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:
View from our back bay window:
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.
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.
On May 3rd and 4th, Cello participated in her first outdoor dock diving event of the 2014 season at the Delmarva Dock Dogs Dover Days Dip, held at the Dover Days Festival in Dover, Delaware. Cello was the only German Shorthaired Pointer competing in this event!
This is the first year that Delmarva Dock Dogs set up a dock at this event. The weather was great, and the event had a nice turn-out. We saw many familiar faces, and even met some new ones. These events are so much fun…and truly filled with good-hearted, down-to-earth people. We have really enjoyed meeting so many great people and their pups!
We ordered team shirts for this year’s diving season!
Cello Jumped twice on Saturday, winning one first place medal.
Check out Cello in Slo-Mo:
One of Cello’s Instagram buddies, Dixie the GSP, saw a post that we were at this event, and sent us a message that they lived close by. Dixie and her family came to meet us, and to cheer Cello on! We were both honored, and excited!!
On Sunday, another two jumps earned her a second place medal, as well as another first place medal.
Cello’s longest jump of the 4 waves she competed in was 22’8″, placing her in the Masters Division Finals. During the finals, she was in first place with a jump of 22’9″ until another dog in her division leaped an amazing 23’3″ !! Cello earned a second place ribbon, money prize, and a bag of goodies! We were very proud of her!
On the first wave, Cello did not win any medals. Her two jumps were:
On the second wave, Cello earned a first place medal. Her two jumps were:
On the first wave, Cello earned a second place medal. Her jumps were:
On the second wave, Cello earned a first place medal. Her jumps were:
Cello’s jump of 22’9″ earned a spot in the Masters Division Finals, where she wound up earning 2nd Place with a jump of 22’9′, tying her personal best. She was in First place until a lab leaped an amazing 23’3″!!! Her jumps during the finals were:
Pizzadili was a beautiful winery with a pavilion, pond with a fountain, trellises, and an adorable outdoor seating area. We chose to have a glass of their Pinot Gris, as we sat at the outdoor seating area.
Everyone who was entering or exiting the winery stopped over to say hello to Cello, and funny enough, two other people (not in the same party) were from Southern New Jersey as well! Small world!
After Cello got done both of her waves at the Dover Days Festival Dock Diving event, we decided to visit Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. What a cool place! The atmosphere was laid-back, and the people were friendly…best of all?… they are dog-friendly! Cello was allowed on the grounds, inside at the bar, and in the store!
Brian and I have never been to a brewery for a beer tasting – Boy were we missing out! We also had a blast at the bar with Cello while we did our beer tasting.
Outside there were Bocce Ball courts, a bean bag toss, and an incredible metal tree house.
Cello wants IN!
Cello loved all the attention she got at the Brewery, and even bellied-up to the bar!
They had a sign that read “Off centered people look up,” and the ceiling was covered with unique pictures.