Every year for the past 13 years, Wilma and I have taken our Grand Kids on a camping trip. Usually the trips last about 3 days, that’s about as long as the youngest could be away from their mothers. This year was no exception, except our Grand Son Dakota decided he would pass on going camping.
This year was quite different. All the past trips were made with our 38’ Winnebago Adventurer. The photo below was taken in 2003.
But as we had left our Motorhome in Florida this past Spring, another plan was made. Instead of an RV we were going to stay in a Cabin. Our membership in Outdoor Adventures is the perfect park for those who have RV’s or not. We chose to stay in one of their Cabins, (Photo's here) mainly because of their location in the park. That being within a short walk to everything the kids love to do, a few of them being the game room, beach, fishing lake, and the store.
We all loved our (not so little) cabin. Wilma and I had a bedroom to ourselves, and the girls had more than enough room in the upstairs loft. Everything furnished except the linens, clothing, and food.
Look at the first photo of the Motorhome taken 10 years ago with Brooke. Now look how our Brooke has grown! My how time is flying by.
The second day was the best of the three. The kids were active doing things from sun up to sun down. A portion of the day was spent at the beach. As a tradition, we had lunch under the trees at the beach before they all went their ways, catching fish and sun tanning.
As the kids are growing up, they are able to take care of themselves without our constant supervision. A perk that Wilma and I enjoy as much as they do.
After dinner there was a perfect time for some Watermelon seed spitting.
I used to be pretty good at that, but I believe the kids are getting better at it. Wilma caught the photo at the perfect time showing how I ended up launching a little more than the seeds.
The evening came and it was time for Smores. But first Wilma had to take care of keeping those pesky mosquito’s away.
Our third day greeted us with an overcast sky and sprinkles. This was not going to ruin our camping trip as there were many things that was planned for today.
Between sprinkles, there was a Putt Putt Golf game to play.
After the Putt-Putt game came the Tie Dye shirt creations. I had heard of people doing Tie Dye before but this was the first time I actually got to see how it was done.
First the shirt preparation, then the Dying. Wow this could get messy if not careful.
And each shirt is custom and different. I think they came out very nice. A momento of this years camping trip for sure.
Afterwards, as in the past, a trip to the snack bar was made for a scoop of ice cream! This has been done each year and the kids look forward to it. So do I .
What a wonderful time we all had this year. Wilma and I actually believe, after hearing the kids say, “This was the very best camping trip ever!” Yes, I have to agree. Even the sprinkles didn’t ruin it for us.
We are already looking forward to next year for another great “Camping Trip With The Grand Daughters”. Hopefully our Grandson Dakota will join us next year.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.