Saturday, April 11, 2009

Miaoli with Howler

During the New Year Holidays in January (please excuse the very late report, hee hee), we made a road trip to Miaoli with Howler and his family. I have been there before and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to show Howler around this fabulous place.

It was about one and a half hour's drive from Taipei city and we stopped halfway at a service center to grab a quick lunch.

The sun was almost setting when we reached Miaoli and we made a quick visit to The Flying Cow Ranch.

We stayed at the Jian Min Farm again and the humans enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the restaurant.

It was the start of the strawberry season and we woke up early the next day to visit Da Hu, a place where the climate is perfect for growing strawberries.

Whoa! Tons of sweet strawberries!

Picking strawberries was really fun and we went home with a box of freshly picked strawberries each.

This place is great for strawberry lovers, you get to eat strawberry meatballs, sausages, cakes, ice-cream and everything strawberry!

The strawberry meat ball was a little strange, so we settled for some waffles and cakes for tea.

Howler was a great buddy on this trip and we had so much fun together. We wanted to go swimming in the afternoon, but it started to rain, so we decided to head home after lunch.

Below is a video from our holiday, I hope you like it! I can't wait to go on a holiday again!


Anonymous said...

Dino you are the most travelled dog on the earth. You must have been in heaven. So much fun. Taiwan is very dog hospitable.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dino! I loved watching you play with Howler! Zeke and I play just like that. What a great trip you had! That cow is cool, too!

See ya!

Pipa said...

What a great trip, Dino!

Thank u for sharing!



Homer said...

Hi Dino,

How are you?

Did you have a good trip to Miaoli with Howler? Missus loves strawberries - are they as sweet as you?


Rufus and Indie said...

Amazing holidays! You are a lucky doggy Dino!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dino!
Sure you had fun with Howler!
I loved your video!
Have fun
Kisses and hugs

Emma said...

Wooooooooaaaaaaa what a lovely place to go! Did you get to eat anything? I bet that was a wonderful time with your family! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!

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

Woooooo Dino...what a grea trip you had with Howler!!!
wish were with you....
mom loves strawberry....Mmmmmmmmmm....
what a wonderful place you had in your country!!!
Lucky boy!!!!
we loved watching your photos and and Howler playing like me and Milo....
Have a great Day Dino!!!
We miss you a lot!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
Kisses and licks!!!!!

Allison Walton said...

What a fun trip with your friend! And mommee is drooling over the strawberries. They are her favorite fruit!

Gus and Waldo

Hector and Lola said...

The food looks great and it sounds like you had a great time, too!!! Cute video, too!!! -Hec and Lola

Thoughts said...

That sure sounds like a great trip Dino! We would LOVE to go to the strawberry place, we LOVE those berries!

We love all your pictures btw!

Benson and Gibson

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Dino - you always go to such great places!! My human says you could write a doggie guidebook to Taiwan!! (I'm still so gutted that I never got to come and live there and go places with you!)

Wow - that strawberry place looked fantastic - but eeuuw...strawberry meatballs??!!

Taiwan seems so much more dog-friendly - you seem to be able to go to so many places with your humans! I also went on my first ever holiday this Easter weekend but in NZ, so many places ban dogs so it was really difficult to find places that I could go along and see the attractions too, other than unfair!

I loved the part in the video where you and Howler were running down the stairs...and it's great watching you two play together!

Can't wait to hear all about your next trip somewhere!

Honey the Great Dane

Sara Alves said...

Hi Dino!!
I have heard a lot about you, and now I know why! you’re gorgeous!!! :)

My god, Sara’s drooling all over the place after seeing those food pictures you uploaded! She misses all the food, expecialy the streat food, like the meat balls and sausage with curry sauce... yummy!

Did you had fun picking strawberries?? I bet you did! :)

Can I add your blog to my list? so I can keep up with your adventures?

lot’s of licks

Lois Lane/Laney said...

So many strawberries! Yum!

Hector and Lola said...

Yummy food! It looks SO goooood!!

Woah! Dino! Is that your long lost twin?? The puppy in the first picture looks just like you! :)

-Hec and Lola

Aki and Poopie said...

its okay buddy! it doesnt bother us if it was a late post! we always love hearing from you, seeing where you've been and of course, drooling over the yummy food you've been gorging..

we hope your next itinerary would involve the beach! wooofy!

drooly kisses,


The Luke said...

Dino, my friend... Spring has arrived and it's starting to storm a lot here, so I begin digging to Taipei.

Bathroom floor and slab is thick... but after that, I think diggin through soil is easy. Would love you be my tour guide... for days and weeks and months! Your adventures are awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

hello dino!

wow, howler looks a lot like you. But I could tell instantly who's who. I showed the pic to my colleagues and they thought you guys were brothers!

Hope you're all doing well!
Counting down to seeing you!

lil pups

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Please help!
Axl, Autumn's little brother has accidently bumped his head and has been very sick after that: vomit, seizure, hasn't eaten for a week, please, I'm begging you to visit Autumn's blog to support her and sending positive power to help for a good recovery!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mango, Ximui and Chubs

☮momoKo said...

Hi Dino! I like to watch you play with Howler!That's so nice.

Heart of goldie,momoKo

Pedro said...


You & Howler look like two peas in a pod. I always know which one is you by the dark fur line on your head though! How much fun you must have had going away with your friend. You're so lucky to get to go on vacation! I like strawberries. We pick them where I live in June.


i said...

Dino, you get to go to the most interesting places! How lucky you are!

Amber-Mae said...

Gosh, look at how you two play! Kinda reminds me of how me & Chloe play too. Hee! Looks like you all had fun. The strawberry meatball strange for ya? I think wouldn't mind eating it for ya.

Solid Gold Dancer

Sharon said...

Such Beautiful Dogs~!! lucky to travel around...! been to Miaoli before but I wanna go during strawberry season