The 4th of July weekend is one that we always look forward to camping at the river. Ah, camping – no phone, no tv, no dishes, no laundry – a great way to get away.
We felt very lucky that the sun finally came to the Northwest.
It still wasn’t very warm, but the boy and his dog couldn’t wait to get in the water.
I have so many pictures to share of the two of them. They have such a special connection.
Something they both share is a very big LOVE of water!
He was so happy to see her run in the water without any hesitation. He was afraid that she wouldn’t like it or be afraid of it.
No worries here! She would jump in, biting at the bubbles and jumping back and forth.
She wasn’t the only dog that got to come camping – they ALL came. Welcome to the dog compound. Yes, this was all necessary – there is a very busy road close to the property and we wanted to keep them safe. Most of them spent a lot of time in the dog yard we set up, but Rose had to spend a lot of time in her crate because she is proving impossible difficult to keep in ANY enclosure. She can climb, crawl, jump, spring, like nothing I have seen before.
In addition to camping in real life, he also brought his cars and RV and had fun using his imagination.
The boys spent a lot of time in the river, but it was too cold for me. They headed out to look for crawdads, but I think it was too cold for them as well, so they ended up fishing. They lost count of how many fish they caught and had a lot of fun. Most were too small to keep, but they enjoyed catching and releasing.
While they were fishing, I spent a lot of my time here. I recently signed up to participate in the tour de fleece and have committed to spinning everyday from July 3rd – July 25th (a post about that coming very soon).
So relaxing and rewarding!!!
It’s hard to know what was his favorite – smores, swimming, fireworks, playing with his puppy, staying up late, or camping in general??? Memories that we will all look back on and cherish – it was hard to leave!