Celebrate Fairfax Festival, Fairfax, VA

When we could only make the last day (Saturday) of the Pets in the Park event in Delaware, we decided at the event to make a spontaneous trip to Fairfax, VA, where we could catch the last day of the event (Sunday Spoilers – haha!) …And Sunday Spoilers we were … Cello, Hooch, and Lager ALL made finals!  It was a fun  last-minute thing to do, and Margarita got to stay in a hotel (Comfort Inn, University Center) for the very first time, and did wonderfully!

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Limoncello:

Big Air:

21’9″      1st Place Masters Division

Speed Retrieve:      7.771 seconds

Big Air Semi-Pro Division Finals:  21’11”     1st Place

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Photo credit: KJ Photography

Hooch:

Big Air:

21’7″

22’8″

Big Air Pro Division Finals:     22’4″     4th Place

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Photo credit: KJ Photography

Lager:

Big Air:

17’7″

17’5″     3rd Place Senior Division

Big Air Contender Division Finals:     17’4″     3rd Place

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Photo credit: KJ Photography

 

Margarita:

Rita stayed cool with her new crate fan:

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Margarita met a long-haired version of herself! Check out these two pretty ladies!

Comfort Inn, University Center, Fairfax, VA

Margarita got to stay in a hotel for the first time (the Comfort Inn, University Center) when we made a spontaneous decision to be “Sunday Spoilers” at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival dock diving competition!

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Rita did SO well during her first hotel stay! She made herself right at home, and was very content.

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Exhausted !

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Dock-Dogs-tired when she didn’t even dock-dog! Hahaha!

I am so proud of this little girl and how well she did!

Celebrate Fairfax, Fairfax, VA

Limoncello and Hooch participated in the Celebrate Fairfax dock diving competition during the first weekend in June.  We camped nearby at Lake Fairfax Park.

CELLO:

During this competition, Cello was just participating as continued practice for her World Championship competition in Dubuque, Iowa this November.  Here are her results:

BIG AIR:

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20’8″     19’9″

21’8    22’2″

19’3″     20’10”

EV:

5’2″

SPEED RETRIEVE:

8.206     8.728

HOOCH:

Hooch was participating in hopes to increase his national Big Air average, and to try out Extreme Vertical for the very first time.  Hooch surprised us all, and came in FIRST PLACE in Extreme Vertical in the Cadet Division!!!

BIG AIR:

13’6       13’3″

15’6″     17’10”

15’7       18’3″         * NEW PERSONAL BEST!

16’10”   18’11”        *NEW PERSONAL BEST!

EXTREME VERTICAL:

Hooch EV

5’8″                            * FIRST PLACE CADET DIVISION!

SPEED RETRIEVE

60 seconds     9.814 seconds     *NEW PERSONAL BEST!

We had a great weekend with friends, and are SO very proud of our little Hooch-man!

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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)

Celebrate Fairfax Festival, Hosted by DockDogs WorldWide Fairfax, VA

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Cello’s first National dock diving event was held this past weekend at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival in Fairfax, VA.  Celebrate Fairfax is Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration.  The festival  was held at the 25 acre Fairfax County Government Center.

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It was a great event!  Lots of people we have met over the past year were also in attendance, and we had a blast hanging out together! Also, Cello jumped a NEW Personal Best of 23′ 2″ (YAY!!!) This jump placed her in the Pro Division Finals, jumping against some of the longest jumping dogs in DockDogs!!

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Our Dock Diving Diva in action!

Here are Cello’s results from this event:

Saturday:

21′ 7″         21’7″         First Place Masters Division medal

23′ 2″         21′            Third Place Elite Division medal (***Cello’s new personal best and first Elite Division jump and medal!)

19′ 8″         20′ 10”      Second Place Masters Division medal 

 

Cello with her first ever Elite Division Medal for her 23′ 2″ jump:

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Sunday:

16′ 7″         21′ 11        First Place Masters Division medal

21′ 1”         20′ 9″         First Place Masters Division medal

 

PRO Division Finals:

22′ 6″         22′ 3″        Sixth Place Pro Division Medal

Cello with all her “bling:”

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We are so proud of Cello!

 

Friends Jaycee  and Duke, members of Chesapeake DockDogs, hung out with us throughout the weekend.

 

Cello gives “kisses” her new boyfriend, Phantom, a Dutch Shepherd:

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 Both Jaycee and Duke jumped Phantom this weekend.

Jaycee and Phantom:

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Duke and Phantom:

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We also got to hang out all weekend with Keystone DockDogs friends, Ryan and Lisa, and their dogs (Cello’s girlfriends), Millie and Addison. Addison may just be Cello’s new BFF! 😉

Addison and Cello’s shenanigans in between jumps:

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Girlfriend Millie FLEW off the dock this weekend, and impressed us all:

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Millie earned herself a new Personal Best this weekend of 24′ 8″ (WOW!!!).  She placed 3rd in the Pro finals also!  GO MILLIE!

We also had the pleasure of seeing fellow Delmarva DockDog members Joan and Dee this weekend! Here they are in action:

Joan and Georgi Girl:

Dee and LuLu:

We saw so many other DockDogs members that we got to know at the last event, and other past events – and even met more people at this event.  We have met so many nice people since we have been involved with this sport!  We are really excited to see everyone at future events!