Fifth anniversary and Mom’s birthday

Nathan and I got home from a fun-filled day late last night and I just wanted to let you know how it went. We were supposed to go to Houghton Lake for my mom’s birthday on Friday night, but Harley had some allergy issues which precluded us from going. So, we woke up bright and early yesterday morning and headed up north for the 2 hour 20 minute drive. The picture above is Harley waiting patiently mid-yawn for us to arrive and the festivities to begin. The drive was very pleasant and we realized that the fall leaves have already begun to change. It was like taking a fall color tour (which is depressing since that means the winter is coming full steam ahead). We got to the Wooded Acres Campground and hung out the my mom and her friend Dave all day. They had a mini auction where the campers brought things and then they auctioned it off. It was very fun and Harley waited patiently to be able to bid, but no dog bones were available…Bummer. They had a cookout for the entire campground that featured grilled chicken and pot luck style side dishes. There was so much food and SO MUCH CAKE that it was difficult to control the calories. We combated this by taking a much-needed walk with Harley around the campground. Of course, Harley was excellent as always.

Dog bones, anyone? Do I see dog bones?

We rounded out the night with a trolley ride that is a staple of the campground. The kids loved it.

Wooded Acres Trolley captured during the daytime hours

Here it is at night in all its glory. Sorry about the picture quality, but you get the point. We did not ride it but everyone seemed to love the ride around the scenic campground and the kids were lining up.

Wooded Acres Troli at night

At the very end of the night around 9pm we finished with the dual flaming tractors. I included a video below. Those guys are a father and son team who tour around the area showing off their flaming tractor skills. I am not usually into this sort of thing, but it was very interesting to see. You can see them on the tractors in their fire-proof suits. We were really far away from them, and you could feel the heat radiating off of them from about 500 feet away. They are crazy and much braver than I am!

What’s the most crazy dangerous thing you have seen lately?

About Save the Treats for the Dog

Hi. My name is April. I am a runner, want to be photographer, and lover of all things dog. This is my space where I can keep track of all the Labrador antics as well as hopefully still maintain some semblance of a healthy lifestyle. Please come in and stay awhile
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