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!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Monster Catch-Up!

Here we are, trying to play catch-up, but we keep tellin' Ma that it's futile!  She most definitely needs to post every few days heheh!  (She's been flummoxed by the new blogger, cause it hasn't let her post lotsa pics that are BIG until today, when she finally figgured it out!)  We're gonna attempt to bring yous alls up to date since Moab, which is hilarious, since we didn't update our Moab fun except on Facebook (check the posts out here and there at this place: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=709652356)   Below...

...is Mom's and Dad's fave arch that they saw.  It's name is Mesa Arch - in Canyonlands NP.  Until they came to Moab area, they'd never seen or been on a mesa (wow - the views) or seen pictographs or petroglyphs.  What a stunning vista!

And here we are sitting in the shade (after running around a bit, investigating...) under an amazing boulder full of pictographs.  It's called the "Birthing Rock" and you can see why by looking in the upper right corner of the boulder.  We had to pack up and leave the next day... for Fort Bridger, Wyoming, via Provo, Utah. 
After settling down, eating and sleeping that first night, we took off to explore Flaming Gorge!  Guess what we saw by the roadside on our way there?  A major rarity!

A herd of male Mountain Sheep!  We wanted to bark loudly to announce our presence, but Ma and Pa kept feeding us goodies, so our mouths were full and we were furry cooperative to the pawrents.  But as if the sheeps weren't enough, there were herds of mules deeries, which of course, we needed to bark at.  It didn't do much good, cause they were perty tame...

On the way home, we had to pull over quick, cause there were just bunches of mommas and babies cows comin' down the road right towards our truckmobile with cowboys and everything.  You might just as well have been in Spain at Pamplona - whee!

So we finally made our way to Jackson, Wyoming,  where there is so much more wildlife and snow and... and...  Above, here is a beautiful male Pronghorn.

And at Grand Teton NP, Avalon dared defy the authorities' dictum and swam in String Lake in the Park!

Not to be outdone, Sammie had to investigate the lake herself!

Later, we found these gorgeous bald eagles!

Lovely Cottonwood Creek... we didn't get to SWIM!!!

And LOOK what we found again... by the side of the ROAD!!!  Buffaloos!  We barked and barked, but they wouldn't go away!

Oh how beautiful!  We are at Jenny Lake with Mount Moran rising behind - isn't it gorgeous?  If the rangers caught us here, we'd be in deep doo doo, so we didn't get to swim!

Oh dear... Momma was walking along a beach by Jenny Lake, and a bird flew off from a small pine tree.  She tried to get a pitchur of the bird, and look what she found.  She took a quickie pic, and left, praying that the momma bird would come back.  She did.

Then we took an amazing drive to Kelly, WY to Slide Lake, where we got to SWIM!!!  Here is Avalon gliding through the waters in the afternoon sun!

One of our fave scenes on the way home from Slide Lake was this buffalo drinking from a puddle in the middle of fabulous downtown (tiny) Kelly!

You have no idea how many of these prairie doggehs made us crazy!  They'd cross the road in front of our truckmobile and we jus couldn't get at 'em!!!  Oh how frustrated we were!  This was in the National Elk Refuge in Jackson - we've seen too much cool stuffs!

Okay... so Momzers and Dadzers took us to a cool place, outside of Jackson called Cache Creek.  Tons of trails where we could go offleash and boy, did we have a great time!  We got to swim in the creek and play on the trails there!

THEN... we got to go to the Bridger-Teton National Forest lands above the Elk Refuge and run our hearts out!  Look at those views!
Finally, we had to check out and leave for Cody - Buffalo Bill Country!  Pawrents freaked out when they had to drive through three (THREE) tunnels that looked like this!  They were askeered their 5th wheel wouldn't fit through this!  (But it did!)  And we arrived safely in Cody!  Below is a collage of "The Scout" - a beautiful bronze homage to Bill Cody.  We sure loved seein' it and will be back, as we are here for 4 days!!!  Be seein' ya!  xoxoxoxoxo


Mitch and Molly said...

What fabulous pictures! You must be so tired of us always sayin' the same thing but it's true. You girls are so lucky to have such exciting adventures!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Wow girls! I am so jealous! Those pictures are gorgeous and of course my fav is the big rock picture of you two!
Will you be RVing in New York when you get up this side of the US?
On a sad note, my sisfur Samantha crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge on 5/2/12. We miss her very much.


NanaNor's said...

Hi, Even though you were in my neck of the woods, you went to places I haven't seen yet-only been in Co. for 4 yrs. Loved the pics, glad you didn't get caught swimming.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Noreen & Hunter

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Stoppin' to say "hello" and see how y'all are doing.

Sounds like y'all have had a great week!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So much fun and so much to share - awesome photos. To us it seems like you are in a totally different country since we have never seen anything like the gorgeous sights you have seen. We love following along on your blog so keep the posts coming whenever you can.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Lorenza said...

Blogger sure did it hard for us, right?
Super duper pictures!
Beautiful places and beautiful creatures!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs

KT and Easton said...

Awesome-pawsome you guys. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Love it. Easton approves of barking at ta-tonka. They are big and stinky and must be scolded.....BOL

Bassetmomma said...

What beautiful pictures! thanks for sharing! Love the bald eagles in the tree!

Martha and Bailey said...

You really do have the most stunning pics!!
We are also trying to get our head around Blogger - why do things have to change!
We loved Jenny Lake with Mount Moran in the background and you guys at the forefront - that really is our kinda pic but they were all stunning.
We are never allowed to bark at exciting things either and those mountain sheep, that looked to us like goats, really needed to be barked at.
These humans don't much like chasing either but how exciting would that be.
Great adventures you are all having.
Much love
Martha & Bailey xxx

The Army of Four said...

Your photos are getting more and more awesome! The scenery and the animals are just so beautiful -- we think we like the shot of the Bald Eagles best! So incredible!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing journey with us!
Play bows,

KB said...

Oh my, you are having a blast! I've been to lots of the places that you visited, and they are as gorgeous as your photos show!

I'm glad that you girls have been playing and having lotsa fun along the way!

Piappies World said...

Oh yeah! Piappies Mom got so confused with the new blogger too! That's what she gets for not updating as often. Mwahaha!

Thanks so much for taking us with you on your trip through the wonderful photos. Amazing animals you've shown. The view is so breathtaking, too! We are very happy you had lots and lots of fun! Yay!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Faith Shen said...

what a great adventure you have, your place was really amazing and very lovely, I was also hooked on the stunning views. Your Mom was good in photography. Great Job!

Dog Shock Collar | Puppy & Human Bond

Sam said...

What a beautiful update!


Chester said...

You are havin' the BEST vacay EVAH!!!! I can hardly wait until my PUs get re-tired. Goodness knows they're always talkin' about how tired they are, so they oughta soon be re-tired!

I love all the pics but especially the swimmin' ones!

Woofs and swimmin' slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

The Thuglets said...

What an amazing adventure you are all having. Fabulous photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Little Reufus said...

Wow-O-Wow-O-Wow. I haff barked at this screen so long I am ecksauceted! When yeu teu girls take off fur a venture, yeu sure deu it up right! I can naught wait teu see what happens next!

wif lubbs from Little Reufus

P.S. My the Mom is furry impressed wif yeur off leash behabeyeurs. She say if I whas off leash, she wood nebber ebber see me a gain. I tole her, yeah butt if yeub bought me a fabyeuluss motor home, I wood stay a round. Juss saying. ;o)

Berts Blog said...

Oh you are in my neck of the woods now. My Vickie loves Jenny Lake, it is a family favorite. Too bad it is in Teton National Park and us dogs are pretty much banned.

Years ago My Vickie says they allowed her to search dog training there, and now with special permission, us search dogs can work there, but the minute we find whoever is lost, it is "BACK ON LEAD"

Keep putting up the great pictures. We are loving this.

Rick said...

So many great memories of my similar trip through those areas about ten years ago. Beofre I had my girls though. Great photos! Looks as if you're having a blast.

Ludo van Doggy said...

This a really beautiful post, i casnot believe I missed it! Sll those animals and beautiful scenery. Where is you now? Post some more!!
~Lickies, Ludo