally, we'll be heading to Niagara Falls - we're shopping the internet for our slickers! We'll spend a month or so in New England with a week in Maine - owwwoooooooooooooo! Hope we get to have bunches of lobsters there!
But hot doggehs will do! On the return trip, gonna swing by Glacier in Montana (and Canada), Banff (below) and hopefully Jasper - we wanna see it all! Momma hasn't put the final touches on the trip west yet, but we hope to have enough internets and cell connections to make some posts and visit.
Lovely Lake Louise... can't wait to swim there!
Oh nos! Which way is home? Hopefully, through BC, Washington and Oregon, in time to settle back down in Northern Cal! Will let yous know how it goes. We are amazed by Bunny and Crew as well as Sam and Monty, who guessed that the little tent thing in our last post was a Shutzhund blind. We have no idea how to play this game, but kudos and bragging rights to both of you and your pack! Have a great weekend!
Independence Lake near Lake Tahoe - back "home!"

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMD, it's going to be such a pawsome trip! Just remember, they don't call it the Badlands without reason. Many photos of us & goldens hiding in the house somewhere from when we were at Waterton, Glacier, Lake Louise, southern Utah parks. So glad we have digital photos these days! Be sure to check in frequently. I can't believe it's already almost your departure day!!!!
Ava, you'll be on the road for your birthday this year. Love, Bob, Laurie & Jamie.

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

Sounds like an amazing trip!! You will be just north of us when you come to Maine!!! Can't wait to see all the pics and hear about all of your adventures!!

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Mr. Pip said...

Wow, I hope you will post pictures along the way or when you get home.It sounds amazing!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: I would be careful of that grizzly bear!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You have an amazing adventure ahead of you. We hope you have a wonderful time, good weather, and safe travels.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Barb said...

Dear Sammie and Avalon,
What a great adventure you're going to have! I'm also going to visit the Grand Canyon and some UT parks in May - I'll keep on the lookout for you two beauties. Meanwhile stay safe and have lottsa fun!

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh the places you'll go!!! Have a wonderful time.

Berts Blog said...

Boy, My Vickie says you are going to some of her favorite places. Southern Utah, Lake Louise, Are you also going thru Durango Colo.

Boy what a great great vacation. Can't wait to see it in pictures.

Macintosh Mitch said...

You guys are going to have a blast with so many fun adventures ahead of you! I can't wait to read all about them!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, does that ever sound like an exciting road trip! Have a wonderful, safe time!
Play bows,
Zim

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

SEVEN months!?! Wow, how exciting! Hope you have safe and happy travels. We'll miss you!

The Thuglets said...

Crikey..what an amazing trip you are going on!
We hope you have a safe journey and a fabulous time. We will miss you and look forward to hearing all about it and lots of photos!
Have a great weekend.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

houndstooth said...

I only knew it was a Schutzhund blind because Dad gets a lot of German Shepherd catalogs! BOL!

Your trip sounds so awesome and amazing! I am drooling over a trip like that. I hope you have lots of fun and take tons of pictures!

Bunny

Anonymous said...

Livy and Roxy send you best wishes for the amazing trip ahead! We know you will have wonderful adventures and spread golden cheer from coast to coast! Please keep your fans posted on your travels. We look forward to your photos and reviews about the most goldelicious places to play and stay along the way! You will be much missed by your Marin dog buddies. Take care and make many beautiful memories as you travel down the road!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Holy cow, what an awesome adventure that is going to be!

Remington said...

Awesome adventure! Thank you so much for the positive thoughts while I was ill this past weekend! I appreciated it!

Wyatt said...

Wow, what an adventure you have planned! Think of all the hikes and people you will meet and food you will taste! If you aren't too tuckered out when you cruise through Oregon, shoot us an e-mail. Love to meet y'all :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

CJ/Rick said...

We hope you don't get sadlle soar on suck a long trip. We've always wanted to go to Banf Springs. We'll look forward to your posts!

Bassetmomma said...

Yay!! And you're even coming to Canada! Have a great trip!