After almost two weeks on the road, it was time to get away for some serious rest and relaxation. As the pugs were not with us on “tour”, we felt they deserved some quality time with us. So we went to Home d’Pug RV from June 30th to July 9th. Actually, Rachel and the grumble stay up there all that time. I had to come home for work July 5th through the 7th. After work on the 7th, I made my way back to the Poconos.
I had to come home for work July 5th through the 7th. After work on the 7th, I made my way back to the Poconos. Ollie really missed his dad while I was away. He decided to sleep in one of the captain’s chairs.
Being an extra long holiday weekend, the campground was packed from Friday until check out on July 4th. Generally, the weekenders who camp around us are not a problem. Fortunately, we were able to get the much-needed rest and spend quality time with the pugs. They were not complaining.
The DELAWARE WATER GAP / POCONO MOUNTAIN KOA is about a mile down the road from Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. As part of the holiday festivities, on July 3rd Shawnee had a fireworks display. Fireworks may be beautiful, however, many dogs are scared by the loud noises the make. Knowing this we had a plan.
Before it got dark out, all the pugs went for their final walk of the night and got their treats. Everyone snuggled in on the sofa (laid flat in its bed configuration) and we put on a movie. The volume was turned up much louder than normal in an effort drown out some of the noise from the fireworks. It worked mostly.
Ming, Rosie, Ollie, and Sugaree (who is deaf) all snuggled down and slept through most of the noise. Casey Jones was another case. She was terrified by all the noise outside. Finally, I was able to get her to snuggle into my shoulder and she settled down but was still on edge. After about 45 minutes the fireworks ended.
We will have to rethink staying in the RV when Shawnee has fireworks planned.
It’s Sunday, July 2nd around 10 am and we decide to go to one of our local favorite diners, Mullers, for a late breakfast. As we are making our way South on Route 209 traffic starts to slow. I look to my right to say something to Rachel and the only thing that comes out of my mouth is – Bear! Rachel looks at me “like, yeah, right!” She realizes that I am looking past her and she turns to her right and guess what she saw. YUP! A bear walking in an open field right next to Route 209. Rachel quickly grabs her cell phone and gets a couple of pictures of the bear.
One of the things that we like most about our camp site is that it faces a wooded area. Often, we get to see or at least hear some of the wild life that wonders close to if not into the campgrounds. We have seen deer, wild turkeys, chipmunks, squirrels and a great number of different types of birds.