Did we survive cabin life in the north woods? My mom will not do camping, so we were shocked she agreed to stay at a YMCA camp for a weekend. Our trip up to Half Moon Lake was fun, but how was the weekend? Did we survive? One thing was certain, the landscape was beautiful! The leaves were at their peak and looking gorgeous!
Bailie and I were so excited to get going with this whole camp thing. Dogs love to camp, and we have never gotten to try it before so this would be an adventure! We bolted out of the car and right over to our cabin. It was adorable, had a fireplace and a front porch, but it seemed like it might be a bit small for the three of us. Oh well, we like cozy!
I guess looks can be deceiving as the inside was huge! We had the back half of the cabin and our friend with her two dogs had the front half. Can you even believe all the space? We had ten beds to choose from! Our half had a gas fireplace, the front half had a wood burning one for heat. The nights were pretty chilly.
Most of our waking hours were spent with nose work sessions, so there wasn’t much time to hang out and enjoy the area, or get fun photos. Our morning walks were mostly in the dark or at sunrise, which meant not many photos because of the darkness. The trails through the woods were beautiful, though.
Mom wanted to take a photo of me in this yellow canoe real quick in between our sessions one day. We had no idea one of our friends was photographing the “blogger” taking photos. Thanks, Gayle! We love it!
After lots of hard work sniffin’ all day, Bailie and I were totally passed out at night. Our cabin life had no internet or TV, so we weren’t missing anything either! One of the hardest parts of the camp thing for Mom was not really getting internet in the cabin. She had a tough time being unplugged most of the time for the weekend, but she did survive. The hot water didn’t work the first morning either which meant she had a nice cold shower to wake her up!
Here is another shot of the gorgeous view from our camp. This one is looking our over the cattails with some steam coming off the lake. We also got to hear lots of Loons in the morning. We don’t hear Loons around where we live, so it was fun. The Loon is the Minnesota state bird.
Cabin life wasn’t all that bad. Mom says she prefers a nice hotel, but we all had a blast and the cabin was part of the whole experience. We learned a lot in our nose work sessions which was great, and the point of the trip! Hopefully I will be able to bring home another title or two at my next trial Halloween weekend. Time for Bailie and I to put our paws up on a jumbo seat and relax a bit! Hope you enjoyed our weekend recap. Have you ever gone to a camp like this with your mom? Do you enjoy going camping?
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