Hooch wanted to be on the welcoming committee:
Lager in front of the cool log deer:
We did a quick over-night stay at River Forest Park in Weedsport, NY on our way up to Canada for the 3rd Annual K9 Fun Zone Wild Card Double Header.
Whiskey checked out the Seneca River before we departed.
This campground was our stop-over on the way up to the Hops and Hounds competition in Maine.
We stayed on site 145. This site was awesome!
It was a pull-through site and had a deluxe patio and private campfire/sitting area.
This campground had so much to offer – they even had a wine store with a tasting room featuring local NY wines! You can check out their other amenities HERE.
This was our first stop-over on our way to the 2018 DockDogs World Championship.
If you are looking to visit the DC area, this is the closest campground to Washington, DC.
The campground is huge, and has many different options for your stay such as:
The campground has so many amenities, there’s too much to list! Click HERE to check out all this campground has to offer!
Around the campground…
This was a great stop-over on our way to TN, but we’d love to come back to this campground again to stay a while longer!
We stayed on site T-48.
Although this site was directly across from the campground’s service center, it was a perfect site for us, as it had a very roomy grass area to walk the dogs.
This campground had a lot to offer!
We camped here while attending the 2018 Hopkinton State Fair.
We stayed on site G9
We arrived much later than expected and it was SO dark that we missed a turn. People at this campground were so nice – before we knew it we had a whole crew of people helping us back up (NOT an easy thing to do where we ended up!) One of the campers even drove in their golf cart to lead us to our campsite. I don’t know what we would have done without their help that night!
There was plenty of space to walk the dogs. All the campers were so excited to meet the “dock dogs!”
This was our first time staying at this campground – but we liked it so much that we already booked it for the 2019 Hopkinton Fair!
On our way to the K9 Central Wild Card Double Header, we stayed overnight for the first time at Bedford Creek Marina and Campground .
We had a nice end spot with room to walk the dogs.
When Rita and I went for our first walk, look at what we saw at someone’s campsite! I was hoping we’d get to see the GSP, but we didn’t. Maybe next time!
What a view!
Rita enjoyed stalking all the birds!
Taking in the views!
This campground was a great stop-over!
This campground had been hit hard by a tornado in 2011. They are still working to recover from the tragic losses that ensued from that disaster. However, the owners could not have been nicer, and despite what the campground had been through, it looked great and was very enjoyable.
Our campsite was private and had a HUGE living space…perfect for letting the dogs out!
Margarita taking a stroll around the campground – she was fascinated by the free-roaming chickens!
We had a very nice stay at this campground. If you have never seen the Natural Bridge, this is definitely a trip to add to your travel wish list!
This may have been the most fun we’ve ever had at a campground!
On the way out to Knoxville, TN for the DockDogs World Championship, we stopped for an overnight stay at Wytheville KOA.
Not only was this campground super dog friendly, it had a snack bar, an arcade, batting cages, AND a bowling alley!
The Batting Cages:
The Bowling Alley:
Margarita got excited to see a few other “doggies” she could play with! HaHa!
This was a great over-night spot right on the Shenandoah River!
This campground has lots to offer!
The amenities here are endless! I wish we had more time to enjoy some of the many options!
Settling in for the night…
We were able to do a campfire before settling in!
Taking a walk around the campground before we headed back on the road to Tennessee:
Each time we stopped to spend the night on our way to Knoxville, we changed the “miles to go” sign on our camper!
Getting ready to get back on the road… but not before a selfie with HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH!
Family GLAMping trip!
We found a rare time where my mom, my aunt, and us all had a free weekend, so we decided to try Massey’s Landing in Milsboro, DE. None of us had ever been there before, but we had heard great things about this campground – and it truly was very pretty there.
This was an unusually cold weekend in September, but we made the best of it.
We enjoyed playing Scrabble…
…And a walk on the beach:
Most of all, we enjoyed our time with family!
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!
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!
We stayed on site 8:
Site 8 was extremely roomy, and had a lot of area to walk the dogs! Other sites we wrote down to consider if site 8 was take are: 9 or 11
Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest fresh water pond in Delaware. They offer camping, fishing, hiking trails, and a tree-top adventure course.
Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from the Liver Killers!
We camped this Thanksgiving at American Heritage RV Park in Williamsburg, VA.
View from our campsite:
The weather was nice enough that we were able to get outside a lot with the pups. We went on several hikes:
…and at night, our pack of GLAMpers relaxed in the camper bed …
We liked this campground a lot and had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well!
This was a great stop-over with an easy pull-through site. The owners were very nice also!
Our site (#41):
Morning walk before we hit the road to our final destination…home!
After a long road trip from New Jersey to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, we arrived in Dubuque, IA!
Even though we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Dubuqe with all the other competitors, we had driven our motor home out to Iowa, and needed a place to park it for the week. Swiss Valley Campground was the perfect place! Once we saw this beautiful 62 acre park, we wish we had camped for the week instead of staying in the hotel!
Our campsite (site #4):
Immediately after arriving, we had to pack up all of our dock diving gear, and head over to the hotel in our rental car!
The two “Princess and the Pea” gals “helped” us pack:
We said goodbye to the camper for the week – but got to stay the night here at beautiful Swiss Valley Campground on our last night in Dubuque, IA, before heading back home to New Jersey.
We stayed here for the week during the 2019 DockDogs World Championship.
Our Campsite (site #4):
Limoncello and Margarita walking on the nature path:
Porter, Lager, Whiskey, and Limoncello playing in the creek:
Hooch taking a walk through the campground:
Our second stop-over on the way to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship was at South Bend / Elkhart North Koa in Granger, IN.
Morning walks and some relaxing time before we hit the road on our last leg of our road trip to Dubuque, Iowa:
Updating our “Miles-To-Iowa” sign!
On our long trip out to Iowa for the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, our first stop-over was at Shawnee State Park in Schellsburg, PA. Shawnee State Park is a 3,983-acre Pennsylvania state park in Juniata and Napier Townships, Bedford County, Pennsylvania ans is absolutely gorgeous!
Our site (#69):
View from our site:
Morning walks before continuing on our way to Iowa:
At each stop, we changed our “Miles-To-Iowa” sign!
Although we were only here for a short one-night stop-over, what we saw of the park was absolutely gorgeous! I hope we get to come back to this state park for a weekend camping trip sometime soon!
All of our camping trips revolve around the pups’ dock diving competitions, except the holiday camping trips we take on Easter and Thanksgiving. We very rarely catch a free weekend – let alone one that matches up with another camping buddy. However, this particular weekend in October we were able to make it happen!
This was only our second trip in the new RV. I decided to ride on the couch with the pups for a little bit to help get them settled.
All settled in and ready to roll!
It was a very chilly weekend, but we enjoyed every minute at Pomona RV Park and Campground!
You would never know this campground was just 10 minutes away from Atlantic City Casinos, boardwalk, and beaches, as it was very quiet and peaceful!
We stayed on site C3:
Lager just loves his new GLAMping window!
We spent quite a bit of time indoors getting a break from the cold, and enjoying getting to know our new camper. We could relax for sure knowing Lager and Limoncello were on patrol!
Hooch and Rita decided to let Cello and Lager do all the patrolling while they soaked up the GLAMping life!
We did get some warmer temps where we were able to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air – Rita seems to be more of a cold-weather kind of gal, as she enjoyed every minute sitting outside!
It was a wonderful weekend (not too far) away! We appreciated time with friends, we were delighted to spend some time figuring out all the buttons and controls on the new RV, and enjoyed the campfires each night!
Those of you who have been following our adventures from the start, know that we started out tent camping, moved on to a travel trailer, and then a 5th Wheel. Even though we enjoyed all of our camping methods, once we adopted Margarita, we discovered that we needed to travel in a way where all of us could be a little bit more comfortable while on the road. We decided to trade our 5th Wheel in for a Class-A RV!
Our first trip in the new camper was to Lancaster / New Holland KOA !
What a gorgeous view from the campground:
Our campsite (Site X-16) … we LOVED our site!
We enjoyed this campground very much – one of the days was very rainy, which gave us some time to get acclimated to our new RV!
Once the weather broke, we were able to enjoy the outdoors at our great site!
Friends of ours live nearby the campground, and were nice enough to come by with some Lancaster favorites that we have never had before!
We had a fun (and most importantly – SAFE) first trip in our new camper – during one of the very, VERY few camping trips where dock diving was not involved!
We had never been to New Hampshire before, so we were super excited to cross the border!
We camped at Autumn Hills Campground in Weare, NH when we attended The Hopkinton State Fair dock diving competition.
Our campsite at Autumn Hills: Site T17
We stayed on site 154
Another stay at the campground in July 2017 in our Class A:
We had never camped here before – but were pleasantly surprised at the roomy camp sites, beach bar and restaurant, and pool. This campground even has a hotel on the grounds, AND even has a dog beach!
Rita enjoyed her Glamping adventure here!
Our first non-dock diving camping trip of the year all by ourselves! This was our annual Anniversary Camping Trip. This year, we decided to camp at Black Bear Campground, located in the Village of Florida, New York.
We stayed on site 55:
Black Bear Campground is located in Orange County, about one hour Northwest of New York City.
Amenities here include:
This Campground is also close to many attractions – lots to do in the surrounding area! Here are just some of the things to do/see (click on the attraction to read more):
We camped at Cherrystone Family Camping Resort for Cello and Hooch’s dock diving event in Cape Charles, VA.
You can see by the campground map, this place was pretty big! It was also right on the water, and although we weren’t able to secure a waterfront site, we had a water view from our campsite:
With just a short walk to the water’s edge, we had a wonderful time walking the pups!
This campground offers cabins, cottages, on site rental trailers, and campsites. Cherrystone also offers many great amenities:
Little Neck Cafe
Bait and Tackle Shop
Rental Golf Carts
We wish we had more time to explore this great campground. We hope to be able to take advantage of some of the great amenities mentioned above at our next stay!
Our campsite (site A1) was very private and wooded.
Here are some pictures from around the campground:
This campground was very unique. The list of amenities goes on forever!
We were invited by friends to camp at Eagles Peak Campground in Robesonia, PA. What a GREAT weekend we had!
We had a very large, pull-through site (site 238).
This campground had lots of cool features for kids!
The “Fun Zone” had a variety of inflatable slides and obstacle courses.
The Eagles Peak Grand Prix is a race course for remote control cars:
Miniature Golf Course:
We enjoyed walking around the campground, sitting around the campfire, and cooking up an incredible feast of crabs, clams, shrimp, filet mignon,
corn, potatoes, onions, broccoli, and asparagus with our group of friends! YUM!
Just a short drive brought us to a beautiful hike in Nolde Forest.
It was a fun weekend filled with good friends, fun conversation, interesting adventures, and delicious food!
As some of you may have noticed, we now have a TurboPUP badge on the home page of our blog.
Limoncello and Hooch are VERY proud to announce that they have been chosen to be ambassadors for TurboPUP (as seen on Shark Tank!!)
Click HERE to see Shark Tank episode – start at the 21:30 mark.
TurboPUP was founded by Kristina Guerrero (who’s nicknamed “Turbo”). In 2011, Kristina was on a back-country ski trip, and found her self without sufficient food for herself, and her rescued pup, Dunkan. Kristina created a complete meal bar for dogs, packed with nutritious calories from 100% American sourced, grain free, all natural, human grade ingredients. Some ingredients are organic as well! Check out TurboPUP’s products and place your order by clicking HERE or click HERE to see a list of retailers that already carry TurboPUP!
Not only are these meal bars packed with quality ingredients and calories for your pup, but 5% of the profits are donated to causes in support of dogs and Veterans!
Cello and Hooch are now a part of the TurboPup team, representing TurboPUP , and promoting the company’s products during all of their dock diving, camping, and hiking adventures! They will soon be on TurboPUPs website, and will be featured periodically on TurboPUP’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
GSP Rescue of NJ Newsletter:
Click HERE to read the entire newsletter.
…and click HERE to see Cello and Hooch featured in the Sports section of Barking From the Bayou’s Monday news post!
If you like to go on adventures with your four-legged family members like we do, TurboPUP is an easy, compact, and healthy way to fuel your on-the-go pup!
Find out more HERE!
This Easter we camped with friends at one of our favorite campgrounds – Frontier Town Campground, in Berlin, MD.
We first discovered Frontier Town Campground when we attended a dock diving competition held right in the campground! We camped here for the dock diving competition as well.
Here is the view from our site:
This was Hooch’s first-ever Easter! It was exciting to make his basket for the first time!
Cello’s Easter basket:
Easter morning – the Easter Bunny has arrived to the 5th Wheel with toys and treats!
Cello and Hooch had a great time opening their Easter baskets with the help of their Pop!
Hooch enjoyed all his Easter treats and toys – and, of course, stole Cello’s bunny toy!
Overall, we had a great trip, and Hooch enjoyed his first-ever Easter!