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.


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.


Welcome to our tiny home for the next week!


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.


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.



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.


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


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


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!


The adventure will continue with Part 2

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7 Responses to “Have Pug, Will Travel – Part 1”

  1. avatar Noodles Says:

    OMP Sid!!!
    What a great start to your vacay!
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar stella rose Says:

    Wow Sid you got to go on a big wonderful camping trip!!! And you gots your feet wet. Stella Rose

  3. avatar Idaho PugRanch Says:

    Wahoo Sid! We love your car seat – it looks very comfy and such beautiful places to camp. We can’t wait to see more
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  4. avatar Princess Leah Says:

    Oh Sid, what an AMAZING adventure you are on!
    I luffs your travel arrangements and the ocean looks beautiful.
    Can’t wait to hear more……
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Dad did pack plenty of baby carrots for you didn’t he?

  5. avatar Retro Rover Says:

    What a fabulous adventure I love your traveling bed and you are so brave to go wading

  6. avatar tweedles Says:

    Sid, I love your tiny home that you got to travel in. And it looks like you had a good time.. I love the photo of you laying in the sun,, and getting in that cold water too!

  7. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    Sid looks so happy to be on this adventure!! And I am loving that you put the posters on the van!! Such pretty scenery.

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