Our RV Season Has Begun

Most people think of RV season as spring through fall, but we are Siberian Huskies and summer heat is no fun. So, our RV season has begun as fall begins to creep into the air. And we are off on our first RV adventure of the season!

Hanging out in the campsite

Hanging out in the campsite.

We are at Cedars of Lebanon State Park just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, enjoying the scenery and visiting with some of Hu-Dad’s relatives.

grilling chicken right in front of us

And grilling chicken right in front of us.

Yes, Typhoon, part of camping is the grilling of dinner at night. Yes, that might seem totally unfair, but it is part of the package.

handsome pose

Don’t look worried, little bro, just strike the handsome pose.


  1. Pamela on September 20, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I would love to see their travelling accommodations. Are they crated when on the move in the RV. We had taken our sofa out of our older model and secured 6 crates in that spot and the uncrateable one rode on the bed. Do you use an X-pen at all?

    • The Thundering Herd on September 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      We didn’t capture pictures this weekend, but we will do a post on that in a couple of weeks during our next RV trip.

  2. Brittany on September 18, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I have never heard of nor seen a picket line before this blog! This may be a silly question, but, we live at the beach, and I was wondering if this picket line would be able to be placed in the sand and still be secure (is there a long enough stake to stick in the sand)? Currently, we use a 25 foot lead and just hold onto it, but I was curious if the picket line could be an alternative?

    • The Thundering Herd on September 18, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      We use a basic dog tie out you screw into the ground that is probably 18″ long. We use that on the packed sand in the campsite when we RV at the beach and have no problem, though we check it every day to make sure it is not working loose. Typically, at least one end is connected to something solid like a tree so even if the other end comes loose, no worries.

      • Vincent porrazzo on September 19, 2015 at 4:48 am

        Thanks for the info, we will try the picket line concept.

      • Brittany on September 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

        That sounds great! Thanks for the info. Although we had a little mishap at the park yesterday… Broken third digit on his right front paw… Should be an interesting 8 weeks! Looking forward to some great blog reading!!!

  3. Lori on September 18, 2015 at 5:53 am

    What a beautiful sight all those gorgeous Huskies hanging out at camp!!!!

  4. Zoe on September 18, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Since sibes are notorious counter surfers I was wondering have you ever had a grill snatching ? I had a shepherd clear a small weber with a steak in mouth (yes scared me to death ) so they are in tie outs far away …

    • The Thundering Herd on September 18, 2015 at 6:55 am

      Sadly, our Hu-Dad is too Sibe experienced and keeps our picket line away from the grill. Sigh.

      • Misha Koda and Sue VerSchneider on September 18, 2015 at 7:31 am

        Koda says that’s totally unfair to have any possible drops so far away

  5. vincent porrazzo on September 18, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Are they off-leash at the camp site? Just wondering. I am not used to seeing sibes running loose. Enjoy your camping trip!

    • Melon on September 18, 2015 at 4:15 am

      I’m sure the Hu-Dad will answer you in this instance, but looks to me like they’re on their picket line. Which I love seeing – I didn’t know about them before following the Herd blog!

    • The Thundering Herd on September 18, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Oh, no, we are on a picket line (actually two picket lines because of the size and shape of this campsite). That gives us the ability to lay outside and enjoy everything, but still be secured and under control at all times. Plus, believe it or not, Hu-Dad has a no singing in the campsite rule. Can you believe that?

      • Misha Koda and Sue VerSchneider on September 18, 2015 at 7:30 am

        Oh yes Sibe Singing sighhhhh haha

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