Woof Woof! This is Scout, and let me tell you about the best summer vacation that I could of ever had.
“Load Up!” for a Summer Roadtrip
It started out as any of our weekend trips do. Loading up in the camper when all my family gets home from work, but this one was a little bit different. The camper had been at the regular house for several days prior to us leaving, which seemed odd at the time. Every time I went out for a walk I tried to get in the camper but was told “not yet”. Well I was finally told those magic words, “Load Up!”
There’s a Hippo on Board
I tried getting up in my regular co-pilot seat next to Dad, but it was occupied by Uncle John (aka Hippo). What gives that is my spot! It was ok though, since we were heading out in the camper to somewhere good. Our stop for the night was at my very first campground! I love this place, as it has a big field and a hiking trail. When we stopped, something did not seem right though. Nothing was being taken out of the camper as usual to stay for a while, so I started getting a little nervous.
Scout Visit’s a New State: Virginia
The next morning we had breakfast and a walk on the trail, then loaded up again and took off. We rode for what seemed like a long time, but it was really nice country to look at as we rode.
We ended up into the mountains in some place called Virginia. We finally arrived at the next campground after the long ride. I know this, ‘cause Dad got out and went into the building so I jumped into his seat and patiently waited. I always stand guard while Dad is gone. I also saw the yellow sign when we turned in. I love the campgrounds with those yellow signs. (Mom says they’re KOA Campgrounds, I just think they’re awesome!)
Scout Loves #KOAcamping
We got to our site, and let me tell you it was the best place in the whole wide world! I jumped out of the camper before the steps even came out, and went running through the grass. I walked around smelling all the new things along the fence and looked at the awesome mountains off in the distance. I hope we’re going to go hiking over there!
I inspected every inch of our campsite, filling my lungs with the nice crisp clean air. I have to make sure it is ok for my family. Finally, after a complete inspection, I gave it my full approval. The best part was, there was no other campers around us at the time, so I did not have to stay on my chain. I could roam in our whole area! I used to run away when I was younger and first came to live with my family. Now I’m a good boy and stay where I’m supposed to so I don’t get in trouble. I laid in the nice cool grass and took a nap, ‘cause riding makes me tired.
Scout is a Good Brother
A short time later my cat sister, Mia, came outside and was enjoying the cool grass as well. She loves to be outside too. Then a mean bird started attacking her. Well I am having none of that! I am the only one who can pick on her. I’m a good brother, so I chased the bird off and let her take a nap outside while I watched guard. No one messes with my family, I am very protective.
“Virginia is for Lovers” – Scout Falls in Love
The next morning I got Dad up early as I wanted to go outside and explore some more. We headed to down to one of the best dog parks I have ever seen. What did I notice already there but the prettiest little red head coon dog that I have ever had the opportunity to lay my eyes on!
Her name was “Ruby” and this boy was in love at first sight. I could not wait to get in the park and introduce myself the only way I know how. She was the same size as me and loved to run and jump. We were a match made in heaven.
We both got tuckered out and had to go home for breakfast. As we left the park we made plans to meet up several more times over the weekend. I guess they are right “Virginia is for lovers”. I can’t wait to tell you about all the great hiking we done!
Now my Mom has some stuff to add, but stay tuned for the next post from my first summer road trip!
Now it’s your turn! Scout wants to know:
Do you like road trips? Do you take your pets? Do you have any tips for camping with your pets?
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