Friday, June 19, 2015

Our Road Trip

On June 4th we hopped in the car and headed up north



Mom bought a "backseat extender" from Outward Hound  - which made the whole back seat area of the car flat
We had blankets and a couple of dog beds too


Are we there yet??
Sorry kids - it's a 500 mile drive 


Gosh - it's gonna take 87 hrs to get there!


Mom really dropped the ball
 and took NO pictures on the way to 
Orofino, ID

It is beautiful country!

After 10 long hours we arrived


We had a safe pen to spend time in 
cause the yard was not fenced
I was excited to meet Hazel's family



there was a nice covered porch too



All the visiting had us all tuckered out!


I was the only one awake! Sort of!

Then Graduation Night!
the reason for the trip

Grandson Jake with his Mom!
Our Jake is one special guy
He has a chromosome disorder that affects his
speech, and learning abilities
But on June 5th he graduated from High School


And younger brother Austin!
He hopes to become a computer programmer 
and will be attending
Lewis & Clark State College in the fall

we couldn't be prouder of both young men



Walking together to receive their diplomas



With proud Dad after the ceremony!


Getting food ready for the pawty on Saturday

And we met this guy


Kevin



On Sunday we headed back home


Another 87 hour drive


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel



30 comments:

Julie said...

I luffs the way you all made yourselves right at home and got down to the impawtant business of napping!
Well done to Jake and Austin, hope you had a wonderful memorable day
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark Muller said...

what a wonderful trip! I loved the napping pug photo, that had something what feels like home :o)
Congrats to Jake and Austin and a big Weimaraner hug!
easy rider

Zoe said...

Pugs evfurrywhere! An' Kevin! bol

Congrats to the 2 graduates! !!

tubby3pug said...

Congrats to everyone how wonderful! Our moms a special ed teacher and so she is particularly happy to here of your grandsons accomplishment

retro rover

Amber DaWeenie said...

WOW..that's a BUNCH of PUGS! BOL

Congratulations to the graduates and the family!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD that was one major trek... but so very worth it methinks!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

MilitaryPugWife said...

Well I would pug 500 miles I would pug 500 miles ladadadada ladadadada....
Congrats to the graduates!!

Sully said...

Congrats to Jake and Austin! I'd say it was worth the drive.

Aroo to you,
Sully

stellaroselong said...

Oh well done boys, congrat's on all your plans.....I know your grandma is very proud of you both!!! Now what is an extender? Our back seat is very small and we cannot figure out how that works, we loved that you gots to play with your family also!! Your auntie is a pretty lady! We finks hers looks like your momma.
Beautiful country.
stella rose

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD THAT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL ROAD TRIP IN THE WORLD. WE LOVE CELEBRATING MOMENTOUS OCCASIONS!! CONGRATS TO JAKE AND AUSTIN WE KNOW THEY BOTH ARE AMAZING YOUNG MEN.!!
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

The Daily Pip said...

Hurray for Jake and Austin! I am sure their futures are bright. So nice that you all could be there for their big day.

Two French Bulldogs said...

One cool adventure! Outward hound has some cool stuff
Lily & Edward

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What a great trip you made! If you had gone another 230 miles north you could have visited with us up here in farrr North Idaho! You all sure looked comfortable on the road and at the young men who graduated's home too.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a great road trip and a proud occasion.
Kevin is very cute!
Dip and Elliot x

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD a DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS is in order..for BOTH GRADUATES.
. THAT is so superb that they got to walk TOGETHER to get their Diplomas... BRAVO to them and to their PROUD Pawrents... AND GRANDPARENTS, TOO.
THAT was a LONG 87 hour ..500 Million Mile trip but OH MY.... so very Worth it..
Love your BIG new Back Seat.. THAT is grand....

Casey said...

Okay, we're in love with Kevin!! Congrrats to both grandboy graduates! I hope you had a fun trip. Having a flat backseat makes it so much nicer to hang out in the car, doesn't it?

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

TWO graduates! What a proud day for parents and grandparents!

Now, we have a back seat that folds down, so we can see out. Of course, sometimes it causes loud bark in HER ear when we see something dangerous....like a cat.

That's beautiful country.

Ranger said...

OMD !!!!! I've never been on dat long of a trip. Impressive.
Congrats to both da grads and I think Kevin is one cool dude.
Wags,
Ranger

Finn said...

WOW! Very kewl! Hope you had a wonderful trip!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great big congratulations to Jake and Austin - you must be so proud of both of them.

Look at all the happy pugs - bet you all had a blast together - no wonder you were all tired out.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

M. K. Clinton said...

What beautiful country! Congratulations on the success of the grandkids! I know everyone is super proud of their hard work and accomplishments. I love the photo of them going to the stage together. The pug party reunion looked like a great time. ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow,, what a wonderful trip!
Congratulations to Jake and Austin !! How awsome is that!!

The long drive gave you all lots of time to look at all those trees- right!!!
How beautful! Your car back seat looked so comfy!! And we love the photo of all of you puggies and Kevin all together!
Welcome back home,,, yay for a safe trip!
love
tweedles

Whitley Westie said...

Congrats to da grads!

Oreo said...

What a cool trip. CONGRATS to Austin and Jake!!!
Glad that you made it home safe and sound

Wags
Oreo

C.L.W.STEP said...

We've never seen so many pugs all in one place! And congrats to the boys on their graduation!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Wow, you did great on the car trip. We would have driven our parents crazy. A big tip of the tail to Jake and Austin

KB Bear said...

Congrats to Jake and Austin! A big accomplishment...

It sounds as if you had lots of fun on that very loooong road trip!

Wyatt said...

That looks like a very pretty place. Congrats to Jake and Austin :)

Wyatt

Pug Slope said...

Congratulations to your family members! On to the next step! Sorry you guys were stuck in the car for so long - although it looks like you had a pretty sweet area to hang out in. I love that photo of you all tuckered out in various beds. So funny! Glad you had a nice visit.

-Love,
Sid.

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