5/30/17

TT-Rainy Days and No Vampires

Happy Travel Tuesday!!
 Arty here this week to tell you all about our drive up the Washington coast (Ocean City State Park and Forks).  As some of you may know, this part of Washington State contains a rain forest making it one of the rainiest parts of the USA.  So this part of our trip was pretty rainy and Mama couldn't take her big camera on too many walkies.





Things got pretty boring for awhile when the rain was real heavy.
Seems Mama and Daddy don't like the idea of muddy paw prints in the wheelie house so we didn't get out for any fun walkies. We passed the time checking our email. I  also checked in with Mabel to make sure Blogville was running smoothly while I was out of the office. I am such a lucky Mayor to have my best gal Mabel as my VM! She did such a great job making sure everything got done!



But still, it didn't take long before we were REALLY bored! 
After about 87 hours, the rain let up enough and I thought a walkie was in order even if it was still drizzling. Daddy and Mama agreed, so we headed out for a short walk through the woods until we found my ocean!




I just loved the feel of the wind in my furs. Jakey seemed a little hesitant to head out in the rain at first, BUT




But after a few good sniffs of ocean air, he was hooked!!




We both agreed, rainy day walkies CAN be fun...although Mama and Daddy insisted on cleaning our pawsies and "undercarriages" every time we came back in...that wasn't so fun.



We spent a lot of time driving in the wheelie house for our ride up the Washington Coast. Usually you could find us like we are above. Well, until that time Jakey poked me and we had that little "discussion".  

Mama thought maybe we should be separated for awhile after that.



We saw lots of green, green, green hills and beautifully textured gray skies too!



We traveled next to quite a few lakes and rivers!



The crawling low clouds were very pretty!




Mama was lucky,  she had me sitting behind her! I kept asking her if she needed my help navigating, but she assured me the silly Siri lady was helping Daddy get us where we needed to go!



Ummm...Mama, this looks like a dirt road!



Should have listened to us Mama...





Take the fork on the right to get to Forks, Daddy!!





When we started driving through Olympic State Park we started keeping our eyes open for Vampires and Werewolves!! You know how they love dark scary forests!
Unfortunately they must have all been at a convention in Vegas, 'cause we didn't see any of them!






After 87 hours of Vampire hunting, we thought we would finally get to see Edward, Bella, Jacob and the Cullen's in their hometown of Forks...We kept our eyes open, but didn't even get to see Jacob!!



 
We did find a very cool RV Park though!  Mama said this was our utility stop, she did laundry and she and Daddy cleaned up the muddy paw prints 
Wheelie House!









This park looks like a really big trailer parking lot surrounded by humungous  trees!! 




They had grassy areas for us to go potty, but Jakey said he wanted to go for another rainy day walkie. Daddy thought that was a great idea, so off we all went!



I posed on a tree stump but Mama didn't have any Zuke's with her and Dory taught me not to even look if Mama had treats!



Before we left we did some shopping at Forks Outfitters where Bella(from Twilight) used to work. We didn't see her though.



Before we knew it it was time to hop back in the wheelie house and head to our next destination!! 

Join us next Travel Tuesday as we make our way to Dash Point State Park and the Puget Sound!


























22 comments:

Mark Muller said...

Oh I agree, rainy days and walks fit pawfectly together... specially when we can see da ocean and da beach. I wonder why your pawrents preferred Siri and not you... I bet your nose knows the direction much better than the gps-girl...

Bouncing Bertie said...

If it weren't for the humungous trees and the driving on the right, we would have thought you were in Scotland.
Toodle pip!
Gail.
PS Did you drive through Aberdeen?

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

When it rains here, we always look for the silver lining.....and we found it! MUD!

Molly the AireGirl said...

The ocean is just beautiful! I've never been but I hear that it's fun to dig and get your paws all wet and sandy!

Sandra said...

glad you missed the vampires and picked the right fork and found a beach. I had not thought about the undercarriage when you are low to the ground, all the dogs that have owned us had long legs, so just paw patrol... your trip looks wonderful from here

twopupsandakitty said...

What a fun trip you are having even with the rain. We are looking at wheelie houses too so My Margret really enjoyed reading about your adventures. ~Belle Pup

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a fun fun time you had IN SPITE of the rain. At least you knew you were heading into a rain forest ahead of time so you were prepared!! MOL MOL you and Jakey had a little 'discussion'. Did he say MOM make Arty stop touching me?

My mom would love to go to the Forks too. In search of those hunky vampires and werewolves.
Hugs madi your bfff

C.L.W.STEP said...

What a great trip!

M. K. Clinton said...

Maybe the vampires only come out at night. Washington is so beautiful but it does rain sooo much. My son said it was like being waterboarded. LOL!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

I can almost hear the heavy sighs waiting out the rain. But you guys did a great job soldiering on. Well done on a beautiful part of Washington state.

Two French Bulldogs said...

How dare it rain on your vacations! I bet the beach at least smelt fishier
Lily & Edward

Marg said...

Now that was great fun going traveling with you. Sorry about all the rain, but at least you got out on walks some of the time. Glad you are having some fun. Have a great day.

The Army of Four said...

Rain is great except for all that drying off stuff. That ocean walk looked amazing!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Murphy said...

What a fun adventure yous had! We would be scared to go to Forks. Did you wear garlic around your necks?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Misty loves the rain, Lightning not so much. But we both think we would enjoy getting to see the ocean enough to walk in the pouring rain!!! Good thing you two aren't as big as we are, or your Mom would have had tons of towels to wash at that laundry stop:)

Woos - Misty and Lightning

Jans Funny Farm said...

So you had a discussion and had to be separated? You must have been bored. Enjoy your rainy day walkies.

Idaho PugRanch said...

We can't believe you went to where the vampires are!! You are so brave Arty!!!
hugs
Mabel

LP said...


It certainly sounds like a great adventure boys! We get a lot of rain here in Vancouver , Canada so we are bathed almost daily! Ugh! But we love to be out in the rain :)

Duffy and Wilhelmina,
the critters in the cottage xo

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

OMD ya'll are brave going out in dat rain. I won't step foot outside if it's even drizzling ;) Bummer you didn't see any vampires or werewolves buts still looks like a pretty cool place to visit.

xoxo,
Matt (& Matilda)

lexitheschnauzer said...

You boys had a great adventure. My kids and their friends used to "get into it" when they were stuck together for too long, too.

Ruby said...

OMD!!!! HOW FUNS!!!! I sure am glads you boyz likes the rainy walkies! Looks like funs in pictures...butts I thinks I'll keep nice and dry down here...☺ And I am SO glads you remembered my motto: No cookie, No lookie! That is SO impawtent to re-train the peeps, no matter where you are! BOL!
I can't waits til next week!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello boys its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm no vampires??? i wunder if my sister saya the mighty vampire hunting vizsla had preevyusly gawn thru and kleend them up!!! ha ha ok bye