Fairfield State Park, TX

Fairfield State Park wasn’t on our initial itinerary for 2015, but the original state park we planned on was flooded, so we ended up staying there a couple of nights.  While we were there it was usually pouring rain, so it made walking a difficult task as many of the trails there were flooded.

Between the rain drops we were able to get out a few times.  Here are just some of our thoughts on the park.

  • The sites were slightly smaller than average
  • There was slightly less foliage between sites
  • The sites weren’t very level, making for a small lake in our campsite and others as well
  • The one trail that was only partially flooded was pretty nice, it was easy to hike even though it was muddy and it was slightly wider than the average single file hiking trail

If given the chance I would like to check it out again in less wet circumstances, since the park has a lot of hiking trails I would love to explore.

If you have visited Fairfield Lake State Park and had a different experience, I would love to hear from you!

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5 Items to Bring Along When Traveling with Senior Dogs

Having senior dogs there are few items we don’t ever leave home without…

  1. Anti-Anxiety Medicine…we travel with both prescription and a OTC supplement.  Even though the pups love traveling, they also suffer from anxiety, both at home and otherwise.  The supplement we use is called Quiet Moments, we really like it because it’s an all natural product.
  2. Hot Packs and Ice Packs…We travel with the hot packs for when Daisy is stiff and Ice packs in case her knee gets swollen…I think they are both great to have in your first aid kit, but especially with dogs that have arthritis.
  3. Steps or other aid to get up and down off of the bed…our dogs sleep on the bed and in the RV the bed is too high now for our seniors to jump up and down.  We use a Rubbermaid tote with a small rug that has a anti slip back, it makes for a great step for the pups and it also works for storage.
  4. Rugs…The floors in the RV are a bit slippery and rugs give Daisy the extra traction she needs in the RV either just walking around or getting up and down from the couch.
  5. Anti-Inflammatory medicine…obviously this is a prescription from your vet, but before we travel I always request a few rimadyl just in case we need them.  Even though we do a lot of training before we go, the dogs can still get sore from all of the hiking.

Churu…An Awesome Treat for Cats

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I love finding treats Lily loves…she is a picky eater and a small cat, so it isn’t always easy keeping weight on her.  It is especially difficult when we travel since she is unable to free feed like we do at home.

So last week for her birthday I was looking for fun treats for her and found Churu.  It reminds me of the yogurt in a tube…anyways, when I asked the clerk about it he said cats go crazy for it…he didn’t exaggerate…Lily loved it so much that she demanded more when the bowl was empty.

What I like about it?

  • It is grain free
  • It is high in calories
  • It has a lot of different flavors
  • It would be easy to pack in the RV for traveling

The 3 Reasons I love Lake Wenatchee State Park, WA and the 1 thing I don’t like

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We first stayed at Lake Wenatchee State Park back in 2016 and we made reservations to stay there again this spring.

Here are the top 3 things we love about Lake Wenatchee State Park

  1. The campsites are large and have a lot of privacy between sites, so even though the campground was pretty full we didn’t feel cramped at all
  2. The lake is gorgeous and clean, perfect for Daisy to go swimming
  3. The hiking path is easy to get to and has a lot of shade, so you can hike later in the day…also, it is a soft trail so it makes it’s easier on Daisy’s joints

The 1 Thing I don’t like about Lake Wenatchee State Park…The Mosquitoes!  They were horrible!!!  They were out at all hours of the day and night, even standing in the sun in the morning I got attacked.  This year we are trying ThermaCell…Not sure if it will work or not, but I will write a review later this year about it.

 

The Things I Remember About Steinaker State Park, UT

On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst) I would give this place a 5.  Honestly, I was having a hard time remembering Steinaker State Park based solely on it’s name, until I looked back at my pictures.

After looking at the pictures we took here is what I remember…

  • Pretty view from our campsite
  • Private Campsite
  • Quiet Campground
  • Clean Lake for letting the dogs swim
  • Easy trails, though not many
  • Unfortunately, the smell…not sure how many campsites would have the same experience, but we were too near the public dump station…our site had our own but it wasn’t coming from ours…Site #5
  • Friendly people
  • Hike in the AM since it gets very hot, unfortunately we struggled with the lack of shade at our site, so were very thankful for AC

Why such a low score?  It was fine, but I prefer more trails and different terrain and it really wasn’t that memorable for me.  Glad we went there, but I wouldn’t put it on my list of places I want to go back to.

5 Tidbits about Bruneau Dunes State Park, ID

We wanted to try out a new terrain in 2017 so we went to Bruneau Dune State Parks…It was a nice place, probably would not go back again, but it was good for one visit.  On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst)…I would give this place a 5.

  • There are posted warning signs about the heat, so hike early
  • Though it’s not lush and green nor an ocean, it still is very pretty
  • Nice trails, but not so great for seniors out on the actual sand dune peaks, but there were a few other trails for us to use
  • Campsites were open, so you could pretty much see everyone else camping, but it was still a quiet campground
  • Good sized campsites, we had a nice one on the outside so it was slightly more private than the other ones…we had site 69
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