Monday, August 31, 2009

Pinecrest weekend...and MOM! I am not climbing that boulder!

Pinecrest is a really pretty lake. Lots of rock, and sweet little coves.

As mom enjoys a bit of rock climbing now and again, she thought this boulder would get me into climbing as well.....Hmmmmm...not sure I understood...... Don't think this is my cup of tea mom!
Dad! Help!
Am I doing it right? Mom, that's enough..... I'll just watch you sometime, ok?
Sweet little cabin in the Pinecrest area.

A pretty little cove. I'm checking stuff out....
Rock island....looks like a party over there!
Saturday eve, we tied our kayak up with our cousin's boats, and called it a day.
Lots to see.......

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kayaking on Pinecrest Lake

Pinecrest Lake is at 5,600 feet above Sonora, CA. We spent the weekend there this weekend, and I got to ride in the kayak again! Loved checking things out...this is a pretty lake, surrounded by granite bluffs at the end, cabins all around, and a large beach area...lots to check out...
There are some cliffs in the way back...and a boat that transports people and cabin stuff behind us...

Sunset....and mom's feet with flip flops......

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tagged by Paco, Milo and Maya - Ooops I ate it!

Thank you sweet friends - Paco, Milo and Maya

"When accepting this award, you must blog about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching.
If you have never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup!
You can accept this yummy tray of cookies as your reward!
Next add the logo of this award to your blog (optional), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by leaving a message on their blogs." me hungry....

1) I have 'stolen' (helped clean) food off the kitchen floor!

2) Mom's slippers!!!! (Haven't we all!?!?!)

3) A mousey while camping...(well almost! Mom and dad freaked out and pryed my mouth open....little tail was still wagging....I got scolded for this, but might try it again if opportunity presents itself....)

4) Paper from the recycling bin at dad's office....made a really beautiful snowy display on the floor....(was trying to get a job as a paper shreader, showing off how quick I am at this task...much better than one of those electric jobbies.)

Now to nominate!

1) Golden Samantha! Of course!

2) Scout and Freyja...what's cookon' at your place?

3) What have YOU been in to Emma?

4) Any edible costumes Brind A'mour?

5) Bell! What are you finding at the OB Beach?
Have fun, Pals!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

20-hr camp trip to the Russian River

Well....after dad working late Friday eve, Saturday morning we piled into the camper and off we went to the little town of Duncan Mills and camped by the Russian River.
As promissed, mom pumped up the boat, and we had a paddle Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning..... Weather was on the foggy / chilly side, but the sun peeked through a few times...and the campground was more full than mom and dad have ever seen!!!
There was lots to see, and interesting stuff too.....

Birds nest high in the tree......

Fog teasing us by rolling back in!

You look that way, I'll look over here.....

Wow! Up close!

Mallards, but they didn't want us that close.....

I am a pretty serious looking kayaker here....lots to thinks I may have been eye-balling her hairdoo again! (I didn't go after it this time)

Colorful kayaks and canoes.

Yes, I have some funny kayak positions...and yes, mom is paddling and dad is keeping me occupied with my stickie....

Quite pretty and green out.

Saturday eve BONFIRE at the beach of the campground. Wooooh! That's a big one...but hosted by the campground folks.....

Campground beach coffee shack...funky artsy trailer!

I'm ready to go!! Let's roll that thing down to the beach. Come on slow pokes!

More wildness at the campground! This fella was guarding the campsite below......

These pink birdies were just hanging out. Very quiet like. Lots of them!

This campsite was on CNN! The two gals who were here, stay for 30 days and have been coming here for THIRTY YEARS! The site has evolved over the years, but they are becoming quite famous at this point.


The Russian River

Trolling again...lots of little seaweeds and bubbles....
Napping with dad....he tends to fall asleep in the boat! Too much hard work during the week.

Lots of GREEN!

Get that stickie!
Sunday afternoon, dad headed off on a 3 hour bike ride out to the was happy, as he was EXACTLY 3 hours, didn't get lost, didn't get a flat, and had enough food. So, I helped lick off that salty sweat and get dad ready to head home....

Ready to head home dad!?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cheese and quackers on a Friday afternoon

Hoping Sammie was up for some playtime, mom and I stopped by Friday afternoon.
Golden Samantha with one of her favorite quackers....just hanging out on her nice lawn.
And me. Yes! Always ready with that mouth of mine.
Looking pretty calm. Each with our own stuffie, on the cool grass....
Ah ha! Let me see that quacker!
Oh! A CHEESE break. I am always up for that. Sammie thanking her mom for the cheese!
I'm just ready for CHEESE.....yum yum yum.
Hey look!!! It's the the kitty referee hanging out back there. Making sure we are all staying in line.
Look what I got!
Rest time and stuffies.

I got the squirel...I got the, I've got it...No! I've got it....ok then, I'll get that squirel....