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Dinner by the water

Kentmorr Restaurant is a seafood place in Stevensville, Maryland, about 15 minutes from Matapeake Beach.  We specifically chose this place because they are dog friendly.  To our surprise, the food was good!  We will definitely come back here the next time we visit the dog beach. ~ Luke

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The restaurant has a private beach in the back, with a tiki bar and live music…it’s a great place to watch the sunset. No dogs allowed but that’s okay.

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Lita found a nook to relax and patiently wait for food.

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Yummy!

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Lita says it’s my turn to get some yummy!

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Lita’s attempt at a photobomb! 😀

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This is our view from the table.

More pics from the beach

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This chihuahua was a good swimmer.  The water was too choppy for him so he tired out really quick.

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I wanted to play fetch with this golden lab but he was in his own world.

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Lita chilled in the shade…

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…while I got a tan.

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A little spa treatment to exfoliate the skin with sand.

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Let’s rinse it off with fresh water and head to dinner!

Sizzling at the dog beach

It’s been hot in the Washington D.C. area.  The temperature has been averaging 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with a heat index of over 100 degrees this past week.  So heading to the beach was an awesome way to cool off!

Unfortunately, our patience was tested as we sat in the car, stuck in traffic.  It took one hour to drive 5 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Toll Plaza to Kent Island…ARGH!!!!!!!!!  Thank goodness we weren’t heading to the Delaware beaches or Ocean City, Maryland, because it would have been a longer ride.

However, the wait was worth it!  Matapeake Beach was awesome!  We set up our beach towels and picnic blanket near the shade by the trees so Lita and I could cool down away from the sun.

The water was warm but it was also deeper and choppier than the last time we went.  I wore my Big Eddy Float Coat the entire time and showed everyone my swimming abilities.  I swam and swam and swam and swam!  I even dunked my head in the water several times in order to retrieve my tennis ball and frisbee.

We stayed for more than 2 hours before heading to a seafood restaurant for dinner.  Lots of pics were taken so I’ll share them in future blogs.  I hope everyone is staying cool!

~ Luke

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The water was deep.  I was doggy paddling until my feet could touch the ground.

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Then I hippity hopped back onto shore.

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Only to repeat another game of fetch.

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Lita did not want to play in the water because the waves were too choppy for her comfort.

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She begrudgingly got in the water because her mommy wanted to cool her down so she wouldn’t overheat.

My early bday present

Guess what everyone?!  My first birthday is in 3 days!!!!  That didn’t stop me from receiving a really cool early birthday present on Memorial Day…a Ruffwear Big Eddy Float Coat!  Although the water at Matapeake Beach was mostly too shallow for a life jacket, I was very comfortable playing with it on.  That’s good to know because the next time I go somewhere with deep water, I will make sure I’m wearing my sporty red life jacket.  I really like the design of the Big Eddy because it fits securely on me yet allows freedom to play around.

Here’s an interesting story.  My friend Riley knows how to swim but I haven’t really been tested yet.  At one point, she and I chased a ball thrown extremely far out into the Chesapeake Bay.  Thank goodness I still had on my life jacket because we were in deep water.  I would have freaked out without it!!!!!

However, since I was wearing my life jacket, I calmly swam back to more shallow water before I hippity hopped back onto shore.  I felt so safe with my life jacket that I chased another ball waaaay out there in the deep water!  Awesome, yeah?! ~ Luke

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The Ruffwear Big Eddy Float Coat and Frisbee were my early birthday presents.

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As usual, I look good in red.

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It doesn’t hinder my movement while I’m clowning around with Riley…

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…or teasing Lita that she doesn’t like water.

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I dared Lita to go into the water and fetch the ball. She did!!!  Unfortunately she got water up her nose and felt sick for a little bit.

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Before I could get to the ball, Riley took it!!

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Lita was such a trooper!  After she felt better, she went back into the water to play some more.

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Lita was a smart girl.  She wanted no part of fetching the ball in the water.  She said water up her nose did not feel good.

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Lita let Riley and me do all the fetching.

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Look!  I’m swimming!!!!   I’m really far out there with Riley.