January 26, 2010

Monday Road Trip

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a good weekend. We went to a pug meetup at our local off leash park on Sunday morning. It was raining steadily and only two other families showed up. We all had a fawn and black pug, so there were six pugs and Honey Puppy. We stayed for about twenty minutes and went home to dry off.

On Monday I rode along with Hubby while he drove some cars to eastern Washington. We took all the doggies along too. We woke up at 4:00 in the morning and were on the road by 5:30. Yikes! While it was dark all the dogs slept together in their kennel. Hubby and I had coffee and cinnamon raisin bagels with cream cheese. Yummm!!

We had to cross over the Cascade mountains and drove through the snow covered passes. The sun started to come up while we drove through the snowy hills. It was so pretty, all the trees were covered in fresh snow that had fallen during the night.

We started seeing a lot of road flares and finally came across this accident. A huge truck had jack knifed. That would be a frightening experience! Hubby is a very safe driver and has never crashed. At least not accidentally.

We took our first bathroom break at a dam along the way. They had a really nice rest area and some beautiful views of the river and the fruit packaging plants.

Eastern Washington is well known for apples and cherries. Chances are if you have ever had fruit from Washington, it came from here. All the orchards were snow covered. Here are the fruit boxes all lined up waiting for the next harvest.

We drove along the Columbia River and saw some magnificent scenery. The river is really wide, it looks more like a lake in some places. The water was so calm and smooth, the reflections were stunning. You can see how I was taking the pictures in one of these photos. I use the zoom feature on the camera to avoid the window and mirrors. But sometimes I can't zoom fast enough to get the shot as we are moving along at sixty miles per hour!

The pups had a nice ride and really enjoyed being with us. As the day went on, they came out of the kennel and slept on the top. Pug Pile!! Honey preferred to sleep on her own at my feet.

Ollie also got in some quality time with dad. Lots of ear rubbing and head scritching. This love fest includes a lot of adoring looks and puggy kisses from Ollie. I tried to get a shot of that too, but they are all blurry.

It was a long day, but we all had a good time. Hubby is on his own today with his charming assistant, Charlie. Honey, Ollie and I are just lounging at home.

I will be posting our Mango Minster 2010 entries soon. I am counting on you all for your support and votes in the People's Choice awards!
talk to you soon!


  1. Fun road trip! That would be a bit scary to even come upon a crash like that. That's good that dad drives safe.

    Oh, Ollie is such a cutie!! His little smushy face is just too much. We wanna kiss him too!

    Smushface love,
    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  2. looks like it was a great trip! Beautiful scenery!

  3. Glad you guys had a safe fun trip!

  4. Hi Puglette
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your trip. You are such a good photographer, and yes story teller too.
    You have the ability to remove us from our daily stresses- as you take us all on these journeys.
    And even though we live in the NW- we never get tired of hearing about it- or looking at its beauty. It is all true.
    Those picures of all three puggies are precious,they just warm the hearts and make us smile. What wonderful ear rubs.
    Were glad you had a safe trip

  5. Aww the little beauties. Looks like lovely countryside. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your Pug stories and pictures are amazing, we love them! We would also love you to introduce the Pug breed to the world in our Breed Info Challenge!

  7. We love road trips!! Mom and dad have a motorcoach, and next summer we are planning to go to Alaska! Hope it is as beautiful as the scenery you saw on your adventure! Great photos!!

    Brutus the Frenchie

  8. hi puglette!
    oh what a great road trip! your photos are beautiful!
    m & e

  9. I'm stopping by as part of my Mango Minster 2010 Judging fur the KhatDog group!

    Thank woo fur entering this pawesome assembly of khritters!

    It has been fun snoofing and hearing woo purr!

    Best of Lukhk!


  10. Puglette, your photos are gorgeous, and your drive sounds absolutely beautiful.


    I have to say.

    There is no better photo than one of Ollie, and you have included SEVERAL gorgeous shots of my sweety-pie! For this, I thank you.

  11. Your road trips always sound like so much fun!

  12. Woof! Woof! Hi There I'm Sugar. Just saying hello n checking you blog from Mango's contest. Good Luck! Looking forward to your visit to my blog n be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  13. Hey Charlie! If you get time might want to post a little something about Honey. With the bad sports in the ring, folks will be visiting your bloggy to get to know her better. Just a thought...



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