O Angelina

A Girl and Her Dog: Living, Loving, & Enjoying the Little Things

North Carolina

The Great Lake Escapes

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Even when our humans are busy, they still escape with us to the lake! 

I'm not going to lie to you. Since we haven't been hiking or swimming in awhile (freakin' winter), we were a little uncoordinated at first.

Fortunately, our mom is patient. She didn't kill us, and she let us swim! 

Fin and I love swimming because when we lived in Clemson, we got to run on Lake Hartwell's dyke all the time. On the other hand, Bogart is brand, stinkin' new to swimming. He did okay, but like always, he just wanted to play fetch. [Eye roll.] 

He learned pretty quickly that logs can be really slippery. Mom had to help him out of the lake once. She said next time he's wearing a life jacket (if she can find it.)

Really, we like wading in the muddy parts just as much as we like swimming. And even though the lake we go to now is little-bity compared to Lake Hartwell, there are lots of herons to watch. 

So we've tried out best to keep it together and actually listen so that they'll keep taking us on Friday afternoons. 

See? Ma? How cute are we? 

Layla Reviews Charlotte: Triple C Brewing Co.

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Sniffie with my mom! 

Sniffie with my mom! 

A few weekends ago, we went to Triple C Brewing Co., and it's one of my favorite breweries in Charlotte. 

I like it because we get to sit outside, and because we're good enough to be on our short leashes. 

We not allowed to sit on the tables, but we are allow to sit on the benches, which is okay. 

My mom and dad have a lot of fun while we're there. 


Finley likes it, too (even though he has stinky breath). 

Okay, so this is a short review, but I have some porch-sittin' to do. What should my next brewery be? 

Back From Vacay!

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Really, all my life is a vacation, but this is what I've been doing for the past two weeks. 


Backpacking Adventure: Part 2

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Day two of our camping trip was amazing! 

Quick recap, we got to go backpacking over Easter weekend, and if you missed our first day on the trails, read about it here

It was really hard to wake up in the morning because it was cold and rainy all night. (Next time we need our own sleeping pads. Hint, hint, Ma.)

Okay, Finley really didn't want to put his pack on, but we eventually got on the trail. 

We spent all morning hiking, but lunch was the best part! We took a nap in the sunshine! 

Then, we got to play in the water while our Dad purified the water. I might have hit Fin in the head with a stick!

When we finally found our second campsite, Fin and I went straight to sleep while our humans set up camp. 

Then we hung out with our dad near the fire. 

He gives good head scratches. 

Once it started to get cold, we put our hoodies on. Every dog needs a hoodie for camping. If you want to know how to make them, click here

We slept pretty well that night, and we hiked out the next morning. 

All in all, our backpacking trip was a-mazing! I cannot wait until we go on another adventure.