Playing Travel Guide in San Francisco!

This week I, Mini Dory, will be starting a three part Travel Tuesday Adventure about my recent stint as tour guide in San Francisco and a few surrounding areas! 

It all started when Mama told me her human BFF and her family were coming in ALL the way from the other side of the USA part of Blogville!
 Ms M and her family came to California all the way from the east coast of Pennsylvania. When I found out Mama and Daddy were going to be meeting up in the San Francisco for part of the trip I, being the gracious Mini Pup that I am, volunteered to have Mama photoshop me and carry me around be their tour guide! Boy did we have a few days of crazy fun!!

 We started the trip by taking a tour bus around the city to make sure we saw all the pretty sights!!

 We saw tons of very cool architecture while we were touring the city! Did you know San Francisco was home to 215 historical landmark buildings, 10 historical districts and around 14,000 Victorian homes??

 It is so awesome to see the historical buildings mixed in with the modern skyscrapers!!

 The Transamerica Pyramid(that pointy building above) is the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco FOR NOW, the new Salesforce Tower will surpass it as soon as it is finished!

 Next time Mama and Daddy take me to San Francisco to visit, I want to explore more of Chinatown! Did you know that the Fortune Cookie was invented in San Francisco?! 

Did you know there are approximately 44,000 streetlights in San Francisco?? Lucky for us, Mama didn't insist on taking pictures of every single one!

 We made sure to get off the tour bus and spend some time at the Golden Gate Bridge! It's funny, they call it the Golden Gate Bridge...but it is red. What's up with that??

 The peeps decided to walk to the middle of the bridge and back to get some exercise after spending so much time sitting on the bus.  They saw some gorgeous views of San Francisco!! You can really see how hilly the city is from this picture!!

 Did you know the Golden Gate Bridge is almost 9,000 feet long(8,981) and it sits 746 feet above the water?? It is also one of the most photographed bridges in the world(especially by Mama!).

I made sure to take a ride one of the famous San Francisco Cable Cars! 

Mama always sings the Rice-A-Roni song when she sees these...silly Mama

 Before we went back to the hotel for the day, we made sure to stop in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco!

 This year they are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the famous "Summer of Love"! 

The Summer of Love happened in 1967 and was when lots and lots of young free spirits headed to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco!

...and Mama says that is all I need to know about it.

Doesn't she know I have to listen to all that psychedelic rock and roll she listens to?? Sounds like the 60s were a very interesting era!!

 They had lots of very cool wall murals in this area of the city...

 ...and this store we stopped in before heading back actually had these big round discs that Mama said played MUSIC??? I thought music only came over Mama's phone!! 

 Mama introduced me to a friend she bought when we got back to the hotel!
His name was Mr. Bready Turtle. She said he would keep me company while the peeps went out to dinner....
Ooops.....wellll, I was hungry too!!

Stay tune next week when I show you around just south of San Francisco in Carmel and Monterey!!


Blogville Planning Session!!

Helloooooo Blogvillllle!!
Mabel and I(Arty) are in our Mayoral offices this morning getting things ready for Fall in Blogville! With a change of seasons coming up, we thought this would be the perfect time to plan some events and we sure could use your help! So far we have come up with two fun events for September:

First up is the "How I spent My Summer(or Winter) Vacation"
 Blog Hop!
 Just let us know with words, pictures, or both, how you spent your time over the Summer(or Winter if you are one of our Southern Hemisphere furiends). We will have a Blog Hop set up and we can see what all our furiends have been up to!! 

Please feel free to display our badge and help us spread the word about this event!
 It is open to all our anipals!

Our next event will be the Blogville Picnic and we would love to have your help for this one!
Do you want to host a fun event?? You know, maybe a potato bag race, a team tuggy game or even a good game of frisbee?? We are hoping for a day of fun in the sun followed by a
Barn Dance hosted by Mabel and Arty! 
 Look for more information and a sign up sheet next Monday!  

Let us know if there are any other events YOU would like to see around Blogville!!


BW Selfie Sunday!

 We had Mama help us this week and had her take our selfies after one of our daily walkies...

As you might have guessed, it's the most wonderful part of the day!!

We are  joining The Cat on My Head this week for Selfie Sunday


Caturday Art-y

What happens when you take a happy picture and add a sadness filter in Lunapic and a cool frame from Pizap??
You get ME, 
Caturday Art-y!

Happy Caturday, Saturday!!


Seeing Beautiful on Flower Friday

Arty here today to wish you all a very happy Flower Friday!
Today we are also joining our friends
Sugar and {This Moment} See Beautiful and others for the 
{This Moment} See Beautiful Blog Hop

As you can see, the dahlias are still blooming strong at the Sequoia Park Garden!

It's hard to show you all the vivid colors in a picture,
and words can't describe them, so we will let you glance some of beauty without  words.....


It's so very easy to get mesmerized by all the beautimous color....




It's really easy to see why Angel Dory liked coming out here for Flower Friday...It is so very peaceful!


We hope you enjoyed our mostly silent Flower Friday, make sure to take time to See some Beautiful this weekend!!

Hop aboard and show us the flowers blooming in your corner of the world (If you don't see the link here, please click HERE to go to our Hoppity page)!!


Thankful Thursday

 Jakey here today to tell you how thankful we are for the adventures we have on our walkies! 
For instance, yesterday started out like any other walkie, we waited patiently at the door while Mama got ready.

 Then we hit the pavement at a quick pace! We always make sure to walk fast 'cause we know Mama likes a good workout!

 Like every other day we stopped and checked our peemail...

 ...and checked out all the hidey holes in the neighborhood. You never know when you may need to run off a mole!

 Then....while we were walking down the sidewalk minding our own business,
it happened!

Or at least we WOULD have had a chicken dinner if Mama would have let go of our strings!
...silly Mama, didn't Daddy just have chicken for dinner last night??

Even if we didn't catch the chicken, Arty and I have a great story to tell thanks to our 
daily walkie!!

 We are joining Brian for the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop this week!