This weekend it was rainy day pugs.
Another weekend in the Poconos at Home d’Pug RV. Another weekend of rain (mostly). We had a Nor’Easter come through the Mid-Atlantic states Friday night into late Saturday night. So what to do on a wet, dreary weekend. Go to the winery of course.
Franklin Hills Vineyards
Our campsite is down the road a short way from Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Several weekends during the non-ski season they run weekend activities. One weekend that we were at the Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountains KOA there was a food truck festival. One of the vendors was the Franklin Hills Vineyards. Rachel and I sampled a couple of wines and really liked a few. A few weeks later we visited the vineyards and had a lovely time tasting a few more varieties of wine.
So, on this rainy, chilly Saturday in May we get the pugs settled in and go for a drive to Bangor, PA and Franklin Hills Vineyards. They had a couple of different varieties of wine available. Naturally, we had to do a taste test. We ended up buying a mixed case of wine. No, not all the bottles are for us. Two bottles are for friends we are seeing next weekend in Milwaukee.
Pugs, Rain, and Saturday Night
By the time we return to Home d’Pug RV it is dinner time for the pugs. If you know nothing about pugs there are two things you will learn very quickly. Pugs are stubborn creatures and most hate rain. Taking Rosie, Ming, and Casey out in the rain is a no go from the start. For them, we lay out pee pad (puppy training pads). They have learned to use them when they need to. As Rachel would say, “Ollie is a boy and does not know any better.” Sugaree is blind, so we carry her in and out of the RV. While she is not happy about the rain, she will go about her business.
Now that the kids are fed, walked (mostly) and napping, we had a bite to eat and opened a bottle, I mean two, no your right three bottles of wine by the end of the evening. Did I mention that we like the wines from this vineyard??? With full glasses of wine in hand, we relax and watch a movie.
As has become our ritual, Sunday morning after breakfast is time to do some work around the RV. Today’s project was trying to clean some of the dirtiest spots in the carpeting. We brought with us our BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner* (an item worth its weight in gold). While the dirtiest spots did come out, it just highlighted how dirty the rest of the carpet really is. We will spend a little move time and effort deep cleaning the carpet one area at a time.
New Construction at KOA
In an effort to increase rentals, Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountains KOA is adding a couple of new cabins on existing tent sites. While the construction does not add to the natural beauty of the area. Once they are done they will blend in as nice as possible.
There is one problem with the construction that came front and center on Sunday. It seems that the construction crews would tap into the closest power pole available. Normally I would not object. However, the seasonal sites are charged monthly for their electrical use. What upsets both Rachel and I the most are two things. First, we were not informed in advance, and second, we are getting charged for electric that we are not using.
Did not have a chance to talk with the manager before we left Sunday afternoon for home. I did send her a detailed email and currently awaiting a reply. Heard back from the manager on Tuesday afternoon. She needs to discuss the details with the owner but assured us that we would not be charged for usage by others. She does not think that the owner was aware that this has been going on most of the month. We shall see.
Not visiting Home d’Pug RV next weekend
As mentioned earlier, we will be in Milwaukee next weekend. We decided not to take the RV on this trip.
What is in Milwaukee? Well, pugs and lots of them. It’s time for the 13th Annual Pug Fest run by Pug Hugs Pug Rescue and benefits Pug Hugs rescue and the other rescues in attendance. Our rescue, Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, will be in attendance for the third year and this is personally our fourth year in making the pilgrimage to Milwaukee the third weekend of May.
Hope you have a great weekend.