Time for a Quickie?  How plans change and decisions are made on the fly (just about literally).  

Tie Dye Party

Philly Pug & Short Nose RescueThis weekend (April 21st to 23rd) we were not planning on going up to the Poconos and stay in the RV.  On Saturday our rescue, Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, held it’s annual Spring Tie-Dye event at type B Tie Dye Studios in New Hope, PA.  It is always a fun event and we get to see some of our alumni pugs, supporters,  and volunteers.  Sugaree was the only one of our pugs in attendance this year.

Change of course

As we are driving home from the PPSNR Tie-Dye party Rachel asks, “What about going up to the RV for an overnight quickie?”  So the planning started!  Figured that by the time we got home, feed the pugs, packed their food, a few things for us we would be on the road by 6:30 and settled in by 8:30.  So we put that plan into action.

A little after 8:00 Saturday evening we pulled into our campsite.  Ordered a pizza.  The pugs went for a walk, they got their evening snack and settled down for the night.  The pizza came, and we got a chance to eat and spend the rest of the evening relaxing.

Early to rise – NOT!

Sunday morning we actually were able to sleep in until about 9:30.  In our household that is a BIG DEAL.  The pugs like to get up and get breakfast at what they consider a normal time.  Sometimes, we catch a break and they let us sleep until 9 or even 10.  We soak up those opportunities when they are given.  After the kids were fed and walked, we decided to hit one of our favorite local diners for breakfast.  Then we came back and brought the pugs out for a little time in the sun and fresh air.  Before too long, the sun got to be too much for them so back inside they went.

In case you didn’t know, pugs are smushed faced dogs (brachycephalic) and therefore can easily overheat.  Therefore, we keep a close eye on them when they are outside in the sun.

Adventure home

Upon reaching that point in the afternoon when we should head for home we packed up and headed for home.  So we thought.  About half way home we realized that one of the bedroom windows was left open.  So we turned around and when back to the RV.  Took the dogs for a quick walk – if you know Ming,  a quick walk is an oxymoron!  Locked up everything, double checked everything for good measure and left for home.

Life is goodOn our way home we were talking about the advantages of having the RV and a seasonal site.  The biggest advantage we see, so far, is the ability to just pick up and go, even if it is only overnight.  We both feel that if we had to go pick up the rig, pack, drive up, set up the rig, etc. it would not be worth it.  However, with the rig already there it was just a matter of getting together few things, pack the grumble into the car and we are off.    Life is good!!!

Lesson of the day

The lesson from this ‘quickie’ was to prepare a checklist and use it every time!  It does not matter if you are arriving at a new destination, leaving your weekend get-away, or breaking camp – HAVE A CHECKLIST AND USE IT!!!

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