Friday, April 24, 2015

FFHT - Earl's Big Adventure

Hey Friends!
I want to tell you all about my trip to California.
There are a lot of pictures so you might want to potty first and maybe grab a snack!

It all started early last Friday morning

Dad dropped me and Mom at the Pocatello Airport
I was sooo excited to fly in an airplane!!!!

It was short flight to Salt Lake City, UT 
where we boarded a bigger plane that would take us 
to San Jose, California

We had a window seat

Look at the view from 30000 ft!

Other family members arrived from Washington, Colorado and Mom's daughter was there too

Saturday we decided to visit 

You can click on the link to read about the weird house that that Sarah Winchester built 

Here we are ready for our tour of the mansion

Unfortunately we could not take pictures inside the house

 this old piano was in the gift shop

And I got my fortune told by this creepy lady

There were some neat trees on the grounds

This huge palm tree

And I got to climb on this cool looking tree!

Goodbye Winchester House!

Back at the house Mom's sister fixed a delicious dinner

and for dessert .....Chocolate Souffle

When it came out of the oven
It Smelled like - Heaven!

Then came Sunday - 

 Mom's Dad loved trains - when he passed away in 1999
 the family honored him by taking a ride on the

15 years later the family gathered again for another ride

to remember Mom's stepmother who passed away Mar 1st.

this nice guy was our cab attendant, Matt

He sang us a railroad song as we headed down the track in the caboose we had reserved just for us

Chug - Chug here we go!

The best view was from up in the cupola

Look how far I can see!

Toot-toot! Whoosh! 
there goes the steam!

The recipe books were a big hit!

It was a beautiful day spent with family

then before we knew it

it was time to head home.

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel, Mabel
and Earl


  1. This was a pawsome post. Our Mommy was smiling so big watching Earl's adventure. I think the window seat on the plane was the best! Thanks fur sharing your adventure.

  2. What a pawtastic time you had Earl, looks like great funs.
    Flying in an aeroplane, how cool is that!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Oh imagine that... you saw the world from 30000ft! And you really visited that scary mansion? Wow that's brave! It's a wonderful way to remember while riding on a train... and that was a special one... you even saw the train-man Matt... Many thanks for sharing your adventure with me Earl... maybe pigs can't fly... but little stuffie pugs can, right?
    easy rider

  4. Hari OM
    OMD Earl, it was fandabadoobalous that you got go on behalf of your fleshy siblings and make sure that mum had a great time. I just ADORE old train rides like this and I felt like I was there with you... Thank you for telling us all about our trip AND getting the FFHT mixed in with it so cleverly!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. oh earl!
    look at all of your wonderful adventures you took us ALL on!
    planes, trains and automibles too!
    it was a trip filled with love, play, food and fun!

    thank you soooo much for playing with us!
    what a special family you have!
    melissa and archie

  6. Oh Earl we felt like we were right there with you all the way, my mom did not even close her eyes once, EXCEPT on the plane where she had a very bed experience but WE don't EVER talk about that...anyway what a cool place to go, and then that train, wowzer, Matt looked like a special character didn't he. I know your momma worked so hard on those recipe books, and I also know everyone must have just loved them!!!!! We are glad you are safely home and I bet your sisters and brother are also. Stella Rose and Momma

  7. What a FABULOUS trip you had! We are so jealous you got to visit the Winchester House...we have always wanted to see it. And a magnificent train fun!

  8. What a grreat trip! I'd love to ride a train someday!

  9. What a grreat trip! I'd love to ride a train someday!

  10. What a fantabulous trip Earl and a wonderful train ride!!! Our Daddy loves trains...we are going to tell him about this too!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. Oh that chocolate soufflé does look heavenly. My assistant is a chocolate addict and might dive right into it!

    The train looks super fun and I bet it was a pretty ride! Spending time with family is always fun!

  12. Wow, Earl you are quite the traveler! We are glad your mom's trip went well and enjoyed such memories! Thanks for pawticipating!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. EARL OMCs I think I need to be adopted into your family!! What a grand and exciting and fun family adventure. We loved all of the photos and commentary!! Give your mom a raise!!

    My Dad loves trains too. Mom calls him a Train Brain.
    I think I can smell the Chocolate souffle.

  14. PS we love your new header!!
    Madi and mom

  15. That is such a cool adventure! Earl is very lucky he got to go with you, next time can you leave him at home and take us please :)
    Dip and Elliot x

  16. Earl that was a GRAND adventure that you had.... and we love that you took us along with you... Wish we could have had some of that chocolate dessert...

  17. I think The Three Pugs summed it up perfectly.....WOWZER!!!

    Love, Gampy

  18. Dear Idaho Pug Ranch group,
    What a glorious adventure your MOM and EARL took to MY PART OF THE WORLD - of California - of the Bay Area!!!!! It was fun to see the area through their eyes. I love trains, too. I have taken them a few times to baseball games and birthday parties up the Peninsula in San Francisco and the East Bay, Oakland.
    Love Noodles

  19. OMD thanks for sharing your photos with us. I knew that cookbook would be pawesome hit.

    Aroo to you,

  20. WOW!! That was quite the fun and interesting trip!


  21. Hi Earl
    I just knew you and your mom were going to have a fantastic trip,, and lots of storys to talk about! Wowee,,, you looked out of the airplane windows,, and not even scared! And the choo chooo, Oh how fun was that.! You got to see some very cool stuff!!,, and even helped your mom share the wonderful recipe books she created with the family..
    I think your trip was more than fun!
    Thank you for sharing your adventures with us..!

  22. What a wonderful trip! Thanks so much for taking us along! ♥

  23. Holy Dogs, what a pawsome adventure!! Mommy has read about that Winchester house and thinks it would be so cool to visit it someday. Thank you for sharing your journey.

    Loveys Sasha

  24. So muc fun for Earl all the way from the plane to the train!!! Mom has been to that Winchester House - she said it was really cool inside. That was when our human brother lived in San Jose.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  25. What a great trip and time to visit with Family....looks as if you had lots of good times!

    The Mad Scots

  26. This post is adorable!! What a fun time!

  27. That WAS a fantastic adventure. Loads of food, and stuff. We were sure the Recipe books would be a hit! Holidays always go so quickly.

  28. Wow, Earl you definitely had an adventure! Cool trees and a cool train. Thanks for letting us see what you were up to. The plane was amazing.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  29. That sure sounds like a fun trip. We'll have to ask Jan to take us on a trip.

  30. Looks like one eggciting adventure!

  31. What a wonderful trip. Thank you for showing us you adventures. Now rest up, you must be tired

  32. OMD!!!!OMD!!!!!OMD!!!!!! You were like 10 minutes away from us!!! Ma has been goin' to the Winchester Mystery house since she was a wee lass! It's really cool, and it never gets old (bol)! They said on the news that they are gonna start up night time tours again all through the summer!! It's really cool! You take flashlights and it's super scary!
    Oh, and Ma LOVES the Niles Canyon train!! the bestest is to take it in the heat of the summer, then when you go through the trees, it's like 20 degrees cooler! Very cool!
    I am so glads Earl had a good time!!!
    Ruby ♥

  33. Wow - what an adventure. It sounds like everything you did was really fun! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. I bet the pugs were happy to see you when you got back home. :)