Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Taking the Dog Camping
For over 30 years our group of Wisconsin friends has been going for a week of camping at Rock Island State Park off the tip of Door County. With our children all grown or working, it looks as though our caravan this year may be limited to just my wife, Gunnar and me, a seemingly more manageable total than when our 4 children accompanied us. I can anticipate the obvious pitfalls, such as coming prepared with enough plastic bags. We'll need to keep Gunnar on leash a lot, as the island has a lot of poison ivy, so there are definitely areas where he can't be left to his own devices. Raccoons are the only critter that we have encountered on the island, so we'll have to take care with the dog food. Other than that, does any one have any suggestions or warnings from your camping experiences? Gunnar is not a barker, so I don't think we'll have to worry about campground courtesy issues.