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, December 3, 2013

Hello? Belatedly Recapping the Last 1 1/2 YEARS!!!

  Mom sure has taken her sweet time getting our bloggie going again - really!!!!!  So... hi all!  It sure has been an awfully long time - Happy Howlidays!  We were on a long voyage from northern Cali on our way to Maine, when we left off in Iowa, so we'll skip over a lot to bring you up to date, but linger on a few cool places!  The above place is an Amish field in Holmes county, Ohio - a most beautious place. ( If you think you might have seen these pictures before, we posted many of them on Facebook, when we were there)  The above boy was doing a righteous job cutting this field - we were mightily impressed!  Below is a patchwork of fields that we passed in the same county!

 The next coupla pix are from our wunnerful time in Maine - look at that 'ster the fisherperson just tossed away!

 Pretty sunset near Boothbay Harbor!

 And mmmnnnn - look at THOSE!

 Here we are in Quebec City with the Frontenac behind us!  We loved the water everywhere we went - cause that meant... SWIMMING!!!
As in Neys Provincial Park, in Ontario, below.   This river dumps into Lake Superior - a most gorgeous fresh water ocean - turquoise colored, like the Caribbean! 

Of course, we traveled to many places between Neys and this incredible place in the pix, below - Glacier NP.  If you look carefully, there are white dots in the center R - those are mountain goats!

Below is Bowman Lake - you have to wreck your kidneys on bad roads to get there (at least when we drove out there)! But sooooo worth it -

 Isn't this meadow pretty?  We gamboled all over it!

As we drove on west, on our way back to Cali, we stopped at Mt. Hood and ran all over the majestic mountain's shoulders!

 Mt. Hood in late September...

We couldn't go straight down I-5 without stopping at a NP our parents had never seen - Lassen!

 Above picture is of Lake Manzanita - isn't it pretty?  National Parks are not very doggeh friendly - we were not permitted to swim here at all.  Still, Mom and Dad were camping at a cool ranch, where there was a swimmin' pond where we could take our exercise!

A stream with Mount Lassen!  We stopped for holiday festivities last year and then left again for a tour of the southwest, which was also major funzies!  Below is one of the fabu sunsets we saw in Arizona from our rig! 

And we got to play a bit amongst these behemoths that we loved at Monument Valley!

 You can guess where the below picture was taken, can't you?  What a stupendously amazing place but again, we really were not allowed to play here, so we played in the nearby National Forest land!

On a trail with Dad near Sedona!

And we are guessing that you can figgur out where this is!  (Joshua Tree NP!)  Again, we were not really allowed to run around here, but we snuck in a couple of  kong-on-a-rope chases!)

We ventured north towards home base again in late Spring to see family, furamily and friends and then hightailed it to the Sierras for the summer!  We are so lucky!

 These pix are of places we hiked to - above is Summit Lake and below is me, Ava, on the Sagehen Creek hike!

 Shortly before we came back to Home Base again, it snowed a tiny bit while the leaves were in full peak - me, Sammie, just loved it here and wish I was there right now!

 But there is nowhere like home and we love our human cuzzins and the Howlidays!  We got tons of healthy YUMZERS on Thanksgiving and hope YOU did too!!!!  Sending hugs and licks xoxoxo