Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter Weekend

A few weeks ago we decided to buy a caravan ready for the winter season of sled racing. Most people sleep in their dog vans but me and the girls are a bit more high maintenance than that! A friend of Rob's was selling an old one cheap. It is in almost immaculate condition so after trying it out for a night we bought it.

As the Easter weekend seemed to be defying the Easter weekend bad weather forecast we decided it would be nice to spend a day somewhere in the caravan. As we have not yet had a tow bar stabiliser fitted to the car we decided to stay closer to home so booked a pitch in Cullen.

We arrived just after lunch and once parked on our pitch decided to take the girls for a little walk so that they could relieve themselves! Our short walk turned into a walk lasting a good few hours. We got some good photo's of the sea, seagulls in flight and a boat! There was time for a quick walk through town for ice cream at the end of the walk........ yummy.

It took forever to get back to our caravan as everyone wanted to stop and pet Kayla and big sis Skye. The girls enjoyed being staked out on the grass outside the caravan while mum and dad made like pensioners and got out the foldy chairs to enjoy a wee bit of sun.

Once the sun went into hiding it was time for a cuppa and a dash for a healthy chippy tea and of course Arden Grange and some fat busting diet food for poor fatty Skye. After tea a quick walk was in order, we bumped into the owners of the caravan park who said there were some more huskies in another caravan. As we started our walk a lady shouted at us and pointed to her huskies in their caravan barking excitedly at the girls. They were asking about our dog scooter as they were interested in buying one. We had a nice chat and agreed to meet up in the morning so that they could have a look at it. We got back to our walk just in time to catch some photos of the sunset.

Well the girls loved their evening in the caravan, its great fun because mum lets them on the sofa for cuddles and then they get to snuggle up on the bed when it's time for sleep. Even Skye was smiling and being super cuddly and funny.

The girls decided it would be great fun to wake mum up at 8am for a pee knowing full well mum can't go back to sleep once she is awake! More fun being staked outside the caravan while mum and dad enjoy breakfast. We decided to go for an early morning scooter run and meet our new husky friends on the way.

Kayla decides to be reasonably well behaved and just woo woo a bit at them. Kayla and Skye show off by having a great run pulling the scooter. We then took Skye off as she can't run far and let the male husky have a go with Kayla. Kayla decides its time to be bossy and try to eat his ears every time he gets level or ahead of her. We got lots of good photos of the husky fun then stop for lots of water and a rest because it was a bit hot for running. Kayla decides she doesn't like the husky and malamute bitches and decides to have a fight with them. She does like Odin the big boy though and flirts like a complete hussy and eats Skye's ears every time she tries to play with him. Skye generally doesn't like any huskies as she is an old grump so is upset that when she decided she liked one bossy Kayla wouldn't let her join in the fun.

We get back to our new friends' caravan and decide to be nosy and have a good look round it. Funnily enough its same make and nearly as old as ours (theirs is posher though a shower and an oven!) and we find out how to make our beds work properly. Woo hoo no more using the tables like boards lol. We also admire their car/pickup which has loads of room and is refrigerated to keep the dogs nice an cool. As if we are not envious enough at this point they show us their fab no spill water bowls (will be googling those). Sadly it was then lunch time and time to vacate the caravan park and say good bye to our new friends.

It's not all bad though we got to spend the rest of the afternoon in the garden enjoying the sunshine and the girls can spend the rest of the night laughing at mum's slightly burned face!

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  1. The photo of the 3 dogs looking out the caravan window is fantastic. You will be able to go away most weekends now !!!

  2. Yaayy, fun! Lovely pics, I love Cullen, esp the beach :o)