“My” Summer Vacation

Hello everyone!  Did you miss me?  I know I have not blogged in a while, but “the Jack is back”!!  While my parents are busy starting up again with Amazon, I thought I would recap my summer vacation.

Keeping my peeps informed!

Keeping my peeps informed!

I know my parents had several posts regarding their adventures in Yellowstone National Park, but I have nothing to add, as I never went into the park.  It is really not a dog friendly park.  Dogs are only allowed where cars can go, and I know what parking lots look like!  I guess the rangers don’t want us little dogs to be appetizers for the bears.

However there is plenty of US Forest Service land in West Yellowstone, so I was able to go on plenty of walks in the woods.  As a matter of fact, I even lost over 1/2 pound this summer (unlike my parents).  My doctor would be proud of me, as he was concerned about my weight during my last visit!  Yes, I am back to a “lean, mean, playing machine!”

ready to play

ready to play

Homeroom at Madison Crossing, the place where my parents worked this summer, was very dog friendly, and I quickly learned where the treats were located behind the counter.  I visited several times, during our walks around town.

Thanks Pam!

Thanks Pam!

For those that have been following me for a while now, you may remember my parents purchased a 16 squeaker stuffed squirrel for me.

I diligently worked on destroying the squirrel this summer.  My parents were thrilled that this toy lasted over 6 months, but then decided the “dead” squirrel would make a good wig for me.  I was not amused!

feeling groovy!

feeling groovy!

Once they finished up their summer jobs, we started heading east, and we stopped at a nice rest area in Montana, which had the best pet area I have ever seen. It was all fenced in, and had a fire hydrant right in the middle of the area.  Lot’s of good smells!  Too bad all rest areas can’t be like this!

wayside pet area

wayside pet area

We stopped at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota for a night.  My parents drove around the park loop, and I was able to check out (from the comfort of the truck) the prairie dogs.  My parents said I was not allowed outside of the car (another unfriendly dog park), so I could only view the hundreds of “park dogs” from the window.  I barked and squealed a lot, just to let them know I was in the area.

let me out!

let me out!

acres of prairie dogs

acres of prairie dogs

prairie dog

prairie dog

After a nice stop in MN visiting with Dan’s brother Gary and Julia at Camp Anderson West, we made it back to “Camp Meyer” (Dan’s sisters Linda and Doug).  It’s my favorite place, because I can run around off leash, and get plenty of treats and attention.  Since my parents were going to be busy with dentist/doctor and other appointments, my grandparents came down to take me to their place and spoil me for several days.  I was so excited to see them, that I fell down the stairs of our 5th wheel, and got a big cut above my eye.  So I was put on a “time out” for a little bit with an ice pack on my head.

ouch!

ouch!

Time went by so fast, and now my parents are starting their 3rd year at Amazon, this time in Jeffersonville, IN.  I’m sure my mom will be posting soon about that.  So I’m back to being in the camper for long days. Hopefully I can get some more treats and toys from this!

Take care everyone, and thanks for following along on my journey.  I’m starting year three on the road, and I am one lucky dog!

Quote for the day:  “Scratch a dog and you will find a permanent job.” – Franklin P Jones

10 thoughts on ““My” Summer Vacation

  1. You’re one lucky dog! I love reading about your adventures. Thanks for the update. Stay safe.

    Your friend,
    Karen
    NICU RN
    Froedtert Hospital
    Wisconsin

    • Too much to get done, too little time for socializing! We hope to have a longer trip back next year. You two should come down to FL, we will be there Jan – March.

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  2. Great post , little Mac !! Glad to hear ur okey dokey, after dat tumble u had . Tell ur parents, that I really enjoyed their brief visit to my pad , and then lunch ! Take care and post again, when ur parents are too tired . Woof, Woof , Uncle Jer Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:54:58 +0000 To: jjbrocks@live.com

  3. Good day, y’all

    So. How’s it going? Many camperforcers at the KOA? How has the training gone? Is it like C’ville where we work MON-Fri for the training then break out to our regular shifts? I have had some good communications from Mickie. She sounds very dedicated. Do you think she is doing a good job?

    Is the road construction gone? Seems like they can draw those projects out for years!

    See y’all in just a few short weeks. Let the games begin!

    peace ml

    • It is going well! Yes, there are about 18 campers here, the rest at Silver Lakes. We checked that place out, but no wi-fi, laundry or cable. We worked a full day Tuesday for orientation and safety training. Then started Wed in Picking. We work Wed – Saturday 7:30 – 12:30 for the first week, then start the 10 hour days. We will be Wed – Sat, with Tuesday as our OT day. Mickie is new. Kelly came up to do the orientation, to help her out. Road construction is still going on, but not really a problem at all. Looking forward to seeing you again. When do you start?

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