Drying Out and Camping

The storms have passed, but Norris Lake in Tennessee is certainly over flood stage.

Yes, that is the top of the fence sticking out above the water - and, yes, the fence lines that road that is way under water.

Sitting on this bench did not seem particularly inviting.

And this camp site did not quite seem the right one for us.

Despite the pictures, most of the camp ground is in great shape.  We are high and dry and enjoying a long camping weekend.  Our camp site looks more like this:

Relaxed in our camp site.

And, yes, for those of you who counted, Ruby and Tartok (and the hu-grandmom) from The Herd Annex are also camping with us.


  1. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on May 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Ooo exciting a camping trip!

    Good choice not to take the flooded site with the floating seat!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  2. Maxx on April 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    That flood thing is a definite YIKES!!!
    But we love the scenery, its so beautiful and colorful!


  3. Huffle Mawson on April 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I definitely thought I counted 8 fuzzy butts! You are having floods like we had over Christmas.

  4. Mimi & Cabana on April 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    So glad you are all safe and dry. The dogs look so happy to be camping!

  5. Sagira on April 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    That is a lot of water. Glad the rest of the camp area is okay though. Have fun and stay safe! 🙂

  6. The OP Pack on April 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    It will be a wonderful camping weekend – so nice to make it one big family gathering.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. Cherie on April 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I will join the group. I too was counting and wondering when you adopted two more. Have a wonderful weekend and stay dry!

  8. Pup Fan on April 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Such terrible storms! Hope you have a safe and dry camping trip!

  9. Ryker on April 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Wow, Guess you could always go swimming!

  10. Clive on April 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Hope you stay dry and enjoy your weekend!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  11. RADINKA on April 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Haha yes I was def counting and noticed the cousins! Quite an attraction seeing all the beautiful furballs, looks fun!

  12. HUSKYS RULE on April 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Wow …. that is a lot of water!! Have fun camping & don’t take the Hu-dad sibe water skiing!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  13. rottrover on April 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

    BOL!! We DID count!! is 8 enough??

  14. achieve1dream on April 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Yuck! I’m sick of all the rain and flooding. I’m glad you guys are okay and found a nice campsite. 🙂

  15. The Army of Four on April 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

    That is SO COOL that Ruby and Tartok (and the hu-grandmom!) got to go with you! Have a blast, everypup!
    Play bows,

  16. Terri Jacobson on April 29, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Advice for a multiple dog family, we rarely travel with more than two.

    Where do you put these guys at night? How do they travel in the motor home.

    I would love to know some of your tricks. I’m totally jealous. :o)))

  17. Kari on April 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

    are you SURE you don’t want to sit on that bench?


  18. houndstooth4 on April 29, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I had a feeling the Herd Annex would be joining you! The flooding has been pretty intense. We passed through Indiana and Ohio yesterday and it seems to be the same story everywhere. I can’t wait to see all the fun you have while you’re on your trip!

  19. KB on April 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Those are dramatic pictures. Labs just might choose the underwater campsite… so they could swim all day long!

    I’m glad that you are all OK and found a nice dry campsite with *green* grass! Have fun!

  20. carolyn on April 29, 2011 at 8:58 am

    LOL I did count! I did! 🙂

  21. jack & moo on April 29, 2011 at 7:39 am

    WE did a double-take and counted heads, do woo think woo have room fur two more? Keep those feety-feet dry!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  22. Khyra on April 29, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Those look like some of the scenes from our newspaper’s website of our region –

    A tornado did pass through the Ski Roundtop area – which is probably halfway between ‘here’ and where Thor and MP were dropped off by The Siberian Storks 😉

    Happy Khamping!

    Don’t furget to liven up the place!


  23. Suka on April 29, 2011 at 2:39 am

    That is a lot of water! Be careful, and I hope no more storms go through while you are there.

    Nice campsite, and you pups look like you are getting settled in. So, is it time to get the pawty started?!


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