Just for fun

Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

Even circus dogs have to relax, so Dash and I just spent 4 days at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. Though they have 600 camping spots, there was still plenty of privacy and nature.

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Lots of people came up to meet us and ask what breed Dash was, and complimented his great manners. He even got invited out on a 28′ home-built Voyageur canoe by two reenactors staying in a teepee on the lake.

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We spent one full day of the trip in Baraboo attending some steampunk events, including lunch and a tour of the Al Ringling (Bros.) mansion and Dr. Evermore’s sculpture park.

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Between hiking, Friday fish fries, nature, canoe trips, lunches, mansion tours, etc., Dash made a new discovery. Lakes are AMAZING and you can SWIM in them! We found a dog swim area on the far side of Devil’s Lake that was always empty. Dash went swimming twice a day during our trip, and would happily fetch his frisbee at any distance from shore. As a bonus, the lake is super clean–he was clean and dry by the time we reached the parking lot.

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Dash even learned to “dock dive” off a dock about 2′ above the water. What a change from the dog who wouldn’t get his ankles wet for 5 1/2 years! Thanks to our friend Tracy and to Nancy at Dunkin Dawgs for getting Dash in the water so he could enjoy our camping trip.

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