A few weekends ago Steve and I took the dogs with us for a drive to Nebraska. We were wandering around and found a beautiful lake near Scottsbluff, NE which is less than two hours away. Lake Minatare was beautiful and had lots of RV parking spaces so it may end up being a good weekend trip destination for us. Dogs were allowed on the beach and lake so we took Fearghus and Fiona in for a little dip. They weren't liking it as much as they've enjoyed chasing the waves at Pismo Beach, CA in the past. Maybe if we went in the water they'd go in as well? Or perhaps it just was that there were no seagulls or ducks to chase. Yes, I think that was the problem ... they need some prey to hunt.
It was a hot day and we were in our car, not the RV, so we didn't stay for a long time. Next time we'll bring the RV and camp out for a day or two. We did check out a couple quilt shops along the way and stopped for a classic car show (but they didn't allow dogs so we only parked and looked at a couple cars in the parking lot before heading on the road again). Day trips are very nice to do.