Have Pug, Will Travel – Part 2

If you didn’t catch Part 1 of our Have Pug, Will Travel adventure, you can click here.

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After we visited Au Train Falls, a quick drive took us to our next campground – Munising Tourist Park– which is located right on Lake Superior in the town of Munising, MI.

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Of course the first thing we did was head to the beach so Sid could take a little dip and I could stretch my legs and take in the view.

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This was our first time ever at Lake Superior, and Sid didn’t hold back when he hit the water. He even dunked his entire face! Although he was disappointed to find that the hundreds of small dark objects under the water’s surface that he was bobbing for were small rocks and not treats.

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The beach was very relaxing, especially when the dune grasses swayed in the breeze.

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After checking out the beach, it was time to set up our camp.

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I was feeling a little hungry so I made a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Sid wanted to know where his sandwich was.

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Since we had arrived at the campground so early in the day, I had plenty of time to get a roaring campfire going which helped set the mood.

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While we sat by the campfire, I made some popcorn on our little Coleman butane stove. It actually worked really well! Sid was pleased to know he would be partaking in the noshing this time.

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Sid kept watch from his lookout post in the van anytime I had to use the restroom at the bathhouse.

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The sunset that evening was truly magnificent.

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The next morning, we had to sleep in and eat breakfast inside the van because of something we’ll tell you about in Part 3…

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Have Pug, Will Travel – Part 1

Ahoy everyone! Sid and I have finally returned from our week-long camping and road-trip adventure around Lake Michigan which I’ve dubbed Have Pug, Will Travel. This is Part 1 of our story of the trip; we hope you enjoy it.

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For this adventure, I had originally considered renting a small RV. But after looking at the costs involved and also the size of an RV, even a small one, it was just overkill for one human and one pug. So I ended up renting a Ford Transit Connect cargo van because it provided ample room for sleeping and storage in the rear cargo area yet was as easy to drive as a normal car. So on the first day of the trip, I loaded loaded up the van with our camping gear, food, pug supplies, and mostly importantly: the pug.

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Welcome to our tiny home for the next week!

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We left Chicago on September 8th and made our way north through Wisconsin, into Michigan, and up to the charming Gladstone Bay Campground located in the small town of Gladstone.

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The campground was right on the shore of Little Bay de Noc, which is a bay of Lake Michigan. Our site was just a short walk away from the beach and as soon as Sid caught site of the water, he just had to take a little dip.

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At one edge of the beach was a cute little boardwalk that snaked along the water’s edge through an area with lots of tall grasses and plants.

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Sid liked the boardwalk so much he decided it would be the perfect place to take a little nap in the sun.

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The next morning we got up and had some breakfast while the sun was still pretty low in the sky.

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After breakfast and another visit to the beach, we got on the road and headed further north towards Lake Superior. Along the way, we stopped off at Au Train Falls. It was a lovely sight!

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The adventure will continue with Part 2

Charting the Course

In less than a week, Sid and I will be setting forth on a week-long epic camping trip all the way around Lake Michigan. I’ve been busy gathering up all the camping supplies and paraphernalia we’ll need so I’ve left all the route-planning in Sid’s capable paws.

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Although, I took a quick peak at the route thus far, and there seem to be way more stops at pet supply stores than state parks.

Hmmmm, might need to just keep him in charge of something he’s more qualified to do: meal planning.

Rascally Rabbit!

Greetings and salutations to all you wonderful Pug Slopers out there!

This is Sid here with you today and I wanted to tell you all about a new member of my gang.

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As soon as I set my bulging pug eyes on his magnificent long ears and puffy white tail, I couldn’t resist inviting him to play. Get over here, Rabbit!

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We had a wondeful time playing chase and tag and basically all the games that rabbits like.

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We ended the day with a relaxing cuddle and talked about our mutual love of baby carrots.

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Sleepytime Sid

After lunch, Sid likes to relax with a snore-filled afternoon nap in his cozy green bed. Be sure to turn up your speakers for full “Snore-o-phonic” sound.

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Oh-So-Sweet Strawberries

This summer both Sid and I have been devouring mass quantities of fruit. There really isn’t anything more delicious to eat on a hot summer summer day than some cool, sweet, and juicy fruit. So far this summer we’ve been sharing blueberries, watermelon, peaches, pears, and the fruit du jour: STRAWBERRIES! Yum!

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Double Trouble

I’m not sure how exactly, but this happened today:

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No, you aren’t seeing double, there really are TWO KONGS pictured. And both are there solely for the snacking pleasure of just one Siddhartha Lamont.

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Sid just kept repeating “The numbers check out” and “I did the math” while frantically slurping out peanut butter from Kong #1 as his eyes maintained steady watch of Kong #2.

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