Mini Bilbo in Napa Valley - #traveltuesday

Welcome to another edition of Travel Tuesday! Mini Bilbo here this week to fill you in on my recent weekend getaway with Mama and Daddy to Napa Valley!

Every year, Daddy's work goes to a fun place where Daddy goes to a couple of meetings and Mama gets to relax for a few days! This year, we drove six hours south to the quaint little town of St. Helena in the gorgeous Napa Valley area!
(click HERE to read more about St. Helena and HERE to read more about Napa Valley)

We had beautiful weather driving south, it was sunny and warmer than it is at home. Perfect for a relaxing getaway!

While in St. Helena, we stayed in the beautiful Harvest Inn!

We had a very nice room with a great big bed and a few comfy chairs. Mama says it had the biggest bathroom she has ever seen!

This is what it looked like from the outside! It had a fireplace, but Daddy said it was too warm outside to light a fire.

Mama says the grounds of the Harvest Inn are what she imagines
Tuscany, Italy would look like

Of course, it also might have been all the vineyards that surround the property....

...or maybe all the sculptures...

or the vine covered cottages!

One morning, while Daddy was in a meeting, Mama and I took a ride into the town of St. Helena.

It is such a quaint little town,  with a tree lined Main Street...

...and old brick arches

..and beautiful architecture.

After awhile I got tired an decided to rest of this nice big bench. 
I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked up in the trees!

OMD....A Cheeky little tree rat!!!

He's lucky I was tired, and Mini Dory was back at home!

Our last day in Napa Valley we spent relaxing by the vineyard. 

The morning started off foggy...

But after relaxing outside for a bit, the fog started to burn off....

...and we started to see blue skies!

So Mama and I played in the vineyards for a bit.

We had such a nice, relaxing time in Napa Valley. Mama says that next time she hopes to bring Arty and Jakey so she can show everybody the dog-friendly side of Napa!

Thanks for joining me for Travel Tuesday, I hope you enjoyed our little trip to St. Helena. Make sure to stop by this Friday when we wrap thing up by showing you all the beautimous flowers we saw in Napa Valley!


Chewy.com BBQ with Nutrish Burger Bites #chewyinfluencer

Jakey and I just love being #chewyinfluencers! Every month we get to choose an item from a list  of 87(or maybe 8 or 7) things Miss Natalie from chewy.com sends us! In exchange, we(and sometimes Mama) just give our honest and true opinions!

I(Arty) am here today to host July's review!
Feel free to use your magical imagination a bit, you may need it.

Ummmm....Looks like we may have a box conundrum here!
OMD...It smells like the chewy box may also be....could it be??

A BBQ???
Hey Arty, you better get Mama to open this box quick!!

Hop to it Mama, our moozles are drooling!

OMD...It's Rachel Ray's Nutrish Burger Bites! on a chewy.com box grill!!!
Life doesn't get much better than this!

Ummmm....Jakey....I don't think they will burn
Remember, we are using our imagination!

While Jakey is working on his imagination skills, I'll tell you a bit more about Burger Bites! 

Beef is the first ingredient...not just any beef, but U.S. Farm raised beef!

Grain free(so I can eat LOTS of them)!

A portion of all of Rachel Ray's products go to help animals in need, isn't that pawsome!!

Nutrish's Burger Bites are about the size of my(Arty's) paw and, although we do NOT recommend it, Mama says they are soft and very easily broken apart. They even LOOK like real, honest to goodness, BURGERS!!

Looks like Jakey may need more work on his imagination, but he does have a point Mama...

It took no time for us to persuade Mama to give us seconds...and we even tried for thirds!! Mama says these come close to Zuke's as our most favorite treat!

Needless to say, we give Rachel Ray's Nutrish Burger Bites 8 paws up and have already had Mama order us more! 
You can click HERE to head over to Chewy.com and order your too!! 

We are joining the Chewy.com Blogger Network Blog Hop!! 
Thanks to Sugar and Oz for hosting!


Caturday Art-y

Arty here for some Caturday Art-y. I decided to go with a smoky look today! I love the goatee it gives me! 

We are joining Athena over at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty
for the Caturday Art Blog Hop!


Flower Friday

Happy Flower Friday!! 
Arty here today to show you some of the flowers we found down by my ocean!

We saw these beautiful purple flowers while we were visiting the Trinidad Lighthouse.

We also came across these beautimous California Poppies!

Pretty wildflowers seem to be everywhere this time of year!

Mama got all artsy fartsy with this cute little yellow flower.

We always enjoy seeing lots of these sunny Carpobrotus Edulis(or Highway Ice Plants) when we walk through the sand dunes on the way to my beach!

Even these cute little sweet peas are happy to look out over the 

Last, but not least, are some Queen's Anne Lace flowers which seems to like the ocean, the woodsy trails and the marshy areas!!

Thanks for joining us for this Beach-y Flower Friday and we hope everyone gets a chance to stop and smell some flowers this weekend!!

Hop aboard and show us the flowers blooming in your corner of the world (If you don't see the link here, please click HERE to go to our Hoppity page)!!