Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Vacation Chronicles Part 3

Hi Friends,
My mom and dad like to camp. We go a couple of times every summer and I sort of like it. I was just getting over being a little sick this time so my energy level was a bit down. No mad puppy runs down the dusty road or into the trees. Thats OK, I enjoyed laying on someones lap and getting good belly rubs. We had the Kansas cousin, my human sissy and her 2 boys camping with us and we had a campfire and s'mores. I did get a taste of the marshmellows. Next time onward to a little town in Kansas named Garnett. We watched hydroboat racing and saw moms Illinois grandkids. I also had a reunion with "Harley" my spunky Chihuahua cousin Until next time,

Here I am surveying the camp site. Mom put a red blankie by our tent for me to lay on but I wanted to check out everything first.
I brought my bed from home...I was really very comfortable. Mom and Dad had a futon with a sleeping bag. In the middle of the night I had to go outside and pee....that was an adventure in itself. At home I just pop outside and go. At camping, I barked so mom had to wake up, find my harness, and take me outside in the pitch black. It was so starry.
It is so important to stay hydrated in the heat of the day. Mom was always putting a water bowl under my nose. Floating ice cubes....very refreshing

This is early morning, even though it is hot in the day, it is cold in the morning, I had to wear my fleece until the sun warmed stuff up. Everyone was having coffee and all I got was water again, at least it was in a camping cup.

My sissy and cousin washing their hair with the river water...bol. Mom said dirty camping hair is why hats were made. No way was she going to pour river water on her head!

Sitting in a chair is always a good thing. I can keep my eye on things.

We went on a little walk and I found a new friend...all the kids around like me cause I am so small.

I liked relaxing by the river.

This is the view from our camp site.
This is an abandoned railroad tunnel....every year mom and dad that a leaning over picture in front of it. Some silly tradition, this year I get to be in it. We walked all the way through it, it was very cool and very dark.
Almost time to break camp and head home. I got in one more nap!


  1. My goodness, you had a very busy vacay!

    My parents really enjoy going camping too. Not me, I enjoy my modern conveniences a little too much! Plus I don't like all the bugs and dirt. I detested it when they made me come along as a teenager. Glad that you had a wonderful time though, Draco!

  2. Oh my goodness...we're all so jealous of you Dra! What a wonderful time it looks like you're having. I hope you are staying nice & cool - I am sure your mum & dad are making sure of it giving you all that nice cold water & all. Happy camping! :o)

  3. my daddi LOVES camping~!! but mummy is not such a huge fan (because she must always have a toilet and tub available so she can smell pretty).
    we were going to go camping for thr 4th of july weekend but things got in the way and daddi and mummy ended up going to disneyland (w/ out me of course).
    love all your pictures draco~!! :D


    ps. my grammy and grampy live in DODGE CITY, KANSAS. :)

  4. What a fantastic vacation,we are enjoying all your photos so much. That scenery is gorgeous. Loves the pic of you in your sleeping bag!
    Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

  5. What a great camping trip Draco!! We just loved all the pictures!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  6. Hi Draco,

    Thanks so much for sharing your camping pictures with us. Loved 'em! My mom keeps saying we need to go on a vacation somewhere but it ain't happened yet.