Cello was participating in a dock diving contest in Easton, and Holiday Park was the closest campground to Easton. We had been here before (our first camping trip with our travel trailer almost a year ago) and enjoyed the campground, our view, and the location (close to St. Michaels, Easton, and Annapolis). Friends Brandi, Stan, their daughter, Payton, and their dog Guinness joined us for this trip. Cello won her first 1st place medal while dock diving, and for the first time won 1st place overall in the Masters Division of her dock diving contest!
View from our campsite
The “champion” on our campsite 🙂
…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!
Some of the totem poles and wood carvings around the campground
Cello and Memphis inn the fenced-in dog run!
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…
Our Easter destination with friends Jerry, Russ, and their dog Dixie, was to Ocean Lakes Campground. Ocean Lakes was quite the experience! It was like it’s own little city – over 2,000 sites, on 310 acres! It was HUGE! And everyone there had golf carts – it was quite the experience! Cello got to walk on the beach each morning, and we took day trips to Conway, Georgetown (lots of dog friendly bars/restaurants!), and Murrells Inlet. We ate Easter dinner in our trailer – Jerry made lasagna roll-ups, and I made meatballs, sausage, and gravy. What a great time we had!
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!)
Our campsite (Brian designed our camping sign!)
View from our campsite
Lamb Chop is enjoying her new GLAMper
Hickory Run State Park was our last tent-camping trip. The campground was very nice, and the hike was enjoyable.
View of the rocks at Hickory Run
Cello’s new “camp-buddy” Lamb Chop
Back to Blue Rocks Family Campground for our second camping trip ever, and for the first of many camping trips in the 2012 camping season. It was also for my 40th birthday (am I really that old??) It dropped down to 29 degrees the first night, and snowed… We had a below-freezing rated sleeping bag, and sat around the fire for as long as we could before retiring to our tent. To go to sleep in the tent, I had a layer of Under Armour on, a layer of thermals, a layer of sweat pants, a winter coat, a winter hat, and hand/foot warmers jammed every which place I could find! Oddly, Cello slept in our sleeping bag for only a short time before working her way out to on top of the covers! Crazy dog! Luckily, the rest of the weekend was warm, and we had an enjoyable time.
We had to pack Cello her own chair for around the fire since during our first camping trip she “stole” Brian’s the first time he got up out of it!
Cello loved being in the tent! We brought some of her “bed buddy’s” from home to keep her company 🙂