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


The Army of Four said...

Well, gee whiz, girls, we've sure missed you! The gorgeous pix ALMOST make up for you being out of the net so long. What great adventures you've had! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.
Sadly, from our original pack, I'm the only one left. I have two sisters now - Cammie is 5 and joined us in April. Our kid sister Maggie is 4 months old - wow, is she crazy! They're both wonderful and I'd be so lonely without them.
Great to be back in touch!
Play bows, Zim

JacksDad said...

Oh my dogness! Such be-yooo-tiful pictures. I'm so glad you shared them with us and that you had such a great time on your vacation!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, so good to see you two back again. What a beautiful adventure you and your parents had!!! Gorgeous photos too. Thanks for stopping by our blog today. We too had a loss this year, poor Thunder crossed the Rainbow Bridge very suddenly on July 1st, poor boy was only 7. But the rest of us are doing well and hope to see more of you two here.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Mitch and Molly said...

Every single picture is just fabulous! You girls sure do have the bestest adventures!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Asta said...

Oh My dog
I''ve missed so much
what a wondewful advenshoowe you awe having. those places awe magnificent..meadow, mountains, stweams pawks oceans and cities..I am so happy fow you and all the places you get to wun and swim
Happy Howlidays to you
smoochie kisses

KB Bear said...

Wow, someday I hope that my husband and I get to wander the country like that! Glorious photos! I can tell that you've been having a wonderful time. Sedona is on our list for the near future.

I bet that many of your blogville friends have had big changes (losses and additions) since you were gone. Sadly, we lost K to osteosarcoma. But, we have a new pack member, a chocolate lab named Shyla, who arrived with us after a tough puppyhood. She's finding her mojo, slowly but surely.

Welcome back!

Wyatt said...

Bow Wow! Look at all the places you have seen. What lucky dogs :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

Sam said...

You guys are having quiet the adventure! Let me know when you are back in AZ - maybe the pups can get together to play.

Monty and Harlow

Rick said...

I surprised you posted again but welcome back. Glad you have traveled safely.