Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Road Trip!!! (To Monterey)

The weekend started with a great anticipation! I saw Daddy at home and Mummy and grandma and Uncle M were all in the same place and there was packing..i saw some treats being packed, and drinks... then my leash came out! Woohoo! ROAD TRIP!!!

We piled into the car then drove and drove and drove straight into a traffic jam. Bah! Took us an extra 1 hour to get out of it. =P

This is me making faces at mummy while we are waiting in the traffic jam. Daddy's driving of course.

After a looooooooong wait, we FINALLY got to Monterey and first important thing to do was EAT! Lunch at luigi's. Hee...see me under the chair? I got a personalised slave to carry my personalised bag of stuff. Bwahahaha!

Oops. Sorry mummy, i was daydreaming. I love u Mummy!

Here we are! Having a nice meal alfresco style. Its really cold there but there's a well situated heater right above our table.

The humans were kept busy eating and watching artists on the pavement.

Nice view eh?


Finally after they finished filling their tummies we took a short walk. SHORT cos it was freezing! =P Quick pose...outside the sand dollar shop.

Quick pose 2 with Daddy!

I made friends with nice tourists too! =)

Here we are...a walking...

Ho dee hum, we are at one end of Cannery Row.

See the big big doggy? He tried to say hi but his human pulled him away.

See he's still trying to turn around! Hey friend!

Ah well...too bad. Almost made a really big tall friend there.

Quick quick! Yes... i AM pulling the leash. Its cold! Quick quick! Gotta get to the car!

Whew, we made it in to the car and drove to scenic 17 Mile Drive. Here's mummy and I on the 2nd checkpt. Ok, do I look desperate? Did I mention how cold it was? Hahaha....=P

After skipping a bunch of stops due to the cold, we made it to the sea and there was sand. Mummy was too cold so I got Uncle M to walk me instead!

See us? There's me...uncle M holding my leash and Daddy trailing us with the camera.

Sniff sniff. This smells nice. Alot of doggy smell.

Pee wee... (see the left back leg off the ground by a few inches?)

Proof of my maleness! Bwahahaha!

Alrighty! The beach! I never though i'd see it again!!! Let's go!

Uncle M put on the brakes real fast...luckily i got in the water. Fun!!!

Uh ok...fun but cold! Brrr.....

Ok, i think its time to leave. Brr...and now that i'm shaking, i gotta go.

Ah...if a man's gotta go, a man's gotta go.

Right Daddy? =P (Note: we always pick up after Benny. He's stench doesn't get left behind for long. Hee...don't tell him!)

My pawprints in the sand. Hee! Made my mark in many ways in Monterey!

I was so cold I jumped into the car where Mummy was waiting and got a treat! =D

Nice flowers yah?

Couple more quick poses! See the big rock in the background with the "snow-covered" top? Mummy told me its all bird doodoo. My face registered a shocked look for a really long time.

Lone Tree Hill.... my facial expressions are losing the smile eh? =P its the cold. I haven't developed my full welsh corgi coat just yet.

Yay! Back in the car! Smiling again!

Daddy calls this a Bolt-moment. Cheese!!!

Family portrait!

Then it was back home...Zzzzzz

Mmmm...i enjoyed this trip. Hope Mummy and Daddy bring me out on more! Hint hint!


Aunty J aka snowy's human said...

haha! poor benny... u got pple taking pics of you while u take a dump! =D
Your 'i'm freezing' face is so cute... haha, almost looks as petrified as snowy when she gets thrown into the sea.
Looks like u're really seeing the world... hope u get to go on more road trips soon!

Its ME said...

Hi Benny, this trip reminds me of this song,'Me and you and a dog name Boo, travelling .......' glad to arm-chair travelling with you too. Yeah that tall dog is friendly, wish all humans are like us, canines, ready to make new friends wherever we may be. Move on Benny, there is a whole world to explore out there. me going to Bandung soon (July) on 'mission'.

ocmist said...

Hey, Benny! Wow, you look like you had a great Road Trip. We went to the beach at Pismo weekend before last.

We have pics on our blog from last weekend at http://countrycorgis.blogspot.com/

You will probably need to scroll down through a few posts to see the beach one. Aren't the sniffs neat! We live in a desert, sort of, area and the sniffs are definitely different at the beach!

Mom says that Monterey is really neat, but I haven't been there personally. Wonder if I could get our people to take us up there? OC and the Country Corgi Crew

ocmist said...

We just came over to tell you that you got an award from Corgi Country. We presented you with one of the “Top 10 Blogs that Make My Heart Smile” Awards. Thanks for being a friend and making us smile! Sniffs and Licks… OC, BG & Dott

PS If you get this twice it's because it's almost 3 a.m. and Mom's trying to get us to go to bed and her computer had a problem in the middle of the send so we don't know if it went through the first time.

a corgi said...

Hi Benny, I just found your blog through Linda's (Country Corgis). You are sooo cute! I bet you had a great adventure when you flew to America! Koda (our tri Pembroke) flew from Georgia to where we lived in Montana when we got him from a breeder. I'm sure he had the same feelings you had about flying.

we're down south of you in the Temecula Valley (hot in summer, your mom might like it better than that cold Monterey)

we'll be back to check on you and see what new adventures you are doing!

I hope you and your family have a good weekend!


Trishas Trove said...

Hi Benny ... looks like you'll be leaving your mark all over California ... you're such a cuuuuuuute boy :)))))