Wednesday, October 7, 2009

S'More WVU

Last weekend was Parents' Weekend at West Virginia University. Mom wasn't planning on going but she and Leah decided they needed to spend some quality mother-daughter time together (note I did not say mother-daughter-Pedro time together). Rather than staying in Morgantown and doing the pre-planned Parents' Weekend things, they decided to do a little camping (via a camping cabin). The drive there was difficult with traffic and multiple accidents along the way but Mom made it to the campground around 9:00 PM, checked in and dropped off her stuff then headed to Morgantown (23 miles further away) to pick up Leah. The cabin was cozy and they slept in on Saturday (that means 8:00 for Mom and 10:30 for Leah!) They decided to do things they hadn't done before so after exploring the campground and surrounding area they went to Coopers Rock State Park. The views were beautiful and the Monongahela River sparkled in the valley below - great Christmas Card photo ops! They didn't exactly rough it with the food because Mom didn't want to pack all the things necessary to cook so they ate out. The only thing she made sure to bring was coffee! After a delicious dinner at Texas Roadhouse they headed back to the campground for dessert. S'Mores! This is a Leah favorite after so many years of summer camp (Camp Ma-He-Tu).They gathered some fire wood, stoked up a cozy fire and started roasting marshmallows. The pictures sure look yummy!Sunday came too quickly. After a $200+ grocery shopping trip Mom hit the road, taking a different route home. Even with a little traffic in Pennsylvania and by the George Washington Bridge (is there EVER not traffic there???) she made it home in 7 1/2 hours - not bad at all. Camping was fun but a little creepy since they were literally the only 2 people in the campground. Mom said she'd stay there again but maybe during a time when more people are around.

15 comments:

Brownie said...

WOW! looks like your mom and Leah had a TON of fun! Those smores look yummylicious! Though being the only two is a little creepy... especially since we're kinda close to halloween!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh wow, it looks like they had a great time! Mom says that she is now craving a smore, BOL!

Luv,
Cloud

Chester said...

That is beautiful country you were in. LOVE those mountains. Of course, I've never been there either Pedro, I'm just repeatin' what Mom said.
A nice, memorable way to visit with Leah.

Smores aren't good for doggies anyway Pedro. I think that's just the 2 legger's way of sayin' they want them all for themselves.

See ya, Pedro!
Chester ;0=)

Bijou said...

Very pretty place for camping. I would like to try one of those smores. They sure look yummy!

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Sierra Rose said...

Mmmmmm...s'mores looked GOOD! Loved the cabin and the area.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That looks fantastic, so different to where we live. Love the log cabin and the view is breathtaking.
What a pretty girl Leah is, glad you had such a nice weekend together.
Say hi to Pedro from us.
Wags and kisses, Dinah and Bridget xx

Dory and the Mama said...

Sounds like a great Mother-Daughter weekend!!

Smileys!
Dory

The OP Pack said...

That was a great way for them to spend some good time together. Those parent weekends are usually such a bore except for a good football game. But our Momster says she would have been nervous too with only a few people there. Too bad you didn't get to go too.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And why again khouldn't woo go?

I mean, I'm sure woo like to hike and snuggle with your mom and Leah!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Moco said...

We are thinking that your mom should have taken you for protection at that campground.

Huskee and Hershey said...

We love roasted marshmallows too!! Yummm.... So how come it's not mother-daughter-Pedro time??

Your Leah is so very pretty!!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

That looks like a great trip! I think it would have been better if you were there though, Pedro. You would have liked Texas Roadhouse fur sure.
The smores look yummy. Did they have salmon in them?
--JB

Deefor said...

That stuff they cooked looked pretty yummy. Too bad you weren't there for licks. Next time I think it should be mother-doggy-daughter weekend.

Sharon said...

Oh man that looks like a lot of fun!! It sure seems like the kind of thing a little dog would enjoy though.... next time you should get your mom to take you with her! haha!

<3 S and D

Zeus said...

The scenery in West Virginia is so beautiful. It's a shame you couldn't go visit personally, Pedro. I bet you would have had fun running through the woods and chasing critters. :)

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