Friday, March 11, 2011

Camping is FUN!!!

We had a WONDERFUL time camping in our new Trailer this past weekend! I got to go, along with BG, Gimli, and Pippin.

GrandPaw Robert had put the camper shell on the pickup and they put our foam mattress into the bed for me and Gimli to lay on during the trip. We got a BIG SURPRISE when we found out that Grammy’s Kody Bear was getting to go with us because it was his parent’s wedding anniversary.

Grammy’s sister and BIL brought their trailer and their Shih-Tzu puppy, I-Lee, and had the campsite right next to us. They also brought two of their grand-daughters which get along wonderfully with Kody, so they really had a blast!

We were right on the river and had the last two campsites on that side, so no noisy neighbors.

Our people had most of their meals together. They always carried me over there with them, too.

It has warmed up quite a bit this past week and so the weather was absolutely PERFECT! It was in the low 70’s… not to warm and not to cold.

I got to lay out in the sun ALL DAY instead of having to stay inside on my pillow!

I could roll in the grass and pee when I wanted, without having to wait for someone to take me out! 

And I could watch when Papa took the boys for a walk. It was WONDERFUL, and Grammy said I smiled all day long!

I didn’t have to stay on a leash because I can’t move on my own, but that is the one thing the pups weren’t very happy about. They DID have to have a leash on whenever they came out of the trailer. Still, they LOVED having actual GRASS to run around and roll in!!! Grammy had taken a 50 ft. long lead to give them plenty of room to roam.

Gimli liked watching everyone and watching the river with the ducks swimming around on it.

Saturday, there was a “Fishing Derby” for the kids until 4 p.m. and then anyone could fish in the big pond where they had planted the fish. The kids had fun trying to catch something, but no luck.  :(  Kody was pretty disappointed.

But Pip and BG had fun watching, and Pip almost dug a gopher out of a hole!

I-Lee was content to just stay near her Mama while she fished. She’s about 5-6 months old now, and is a pretty laid back pup.

The only problem came when BG was able to get under Papa’s chair and grab Gimli by the ear again, shredding the end of it and making it bleed all over. 

They ended up being tied on a line that ran from one tree to the other, only made so they couldn’t get near each other.

The trailer was really great too! It is so roomy because it has a “pull out” in one side.

Pippin enjoyed laying in Grammy’s bed when Papa was in the trailer, except at night of course, when he slept with Papa and BG in the BIG bed. Grammy has to sleep almost sitting up because of her breathing, so she had to make up a bed that would let her do that.

Papa made Grammy a wonderful omelet for breakfast on Sunday morning, while her sister and BIL took the kids out fishing again… (still no luck for them, though.) It had kielbasa, bacon, cheese, onions, sweet peppers and celery in it. It was so pretty and she said it tasted GREAT, too! (I thought so too, but she only shared a little taste… :(

We felt bad for Dott and Mercy because they didn’t get to go. They weren’t happy about it either, but we already had to many dogs that went, and the ranger said only two next time… :(


Chatty Crone said...

That is where you have been - I forgot.

What a GREAT time you had - the kids had - and you sweet little dogs!

And may I say that act just like children.

I am so glad you were able to get away and have fun.


Laurie said...

Yay! Looks like a lot of fun!

Kari in WeHo said...

Sure looks like lots of fun was had by all!


Angela said...

I'm so glad that everyone got to get away for a few days! That sounds like great fun! That omelet looked yummy! Made me hungry! Sorry only 2 pups get to go the next time. I didn't know there would be a limit on dogs. There's no limit on kids! lol

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

That corgi :) said...

how dare the ranger just say only two dogs next time! That will be hard to decide which two go! It looks like it was a wonderful adventure and I know Kody had a great time and you too being able to share the weekend with him! too bad though that he wasn't able to catch any fish; hope he'll have a chance again to go and be lucky fishing!


ClassyChassy said...

What wonderful weather!!! We got more snow yesterday, but I heard in the news we might get to 50 degrees on one day next week!!! What's with the stickers on the dog faces??

ocmist said...

Robert was playing with the girls... they WEREN'T happy about not getting to go, but the faces were about the stickers. Robert says they just partied to hardy...

Mango said...

That sounds like the perfect adventure (well, except for the ear shredding). Sun baking always makes one fell alive and full of vigor.


The Thundering Herd said...

Camping is the most fun. We love going out in the RV.

Bella and Ollie said...

We're glad you and your family had such a great time !

Toyin O. said...

Looks like you guys had a grand time:)

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

That sure looks like lots of fun!


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