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!

 

 

2018 Bark in the Park: Cape Charles, VA

This had been one our favorite dock diving events in the past.  We loved attending this event in both 2015 and 2016 .  We camped at Sunset Beach Resort (another favorite!)

Although were extremely excited to be back a third year in a row in July 2017, the weather  this year was just unbearably hot.  We tried jumping the dogs, but by the time Limoncello’s came up, the temperatures were a real-feel of over 103 degrees… too hot and dangerous to compete in our opinion. 

Hooch

Big Air:

22’8″    23’5″     2nd Place Elite Division

Lager

Big Air:

16’2″     17’3″

 

Even though the one jump that Lager and Hooch executed put them into the Finals, we scratched our jumps for the rest of the weekend, and forfeited our spot in the Finals.  We chose to make the best of  the remainder of the weekend, and enjoy the campground with the dogs.

Back to the campground to enjoy some Chesapeake Bay fun!

It sure wasn’t the weekend we thought it would be, and people thought we were crazy to give our spot in Finals…but our dogs’ safety and health come first.  We made the best of the hot temps, and enjoyed cooling everyone off in the Chesapeake Bay.  A bad storm eventually rolled in, but the outcome was a beautiful double rainbow, and a gorgeous sunset!

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!

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!

The Empire Splashes Back: Virginia Beach, VA

The Empire Splashes Back was held at our most favorite facility, Shipps Corner.

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Toasting to “Tommy D” with his infamous limoncello recipe

 

Limoncello:

Big Air:

20′ 5″

19′ 6″

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Picture Credit: KJ Photography

Big Air Semi Pro Finals:  20′ 4″

Extreme Vertical: 5’0″

Speed Retrieve: 8.470 seconds

Iron Dog:  2703.33 points

 

 

Hooch:

Big Air:

20′ 5″

21′ 7″

23′ 3″     2nd Place Elite Division

Big Air Pro Finals:     21′ 4″

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Picture Credit: KJ Photography

Extreme Vertical:      5’6″       3rd Place Cadet

Speed Retrieve:     10.830 seconds

Iron Dog:       2555.06 points

 

 

Lager:

Big Air:

17′ 2″

18′ 5″

19′ 2″     1st Place Senior Division

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Picture Credit: KJ Photography

Extreme Vertical: 5’10”     1st Place Cadet Division

 

Rita:

Rita had a good time cheering on her brothers and sister, and hanging out with everyone at the event.

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Photo Credit: Pamela Smith

By the end of the event, Rita was pooped!

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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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Bay Creek Loves Hooch!

When we were in Cape Charles Virginia for the Wild Card Event, Hooch was a big hit in Bay Creek!

Hooch made the Bay Creek Golf Newsletter:

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View the whole newsletter HERE.

Hooch also made the Bay Creek Real Estate Newsletter!

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So proud of this little pup!