View Full Version : We Visited the DLC Headquarters!!! (very long and very pic heavy)

08-09-2010, 10:45 PM
If you had a choice of going anywhere in the world for summer vacation, where would you choose? Well, my first choice was the DLC Headquarters to see 2 of my favorite people in the world...Lisa and Rafi!!! John and I had the best time ever, and I'm pretty sure Peaches and Piper Man didn't want to leave. Here's a recap with pictures!

On Tuesday we went to Niagra Falls. Me and John in front of both the US and Canadian Falls...

To really experience the power of the Falls, John and I took the Journey Behind the Falls tour. We got soaked!

From the Falls, you ride the Niagara rail up to access restaurants and shopping. The view from the rail was amazing.

Before we left Niagra Falls, we had to check out the Hershey store!

On Wednesday, we visited the Butterfly Conservatory. John tried so hard to get a picture of these large blue butterflies, but they wouldn't be still with their wings open. Until one landed on Lisa's face!!! She's gonna kill me for posting this.

John also got a visitor on his shoulder.

After that we checked out the gorge and the Brock Monument. John climbed 235 stairs to get the view from the top of the monument, and he got this beautiful picture. The rest of us were too lazy! lol

On Thursday, we checked out downtown Toronto, the lakefront, and dog boutiques. We were joined by Pepsi, Peaches, and Piper Man! Pepsi and Piper were good buddies...

This place had a doggie water fountain...

Plus a restaurant where we ate. Rafi, Pepsi, Piper, Peaches, and me...

The one thing I loved about the Toronto area is that every place is so beautifully landscaped. This flower is bigger than my head!

Here's me and the Ps in front of Lake Ontario...

On Friday, we visited the Royal Ontario Museum. This museum was awesome and it is one of the architectural marvels of the world.

After the museum, we went to the CN tower to have dinner at over 1100 feet high! (I forgot this pic in my original post!)

The happy couples...
Me and Lisa

John and Rafi

This is John and I overlooking the city...

08-09-2010, 10:45 PM
This thread wouldn't be complete without more dog pics! Piper was in bone heaven at the DLC headquarters!

John found himself a girlfriend that I approve of...PRETZEL! She loved him!

Almost everytime I sat down, I'd hear whining...look down...see a spotted dog wanting on my lap. Sorry, not wanting, but demanding to be on my lap!
(I don't know why this pic didn't flip)

The spotted cutie pie...

Lisa and Rafi have a motion detecting trash can that Peaches could set it off.

Even though Lisa already posted this, I have to include the 2 divas SHARING a bed!

Lisa and Rafi's hospitality was 1st class all the way. If all of that wasn't enough, Lisa had a whole bag of gifts for us when we left!!! Check it out...

:thankyou::thankyou::thankyou::thankyou::thankyou: :thankyou::thankyou:
Lisa and Rafi for the best week we've had in a long, long time!!!

08-09-2010, 11:12 PM
What a nice vacation...great gifts also.:hearts:

08-09-2010, 11:41 PM
LUCKY! Looks like you had an awesome time :)

08-10-2010, 12:31 AM
So incredibly jealous!!! Everyone looks great and so happy!! Now all 4 of you need to come back to San Antonio!!

08-10-2010, 05:50 AM
Looks like a great time was had by everyone.

08-10-2010, 06:39 AM
We had so much fun! You know how you sometimes get tired of company? It was NOT like that with Tanya and John. I was really bummed when they left, I actually cried. Then we were thinking we should have taken them here or there, but there was just not enough time. :(

The both of you are such special people, and I adore your P's. :thankyou: for such a great vacation. We truly had a blast. And Pretzel misses her boyfriend. :love:

Alex's Mom
08-10-2010, 06:53 AM
now those are pics of the perfect vacation. You all look SO happy and relaxed, even the pups!!!

08-10-2010, 08:15 AM
I wow I am jealous!!! I' sooo glad a great time was had by all. and I want to go to a restaurant with my dogs. well...maybe I don't :rotfl:

08-10-2010, 08:39 AM
I wow I am jealous!!! I' sooo glad a great time was had by all. and I want to go to a restaurant with my dogs. well...maybe I don't :rotfl:

:ditto: exactly what I was going to say! What a wonderful vacation. And to go to a resturant you can bring the pups too, wow! I agree, I wouldnt want to take mine :rolleyes: that vacation is the jackpot!

one question if you dont mind I ask, in the gift photo, whats hiding in the box?

08-10-2010, 08:51 AM
That's what I call the perfect vacation! You guys look so very relaxed, and I agree, Toronto is a gorgeous place. Miss it very much, and it was nice to see Lake Ontario from the other side (I usually see it from the US side, in Rochester).

To be able to go to a restaurant with my kids... heaven!! :love98:

08-10-2010, 09:05 AM
one question if you dont mind I ask, in the gift photo, whats hiding in the box?
The box in the back is a chocolate long haired dachshund. :yumyum:

08-10-2010, 09:09 AM
The box in the back is a chocolate long haired dachshund. :yumyum:

:shocked: really! Mmmmmm!!!!! :yumyum:

08-10-2010, 09:48 AM
WOWZA - Amazing pictures and looks like a super duper AMAZING time !!! Thanks so much for sharing !

08-10-2010, 10:30 AM
I'm jealous too! Sounds like a fantastic time was had by all--thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

08-10-2010, 11:09 AM
Thanks all! It was relaxing. Since Lisa and Rafi know the area so well, we never had to worry about getting lost, knowing where to park, etc. You know...all of the things that can cause stress!

I forgot a couple pics in my original post, but I've added them now. I was tired and photobucket was messing with me.

08-10-2010, 12:24 PM
That is a great picture of the little BLB. And I love the CN Tower shot that you added. :thumbsup:

08-10-2010, 12:29 PM
Those are fantastic pictures, and I am not jealous at all, not even a little tiny bit. :pout:

Just kidding, of course I am totally jealous. It has been way too long since I've seen all 4 of you and your puppies :sosad:. I'm glad you had fun and loved seeing the pictures!

and I want to go to a restaurant with my dogs. well...maybe I don't :rotfl:

We DID go to a restaurant with your dogs... when we had the FL meetup with Chris (haha, we have meetups too. Well - one, anyway). Your dogs were good. Mine were overwhelmed and wanted to be in my lap and I had to eat a club sandwich over the top of them :D

08-10-2010, 01:18 PM
woah! do forgive my skin turning GREEN from JEALOUSY!!! Looks like a great time was had by all!!!

08-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Great pics! Rafi n Lisa could open a doxie bed and breakfast!:rotfl:

08-10-2010, 03:54 PM
Thanks for sharing the pics! Looks like ton of fun!

08-10-2010, 04:09 PM
I love this picture. Pretzel is in pure bliss and John is giving the leave me alone, I am with my girl look :)


08-10-2010, 06:30 PM
I love this picture. Pretzel is in pure bliss and John is giving the leave me alone, I am with my girl look :)


Are you sure? Or did you just video tape him snoring....again. :rotfl:

08-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Looks like you guys had SO much fun!!!

08-10-2010, 09:25 PM
This was a "time fly's when you are having fun" type of vacations. I cant believe a week came and went.

We squeezed in a lot of activities in that one week.

We got to see Peaches in action at a local off leash park as she retrieved the ball.

Got to take the P's on a long walk at a Lake right in the middle of town, Peaches and Piper wanted to play with the ducks. Near the end Piper got a bit tired, so uncle Rafi had to pick him up and give him kisses and rub his belly, which helped him get his second wind at which point he was ready to walk again. :)

All P's got along very well which made things easy.

We already miss having John, Tanya and the P's around and looking forward to them visiting again. There was a lot that we didnt do, we simply ran out of time.

08-11-2010, 11:44 AM
What a fantastic vacation trip! Love the pics... and you couldn't have picked a greater place and people to visit. Loved the dog friendly restaurant!

08-11-2010, 08:58 PM
Just noticed the doggy patterns on the seat covers. :)


08-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Yes...bery cool! I noticed it while we were there. I thought it is the William Wegman weimaraner fabric.

08-12-2010, 02:45 PM
Nice pics!! All the doxies are so cute!!!

Laurie' s Dachshunds
08-26-2010, 09:19 PM
Lovely pics!!! :hearts::hearts: them all....and everyone looks so happy!!!