Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trust the Weatherman

We all woke up late on Saturday, but decided that we should do something that day. Even though the weather forecast said that there was a 30% chance of rain, we decided to head on to Yangmingshan National Park ((陽明山國家公園) which is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs and hiking trails.

Sad to say, the weather forecast was very accurate and it started to drizzle when we arrived. We decided to take shelter and had lunch at the cafeteria.

We heard that there is a place we should check out, a flat grassland called Cingtiangang (擎天崗), so after the not so yummy lunch, we moved on as it continued to rain outside.

Exiting the carpark, we saw a beautiful rainbow! Seems like rainbows are a common sight in Taipei!

The rain got heavier as we drove on, it became really foggy and visibility was really bad, so we decided that it was safer to head for home instead. The park is huge and there are many places we wanted to explore, so that was a huge disappointment for us. Mom was determined to find some place for me to get a good run and we ended up in Dajia Riverside Park again!

My favorite!


I got to say hi to many doggy friends.

And played hide and seek with Mom and Dad.

At the end of the day, we had a good time, Mom was happy and so was I!

Yangmingshan National Park, we will be back on a sunny day!


Anonymous said...

Dino is a very spoiled dog. But he's cute. And deserves it.

Amber-Mae said...

Wish the weatherman lied. Hehe! The food looks yummy to me but the park looks great!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dino!
Sorry you had a rainy day!
But I can see you enjoyed your time with those friends!
Not so yummy food? It looks delicious!!
Kisses and hugs

BrandytheGreat said...

Well, at least you still got to go out and play at the park! Lucky you!

i said...

What a lot of fun you had there, Dino! And your lunch looked so yummy!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Dino
Even though it was raining, you still got to spend the day with your mom & dad. I love car rides.
Keep smiling Dino.

Love Ruby

The Musketeers said...

Thanks fur your wonderful compliment Dino (:
hehe , yeah ! Dental bone are indeed YUMMY :D

Lots of Loves ,

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Better luck with a sunny day. Looks like you have fun in your country. And what fun running around the park!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Dino...lucky to have two parents so super!!!
Places where you wear are we would like them to be playing with you!!!
the latest photos with your mother with your ears is very nice!!!
You are a wonderful family!!!
We await your other trips while you send so many sweet licking!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, that rain looked scary, Dino! Glad you didn't get caught in it - and that you still managed to get a run in the end. Looking forward to reading all about your next visit to Yangmingshan...hope the weather is better next time!

Hey - I've just put up a post about this game I played at training class last week which I think you would have been BRILLIANT at, since you're a retriever! I was pretty rubbish but my humans say that if I practise, I might be better next time - ha! ha! Come over to my blog and watch the video!

Honey the Great Dane

☮momoKo said...

Hi!Dino.when You walk the grassy plain are full of life.Your cheerful manner cheers up a human being.

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Dino!
Yumm! That lunch looks delicious for me!
Looks like you had lots of fun at the park!
You have a beautiful smile!
The picture of you, your Mom and your ears is super cool! ;)

Love and licks

The Musketeers said...

Wee ~ sissy is getting better now , thanks fur your concern Dino ! :D
I sure can't wait to see how Joyce look like ! I sure don't want her to be cuter than me ! BOL !

Lots of Loves ,