Monday, March 31, 2014

Garbos' Group

Pleeeeease can't we go to the Dog Park?

...and we do!  Eva is watching while Garbo is chasing Nika.

Not much text required

as the pictures speak for themselves.

This is Cam.  One of Garbos' favorite play pals

She sure can GO!


There are days when Garbo even climbs this tree!

Here is Clutch, always "duded up" with loads of "bling"!

Who is coming now?

I am gonna get 'ya!

There are some friends who are very  "low to the ground".

Some who are very


Time for a break!  Getting ready..

for another

go around!

There are big dogs, some

very "official" dogs too,

and Cam

ready for another race

and then some down time.

Not a long down time
as you can see,
here we go
with yea,
another turn.
There is NO lack of a  social life  here.

A very TALL friend.

Loads of friendly folks

with their family members,

who come for the fun!

We play a lot,  then we go home.. thanks for today every one, we will be back.. soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Amidst Giant Redwoods and Old Cedars

It was time for a little "vaycay" as they say these days!  The photographer have been chugging away at his job for a year and had earned some free time so plans were made for a road trip.
We needed a dog friendly place and Ripple Creek Cabins were recommended by Susan and Craig who take their pack there every year.

For some time, we have talked about taking Garbo to the snow, knowing she would love it. So, perfect! Up to the Trinity Alps we go.
We load up the car with food supplies and the dog. Having made arrangements for Mister to be taken care of by Maria (Thank God for Maria) and off we go!

We drove north in the rain!  About a six hour drive.  Stopping for lunch and potty breaks.
Arriving late afternoon, driving up some serpentine roads with beautiful, splendid views!
Ripple Creek Cabins!  Located right on a tributary to the Trinity River. What an adorable, quaint, and comfy place.  We were the only guests there at the beginning of our stay, had the entire little cabin village to ourselves.

It is rustic!  It is clean!  It is beautiful!  It is comfortable!  It is great!
We hiked!
We walked!
We drove to the top of Scott Mountain.
We played a bit in the snow!
We had a happy puppy!
We cooked!
We barbecued!
We enjoyed some wine!
We played cards.
We were Off the Grid! (sort of)
We had perfect weather!

While on top of the mountain at 5000 something feet, one could not help but think of those brave souls who came before us.  With their many children, in a covered wagon,  pulled by mules or horses.  Go West!  That is where the promised land was.  A place for new beginnings!  And so it is!  With all it's bumps, flaws and bruises...

We drove south, heading home, in the rain.
What a great time it was.  This visit reminding us of Mariposa in so many ways!
We hope to do it again.