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Monday, June 13, 2011

once upon a time, i went campin'!

do ya'll remember me postin' this pic awhile back?


it is from a totally awesome sauce campin' trip that me and asa and mama and daddy went on like 50 gazillion years ago!  okie dokie, it wasn't really that long ago...we went in april, but mama just now got around to gettin' all the pics off of her flashy camera.
anywho, are ya'll ready to hear a campin' adventure story??  i'll woof about everythingie, includin' why my mama has such a big smiley on her face in the tent pic!  teehee.
so way back in april, mama 'n daddy loaded me and asa and all of our campin' gear into the car, and we drove and drove and drove to a far away place called lake hartwell.  mr. google let me attach a map, so you can see where lake hartwell is if you want!



when we finally got to lake hartwell, we found the state recreation area, which is where we had reserved our camp site.  there was a super secret CAMPERS ONLY entrance just for us! 


mama tried to get me 'n asa to pose by the sign by ourselves, but we didn't feel like lookin' at the flashy camera.  this is our best "snooty" look.  heeheehee.


we got to our camp site, which was totally spiffy and right on the lake!  check out our view!


daddy 'n mama got our tent, green tarp, and pop-up canopy set up while me 'n asa enjoyed bully sticks.  yummy yummers!  then i gave mama my bestest googley eyes cuz i wanted to go explorin'!

"look deep into my eyes!  you will take me walkies..."

since it was gettin' close to supper time, we did a quick walkie around our camp site area.  we found this nifty mega flowerin' bush that was growin' around a hooge tree!


we got back to camp about an hour later, and daddy got the fire goin' so we could roast some hot dogs (tube steaks for mr. frankie!!).  as the sun was settin', we started makin' s'mores.  this is when thingies started gettin' a smidge excitin'.  mama was in the middle of toastin' her 52,891 marshmallow when she felt somethingie hit her face.  that somethingie was wet.  then another wet somethingie hit her face, and before you could woof "where's the umbrella?", the sky let loose with buckets of waters!  the wind started blowin' all crazy go nuts, and the sky was lightin' up with boomers!
the rain and wind and boomers lasted all night long.  none of us snoozed very much, and mama was totally worried that we were gonna get washed and/or blown away in our little tent.  thankfully, the storm stopped around sunrise, and we all fell into a deep snooze for a few hours.  when we woke up, the sun was shinin' all bright like, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky!  can you believe that?!
daddy took the pic of mama and me and asa in the tent right after we woke up in the morning.  now you know why mama was so very much happy (cuz normally she's kinda cranky pants about gettin' up in the morning)! 

YAY!  we didn't float away!

thank goodnesses for our special green tarp!  it totally saved the day!  the only problem was that daddy's fire got way soaked, so he had to work really really hard to get it goin' again.  i totally knew he could do it, though, cuz he was a grrreat boy scout growin' up!  heehee.

daddy's totally PRO at makin' fires!

TO BE CONTINUED...

31 comments:

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for this camping report. I'm glad the green tarp saved the day!

Your pal, Pip

K9friend said...

It takes more than a little rain to dampen a camper's fun. We have enormous tarps. That way, nothing can stop our pawty.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Priscilla said...

What an interesting camping you had with Asa and your pawrents. The campsite and the river look great!

I'm sorry about the wet weather and it was a relief to know that you weren't blown away by the strong wind.

Can't wait to read more about the camping...

Amber DaWeenie said...

I's so happee dat you didn't get washed away. Did you have lots of mud to play with?

Anny said...

That's a pweety neat camping story which we were waiting for agesssssssssssssss.. hehehhehehehe.. glad we gets to see them pictures now.. agessssssssssssssssssssssssss yous know... agessss...

can't wait for part twos :D and two by two... urmms... Asa's snooty face is totally pawsome!

hang in there @ them summer camp ya... i'll try n see if i can sneak outs and go join you for some fun at them camp... i'll bring my gps and see if i can find yous and Asa....

mylittledog said...

Hiya, guys, we've just found you from Dogs Rock! Loving your blog and your taste for camping adventures. We're mad on camping, too, and can't wait to go on our tent holidays this summer. There's nothing that my whippet, George, loves better than life in a tent :)

Didi (& George)

Terrorzinhos said...

Great Pictures!!
We love camping too! It's so much fun!
Mom and dad are making plans to go camping next month! =)

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh wow what a fun adventure!!!! Can't wait for more!!!

Corbin said...

Looks like TONS of fun!
-Corbin

rottrover said...

What an awesome pawsome campsite!! We would totally have wanted to go exploring too! Glad you survived the big storm. Now we understand your moma's BIG smile!!

Rottie Kisses!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Benny and Lily said...

What fun! Thanks for taking us along since we have never gone camping before
Benny & Lily

Amber-Mae said...

Sounds like it was a fun camping trip. Glad to know you all are okay.

Ann said...

looks like you guys had a ton of fun.
Good job with the googley eyes. I would have been convinced to take you explorin

Teddy Bear said...

Looks like a super duper fun time! We can't wait to hear more.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Hoke said...

ooohhh you are lucky!!! He keeps saying that he is going to take out a tent and put in the back yard because she won't sleep in the woods...afraid some big ole animal will get her!

Tessa the Maltese said...

wow Booker and Asa looks like you both had a wonderful time with your pawrents!

Mom says we live in the forest so we don't go camping but it sure looks like lots of fun!

woos, Tessa

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing all those pictures of your camping time!
Sure it was pawesome!
I know you all enjoyed it a lot!
I will be waiting for the next part!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

scotsmad said...

We wouldn't have liked the storm--but the rest of it sounds like a great adventure! Can't wait for part 2.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

houndstooth said...

Now that is one amazing adventure! I think I would like camping very much, but Mom won't go and she says we can't leave Lilac at home alone and she'd be very unhappy without her fan! Phooey! I am totally going to live this dream though you!

Bunny

Bella and Ollie said...

What a great adventure, we'd love to go camping too !

sprinkles said...

I'm much too spoiled to ever go camping -- I like having air conditioning and daily showers and tv and all that fun stuff and am not into porta potties and bugs but it looks like y'alls had a really fun time there! Smart thinkin' bringin' that green tarp along!

I'm usually a grouch about having to get up in the morning too. I love to wake up on my own and then cuddle with the chi's for a little bit until my bladder is about to bust.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Like Sprinkles, mama is of the school of thought that if the Lord had intended for us to camp, He would not have invented air conditioning and innerspring mattresses. That said, if we'd been caught in all that storm we would have slept in the car, with the keys in the ignition ready to run. Hope you're having a good time while you're super busy! We can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Jed & Abby

Roo said...

Wow! What a cool place y'all went camping! That's a great site by the lake! I'm bettin you and Asa got to go swimming too! Mom laughed real hard at your Mom's big morning smile due to y'all not getting washed away during the night. My Mom would be smiling too! After at least one cup of coffee any way ;) It's hard to start a fire with wet wood. Good job your Dad did rekindling it! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a FUN trip!!! Looks like a lotta fun!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Madi and Mom said...

Booker
Kudos to Mom for keeping the a smile on her face so that the crazypants didn't interfere with your fun. Speaking of pants that is one fancypant's tent.
Looking forward to the next installment.
Hugs Madi

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a great adventure!!! We really think you and Asa did such a great job avoiding the flashy beast in that shot - AND it is even synchronized!!!

We can't wait to hear more.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

mayziegal said...

Wowee! What a totally exciting time you had! I'm ever so glad you didn't get washed away. And I'm glad you got to have tube steaks, too!

I've only gone on one camping trip since I got adopted and that one wasn't so good. These itsy bitsy little bugs tried to eat me alive! So we had to leave and come home early. But mom says camping isn't always like that so we're gonna go again one of these days.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

PeeS. I'm gonna miss you while you're gone on whatever adventures you're gone on right now. But I hope you are having a super duper terrific time!

Kristin G. said...

What an adventure!! I'm a big fan of your googley eyes Booker, and I'm really glad you didn't float away and stuff. I bet that rainy night was a bit skeery!! It would probably be my first and last night of camping if it had been me. ;)

bichonpawz said...

We just LOVE camping!!! You two look like you had such a great time...well...except for the boomers and stuff. YAY for the Green Tarp!!! Tarps are great for saving the day!! Love the synchronized look!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Doris Sturm said...

Wo-hooo, what an adventure you are having! I wish I could have been there - or not! I'd be hiding under the covers till the bad weather's all over...but camping isn't fun unless you survive something, right? Even it it's just an ant bite...at least that's how it is in my mom's case!

Enjoy your trip and I'm so happy you are out in the wild blue yonder - or green yonder...

With much wuff,
from Gizzy and his mommy!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Hi! I wanted to wish you a happy Wordless Wednesday, but unfortunately, I have LOTS to say today!

You should read this post, 'cause I found some of your photos being hot-linked on another website: http://www.baileybegood.com/home/2011/06/15/mad-words-wednesday/

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey