Sunday, July 13, 2008

Camping

We enjoyed our short weekend away. The kids and I left my parents house around 1:30 and got up to the campground around 3:30. Rachel slept for about 20 minutes and Owen was awake the whole time. He sat directly behind me in the truck and discovered that he could reach my seat belt so for part of the trip he would pull as hard as he could on my seat belt, forcing me back against the seat and then let it spring loose. He thought it was hysterical. I prayed each time that he would find something else fun to do. He also enjoyed kicking the back of my seat. I learned to not put Owen behind the driver seat.


We got into our cabin and I was a little disappointed. It had a musty odor and had lots of dust and cobwebs. It wasn't really a cabin - more like a cross between a mobile home and a camper. It was fairly spacious so that was nice but it had the same bathroom as a camper - even the toilet. Not fun. It had a window ac unit, which was nice, but the sides to connect it to the window frame were all torn and bugs could come on in. I will be a little more choosy next time I rent a place to stay at a campground.


The campground itself was nice and we were right across from Josh's family. The weather was pretty nice and Rachel and Owen slept really good while we were there so that was great. Josh got there around 9 Friday night. He drove the van to the campsite but couldn't park there because there was only one vehicle allowed so he unpacked and then drove to the overflow parking lot. Tori said, "Mom, is daddy going to live with us?" :) She was a little confused why he came and then left.


Then Saturday night, I used the bathroom and noticed a sewer-gas-type smell. Josh went in and noticed it, too. We got ready for bed and walked by and it was worse so he shut the door. Around 4:30, I woke up and went to use the bathroom and it smelled worse than a port-a-potti in there so I walked across the park to the bathhouse, mumbling the whole time about having to pay $100 a night and not even have a bathroom that works.


Sunday morning, Josh went down to the office to tell them about the bathroom situation and also to see if the check-out time could be extended from 12:00 to 1:00 so we could eat lunch with his family. They were quite firm about the check-out time and said there were no exceptions and then also said that the tank probably needed to be drained for the bathroom. I'm not sure why they didn't do this before we got there. There is no possible way we filled it up the 24 hours we were there.


So we proceeded to spend the rest of the morning packing up instead of visiting with his family and then ate lunch on the way home. Needless to say, we will not be staying there next time. It's too bad because the park was beautiful and there were lots of things to do in the area. It was small enough that the kids could ride around by themselves as long as we knew where they were planning to go.


Laundry calls - the one major downfall of going away. I do love having things to look forward to and am sad that I don't have any more trips planned. It is good to be home again. I just wonder how long I can make it before I start planning something else. :)

3 comments:

Wendi said...

Wow. I'm glad you had a good time despite the less than ideal cabin situation. I'm thinking they could've been a little bit more accomodating to you after all the stuff you had to endure. :)
Happy laundery-ing and all around de-vacationing. Never my favorite part. :)

Judy Crawford said...

you should check out my blog about the campground we go to...LOVE IT!! You will not be disappointed.

Angie said...

I remember reading that on your blog and was planning to look it up. :) It sounded great.