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Walking, Camping, Hiking - Oh my!

What a week!! 

We shared last Saturday that October 1st through 7th marked National Walk Your Dog Week.  Boy, did the humans make good on that.  We walked everyday last week except for yesterday - at that point we were all too tired to think straight let alone walk anywhere.

We celebrated our small two legger, Isaac's, 9th birthday yesterday.  As part of the celebration, Isaac requested to go camping. 

So off we went - four two legged kiddos, five golden retrievers, oh and mom and dad too.  (Yes, anyone willing to primitive camp with four kids and five dogs might be considered slightly insane, but as the humans say, "If the shoe fits....")

What a fabulous adventure we had! 

See for yourself:

We supervised the humans as they set up the tent.

They do all the work.  We do most of the play!

Here I am hurrying them along.

Scarlet and Dacey taking an early morning walk.

Playing at the creek was the best!!

I couldn't wait to jump in!

We ran and chased and ran.
We had fun taking the kids for walks.
Dacey and Rose Bud went down a nature trail.
Connor and Kudzu stop to inspect some foilage.
At night dad built a big fire.
We supervised that too.

Dad danced with his princess.
That silly Jaden told scary stories.  (They were funnier than scary though.)

We had a grand time and can't wait to go back!
But first we have some napping to do.



  1. Oh my goodness what a fun adventure
    Benny & Lily

  2. Super, stupendous, great, magnifico, wonderful.....I loved reading about your camping trip. What a great bombfire you had....My Vickie is usually too lazy to build a fire for anything but cooking a hot dog.

    I loved how you guys danced adn told stories adn oh Rosebud you look good walking down the trail.

    What a great great post.


  3. Hey Boondocks!
    Wow, great walkies and a camping trip too!! Pawesome. I love your camp site since you got hikes, water sports and a wonderful fire too! Did you get some toasted marshmallows?
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  4. What a wonderful adventure!

    Thor and Jack

  5. Looks like you had great fun!

  6. What a wonderful time was had my all and you all got to go !!! How neat was that ! What a great adventure

  7. Oh how we love that last pic, easy to tell you all had lots of fun. Great adventure. We love that you had scary story time around the fire. Hope you got to roast marshmallows too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. I loved seeing your camping fun. Goldens are great when you are camping this time of year. They really help to keep you warm on these cold nights.

    We did primitive camping when our kids were young. And our equipment wasn't nearly as user friendly as you have now. Canvas tents with all those poles. Now that we are old retired folks, I'm not sure we want to camp like that anymore. On the other hand...

  9. Looks at all of those happy faces! Looks like you all had a great trip with your humans running in the mud and playing in the water. No wonder you were so tired on the way home.

    Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana

  10. What wonderful & fun photos! Looks like a fun time was had by all!

  11. Fun outing. Did you roast any marshmallows?

  12. What a great camping trip! :D

    You guys must be exhausted! :D


  13. That looks like a great time by all - especially those who were snoopervising all the work...BOL!

    I'd love to go camping but my mum is tooo precious for a tent.....(rolling eyes skyward)

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  14. The memories you have made for your crew are priceless! : )

  15. what a great time you had!!

    This looked like so much fun that my Mom and I both wanted to be there!

    We loved your photos and especially the campfire photo!


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