Holiday weekend fun December 1-2 2012



The Gatering of the CU, Saturday December 1, 2012


 Saturday we had the fun match “The Gathering of the CU’ At the Toro park in Salinas. The weather turned out mild with some sun. It is always fun to see the puppies. We also had many new members join us this year. The morning hospitality and lunch were over the top good. We also had nine hounds try out for their Canine good citizen certificate. The Mordocks demonstrated in-line brace competition with their hounds off leash in the ring; very impressive. 


I have posted several pictures in the photo gallery.



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Carmel by the sea, Sunday December 2, 2012


For those who ventured onto the beach for the walk, I salute you ; the rain and wind were strong and steady. The Irish Wolfhounds loved it. We had a wonderful brunch at the Restaurant: The forge in the Forest. They set up a room for us and our IW’s and treated us like royalty. My food was delicious, including the desert made of a chocolate chip cookie type dough cooked in a cast iron skillet topped with ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and fruit; yummy. Some of the hounds ordered off the dog menu and had steak and chicken strips. By the end of the brunch the outside weather had cleared up and the sun had came out; so most of us took our hounds and strolled through the town and window shopped. The town is the most dog and Hound freindly I have ever seen, every store invited my hound and I in with dog water and treats; it’s the best way to window shop. I have several pictures posted in the photo gallery of this event.


Map to Forge in the Forest restaurant.

Red square is restaurant location

10:30am meet at beach. look at the map below. Let our dogs romp around and enjoy the sand and serf.

 1:15pm Our brunch at The Forge in the Forest restaurant We are having a Pirate gift Exchange during brunch. Bring a wrapped gift to participate. Parking can be found around the restaurant, with a little patience.  We are ordering off the regular or brunch menu. click here for restaurant menu.

3:30pm walk around town with hounds. Click on the link below for fun map of downtown Carmel. don’t forget to bring a copy; it can’t hurt.

This is a link for the map of downtown Carmel. It shows the different businesses that one can visit. Look for the dog images on the map. this indicates dog friendly business.  Fun Map of downtown Carmel


For those of you that want to plan a weekend holiday and need a place to camp with your RV, or by tent. this is the best place in the Monterey area. The Veterans Memorial park and camp ground. It is on a hill overlooking Monterey with lots of trees and lawns. It has full bathrooms with showers and water at sites. It is a first come fist use facility, with many spaces for rv’s and tents. Below is a web site with information on the campground. The price is reasonable ($27/night), with a self service pay station. Notice that there are areas to walk and enjoy around the camp area. I think this campground is one of the best kept secrets of Monterey that everyone knows about. You won’t be disappointed. Click this link for information on the Veterans Memorial park and campground.  Click here for information on Veterans memorial park and campground.

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