BlogPaws or Bust Was Anything But

Whew! We made it back home from BlogPaws in one piece.

It was an amazing trip. We met up with our local friends from It’s a Weinerful Life and road tripped it down to Salt Lake City – making the entire 15-hour trip down in one day!

The trip down was a lot of fun. We played the alphabet game (find each letter of the alphabet on signs or license plates), chatted and sang along to songs a little to pass the time.

If you want to see what our trip was like from a real-time perspective, check out our recent posts on our Facebook Page if you haven’t already.

While were there we camped at the Salt Lake City KOA. It was way less expensive than a hotel and pretty much right around the corner. Chester and Gretel slept in the tent with me but I brought there little one for shade during the day….because it was hot, hot, hot!

The conference was great!

We learned a lot of things that will help us improve our blog and connect with our fans better. The food was amazing. We met some of our bestest blogger friends from Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Roxy the Traveling Dog, Dog Blogging with Luna and Kol’s Notes. We met a lot of vendors and picked up a lot of free, new products to try.

Boy are we exhausted from all of the mischief though! Eventually I will get to downloading the pictures I did manage to take over the weekend and telling you more about our trip but today is all about lazing around and recovering. For now all we can offer are these crappy cell phone photos :)


  1. says

    It was so much fun hanging out with you guys. We are pooped and we didn’t drive that far, you guys are probably wiped out. Hopefully we can meet up again in the future.

    • AdventureJess says

      It WAS fun. I like sleeping in a tent and all of the outside noises don’t bother me. It was HOT though. A hotel would have came with air conditioning. Ha, ha.

  2. says

    Rooo, looks like you had so much fun – and wow, htat’s a lot of stuff to try out! I’ve never slept in a tent but I have a feeling I would woof at everything that moved outside *waggy tail*

    • AdventureJess says

      Chester is pretty alert if there is noise outside but doesn’t bark much. If you hike and camp in the woods there are pretty much no noises at night. Camping in a tent next to a roadway can be more distracting :)

  3. says

    Hi Y’all!

    Y’all are so lucky to get to go! My Human won’t travel or let me travel unless absolutely necessary in the summer ’cause of the heat.

    Stop to visit me tomorrow and pick up a Sunshine Award.

    Y’all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
    Hawk aka BrownDog recently posted…Hot Day in the MorningMy Profile

    • AdventureJess says

      The car had air conditioning and during the day they were in the air conditioned hotel with me for the conference. You have more fur than Chester and Gretel though :)

    • AdventureJess says

      I suggested to BlogPaws that they provide us all a list of who is there from what blogs. That is what they do at all trade conferences that I have been to. That way we would know who to look out for.

      • says

        On the BlogPaws App, there is a contact list that is helpful. You can update/change your own info, too. I had a heck of a time trying to figure out who was going to attend so I could make up enough swag bags for the blogs we follow. Not many people responded to the RSVP list (like 40 people…) and many of my ‘broadcast’ requests didn’t help as much as I’d hoped. Last year, someone made up a spreadsheet doc, but I can’t remember who…
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        • AdventureJess says

          Hmmmm…BlogPaws ap? If I go next year I will need to be more proactive about finding all of the resources that are out there for us.

  4. Jodi, Kolchak and Felix says

    Ohmiwoof! I literally bolted upright in bed last night and exclaimed, “I never met Chester!” what the bark? How did I manage that. I did get to meet sweet little Gretel (and let me tell you folks, those eyes are every bit as enchanting as they look in the pictures!) I was so thrilled to meet you! I just can not wait until next year.
    Jodi, Kolchak and Felix recently posted…Behind the Scenes at PupLove: Art by AJMy Profile

    • AdventureJess says

      Chester is flattered that you were so compelled. I didn’t think of it either. He was there but just in doggie daycare because he had a hard time with ferrets and cats (or rather I had a hard time with him around them. Ha, ha)

  5. says

    Woof! Woof! Glad you enjoyed it … most likely meeting bloggie friends was exciting. Can’t believe you camp out. I heard it was HOT. Looking forward to read more about your trip. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar
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  6. says

    It was great running into you guys there! I wish I had thought of staying at a campground, I ended up at the Motel 6 instead, which was nice and not nearly as expensive as the other hotels in the area. We need to get a full on road trip going with all us PNW bloggers next time!
    Crystal recently posted…BlogPaws Wrap-upMy Profile

    • AdventureJess says

      I agree. W could caravan like a bunch of soccer Moms. Ha, ha. We stayed at a Motel 6 on the way back :)

    • AdventureJess says

      Hey Cloby. Well, I kind of felt like I “knew you” anyway because we were one of the finalists. Our video sucked though :) Your’s was awesome! Making little videos like that is something I need to learn how to do ASAP.

  7. says

    Hey Guys,

    It was SO much fun to hang out with you all – I know just how you feel about being wiped out – I’m still trying to recover from all the fun!! :)

    I’m already excited about next year – as always, I’m assuming Mum will find a way to get me to the East Coast!! :)

    Big wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)
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    • AdventureJess says

      I was all “wah”, the East coast is too far for us to go. However, I am already trying to justify going :) I don’t think I will drive this time though. Ha, ha.

    • AdventureJess says

      Well, shall we say, it was a little warm in the ol’ tent. Way cheaper than a hotel though and more adventurous :)

  8. says

    What a great time we had at BlogPaws! SLC is so beautiful too. Have you gotten a chance to try out our Sentry Good Behavior products? I see in the picture that you brought them home. YAY! Please let me know what you think and if you’d be interested in writing a review of the products. Thank you! ~Nichole, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products

    • AdventureJess says

      Thanks for stopping by Nichole. Yes, I did bring them home. I tried the collar and the “stop barking” noise/spray. The collar didn’t seem to be effective for us. The noise spray worked for the barky dog but scared the sh*t out of my other one :). I still have the regular spray to go. If you would like a review of the noise spray, let me know.

    • AdventureJess says

      I would do it again for sure! I probably won’t be able to go next year unless someone miraculously offers to sponsor me though. I am paying to go to the East Coast for BarkWorld in November to check that one out. I don’t think I can afford to fly back east twice in one year :( In 2014 BlogPaws will be somewhere out west again I will probably go.

      • says

        Know how you feel, there are so many places we’d like to go and can’t. Bills to pay and all that!

        Would love to go when you are there and meet you in person – even if we can’t sit at the Weiner table!!LOL!

        Thanks for responding and for a great and INTERESTING blog!

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