With the girls having Spring Break, and us having little income, we needed to get a little creative to keep them busy this year.
Luckily we had a brand new RV to break in. And we were a little nervous. All our previous family camping had been with a tent. This was a whole new world. With sewage. Ewww.
But we put our big girl and boy panties on and made reservations at one of the State parks. I know I've mentioned about a million times how great Ohio state parks are. I am so not kidding.
We went mid week to avoid the weekend crowd and get a decent spot that would be easy to back the trailer into. That had us pretty nervous also. But it was really not that bad at all.
We also learned this trip that she REALLY does not like change. She cried every time Hubs was out of sight. Not very impressive from a guard dog point of view. She does like being outside though. And will happily stay out all day as long as Hubs is out there too.
The firewood carriers I made from tote bags weren't as great as I hoped. It was nice to be able to carry that much wood, but I actually think it would have been better to just use them as they were and not alter them. Mouse got the most use out of them.
This is Hubs and his face full of hair. I don't like it. Seems like almost everyone else does. The funny from the trip was when I called him Mr. Crocodile Dundee. Mouse thought I said Mr. Un-Done-Dee. Yep. A new nickname.
Some of our other adventures from the day were the chicken hawk that wanted Songbirds Chihuahua and the Dobbie pushing me down the steps of the trailer and taking off to parts unknown....twice. Luckily she came back both times. She is faster than any other dog we have owned or even seen so there is no chasing her down. Luckily she really doesn't want to be separated from us, she just wants to stretch her legs...so she comes back. But its not good to have a 70 pound doberman running loose where people have their children because they tend to think she will eat them. Even though she won't.
In the evening it got too cold for me and Bogart. We wimped out and went inside the trailer and kicked back and read a book. The rest of the clan stayed out until well after dark.
And then we loaded up and came home- after dumping the black and grey water. Wasn't bad like I expected.
It was a really great time and reminded everyone (except the dogs) why we love camping so much. No phones. Minimal electronics. Lots of fresh air and exercise. Fire.
Can't wait to do it again.