Sunday, August 5, 2007

Osoyoos Lake!

We have arrived at Osoyoos lake! It took ages to get here! Did you know it's supposed to be about 4 or 5 hours of strait driving from my house? Well guess how long it took. Can't guess? it took us 7 hours! Do you know why? Because of my humans, that's why! You won't believe all the bathrooms stops these people take!

Well, we all got into the van at about 11:oo (an hour behind schedule of course). The van was packed. How much stuff do these people need? All I brought was my tennis ball, rag toy, cookies, and water dish. I wouldn't bring my dog food because I hate dog food. I only like people food. But Lizzy brought my dog food anyway, but I still won't eat it.

Look how full our van is! I sat on top of the biggest pile, where I could see out all the windows at once!
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So all together in the van, there was me, Lizzy, Esther, Joey, and their mom and dad. And then, driving in front of us were Lizzy's oldest brother Ben and his wife, Michelle. Well, once we finally got into the mountains, we were driving along, when there was a split in the road. Ben and Michelle, who have no idea how to get to where we were going, went the wrong way. I don't even know why they were driving in front, I think they should have followed us from the start. Well, they didn't notice when Dad honked at them as we drove past on the right road, so then we had to call them on the cell phone and tell them they were on their way to a completely different city. Meanwhile, we were still driving and were now pretty far ahead. Finally Ben and Michelle said they found their way back to the right road, so we started to tell them that we were pulling over to wait for them, when the phone went dead. So we waited by the side of the road, looking for when Ben and Michelle would come around the corner, and hoping they'd see us and not shoot ahead and get lost again. All of a sudden, they came around the corner and shot ahead of us, not even noticing our white van. Now, they were going pretty fast because of course they were hoping to catch up to us, because they thought we were still driving because before we told them we pulled over the cell phone went dead. So, by the time we pulled out of the side of the road, they were pretty far ahead. So what did Dad the Dangerous Driver do? Well, lets just say that I found myself flying from the top of my tower and squashed into the back window. We were going very fast to catch up to Ben and Michelle. Finally we reached their beige car, looked through their side windows, and guess what? There were these 2 young girls. Not Ben and Michelle. So then we realized that we were really ahead of them, so dad pulled over fast to the side of the road to stop and wait. This time I found myself flying back over my pile and the middle seats and landing on Lizzy's sister. That was a crazy ride. A while later, Ben and Michelle finally came and we managed to not get lost and we stuck together for the rest of the trip.

Here I am, when we finally reached the lake!

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Lizzy took me to the dock as soon as we got there. It was very windy!
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And guess what I did? I swam! I'm finally getting over my bad beginning with water almost 6 years ago. Actually, I think I like water!

Look, I blend into the water and rocks!
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Can you find me?
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Look at my splashing as I paddle through the waves!
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I hope you enjoyed reading about my trip so far! I'll be back with more later.


Ben_Benjamin said...

Oh the outing look really fun. You look very excited during the journey!!!

Ronin_The_Pug said...

WOW! You had such a good time at the lake! Lucky Sparky!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

sparky, ur enjoying a great vacation n ur a great swimmer..

it makes my legs feeling jelly when i saw u swim so far into d deep sea....becareful..

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Wow the trip sure looks fun and you look so happy saying the YEAH! when you reached. ;)

~ girl girl

Amici said...

Looks like a very fun trip! You did great for being in a vehicle for 7 hours! Hopefully you peed too when the humans got out to go. :)

You are a great swimmer. In one of those pics you look very far away from land. You're brave Sparky. :)

Peanut said...

Oh man how did you go in that water. I do not like the water.

ROSSI said...

OMG.. Sparky..hope u are ok sitting behind the van.. am sure is a hell of a ride u have there.. but at least u got to swim.. and i can see u are enjoying it..

Golden Rossi

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow!!! Looks sooo fun to me!!! My hoomans will never allow me or my sistas to swim that far coz they think we WILL drown! Pfftt! Like whatever...And you do really blend into those rocks. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Murphey said...

Wow, that drive sounds SCAREEEE! But he swimming looks like so much fun. : )


Charlie said...

Sparky, what an adventure you're having!
- Charlie

Frasypoo said...

Hi Sparky.
when you stopped did you jump out and kiss the ground screaming"Land,at last !"
That water looks so good !We are having a heat wave here so I envy you

Dory and Liza said...

WOW - what a trip - I'm glad everyone made it there alive!!!

Sparky you look great on the water - and we should know we are water dogs!

We can hardly wait to see Lizzy's windows movie!!

Have a great vacation at the lake!!

Dory and Mac

Snowy & Crystal said...

WOW Sparky :o) you sure had a LOT of fun =)

we loved the water pictures best

woofs and puppy arfs,

Snowy and Crystal

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky!
Good for you getting into the water again. It's good you know how to swim now. Sounds like your road trip was very funny! We hope you have a great time & enjoy yourselves!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Rose said...

That was a rough ride! But, man, the way you were swimming and enjoying yourself, the ride there was worth it. And you did get to ride REALLY TALL - a great vantage point!
Have enough FUN there for us too!!

Rusty & Smoky

Jazz and Dixie said...

Oh wow Sparky you are really swimming and you look so happy!! Good to see that you have overcome youre fear - you really plunged in at the deep end. We will check in again and see how the rest of your vacation is going.
Jazz and Dixie

Hammer said...

Hi Sparky

Boy, hoomans sure are stoopid, aren't they !!

You are very brave swimming at all, and you swam so far out. I'm still scared of water. I put my feet in once but I'm scared again. My mum is going to keep helping me.

I love hooman food best of all too. My mum can't resist my sad eyes and my drool.

Have a great time, Sparky.

Love from Hammer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky.
Sure the best part of the trip was when you finally got there! You are such a good swimmer! I love your pictures.
I am so happy that you had great time!
Have a good night

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
On my... what an adventure just getting to the lake! But I am glad all of you got there fine..
You are a water baby man!! Have loads of fun and take lots of pictures!

Simba said...

Just about room for you in the car. You love to swin don't you.

Simba xx

Anonymous said...

Great photos Sparky - you look really comfortable out there in the water - you were so very far away!!


Bella said...

That was quite a trip to get there !!!
But so worth it, it looks fabulous and you look like you are having a lot of fun chasing the ball in the water.

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Oh Man! We wish we were on a lake! We'd do anything to swim!

Simba said...

WOW! Looks like sooo much fun!! Gotta get myself to the west coast!!

Tasha & Eva said...

Wow! You were really far out there. I think I'd be too scared to swim out that far.


Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

What a great beginning to an already memorable trip. Your chameleon skills are so fine tuned!! I must learn more from you!


ToFFee said...

you're very brave to go to the deep end Sparky!

sorry for the squooshing in the windows part of your journey.. but I had a lgh on that..


triple B's said...

Hey Sparky, you look just like an otter swimming in the water!

fee said...

phwah, what an exciting start to the vacation! i hope all that jerking didn't make u puke at all (i'm a puker). and i think (teehee) maybe ben and michelle need a leash to keep them from straying away!


Snowball said...

Hi Sparky,

You are always so full of action. Looks like you have got a fun day.


Reina the Doxie said...

HI Sparky!
WOW! The Osoyoo lake looks beautifuL! I am sure it was worth the ride. Though maybe you should ask ur hoomans to take less pee t he next time! Heee...



My mommy drives like Lizzy's daddy. It's terrible! I'll just be there sniffing the air vent and then next thing I know I'm on the floor! And she's not even in a hurry! Hoomans are such strange drivers...

Have fun at the lake, swim a couple laps for me!!!

~lucy the GREAT

T-man said...

That looks like a blast!! I'm sure you gots tons of great exercise.

I used to like swimming when I was young. Now I prefer floating around the lake on a plastic float (with mom driving).


Ferndoggle said...

Ya know Sparky, I MIGHT go swimming if I was chasing a tennis ball.


Stanley said...


You're a swimmer now, dude! Isn't it a blast???

You look good in the water, and my girl likes the way the wind blows your ears.

Goober love,