A Man and His Dog – A Camping Tale Part 3

This morning we woke to clear blue skies and the chirping of birds.  I think Tucker is sleeping at night but I have no way of knowing as he stays in the main part of the trailer when I go to bed.  He seems to like laying in front of the fireplace, which seems strange cause I thought that would be too hot for him but apparently not.20160530_215245

He still starts stirring in the morning around 5:30 am like he always does but this morning I talked him into letting me sleep until around 7 am.  And by talked him into, I mean I rolled over and ignored him.

Once up, I put the coffee on and had a bagel and Tucker had his kibble and then I was fortunate enough to catch Michele and Jordan in their room in Vietnam so we talked over Skype.  The time difference is 13 hours so they were just getting ready for bed.  It was so good to be able to talk to my sweetheart as I’m used to hearing that voice everyday and it’s been almost 2 weeks since they left.  They are having an incredible experience over there but it sounds like it is insanely hot.  Both Tucker and I will be glad when they are home in another weeks time.

After breakfast and chatting with my travellers, I packed up my day bag and Tucker and I set off to hike around the lake.  As mentioned before, it was a gorgeous morning and I started off wearing a jacket but took that off about 1/2 an hour into the hike.  Tucker as usual was in his glory running ahead of me and chasing every thing that moved in the bushes.  The first 2-3 km of the hike was in the trees and there was really no view but then once we got around to the back side of the lake, the trail followed pretty close to the lake and there were lots of beautiful sites.

As you can see in the pictures, the day was perfect for this hike as the water was like glass and the temperature was around 15 degrees so it didn’t get too hot.  We had a nice leisurely stroll on the trail and we only saw 2 other people – a mother and daughter sitting on a bench – the whole 2 1/2 hours we were out there.  That is pretty much ideal for a walk if you just want to disconnect and enjoy the time.  We stopped at a few points to have some water and listen to nature and I even did a couple of video blogs.  Here’s one:

All in all the hike was about 10.5 km and Tucker was pretty pooped after it so being the kind person that I am, we decided to lay in the sun and rest for a couple of hours.  When we were both sufficiently rested we hopped in the truck and drove down to the park where we enjoyed some more frisbee (this dog has endless energy and it is wearing me out) and then drove farther down to the boat launch area and went and sat on the dock for about 1/2 an hour and soaked up the serene beauty.

Once we got back to the trailer, it was time to start cooking supper.  Tonights menu was steak and potatoe/carrot pack.  Tucker, typically chose kibble.  Both of us were licking our lips once we had finished.  We went out for a post supper walk around a couple of loops of the campground and finished the evening off by watching a movie.  All in all it was a pretty fantastic day.  Tomorrow is supposed to be super nice too and Tucker has said that he would like to go to the golf course just down the road, so I’m sure I can make that happen for him (good thing I thought to pack my clubs!!).



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