As you know we spent the weekend in Pennsylvania. We traveled through five states to get to the sixth and our destination. The weather was snowy when we left home and it was that way all through Wisconsin. It was heavy snow that made everything look like a real life winter wonderland. Nelson volunteered to take a photo in the Wisconsin Dells with the sign because it was so pretty. Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio didn’t have any snow.
We spent the first night in Indiana, and on the second day, about four hours from our final destination we got the call that Madison’s trial was cancelled because of an ice storm. Since we were close to a bigger town at the time, we decided to get a hotel there and drive the rest of the way to the trial site the next day. The hotel told us about a park we could go to to take a nice walk. Just follow the paws I guess.
I also found a disc golf course at the park. This statue is kind of interesting so I had Mom snap a photo of me with it.
The next morning we slept in since we had nowhere to be. Madison didn’t feel like getting up because she was still sad her trial was cancelled. You have to admit, she does look pretty comfy! Once we did get up and head off to the trial site, that is when we stopped to see Phil, the famous groundhog.
The drive to the trial site was really through the middle of nowhere and as we got close, we could see all the damage done from the ice storm.
Finally we arrived and saw our cabin. There were four rooms on each side of the building and a big common room in the middle.
Mom unloaded all our stuff into the cabin before we got out of the car. She took the biggest of the four rooms, but it was still pretty small for the four of us.
We came in and decided who was sleeping in which bed right away. Madison wanted the top bunk. Because her trial was cancelled, she felt she could have whichever bed she wanted.
I spent Sunday trialing. Between my searches I spend most of my time napping. Mom took Madison and Nelson for many short walks in the woods. It was gorgeous at the camp we were at. We did hear random trees falling down still from the storm, so Mom didn’t go far into the woods on her walks.
Madison found this little stream running through the forest.
It was cold out, only in the mid twenties. Mom was frozen to the core she said, but walking helped keep her warm. Sitting in a cold car only made her more chilled.
Nelson and Mom found a very pretty spot next to a lake. The lake was frozen, but Mom would never go out on the ice on a lake she doesn’t know. Nelson wasn’t allowed to go out on it either.
Last but not least, one more photo of Nelson and the little lake. That wraps up our weekend in Pennsylvania. We left the trial site and drove back to the hotel we stayed at Friday night and drove the rest of the way home Monday. We are always thankful for new adventures. Getting to see and smell new places is always fun.
PS: As for my trial, it was a really bad day for team orange. Mom and I were not in sync at all. We earned points, but it was a very disappointing day. One can’t always be a winner, and we will be back as a strong team again next time!
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