As we started to finalize plans for this trip, we decided to try and take one vehicle. So, with this in mind, I decided to pack as light as possible including not grocery shopping until we arrived so we didn't have to carry bins of food. Well, then Darryl ended up without practice on Wednesday night and we now had to bring all of his guitar stuff with us to his concert (which we were attending first) so plans changed and we had to take two vehicles. I still decided to wait on the shopping in order to keep things more simple . . .or so I thought!
Day 1 - Sunday
The vehicles were loaded so all we had to do is get up, get ready and hit the road which is exactly what we did. We stopped for breakfast on the go from McDonald's and then headed down the road to Darryl's concert. Arrival and set-up at the concert went just as planned. The benefit for the boys is that their bikes were in the van so I could easily pull them out and they enjoyed riding their bikes all over before the concert started.
Day 2: We. slept. in. We never sleep well the first night but we were all tired and it was cool enough to sleep. We enjoyed donuts for breakfast and leftovers for lunch. The boys played a couple of games of ladder ball.
The boys love playing in the sand and we love watching them play in the sand! The water was perfect on a pretty hot and humid day!
Darryl and the boys took a walk on the pier. I enjoyed sitting on the beach relaxing in the sand.
We were starving when we left so we swung through McDonald's. (Not our favorite HA). From there we had to go to Meijer to pick up a few things. On the way back to the campground we stropped at this ice cream shop we had seen every day as we drove out to do things except . ... it wasn't an ice cream shop !! It was a little store! Geesh! It did have things like ice cream sandwiches and Popsicles but not really ice cream.
Back at the campground we enjoyed our last campfire and just hanging out at night.
Day 4 - Our last morning we slept in, ate a simple breakfast of muffins and fruit and then started loading up. Just like set up, this was the fastest we ever tore down. Checkout is at 1:00 and normally we are still wrapping up at 1:30 (which is fine as long as they see you loading up). Well, we were pulling out of the campground at 12:30! We stopped for lunch and then headed for home.
It was really a great vacation/get away. A lot of times we are all ready to head for home by day 4 but this time, amazingly, we all said, "Man, I wish we had a few more days!".
We are hoping to fit in one more camping trip in September. It's penciled in on the calendar so hopefully it will all work out!