Friday, August 17, 2012

First Family Vacation

Hey everybody - we're home!  We had the best time on our first family vacation!  We went to the ocean, hiked the redwoods, and played together for a whole week!  We took so many pictures that dad is going to put them in a video.  Most of them are posted on our Facebook page (link on sidebar).  But here are a few to give you an idea of  what we did.

When we first got to the ocean I was just so amazed I had to stop and ponder it a moment.

I liked the driftwood.  It was fun to climb on.

How am I going to get out of here??

I kept digging in the sand and sticking my head in the holes.  Mom said peeps have an expression for that.

Trying to decide which way to go on our hike.

Stanley got a bunch of sticker-seeds in his head.

We found some great sticks for Goose!

The redwoods make me feel so alive!

Sometimes the most beauty is up!

Mom keeps posing me on trees and rocks.  I guess it's her thing so I humor her most of the time.

Seriously, you have no idea how much fun we had!

We didn't mind wearing our seat belts.  

Stanley really ripped into this piece of driftwood.  He said it tasted delicious.  We wished Goose was there because he would have loved it too!

We heard the strangest noise and it turned out to be sea lions on this buoy!  We also saw our first cow and Stanley decided he liked cows.

Come on, let's go!

Me hang gliding.  Really . . . I would not lie . . . 

Let's go swimming!

"Ocean water - Yum!  Wait, no . . . Yuck!"

Farewell . . . until next time!

It took us 2 days in the truck to get there and 2 days back.  Mom and dad said we were perfect travelers.  Seriously, that is what they said!  We can't wait for our next vacation but for now we are happy to be home!



Finn said...

Welcome home, welcome home!!! Looks like a fabulous time!

Duncan Breazeale said...

Oh my dawg .... It looks like you had a total blast. I bet you two are exhausted!!!!

Welcome Home! We've missed you!!


NanaNor's said...

Hi Murphy, I loved seeing your photos; so glad you had such a great time. You really made me miss my old state but there is lots of beauty all around us. I knew you boys would be good travelers; I also know that if Hunter met you, he'd love to play with you both!
I'm trying to get him into an obedience class in Sept-just hope he does as well as you two did.
Have a wonderful weekend back home.
Woofs, Noreen & Hunter

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH Murphy and Stanley we are so very much thrilled that you had such a super duper fun and sun filled vacation. Love the pics of you in the OCEAN.

SOOOOOOO many trees... so few Pees.

Bassetmomma said...

How great to see the pictures of you guys in the ocean! It sounds like your first family vacation was wonderful. I love your farewell shot! :)

Cotton said...

That looks like so much fun, glad you guys had such a great time :) Good to have you back!!

GOOSE said...

So glad you boys are home. AND OH those sticks looked fantastic!! I loved all the pictures. And you hang glidded!! Is there nothing you will try.

Mason the Dog's Mom said...

WOW Dat looks likes tons and tons of funs!


Berts Blog said...

Hey guys, so glad you are back. Can't wait to see all your pictures. We are going walking in the morning, me, Murphy and Goose. Same place at 9 am. Hope you guys can come.

Welcome Home

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

You guys look like you had the bestest vacation ever!! That ocean looked wonderful and the driftwood - I bet it would have been yummers!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Jazzi said...

We missed you and it looks like you had a great time. The ocean looks so cool!!


Molly The Wally said...

What stunning views and we bet you all had a brilliant time. Nice to see you back. Have a wonderful Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Stewey said...

Welcome home!! It looks like you had a pawsome vacation :)

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Mr. Pip said...

The ocean and the woods!! That's quite a trip. Was the water cold on your paws? I love the driftwood - looks like a sculpture.

Your pal, Pip

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Roo said...

I just LUV seeing y'all at the ocean! Yay! :D
That was some great driftwood. Yap, Goose would have been very happy too :)
That's so great you two could handle that long ride so well! Guess there's a lot more vacation adventures ahead for yaz :)

Waggin at ya,