Monday, April 29, 2013

Saturday's Adventure

Yep, Susie and Sidebite figured it out specifically...Saturday morning Max and I headed off to Galveston, Texas, about 1-1/2 hours away from Houston to the beach! It was an overcast, rainy sort of day but since I only get the one day off a week, we said the heck with it and loaded up the car and off we went...you can tell by the photos that it was really overcast and rained on us on the way there even, but it didn't stop the dynamic duo! Good news is it didn't rain while we were there! Yea!
Yea! No rain!

Lots of great smells in the seaweed and driftwood!

At first I was ok to get my paws wet, later I decided sand was better!

Ma! Ma!....LOOK...it's like Uncle's fish tank in here!!!

Too bad I didn't grab that tiny fishy I saw...yum...bet it was chicken flavored!

But Ma, I'm SURE that lady wants to pet me!!! Come on!!!

This is my Stealth...I might just get you seagull pose!!!

Ma's feets....ewww...haven't ya heard of shoes for humans Ma??? 

Oh, I wish my lady-pup Chloe was here!!! Now SHE would look great in a swimsuit!!!

I really like to watch the seagulls and a little boy throws bread to them and they catch it in mid air!
I could do that if I REALLY wanted to, I choose, however, to be more dignified!

Look Ma! I can write my name now!!!

Not real sure what this flavor is but I like it!

Watered seaweed and driftwood, check!

Ma set up my own personal cabana and was feeding me special treats and water...gotta stay hydrated!

Ok, done playing at the beach...Nap time!!!

What the DOG?!! Ma says we're on a Ferry Boat!!! But The Ferry Boat people aren't nice!! I am not allowed out of the car so Ma put down all the windows! More Seagulls and LOTS of people came by to say hello to me in the car! I like the kids especially!!! One mini-human even gave me a Cheeto!

Ma screwed up and got the photos out of sequence cuz this was when we left the beach. I think I need a beach house too to add to my collection of houses I have but Ma says no...gosh, what a buzz kill Ma can be! I told her to just charge it, she still said no! 

Ma and me got outta the car on our way home and took these pixs by the Seawall but I think I can spray better than the ocean can! 

Funny humans on that Seawall

Ma says no dogs here so they won't be getting Ma's money! (of course I STILL say she could buy me a beach house! Urr!!)

ANOTHER non-doggie place called Pleasure Pier...Ma hasn't been there yet but my cousin did and had a blast! (My cousin is a human...)

Overkill Ma...we get it...fun! Whoo Hoo...if you are a HUMAN!! I think we need to write a letter to the Mayor of Galveston demanding a Pleasure Pier for Pups!!!

A beach along the Seawall but Ma prefers the ones we can drive on so we didn't go there and they aren't as full of humans.


Ma says maybe next time we can ride these....


Despite the mean Ferry Boat people this Ferry Boat is cool!!! I really like it when they honk the horn!

Well, it wasn't a Bald Eagle but ya get the point! (I think Ma's a crack-head sometimes!)

Still not a Bald Eagle Ma....what's in your cup????

Hey, dopey...you aren't a seagull or a Human...not even a Mini-Human, how did YOU get permission to be out on the Ferry Boat?! Discrimination against pups I tell ya!!!

Ma had to show some Texas Pride! (HA...she's not even a REAL Texan..she was born in Connecticut and I'm from California!...Ma's just crazy as a loon sometimes!...maybe it's cuz my Big Brother and Big Sister are native Texans?!? Who knows, I just humor Ma sometimes....it's easier that way!)

See that piece of bread? The smart seagulls catch it in their mouths in mid air!!

Driving home we saw LIGHTNING! I decided to bark the first time it happened! Then I sat up to get a better view of it...I liked it!!! Not so much of a fan on the thunder but glad we were in Ma's car! Oh I almost forgot to tell you guys...when we were getting back on the Ferry Boat and were in line the Security Humans made Ma go to a special lane...it's where they tell Ma to get outta the car and open her trunk, glovebox, console and hood. So she pops the truck with a fancy button inside her car, explains there is no console (cuz she got the cheap version of a car), opens the glovebox and her GPS fell out, then the Security Humans told her SHE was gonna have to pop open her hood, I don't think Ma would be a good mechanic as it took her several tries to do it! The Security Human Men's kinda chuckled! Then they put special wands under her car! Apparently they do this to random cars at certain times for Homeland Security reasons. Ma asked if she could take their picture and they were nice but said no and laughed and told Ma and me to have a great day! I'm sure THEY would have been ok with me being out on the Ferry Boat!!!

Ma curses a lot in bad traffic and before long our car was getting hailed on! It was so bad rain that it got pitch black outside but we sure had some fun while it lasted!!! I wanna go back soon!
Have a beautiful day whether it's raining or not and let your smile be your umbrella!!!
(..wow...Ma overdosed on sickening sweet today!!! Cheers...off to find that bottle of wine I hid)

47 comments:

  1. That was one HUGE adventure for such a little guy...but wow what an adventure. Pity you didn't find a nice dead fish to roll on...we hear that can be lots of fun. Personally instead of banning us doggies from places...I think they should ban the bans! Thanks for taking us along on you adventure.

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    1. I sure was on the hunt for either peanut butter or chicken flavored fishes, but Ma says maybe next time ;(

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  2. Oh how great!!! Thanks for sharing this adventure with me :o) Have you seen the lobsters? I saw your name in the sand, think that means, that's your beach now. You are a clever pup :o)

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    1. Easy you would have loved it! No lobsters but I did see a crab but Ma says don't play with them or you'll be sorry! Think the seaweed and driftwood was safe and I watered them good!

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  3. Hope you get too go back real soon! I love your stealth by the way!

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    1. I COULD have got it, just decided no to ;)

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  4. Looks like so much fun. Love the beach!! Glad you were able to get out and enjoy.

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    1. It was lots of fun! Happy Monday!!

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  5. Wow Max the fates smiled on you as you didn't have rain when you were on the beach. What a great looking place. Glad it was a fun day out. Now all I can think of is Galveston Chicken. Hmm that thought will be with me all day I fear. PS thank you for your kind words on my blog today. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Well either peanut butter or chicken flavored fish, either would have been fine! And oh yes, me and Ma LOVE your blog!!! You are so fun and creative and ALWAYS make us laugh!

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  6. Max what a totally fun day you had, I love the beach even if it's raining. We are lucky as it is only 5 mins from us. Have a wonderful day xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Mollie you ARE lucky! Ma might not show up to that 4-letter place called WORK though if we lived that close! Happy Monday!!

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  7. Sounds like a great outing. Love the beach with all of the wide open space!

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    1. I can just picture the Brown Dawgs all having a blast catching waves!!!

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  8. WOW MAX, what an adventure even with the NO DOGGIE parts. Say, didn't we win a trip to Disney world for the correct answer, Barharhar!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Ma says to find her a tall, interesting and extremely wealthy, generous man and the trip is yours! Gotta like the family too especially ME!

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  9. Hehehehe...dat is da biggest fishy tank I has evers seen in my ;ife. I has nevers been to da beach but I does thinks I would likes it afters seein your fotos!
    I likes your Ma, her reminds be of mine and hers be a lonney tunes too. They is so fun to makes fun of...hehehe.

    I tried to send you an email so lemme knows if you not gets it.

    Puddles

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    1. We were sooo happy Puddles to finally hear from you again! Yep I think our Ma's are a lot alike too, hurting her human parts is like part of Ma's daily routine! Big Sister and Brother knows Ma is a klutz too ;) ! You would have lots if fun at the beach lookin for peanut butter fish!

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  10. Wow, what a great adventure, Max! We've been to that beach. The hubs had an internship in Houston for a few months while he was doing his MBA, so I came to visit him and we went to Galveston. And Max... I didn't realize you are a Californian like me!

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    1. Ha ha ha!๐Ÿ˜„ bet ya feel sorry for us right! It's no California beach for sure! Yep Max is a stray that narrowly escaped death row there, had a wonderful foster mom who then had to move out of country so he was sponsored and flown here to try his adoption luck here so we are both transplants ;)

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  11. Looks like a great place for an outing! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sooo nice to relax and enjoy the day!

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  12. What great photos, we loved looking at them all and going on a day trip with you!
    Elliot loves to go to the beach but he is not brave enough to go in the water.
    Love that pleasure pier (although Mum is scared of rides, he he).
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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    1. Tell tell Elliot he's welcome to join us anytime!!

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  13. My human mommy enjoyed seeing this post so much. She and my human daddy used to live in Galveston BHL (Before Harper Lee). I've visited twice--loved the ferry ride but my humans have yet to take me to the beach. Something about having to smell me all the way back home. Whatever.

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    1. Wow! Small world! How long ago did you live there? How do ya like it where you are now? Better I would bet ;)

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  14. Max, I think maybe your stealth mode made those homeland security people afraid you were a weapon of squirrel destruction!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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    1. Ha ha ha!๐Ÿ˜„ that's probably EXACTLY what happened Oskar!

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  15. Looks like you had plenty of fun on Saturday! I know I'm convinced the woman wanted to pet you but humans just never understand do they? Hmph!
    Dina
    PS. Love the stealth mode!

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    1. She was dying to pet me! Bet SHE had peanut butter flavored fishes!!

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  16. What an awesome adventure, Max!! I am so jealous!
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. Oz you can come hang with me any time!!

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  17. Looks like a fun day trip. I love the beach and miss it a lot! Glad the weather was good when you were on the beach at least!

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    1. I don't think Ma would have cared if it did rain! Just needed to relax and do nothin!

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  18. We were there last year. We ate at Bubba Gumps. The wait was 1.5 hours. We were not impressed. LOL

    Looks like you had a lot of fun on the beach!

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    1. Wow, yes I wouldn't eat there for sure! I like Gaidos restaurant over there ;) what about the rest of it? Worth doing or no?

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  19. what a beautiful beach day and what amazing shots of the birds your mom is quite the photographer

    urban hounds

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    1. We did love our day together but wish it would have been sunny. Aw thanks too for the kind words ;)

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  20. What great pictures. With a little imagination, it almost felt like being there with you guys. Max definitely looked like he had fun. Even if he did have to stay in the car on the ferry ride.

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    1. He made me laugh though cuz he was zonked out on Sunday most if the day!

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  21. Max, it looks like you and your Ma had a great time at the beach. She is very nice to bring you to the beach for a relaxing day. Only one day off a week?! That's preposterous! Everyone needs at least four days off a week! I bet you and your ladyfriend Chloe would have had a wonderful time together, too. Too bad she couldn't come! The seagulls over where you live are prettier than ours. Haha! You're very cute and I can't believe the ferry people made you stay in the car! Hmph!

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  22. Love your seagull pose Max!!

    And any day at the beach is a good day, despite the weather, right?! :)

    Glad you had fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  23. Oh you make me miss that place! I knew it was Galveston! I haven't been there since the hurricane so the amusement park is new to me. That purple building on the pier is also new to me. I wonder if they still have that hotel that was out on the pier? My father always wanted to stay at that place.

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  24. holy toledo max, what a fantastic adventure you had! the best part was that you shared it all with your mom.
    i can't decide which is my favorite picture cuz i like so many! thank you for sharing your adventure with us.
    wags, bailey

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  25. Looked like a real fun day! Going to the beach is one of my favorite spots!
    Maggie

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  26. Wow, looks like such a fun day. Would you believe I have never been to the beach? Mission for my humans is to make it happen soon. We live in Nashville so I guess SC would be the nearest!

    We have been busy for the past week putting up our new blog layout so we have not been able to comment! Come by and check it out when you have the chance!

    Love,

    Bunk The Pug.

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  27. What an AWESOME day for you Max! Our pups love the beach too. Patti Marie was my beach baby -- her first steps with me (at 8 weeks old) were on the beach. I bet you slept so good that night -- all tired out! :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,

    Tina
    Park Avenue Chihuahua

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