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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Camping Trip Maiden Voyage Part 1 "The Fun Part!"

We'll we're back. It seemed to go by quickly. Probably because it was a pretty quick trip. We wanted to stay pretty close as it was our first trip in the RV so we went to a park down south called Long Point Park. It's right on the river and had large spacious sites.
We learned quite a few things about RVing, but that will be tomorrows post.
I'll just give you some highlights of our trip through pictures. Cause everyone likes pictures better than a lot of wordiness!

Here's my hubby holding our site number tag to put on our RV! Ain't he cute?

Site #57 was sweet!

Hubby getting right to work setting up the poles to fish!

    And the boys quickly learning the ropes!

We had a stalker, trying to see if we caught anything.
Sorry Mr. Stork. Nothing for you.

My husband has this neat skim net that he dredges along the river bottom, and it ends up catching a whole lot of things. Including these little sea horses. Among those he caught crabs, needlefish, baby flounder, pinfish, and a whole mess of shrimp (that the racoons ate that night out of the bate bucket). It was so cool for the kids to get to touch all those things. Yes, we put them all back. We'll minus the shrimp!

Our first night in the camper. Don't they all look cozy?

The next day we decided to tour the island near the campsite.
Here we are making our way over the bridge to the 8 acre island.

This looked like a pretty sweet spot for a picture.

 And of course I had to take pictures of the kids standing under a pine tree with the water in the background.

Here we are back at the campsite, chillin'!

And being silly! I know, big shocker!

My daughter decided that she would try out our 4 year olds fishing pole.
She quickly realized why it's not made for a big person. She cast it with a wee bit too much strength and it broke in half and went flying into the water. I got a picture of her retrieving the top half. I wish I could have gotten it on video.

I like this picture because if you look really closely you can see a dolphin in the water. They were all over the place, along with sting rays and mullet.

We took tons of pictures but I know you have things to do so I'll keep it at this.
We had a good time and it was nice to get away for a couple of days.

Be sure to come back tomorrow when I share all the things we learned during our first RV trip.
Mmmm hmmm! Trust me, we did some learnin'!

Have a fabulous day my friends.



  1. Oh I'll bet you learned things ;) We used to have a camper. We loved it. But I remember those first few trips. They were fun & challenging.

    Glad you guys had a great time. Hope you make lots of family members in your new camper!

  2. Camping is a lot of learning, but it looks like your having fun...And not bailing water out of a tent is a plus...Been there,done that...I'll take the RV anyday..

  3. Looks like you had so much fun, can't wait to hear more.

    Glad you are back

  4. ...And all the days count as full days of homeschool!?

    Life Skills class 101, Science (a given), History (stories for the family tree that will be passed down from generation to generation of this adventuresome trip), Math...estimation (how many times grown ups make snore sounds in the night compared to the children), etc., etc..... ( ;

  5. That looks like sooooooo much fun:-)

  6. LOL...can't wait for tomorrow, I heard about some of that "learnin'" first hand from your Hubby, lol. Those sea horses are so cute! :)

  7. This looked like it was so much fun. I think I would like to RV some day.

    My hubby was really interested in the seahorses. He keeps salt and fresh water tanks. We have been talking about seahorses. They are kind of a pain.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

  8. It looks like so much fun my friend!! How I wish we could go camping with you! Hmmm...can't ya just drive that RV over here to camp??

    Can't wait to hear about the learning! Big wondering-who-took-the-pics-of-all-of-you hugs to you! Hope you get to rest and recover a bit!

  9. I bet you learned some things! But it sounds like you had an awesome time! :)

  10. What a blast! And dolphins??? We don't have dolphins in our fishing holes or little sea horses either. What a fun trip. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  12. Looks like you were having some good ol' family time! Those little sea horses are soooo darn cute! Love the pics and can't wait to read all the wordiness tomorrow, LOL.

  13. Looks like a wonderful family time. :) Always love seeing pics of you and yours. Hugs and chocolate..

  14. Looks like you had fun! Love all the pics! :D

    You are doing the only camping I would ever do - in a camper. No tents for me. LOL!

  15. Great pictures! Wow, dolphins and sea horses? That is very cool for a camping trip!

  16. Fun! Fun! Fun!

    I bet you did have a great time! Makes me anxious to resume my pop-up search once my husband gets home!

  17. Did you give names to your horseshoe friends?

  18. Did you give names to your horseshoe friends?

  19. It sounds and looks like you all had a blast. We went camping all the time as a kid and those are some of my brother and my favorite memories. I can't wait to follow you on your camping adventures.


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