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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Back from a Park Visit in Time for Blog Hop!

Hard to believe it's another weekend and blog hop! Where do the weeks go?

This is Bear Creek Lake that the park is named after

Well, I do know where mine went this time. On Wednesday mom, dad and I packed up a rental car and headed 3 hours west to Bear Creek Lake State Park. Most of my pals probably know by now that mom works for Virginia State Parks. Mom had to go there to work but dad and I got to hang out and have a good time. We felt a little sorry for mom, but not too much.

This is the Bear Creek Hall where mom had to spend the whole trip working.
It is great for meetings and special events.

The new cabins they have built in the last five years at mom's parks are really great for me because they have a porch that goes around on two whole sides. Mom can lay down a rocking chair to block the stairs on both ends and I can play on the porch while they sit out on the deck and enjoy their pursuits. Mom likes to read a book and dad played his guitar. It was really hot while we were there but dad and I still went hiking around the park. We had a good time. Even though mom was working, she seems more relaxed.

This is a 2 bedroom cabin like the one we stayed in and you can see how the porch is.

Here I am admiring the view as dad enjoys an adult beverage on the porch.

Mom was there helping train mostly college aged young people who will be supervising kids 14-17 who will be living and working in her state parks for three weeks this summer. The program is called the Youth Conservation Corps. The first session of this program begins next week, and with a week in between, mom will be pretty busy traveling around visiting those programs the next seven weeks. I think she gets done with that just in time for Bark World Expo!

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blindmaximus said...

How cool! Those cabins are a really neat idea!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

What a beautiful place. Your mom's lucky she gets to work there.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

what a grrrreat place to "work". The cabins afre beautiful. I am soooo glad that you and your dad got to have some together time. That is grrrreat.

Backcountry Brodie said...

My mom would likes to know if'n the cabins come with those adult beverages, BOL! That do be a very kewl cabin and I do like that big porch.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Mom and I love that khool khabin!

Of khourse, she's drooling at the mention of adult beverage...she's like that!


Mariodacat said...

You have the greatest weekend adventures. Sometimes I wish I were a doggie so I could have fun like dat.

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Yoda you have the bestest ever pinecone hunting ground *drools*. To answer your question, I haven't met a pickly pinecone yet ;)

Your Mom sounds like she is going to be very busy but what a satisfying job!! Family vacation inorder when its all over.

<3 Miss Kodee @Bark'n About

Unknown said...

What a beautiful place you're in. It seems you might be busy exploring the place and swim in the lake. The cabin is so cool and looks so comfy! Lucky you!