Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We went to Carmel-by-the-Sea last weekend and a visit to Carmel always involves a visit to the beach with Tomookee. It was overcast for 2 days, but by Monday morning, the weather was gorgeous.

A sand castle contest was held the day before, and quite a few of the sand sculptures survived the overnight tides. Here's a lovely "castle" that looks like a roast pig.

Next, we have a hammerhead shark.

This one is difficult to see, but it is Neptune, and the other dog is Breezy, Tomokee's running buddy on the beach that morning.

I really like this one. It's a squid, and seaweed is used as the tentacles - very clever!

Here's a turtle, and I believe we can see Breezy again.

This photo is not from the beach. Tomokee is standing in front of one of the shop windows. We were tempted, but did not ask about the "personalized pet perfumes".

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunny day in the Sunset

Summer in San Francisco can be pretty darn cold. This is especially true in the Sunset district.
Some of the best weather comes in September and October, and last weekend was the first beautiful sunny day in a while. This view is from the Sunset Reservoir, and you can see the Golden Gate Bridge out in the distance. On days like that, walking the dog is a glorious activity.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Alston Park, Napa

Our recent summer road trip included Napa, CA, in addition to the Truckee and Lake Tahoe area. In Napa, Tomokee enjoyed his hike in Alston Park. This park is surrounded by vineyards on three sides. It doesn't have any shade, so it can get very hot in the summer months. We went fairly early in the morning to avoid the heat. It's very popular with the local dog owners so Tomokee got to say hello to some fellow four-legs.