Our first stay was in May 2014, and you may read our (Philip4) review below. Since there are only so many ways to say "fabulous", I'll let the newest member of our family complete this review:
Hi! My name is Charley, and they tell me I'm a 6-month-old Miniature American Shepherd. My parents came here the first time last May, right before I was born, but they took me along on this, their second visit.
All I can say is: WOW! Right next to the outdoor grill there was a whole closet full of stuff for ME! Blankets, cushions, dishes, poop bags (excuse me), and even some toys. It was like they knew I was coming! My parents brought a crate to keep me safe and my favorite food, but everything else I needed was right there!
Every day my parents and I walked the nearby roads and trails, where they talked to the neighbors out walking their own puppies. I saw horses and some mules, even a llama one day! What great smells! Except for the bear poop; I didn't like that. I saw three bears, a mama and two cubs, right next to the house one morning. They were cute, but scary!
Don't even ask about the river! I swam (well, jumped around) in the river right by the house every day! It was great! (Of course, my parents kept me on a leash the whole time even though I begged to be let loose, but still...)
Sometimes they took me into town, where there were some great places for them to eat and for me to sniff. The restaurants had outdoor seating, so I could be there too. In fact, almost everyone has a dog there and I made many great friends.
Before we left (I hated going back to boring old Los Angeles, where there are no bears), my parents told me they are already booked for their third visit in May 2015, so I left a lot of pee-mail for my new friends letting them know I'll see them soon! I can't wait!!!