Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Adventures From BAR - Part One - That Time We Almost Died

Welcome to our Blogville Awesome Retreat (BAR) series, where we will share the adventures we had.

In part one, we will talk about our drive to BAR, aka, the time we almost died.

Full load ready to go!

Pups ready to go

It started off well enough. We took our car, no issues at the boarder (they didn't even ask to see the dogs rabies certificates), arrived at the RV. Loaded into the RV and then the chaos started.

The RV was loud and shaky and Hailey was sure we were going to die. She sat in the back and cried and tried to get on the table. (In the chaos, no pictures were taken).

I moved to the back to sit with her until she calmed down. During this time, Phod thought he should try and get under the console in the passenger seat.

About 30 minutes into the drive, a truck and the gale force winds took us off the road, and the Man amazingly kept us on the shoulder. There was a moment we were all sure we were going to die and we should just turn around.

 The Man kept going.

For some time the dogs sat like this:

Phod learned to tolerate the RV by sitting between us like this

and this

 and like this.

Hailey took this position from her seatbelt (because she just wants to sit on a lap if she is not harnessed in:

or this position. 

For the rest of the trip, we called the RV the death trap!

Tomorrow will be about our friends in the furs!


  1. Crikey .... Bad start .... I sure hope this story gets better. You had a great view of the trip though, aye Hailey? And you looked all comfy curled up between the seats like that!

  2. Phod and Hailey and peeps that was for surer fur raising drive. Yay for your Man getting you all to the BAR so we could have the pleasure to meet you all. We are thrilled to know you all made it back to Canada and hope it was w/o any more road troubles
    Hugs Madi your bfff and mom

  3. What a start to your trip, i did get a few chuckles during the telling of this travel tale, because I knew you were ok... glad The Man was able to handle that death trap well...

  4. Hari om
    Crikey, even knowing this story from your own lips, deading and seeing the pics made it worth the repeating!!! Hugs and wags YAM-auntyxxx

  5. Oh my. Kudos to your dad fur being able to drive the death trap.

    We do like the picture of Phod giving you that smiley face when he is sitting between the two of you. I think he is saying... hey mom, what's shaking.... oh yeah, it the death trap. Hardy Har har....

  6. your daddy is a hero!!!! I'm glad nothing happened to you, please give him a big hug. Easy is a lapdog too, it's ok but after one hour I have the same feeling like Lee had the furst time in the rv :o)

  7. I is soooooo pleased to be reading this now I nose you've arrived there and back safely and very pleased that you had a great time.Looking forward to seeing your photos
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. After your stories, Momma is glad she didn't rent an RV after all!!

  9. Great dawgs almighty! That sounds like an "adventurous" one on a runaway roller coaster. I am so glad you made it there and back alive. BOL

  10. Oh, my! That sounds scary! We're glad you're OK!

  11. Oh my goodness! You made it!!! How scary
    Lily & Edward

  12. Oh thank heavens you arrived safely in the end!

  13. Oh gosh that would have been so darn scary we never had any bad winds at all, we are so happy you got there safely and are now on your way back home. Mom still talks about how beautiful you both are. stella rose

  14. Oh, my gosh.... I did not know your trip had been so scary. Well done, Dad. I loved both of your fur babies!

  15. that sounds like a scary start to your adventure

  16. EEEEK......wind and RVs do not mix well as you found least you arrived safely and in one piece and perhaps all four of you knew what to expect coming back home again!

    Hugs, Sammy

  17. That sure does sound like a scary start but we know you had fun once you arrived.

  18. Oh my! What an adventure, one to remember for sure. Yay! for winning our gift basket, we wondered who did. We hope you enjoyed the goodies we picked out
    Mr bailey, Hazel & mabel

  19. So scary, especially the part about going off the road. I hope you two got the award for bravery. Glad you made it there and back home ok.

  20. We are sooooo happy that nothing truly BAD happened! We're not sure what we'd do in a STRANGE vehicle. But you look very relaxed at BAR, so it must have been okay.

  21. WHEW.... we are glad that you made it HOME all safe and sound... we heard about the Rolling Death Trap... and trust us... we Stayed FAR Far FAR away from it. We didn't even PEE on the Tires... it scared us so much after hearing the Near Death Experience you all had...
    OMD Wasn't BAR the BEST?
    Can't WAIT to see more of YOUR pictures of the bestest time EVER.

  22. OMGoodness! You kids are hilarious sitting at (and under) the table. So funny! I'm happy you all made it in one piece.

    Love and licks,

  23. You had us very worried, glad you made it OK.

  24. Oh no! That must have been scary. Glad you're okay.

  25. I am glad everything turned out okay

  26. We are all glad that you made it safe and we loved meeting you. Sorry about the near death experience!!!


  27. Wow, I bet that was so super-scary! We're all so glad you made it safe and sound. *WHEW* My peeps loved meeting all four of you!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  28. We are soooo glad you all made it home safe and sound!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  29. Sounds pawfectly terrifying!
    Thank dog for the Man getting you to safety.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  30. Hi there! I sure am sorry to hear that your RV experience was less than stellar! We just love traveling in ours...but I guess it is different if it is a rented vehicle. We took some practice runs until we were pretty used to it! Since then, we have traveled all the way around the country several times. Did you like the campground by Erie? As I said, we haven't been there in several years so we were wondering if it had changed. I have to is difficult driving when it is windy!! So glad that you all arrived safely and had a good time at the BAR!!
    xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug


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