Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA: East Stroudsburg, PA

We had a “dock diving free” weekend last August , so we had the rare opportunity to camp with family.  We chose the Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA .

Our campsite was awesome, but there were power lines running right through the campground.  It turned out not being a big deal, but definitely was something we were not used to seeing at a campground.

Margarita enjoyed walking around the campground with her cousin James.  We bought James  his own little “Rita leash” that we attach along with the leash I am holding so that he can  feel like he is walking her.

We enjoyed the relaxing weekend with family.  It was nice not to have to get up early, or have any set plans for the weekend!

Overall, despite the first impression we had with the power lines running through the campground, we had a great time playing miniature golf, taking a hay ride, exploring around the campground, and just relaxing!

Brian captured one of my most favorite shots of Margarita and me sitting at the campfire on our campsite:

You can purchase the above “Never Camp Alone” t-shirt from Dog is Good!

Flex It Pink’s 2017 Run for the Rescues

On August 24th, 2017 Margarita and I did a Virtual 5K race, Run for the Rescues, to help benefit dogs in need!

More Summer Bucket List Items Accomplished

Margarita visited Island State Beach Park where she checked of TWO 2017 Summer Bucket List items:

1.  Visiting a State Park

2.  Walking in the ocean

 

Entering the beach

Rita had fun taking a walk in the ocean for the first time!

My favorite photo from the day:

Hog Dog Daze: Ultimate Air Dogs at Hog Dog Productions: Millersville, MD

We decided to try dock diving through a different organization.  On August 11, 2017 we headed down to Maryland to Hog Dog Productions to try out an Ultimate Air Dogs competition.  We hadn’t been to a UAD event since Limoncello’s very first event back in 2013!

We were able to camp right on site!

Ultimate Air Dogs is a bit different from Dock Dogs  and offers some different kinds of “games” for the dogs to compete in, such as Fetch-It, Catch-It, and Chase-It.

 

Limoncello

The Splashes:

20’9″          2nd Place Masters Division

Finals: 

21’2″  2nd Place Masters Division

 

Chase-It:

8.21 seconds     8th Place 

 

Fetch-It:

16ft     4th Place

 

 

Hooch

The Splashes:

23’1″       1st Place Master Elite Division

24’8″       1st Place Ultimate Division

22’8″       1st Place Master Elite Division

Finals:

24’8″     1st Place Ultimate Division

 

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The Splashes:

19’9″      4th Place Senior Elite Division

19’11”     5th Place Senior Elite Division

21’4″     2nd Place Master Division

20’4″     6th Place Master Division

Finals:

20’3″     3rd Place Master Division

 

Chase-It:

6.147 seconds     2nd Place

Margarita 

Margarita spent her weekend getting petted by everyone, and enjoying her pink Wubba and  Ko Ko CHEWnel toy!

 

Liver Killer Bling

The Mac to My Cheese

Rita, you are the mac to my cheese!

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Ok, so we are a few days late celebrating International Friendship Day (8/6), but in honor of the wonderful friends in our lives, Margarita and I ran the Virtual Run Events Friends Forever 5k.

 

It certainly wasn’t our fastest race, (at least it was faster than our first 5k together!) but it was time well spent together – and for a good cause! 15% of each registration for this race is donated to Soles4Souls. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has collected and distributed 26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S!!
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Rita’s total race miles: 12.45 miles

Who’s the mac to YOUR cheese?!

Tito’s: Vodka for Dog People!

This summer we were lucky enough to receive a pretty cool package in the mail – – Tito’s  Vodka bling!

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is made in batches using old-fashioned pot stills, is gluten-free, and distilled & bottled in Austin, TX.

They even have a  “Vodka for Dog People” program  – where their mission is to better the lives of pets and their families.

100% of the net proceeds from sales through their Vodka for Dog People web store go directly to support their non-profit partners  – and you get to choose which one non-profit you want to help!

Our pack thoroughly enjoyed their goodies from Tito’s!

 

Boulder Woods Campground, Green Lane, PA

Boulder Woods Campground for Jenny and Brian’s 10th Anniversary!

Our camp site #17:

Around the campground…

We had a relaxing weekend of walking, hanging out at our campsite, and playing board games.

We were lucky enough to enjoy our Anniversary dinner outside:

This was one of our rare camping trips where we didn’t have a dock diving event.  It was nice to relax, and not have anywhere to go!