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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Road Trip! 2015 DockDogs World Championship

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Words cannot express how exciting this week was for our pack!  All three of our pups qualified for the World Championship, we drove further West than we’ve ever been before, we got to see some pretty cool sights along the way, all three Liver Killers finished within the top 10 in the world in their own divisions, and best of all, we had a safe trip out and back, with no injuries or illnesses.   Here is a recap of the Liver Killer’s preparation for our road trip, and some of our adventures on the drive!

Everyone was asking for us to bring Tommy D’s famous Limoncello, so Brian made a few batches to bring with us:

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We ordered lots of bling the month before our trip! We designed and ordered team gear from CustomInk.com – – and when the company saw we donate to the GSP Rescue of NJ, they made their own donation in  the Liver Killers name to the GSP Rescue of NJ – how nice was THAT?!

 

 Our trip wouldn’t be complete without truck bling!

Our talented friend, Mandy made our trading cards:

And, of course, we did lots of shopping:

Jenny has a very difficult time packing lightly, so the packing started (and never seemed to stop!)… and Brian decided it was a good idea to rent a little trailer just in case 🙂

 DockDogs had a window decorating contest for everyone making the road trip out to Iowa… so of course we dressed up the truck windows!

 

And we’re off!

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As we crossed state borders along our ride, we saw some pretty neat sights:

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Along our stops, we came across the coolest place right off of I-70 in Indiana!  Not only is it the World’s largest “candle,” it was a candle company and gift store that had a cute little restaurant, THE coolest bathrooms ever, huge and safe areas to walk the dogs – and best part of all ???… they welcome dogs INside!

Warm Glow Candle Company

We are huge American Pickers fans, so we couldn’t help but stop to see their Antique Archaeology shop!

 

Crossing the Mighty Mississippi!

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We went a bit out of our way for this one, but we couldn’t miss the opportunity to stop at the movie set from Field of Dreams!

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Once we checked into the hotel, and got the pups settled, we celebrated our adventurous road trip, and our safe arrival at our destination in Iowa!

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What an exciting week of competition we have ahead!

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!

Dog Fest of Zoar, Zoar, OH

Cello and Hooch added a new state to their States Visited Maps, and competed in the Dog Fest of Zoar dock diving competition in the Historic Zoar Village, in Ohio.  We camped at the Canton/East Sparta KOA for this event.

CELLO:

BIG AIR:

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21’10”     21’0″

17’1″       19’2″     4th Place Elite Finals

HOOCH:

We specifically came to this event so that Hooch could get another wave of EV toward his title.  However, when we let him jump in Big Air, he earned a new Personal Best of 19’11” – which also earned him a spot in the Senior Finals!  This would be Hooch’s first Senior Finals!

Big Air:

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19’11”     14’2″     (New Personal Best!!)

19’3″       19’11”   First Place Senior Finals!

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EXTREME VERTICAL:

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Start Height:  5’2″

End Height:  5’10”  New Personal Best, and 2nd Place Cadet Finals!

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Overall, this was a fun event in a really neat historic town.  We hope to visit Zoar again some day!