Figured I’d ask yinz guys and see what you advise…
We (me, husband, and 55# dog) have a love of camping and one of us goes crazy with fireworks (the dog). So the thumbed ones in the family thought that maybe a nice thing to do would be to escape into the wild blue yonder for “the fireworks time” this weekend, but aren’t sure where to go. This could involve bicycles, but doesn’t have to – pup would be on foot so that limits the distance/speed we could go (but she LOVES tagging along on bike rides, so would be fine with that).
Hubby thinks Laurel Mountains (no bicycles), one of the hike in shelters (0.5 miles in), but I’m worried about neighbors of the trail figuring their isolation protects them from the law and enables them to set off their own private display. all. night. long. (like our neighbors)
Does anybody have any advice on a place to go that will be relatively quiet? We’d considered absconding to Canada (after the 1st, their fireworks day), but that’s a little much of a drive. We’d also considered getting puppy drugs, but prefer camping if we can. We’re a little last minute, but figure isolated hard to get to spots might be easier to reserve late. Two hour drive or closer is preferable.
That sounds like a cool book, I’ll have to check it out. I sometimes wish she had thumbs, but sometimes I wonder what she would do with them. I know I don’t always make the best use of mine. She’s a purer soul, but does have a mischevious streak.
We’ve postponed our Grand Wilderness Adventure to a time in the future when the more civilized of us can wrap his head around the concept of being far away from everything. I’d underestimated his… enthusiasm for total self reliance, as he puts it.
Instead, we have ample amounts of bacon to soothe the one without thumbs through the fireworks. We’ll see if we can’t teach her that loud noises mean an exciting abundance of delightful pork products.