Southlake RV Park: Knoxville, TN

Limoncello, Hooch, Lager, Margarita, and Whiskey stayed at Southlake RV Park while attending the DockDogs World Championship in October 2018.

The campground was decorated for Halloween.

Our campsite:

What a great view and a huge area to walk the dogs!

 

Wytheville KOA: Wytheville, Virginia

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 Arcade:

The Batting Cages:

 

The Bowling Alley:

Margarita got excited to see a few other “doggies” she could play with!¬† HaHa!

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North Fork Resort: Front Royal, VA

On our road trip down to Knoxville, TN for the 2017 DockDog World Championship, we did an overnight stay at North Fork Resort in Front Royal, VA.

This was a great over-night spot right on the Shenandoah River!

This campground has lots to offer!

  • All sites come with a fire pit
  • RV 30-amp & RV 50-amp sites
  • Water and Electric sites
  • Water, Electric and Sewer sites
  • 2 Dump Stations
  • River front¬†sites

The amenities here are endless!  I wish we had more time to enjoy some of the many options!

  • Bingo
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoes
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Propane Refills
  • Dog Park
  • Minigolf
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Ball field
  • Outdoor Stage
  • Game Room

 

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!

 

 

Easter Camping Trip: Country Acres, Gordonville, PA

We camped at Country Ares Campground for Easter this year.

Our campsite:

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Thanksgiving 2016: American Heritage RV Park, Williamsburg, VA

Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from the Liver Killers!

We camped this Thanksgiving at American Heritage RV Park in Williamsburg, VA.

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Our campsite:

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View from our campsite:

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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 …

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We liked this campground a lot and had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends.  We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well!

Wolfies Campground: Zanesville, OH

On our road trip back home from the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, the one and only stop-over was at Wolfies Campground in Zanesville, OH.

This was a great stop-over with an easy pull-through site.  The owners were very nice also!

Our site (#41):

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Morning walk before we hit the road to our final destination…home!

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Swiss Valley Campground: Dubuque, IA

After a long road trip from New Jersey to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship, we arrived in Dubuque, IA!

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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:

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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.

South Bend / Elkhart North Koa: Granger, IN

Our second stop-over on the way to the 2016 DockDogs World Championship was at South Bend / Elkhart North Koa in Granger, IN.

Our Campsite:

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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!

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Shawnee State Park: Schellsburg, PA

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!

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Our site (#69):

View from our site:

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Morning walks before continuing on our way to Iowa:

At each stop, we changed our “Miles-To-Iowa” sign!

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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!

Pomona RV Park and Campground, Egg Harbor City, NJ

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.

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All settled in and ready to roll!

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It was a very chilly weekend, but we enjoyed every minute at Pomona RV Park and Campground!

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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:

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Lager just loves his new GLAMping window!

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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!

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Hooch and Rita decided to let Cello and Lager do all the patrolling while they soaked up the GLAMping life!

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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!

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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!

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Lancaster/New Holland KOA: First Trip With Our New Camper

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!

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Our first trip in the new camper was to Lancaster / New Holland KOA !

What a gorgeous view from the campground:

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¬†Our campsite (Site X-16) … we LOVED our site!

 

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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!

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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 РSAFE) first trip in our new camper Рduring one of the very, VERY few camping trips where dock diving was not involved!

Autumn Hills Campground, Weare, NH

We had never been to New Hampshire before, so we were super excited to cross the border!

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We camped at Autumn Hills Campground in Weare, NH when we attended The Hopkinton State Fair dock diving competition.

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Our campsite at Autumn Hills: Site T17

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Streamside Campground and Golf Course, Pulaski, NY

When we took our trip to Canada for the Canadian Regionals, we stopped for an overnight stay at Streamside Campground and Golf Course to break up our trip. File Jul 22, 8 54 20 AM

Our campsite:

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Rita and Lager officially touching ground in New York to stay the night! Now we can officially add New York to their States Visited Map! Click¬†HERE to see Lager’s Map… and click HERE to see Margarita’s Map!File Jul 22, 8 55 35 AM

The food we ordered from the¬†restaurant was great too! …¬†A perfect stop-over !

The Colonies RV and Travel Park, Fort Monroe, VA

File Jul 13, 12 23 18 PMThe Colones RV and Travel Park is probably THE coolest place we’ve camped!¬† We stayed here for the Care-A-Lot dock diving event.

Fort Monroe served as a key defensive site of the Chesapeake Bay from Native American’s use before the settling of Jamestown, to its most recent mission as the US Army’s Headquarters for Training and Doctrine Command until 2011.

Rita is finding Glamping to be fun,  and is exploring all over the camper! Here she is in the shower:

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Around the campground and fort:

The campground was very peaceful, and the pups were able to rest well in the camper after each day of  the event!

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Easter 2016: Old Mill Stream Campground, Lancaster, PA

This year’s Easter camping trip was at Old Mill Stream Campground in Lancaster, PA.¬† We had a great view, and a wonderful weekend with friends!

Our campsite (Site 125):

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View from our campsite:

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This campground is located at Dutch Wonderland and offers discounted tickets for the amusement park.  The amusement park was closed during our Easter visit.

Old Mill Stream is also very close to many area attractions and shopping in Lancaster, PA. For those who would rather stay-put in the campground, there are lots of amenities such as:

  • Two Laundromats
  • Country Store ‚Äď selling a limited selection of groceries, sundries and camping supplies including ice, wood and propane.
  • Two dump stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Playground
  • Half-Court Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • GaGa Ball Pit

Unfortunately, Rita had to stay with a friend for this trip since she had just gone into heat, and Hooch is still intact.  However, we still made sure the Easter Bunny took care of Rita in our absence!

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The Easter Bunny always leaves great treats for the pups in the camper:

Every Easter camping trip, we let the pups have an Easter egg hunt in the camper:

The Pups finding their Easter Baskets:

The pups on Easter Morning:

(Hooch, Limoncello, Lager)

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When we were able to pick up Rita, we gave her the rest of her Easter Bunny goodies:unnamed

Happy Easter 2016!

Black Bear Campground: Florida, NY

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.

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We stayed on site 55:

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Black Bear Campground is located in Orange County, about one hour Northwest of New York City.

Amenities here include:

 

  • Full Hookups
  • Free Wi-Fi & Cable TV
  • Rental Units
  • Mini Golf
  • Swimming Pool (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
  • Playground
  • Basketball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Pavilion / Game Room
  • Arcade
  • Pool Table
  • Fishing Pond
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Rings
  • Camp Store with Inventory of RV Parts
  • Dump Station
  • Laundromat

 

This Campground is also close to many attractions Рlots to do in the surrounding area!  Here are just some of the things to do/see (click on the attraction to read more):

Cherrystone

We camped at Cherrystone Family Camping Resort for Cello and Hooch’s dock diving event in Cape Charles, VA.

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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:

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With just a short walk to the water’s edge, we had a wonderful time walking the pups!

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This campground offers cabins, cottages, on site rental trailers, and campsites. Cherrystone also offers many great amenities:

Little Neck Cafe

General Store

Farm Stand

Bait and Tackle Shop

Laundry Facilities

RV Services

Rental Golf Carts

ATM Machine

Free Wi-Fi

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!

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm, Freeland, MD

While Cello and Hooch were competing in their dock diving event at Codours State Park, we camped at Merry Meadows Recreation Farm.

Our campsite (site A1) was very private and wooded.

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Here are some pictures from around the campground:

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This campground was very unique.  The list of amenities goes on forever!

  • Pool
  • Driving Range
  • Remote Control Car Track
  • Miniature Golf
  • 3 Horseshoe Pits
  • Volleyball Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Softball Field
  • Playground
  • Jump Pad
  • Mining
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Fun Center
  • Pet Park
  • Wi Fi (free)
  • Dump Station
  • Entertainment Center
  • Pavilion
  • Two Laundry Rooms
  • Tourist information
  • Nature Trails

 

Canton/East Sparta KOA, East Sparta, OH

For Cello and Hooch’s dock diving event in Zoar, OH, we camped at the Canton/East Sparta KOA in East Sparta, Ohio.

We could not have been happier with our site (Site 77)

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Our site had a level, concrete pad, and nice landscaping. The site also had a fire pit, and two wooden benches at the fire pit.

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We even had our own “nest” style chair, , patio set, and grill!

The concrete slab had imprints of different plants – pretty cool!

This campground had lots to offer:

  • 5 acre fishing lake
  • horse back riding
  • grocery store
  • paddle boat rentals
  • game room
  • hay rides
  • laundry facilities
  • 18 hole miniature golf

 

We very much enjoyed our stay here!

Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, VA

We camped at Lake Fairfax Park for Cello and Hooch’s dock diving event at Celebrate Fairfax.

Our campsite (site A-18):

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This park was HUGE!  It has recreational sports fields, a skate park, and a water park!

Skate Park:

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Marina and Fishing Pier:

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The Water Mine water park:

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How cool is this park?!?!  We would definitely like to visit here again some day.

(*some pictures taken from Lake Fairfax website)

Woodlands Camping Resort, Elkton, MD

For Cello and Hooch’s Family Fun Day dock diving event, we camped at Woodlands Camping Resort in Elkton, MD.
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Woodlands Camping Resort is a semi-private camping resort with mostly seasonal sites.  They have 5 sites available for transient campers, like us, and also have two cabins available for renting.  
Woodlands is totally surrounded by Elk Neck State Forest, and is is only a short drive away from many other Chesapeake Bay area attractions.
We stayed on site 120:
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Our site was right at the Veterans Memorial, which they were working on the weekend we stayed at the campground.
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Around the campground…
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2018 Update
We stayed at this campground again Рbut this time with our Class A camper Рand this time on site 47.  Site 47 is my new favorite campsite!
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Site 47 was so spacious, and perfect for walking the dogs!
What a large living space for a campsite!
Brian and Whiskey taking a walk through the campground.

Eagles Peak Campground, Robesonia, PA

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We were invited by friends to camp at Eagles Peak Campground in Robesonia, PA.  What a GREAT weekend we had!

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We had a very large, pull-through site (site 238).

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This campground had lots of cool features for kids!

The “Fun Zone” had a¬†variety of inflatable slides and obstacle courses.

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The Eagles Peak Grand Prix is a race course for remote control cars:

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Miniature Golf Course:

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This campground also had two pools (one for the kids, and one for the adults) but the pools were not open for the season yet.DSC06259

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!

Easter 2015 – Frontier Town Campground: Berlin, MD

This Easter we camped with friends at one of our favorite campgrounds – Frontier Town Campground, in Berlin, MD.

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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:

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This was Hooch’s first-ever Easter! ¬†It was exciting to make his basket for the first time!

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Cello’s Easter basket:

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Easter morning – the Easter Bunny has arrived to the 5th Wheel with toys and treats!

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Cello and Hooch had a great time opening their Easter baskets with the help of their Pop!

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After Cello and Hooch opened their Easter baskets, they had an Easter egg hunt in the 5th Wheel! …see if you can find all the “hidden” eggs!¬†DSC05452_edited

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Yay! Hooch found his first bacon-filled Easter egg!DSC05467

After each egg is found, the pup who found the egg gets the bacon inside of the egg РHooch thought this was LOTS of fun, and waited patiently for his bacon reward! DSC05471_edited

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Hooch enjoyed all his Easter treats and toys – and, of course, stole Cello’s bunny toy!

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Overall, we had a great trip, and Hooch enjoyed his first-ever Easter!

Island Resort Campground, Newark, MD

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This Thanksgiving, we camped at Island Resort Campground in Newark, Maryland.

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We didn’t deep fry a turkey like we did last year, but we had just as good of a time, if not better!

Our campsite #82

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View from our campsite:

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view the campground map HERE

Cello and Hooch were VERY interested in all the ducks and geese on the lake!

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We had an awesome sunset each night as well!

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This campground was super-clean, and the campground staff couldn’t have been nicer!

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Washington DC / Capitol KOA, Millersville, MD

DSC00298We decided to take a break from dock diving, and visit Annapolis since we had never been there.  We decided to stay at the Washington  DC/Capitol KOA.

This campground was well taken care of, the bath house was super-clean, AND they had a great doggie play area with agility equipment!

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The campground staff could not have been nicer Рand every employee that rode by on a golf cart stopped to say hello to the dogs, and give them a treat!  The friendliness towards dogs here is unbelievable!  The drive to Annapolis was about 15-20 minutes.

We stayed on site 11:

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We would definitely stay here again!

 

Holiday Trav-L-Park, Virginia Beach, VA

For Cello’s dock diving event in Virginia Beach, we camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park in Virginia Beach, VA.

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Although we were at the dock diving event all day and didn’t spend much time at the campground, we did observe that this campground was clean, and that the staff were very helpful and nice.
Holiday Travl-L-Park is situated very conveniently near many historical attractions, and outdoor activities.

May 2015: ¬†site 322 ¬†(stayed here for Shipps Corner’s Back to the Splash Sock Diving Event)

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June 2015:  Site 268 (Stayed here for Mid Atlantic Regional Dock Diving Event ant Shipps Corner)

May 2016 Stayed on site 321 for The Empire Splashes Back event at Shipps Corner with Lager and Rita!

Frontier Town Campground, Berlin, MD

We camped at Frontier town Campground in Berlin, MD for Cello’s Pooch Palooza dock diving event. ¬†I have to say – this may be one of my favorite campgrounds!

¬†I can’t wait to go back!!

This campground boats a theme park, water park, crabbing docks,¬†arcade, restaurant (with excellent food!!), saloon, miniature golf, horse back riding, water park, and a “High Ropes” obstacle course suspended in the air in the trees!

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We stayed on site “Red 14” (Z 16) – and it was AWESOME! The only other site we saw that was slightly better view than ours was Z 16.

Our site, Z 14:

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The site was on the water, was very large, nicely landscaped, and had a very nice stone fire pit.DSC06849

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Around the campground…

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This is the view just a few steps away from our site:

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This campground was fun, beautiful, and just minutes away from SO many great places like Ocean City, Assateague, and the quaint town of Berlin, MD!

Both Lager and Rita camped here as well the following year!

Atlantic City North Family Campground, Tuckerton, NJ

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We camped at Atlantic City North Campground for Cello’s second dock diving contest ever held at the Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Festival. ¬†We chose to camp here again for the same event in 2014.

Our campsite (#107) in 2013:

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Same campsite (#107) in 2014:

…This time with Hooch!

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…With our 5th Wheel in 2015 (now with Lager!) and 2016 (now with Margarita!)…our last trip with our 5th Wheel before trading it in!¬†Processed with Snapseed.

Margarita enjoyed her walks at Atlantic City North Campground:

Margarita is learning to “adapt” to the GLAMping life:

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Whiskey stayed here in 2018 for the first time!

Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, Saugerties, NY

We stayed at the Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, located in Saugerties, NY for Cello’s dock diving event at the Dutchess County Fair.

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The hosts could not have been nicer at this KOA! They met us at the gate (even though we arrived after hours) and led us to our campsite.

We stayed on site #32:

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This campground also had a lot of amenities:

  • 24 Hour Laundry
  • 50 max amp
  • Basketball
  • Big Rig friendly sites
  • Bounce House (Free)
  • Free Wi-Fi at your site
  • Full Service Store
  • Game Room
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Dog Walk
  • Nature Trail
  • RV Clubs & Rallies
  • Pool (5/24 – 9/2
  • Firewood ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Pavilion
  • 100ft max length
  • Fishing
  • Bike Rentals
  • Cable TV
  • Mini Golf

We would definitely stay here again!

 

Codorus State Park and Campground, Hanover, PA

For Cello’s Codorus Blast Dock Diving Event, we camped at Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA. ¬†Located in York County, this park boasts a gorgeous 1,275 acre lake, where many come to fish and picnic. ¬†Codorus State Park also offers many other recreational activities such as horseback riding, swimming, scuba diving, boating, hunting, and disc golf.

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This park was big, clean, gorgeous, and the staff was more than friendly.  The sites were level and spacious, and included a fire ring.  The facilities were very clean, and within walking distance to our site.

Prince William Forrest RV Campground, Dumfries, VA

While participating in the Celebrate Fairfax dock diving event, Cello camped at Prince William Forrest RV Campground.

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This campground has paved sites, restrooms, shower houses, laundry facilities, a playground, and a pool. There is even a Giant chess/checkers game in the campground!

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If you look at the map, we stayed on site F14

The bathrooms were extremely clean, and the staff was more than friendly.  If you stay at this campground, be sure to ask about fire rings Рsome sites have them, and others do not.

 

 

Killens Pond State Park, Felton, Delaware

Cello was involved in a dock diving event at the Dover Days Festival in Dover Delaware this past weekend, so we hunkered down at Killens Pond State Park, about 25 minutes from the dock diving event.

 

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We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Killens Pond.  The campsites were arranged in small loops.  We stayed on campsite D5 (loop D, campsite 5), and had a nice sized private space with a view of the pond from our living space, and a wooded scene out our rear bay window.

View from our living space:

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The campground was clean, and have several campground hosts located throughout the campground. ¬†We had an issue with our electric during our stay, and the campground host on our loop couldn’t have been more helpful.

The campground had a pretty hiking trail that ran along the pond and through the park.  The trail was very flat and well-maintained.  photo 3 (2)

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This campground only has full hook-ups on the campground host sites, however our site had electric and water.  There is a well-leveled and easily accessible dump station located on your way out of the campground.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Killens Pond, and very much enjoyed the “tent-camping” feel we got from the rustic, wooded setting of our site. ¬†We would definitely return to this campground if Cello is involved in the same dock diving event in Dover, De this time next year.

Easter 2014

Brian, Cello, and I spent Easter weekend camping in Staunton, Virginia.

 

On Easter morning, Cello woke up to her basket and huge bunny left for her from the Easter Bunny!

Cello’s Easter Basket:

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Cello’s Easter gifts waiting for her on Easter morning in our camper:

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Cello was happy to see that the Easter Bunny did not pass her by in her camper

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Cello even had her own egg hunt!  Each egg was filled with treats!

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Lamb Chop was even hiding an egg!

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Found another one in the toy basket!DSC00554

Brian helped Cello get the treat in each egg as she found them:DSC00555

After the¬†Easter festivities in our camper, we took a ride onto Skyline Drive. ¬†Even though we had been on Skyline Drive before, we had never been this far south on it, and we can’t ever get tired of seeing these views!

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After our scenic drive on Skyline Drive, we visited Veritas Vineyard , and then stopped at Byers Street Bistro for some fried green tomatoes!

We had a great Easter Day, and a wonderful Easter weekend trip to Virginia!  Hope you all enjoyed your Holiday!

Happy Easter!

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Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA, Staunton, VA

Looking at the AAA magazine one evening, an article caught my eye about a small town in Virginia ranked one of the top 20 small towns in the United States…Staunton, VA. ¬†After doing some research, and having never stayed at a KOA before, we decided to give Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA a try for our annual Easter camping trip. ¬†Not only was Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA in close proximity to the town of Staunton, it is also located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountain ranges on the site of a former walnut plantation…pretty awesome!

 

Our campsite was right on the lake, and was spacious and clean.

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Around the campground…¬†

We are the third camper in from the left.

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The campground had a fenced-in dog run, so of course we broke out the “Chuck-It,” and let Cello run like the wind!

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The sunsets we saw from our campsite were amazing!

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We got to see and do some really incredible in and around Staunton, which you will see in upcoming posts!

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Lake in Wood Resort, Narvon, PA

October 2013

Lake in Wood Resort…Probably the coolest campground we’ve been to yet! ¬†Also one of thee prettiest, and well-kept campgrounds! ¬†This campground also had wood carvings and totem poles everywhere! ¬†In addition, the “cabins” you could rent were not cabins at all – – they were a double-decker bus, tee-pee, caboose, etc! ¬†Cello rates this one 5 paws!

We had lots ¬†of company on this trip! Friends Brandi, Stan, their daughter, Payton, and dog, Guinness (they just bought a travel trailer and this was their very first trip with it!!) , Aunt Joyce and Uncle Johnny, and friends Chris and Cindy with their dog, and Cello’s boyfriend, Memphis!

Our campsite

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Some of the totem poles and wood carvings around the  campground

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“Cabin” rentals

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Cello and Memphis inn the fenced-in dog run!

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Megunticook Campground By the Sea, Rockport, ME

August 2013

First destination spot in Maine was Megunitcook Campground by the Sea.  We went to Lobster Festival in Rockland, and visited the town Camden, Maine, as well as Camden Hills .

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Our campsite
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Cello is all set with her Maine- themed trailer buddy!photo 4 (11)

Cello is ready for some lobster!

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Boston Minuteman Campground, Littleton, MA

August 2013

On our way to our longest trip ever! Aunt Joyce and Uncle Johnny joined us on this great adventure to Maine, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket! ¬†First stop: ¬†Boston Minuteman Campground for some sleep to recharge ourselves for the rest of the drive to our first destination in Maine!

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Conewago Isle, Dover, PA

July 2013

Aunt Joyce and Uncle Johnny went with us to Conewago Isle. Allthough when we pulled in, we were not impressed with what we saw, our site was right on the Conewago Creek, and we wound up having one of the funnest camping weekends!

Our Campsites (Us on the left, Joyce and Johnny on the right)

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View from our campsite

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Cello likes to watch Uncle Johnny set up his trailer from the window!

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Delaware River Family Campground, Delaware, NJ

June 2013

We went with Jerry, Russ, and Dixie to Delaware River Family Campground. We hiked, visited NJ’s tallest waterfall, Buttermilk Falls, historic Millbrook Village, Crater Lake, and Four Sisters Winery.

Our campsite

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View from our campsite

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Cello…enjoying the camping life!

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Memorial Day! The Depot Travel Park, Cape May, NJ

May 2013

We were invited by friends Jerry and Russ and their dog Dixie to got to The Depot Travel Park for Memorial Day weekend. We had a blast visiting local wineries (all dog friendly!) and sitting around the campfire at night.

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photo 1 (12)Cello met another (bigger!) female GSP at the campground.

Blue Rocks Family Campground for Jen’s 41st Bday

April 2013

Aunt Joyce and Uncle Johnny, and friends Chris and Cindy and their dog, Memphis (one of Cello’s boyfriends) joined us on this trip. ¬†I had a great birthday – we hiked, then had a little birthday party around the campfire with cake and cupcakes!

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View from our campsite

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South Forty Camp Resort, Petersburg, VA

March 2013

On our way home from Myrtle Beach, we decided to try another stop-over location. ¬†We stayed the night at South Forty Camp Resort. ¬†It was a quick visit, just to get some sleep before continuing on our travels home. ¬†I forgot to take a picture of our campsite at this campground – but here were our views from the campsite…

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Thanksgiving! Elk Neck State Park, Northeast, MD

November 2012

This is our first time camping for Thanksgiving…we went to Elk Neck State Park with friends Jerry, Russ, and their dog, Dixie. Russ deep fried a turkey (our first time having deep fried turkey…YUM!!!) We visited Turkey Point Lighthouse and the town of Northeast, and went on a nice hike to see the white clay cliffs.

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Cello gearing up for the chilly weather

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

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Gettysburg Family Campground, Gettysburg, PA

October 2012

Aunt Joyce and Uncle Johnny joined us on this trip to Gettysburg Family Campground. ¬†We visited a dog friendly Irish pup/restaurant, O’Rourke’s, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Brian and Johnny played a round of mini-golf before we left (Johnny won!)

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From Camping to GLAMping…Holiday Park Campground, Greensboro, MD

October 2012

Our first trip with our new travel trailer was to Holiday Park Campground. ¬†Aunt Joyce and Uncle Johnny bought a travel trailer as well, and they came with us on this trip. ¬†The campground was nice, and we took a day trip to St. Michaels. This campground was not full hookup, so it was also our first experience with a dump station… (Gross!…Definitely Brian’s job!)

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View from our campsite

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Lamb Chop is enjoying her new GLAMperphoto 5 (7)

Big Meadows Campground, Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive, Luray, VA

August 2011

Our  anniversary trip to Big Meadows Campground was such a memorable one!  Deer had no fear and would walk right up to the campsite, drives on Skyline Drive, great hikes, bear sightings, and anniversary dinner, camp style!

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Our 5th Anniversary, Camp-style!

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