If you can, I would suggest going to the CKCSC show just to check out out. Might as well, considering you're so close! It's just a different club with slightly different rules (different classes, for one). It's always fun to attend CKCSC shows because there are just so many wonderful and beautiful Cavaliers and their owners all in one place! And lots of great vendors to tempt you.
You can bring your pups as long as they're over 6 months and well behaved. The shows are all indoors in hotels which makes for a nice, classy setting. And the judges write up critiques on all the dogs that place, so you can know what they thought of your dog.
I promise you will not be disappointed!
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.