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!?


  1. What great fun! I can't imagine going in a boat and being"allowed" in the lake. I'm so jealous I don't know what to do. I've got to get Mom to take me out of the city for a weekend - SOON. Maybe I'll nap in front of the A/C - again :(


  2. Well done Dad!!! Great pictures of your trip - scary crocodile or was it an alligator and is there a difference?
    You are growing up to be a very serious puppy Sierra Rose - you were looking as though there was some deep thinking going on in that kayak!
    The Russian river shot looked beautiful - our favourite has to be the bottom one!!!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  3. Such a beautiful place! We are so glad that you get to camp there!

    Kissy face,
    Sam & June

  4. I've been begging my mommy to get a bigger kayak like yours! You look like you are having so much fun and see so many neat things!!

  5. So let's get this straight...your Rama rows the boat and takes the pictures?
    Sweet deal for you and Dad, huh?
    Glad you had fun!
    Wrooo wrooo!

  6. Sierra, you sure are earning your Grrrl Scout badges this summer. For such a little gal, you certainly do log on the miles. Keep up the good work. It look like you are training your momma and dadda furry good☺

  7. Tank woo fur sharing your trip!

    It was soooo beaWOOtiful but WOO were THE most beaWOOtiful part of it!


  8. Wow - you got an awful lot done in 20 hours! Especially when maybe 8 of them is zzzzzzzzs! Love the pix of the Russian River and adore seeing how well Sierra Rose is doing as a kayak traveler - she's really good! Your pix are pawesome! I can smell the coffee aromas coming from that trailer and I want to know all about the wheelies on your kayak heheeh! Kisses to You SR,
    xo Hugs

  9. What a great weekend Sierra!!! Your Dad sure did pull through!! Of course your Mommy did a good job paddling too!!


  10. Great fun!!

    It just amazes us at how fast you are growing!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  11. Woowowowooooo!!!!
    What a great and fun trip you had sweet Sierra with your family!!!!
    We are a little jealous!!!
    You go on the go on the visit wonderful places....great river....yummy sticks....tons of kiss to your daddy!!!!
    What a great life!!!!
    But pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee......can we come with you next time??????
    We love camping too and we would love trying to go on kayak with you!!!!!!!!!!!
    we've tagged youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
    Come to visit us!!!!!
    HAve a wonderful day!!!!
    Mommy can't wait to know you and your wonderful mommy!!!!
    We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

  12. What a fun trip, Sierra! You are getting to be quite the outdoorspup!
    Next time, go after those mallards for me, OK?
    Your pal,


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