By Aspen ~
Okay, I have to start by saying I am SOOO glad mom and dad took us camping at Crane Prairie. It was a long drive to get there, but that was okay since it was a long weekend called 4th of July weekend. I don’t know exactly what that means, except that we go camping every year. Porter is terrified of all loud noises and, to be honest, I’m not a big fan of fireworks either, so it all works out for the best. This year we went with our Uncle Ken, Aunt Wendy, and cousins Lexi and Jenny and we were super excited because Uncle Ken got there a day early and got us a campsite right on the edge of the lake!
By Porter ~
On our recent roadtrip with mom and dad, we got to see SO many different places. They said we drove over 3000 miles and, I don’t know exactly what that means, but I do know we spent a lot of time in the car. I guess it’s all good practice for driving to South America. Apparently that is ten times further!
Mommy and daddy have taken us to Pacific City twice in the last month and I am still not sure whether I like it or not. On the one hand, the beach IS just across the street from the campground, but it seems to be very popular and because there are so many people, cars, and other dogs on the beach, mom and dad don’t let me to run off leash like I want. I know that I should come to them every time that they call, but I just get so distracted sometimes that it’s hard to remember.
By Porter – If we had to choose a favorite campground by number of visits, Nehalem Bay State Park would be the certain winner! On the Oregon coast, Nehalem Bay is a typical Oregon State Park, featuring well-maintained sites, good facilities, and a variety of dog friendly activities. What I like best about Nehalem Bay is that there are often large herds of Elk that come through the campground between the actual campground and the beach. This makes for EXCELLENT smelling and marking opportunities. There is a wonderful 4 mile long spit of beach to play on and, even better, at one end is the town of Manzanita. They love dogs there and have many restaurants with outdoor seating as well as a wonderful pet store, Four Paws on the Beach that I like to browse and check out new toys.
By Aspen –
La Pine State Park is an adventure dog paradise! With the wonderful climate of the high desert area of Central Oregon, La Pine borders the Deschutes River and offers something for everyone. I loved this place because I got to do all the things I love most; hike, swim, and even play in the fenced dog area. They have some small, wooden houses and apparently two of them allow well behaved dogs, but we stayed in our own camper, which I like better anyway. We always make sure to compare outdoor items before heading out on every camping trip to make sure we are always equipped with the best and latest camping utilities. Porter was a little bit worked up over the chipmunks that were absolutely everywhere but they didn’t bother me.