A Cozy Night In.

After a long and gloomy day at the lake, a cozy night in was just what I needed. Mimi, Kiki, Sarah, and I cuddled up for sangrias, baseball, and a friendly game of Scrabble.

The evening started off with a game of Scrabble. I spelled the word "Zarf", for 48 points! (it's a metal cup to hold coffee? - thanks, Scrabble Dictionary).

Om nom nom... homemade sangria.

I sipped my sangria couch-side during the Giants game.

Mimi made a cobb salad for dinner... unfortunately, no carrots.

Do you think my bunny butt is as nice as Zito's? Oh, and Giants win, 6 to 3.

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I Love Lucy.

I met Mimi’s horse, Lucy for the first time today. When we arrived in Santa Barbara, we went straight to the Earl Warren Show Grounds. Mimi had a lesson on Lucy, and then Mimi/Kiki and I went on an adventure around the town.

HI!

We said hello. It was either this... or sniffing her butt.

Before Mimi got on for her lesson, she let me hop on! SO HIGH UP!

This one was more my size.

After Mimi's lesson, we headed out to State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara. I made a friend - his name was ALSO Bunny!

Santa Barbara Marina.

While walking around the docks, we saw the fishermen pulling in their catch - Sea Urchins! Some guy picked one up, cracked it open, and slurped all the goop out. YEHCK!

We walked along the beach near the marina... I failed to see the warning.

Velkommen!

“Velkommen!” Mimi, Kiki, and I hit the road this morning for a horse show in Santa Barbara. We stopped along the way in Solvang, which is the first established Danish community in America. My Great Grandmother, Aggie Poulsen, was from Denmark. I’d like to share my Danish experience with you!

My arrival.

The most delicious bakery.

Checkin' out all the goods inside.

Here I am on Copenhagen Street. Granny Aggie would be so happy.

An authentic windmill!

The town Mayor gave me these sweet kicks. Clogs are all the rage.

This is my friend, Olaf.

The whole town made me an honorary Dane for the day. "Goddag!"

Jurassic Park.

I get to go back to Tahoe! Yesssss. Can’t believe it’s been a year since my last visit. I made the long 14 hour drive once again, with Mimi and her Mommy. We broke the drive up a bit by spending a night in Palm Springs, California. It’s about 4 hours from Scottsdale, so it wasn’t that far for us. We spent the day shopping, eating, and bonding (with dinosaurs).

I thought you were dead?!

She sure was pretty.

She let me give her a foot rub.

I leave them in peace.

We were almost to the cabin... and to our surprise, when we came over Mt. Rose, this is what we saw! So much snow!

Home again, home again.

Soon, it was time for me to go home. I really enjoyed all of my travels on this trip to California, Oregon, and Washington. For now, it’s back to Arizona, where I will be awaiting my next adventure.

We went over Mt. Rose to get to the airport in Reno.

I haven't been on a plane since my very first flight to America from China.

Buckled up, and ready to go.

Home again, home again.

Eagle Lake.

The next day, I went for a hike with Mimi across from Emerald Bay at Eagle Falls, and on up we went to Eagle Lake.

I'm reading the information at the Eagle Falls Trailhead.

I met another friend. His name was Lizard.

Eagle Falls!

Almost to Eagle Lake. From here I could see Emerald Bay.

Ta-Dah! I made it!

We were pooped.

395.

So we began… our long, 14 hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona to Lake Tahoe, California. The best part of the drive was the long stretch up 395 – there were so many photo opportunities! I have never seen such large mountains before, the sites were beautiful! Here are a few of the things I saw along the way.

In Lone Pine, Smokey told me that only I could prevent forest fires... can you find me?

Here I am on the backside of Kings Canyon National Park.

Mommy let me drive to Bishop.

I rode a pony at Schat's Bakery in Bishop. Best turkey sandwiches in the West!

I was an honorary ranger in Bridgeport. Almost to the lake!

Finally! We arrived at the cabin around 9pm... it was way past my bedtime.