Monday, July 12, 2010
We Did It!
Last week we went on our first RV trip as a family and....had a blast!!! We rented a Class-C travel trailer. For those not "in the know", that is the kind of RV you drive that looks like a truck in the front. We decided to go not too far away, so we planned for campgrounds just a few hours away.
We picked up the RV on Saturday and had the day to pack it, as we couldn't get in the campground we wanted until Sunday. Which actually worked out great, in that the kids had a chance to get accustomed to the RV and we could spend some time getting everything in there.
We woke up on Sunday and jumped in the RV. The kids were very excited for the drive, and we made our first stop at Luray Caverns. I hadn't been there since I was a kid, and the rest of the family had never been there. Despite it being the busiest day of the year, we had a great time. They have an audio tour for both adults and kids, which is a nice touch. I would highly recommend visiting it if you are in the area. The tour is about 1 hour and does involve a bit of walking (about 1 1/4 miles), but is really intersting and just cool to look at.
Then we hit the first campground - Jellystone Camping at Luray. This place was amazing - like a resort more than anything. It had 2 pools, a huge water slide, laser tag, miniature golf, paddle boats, and a jumping pillow. It also had many activities - like you were on a cruise ship. And the setting was beautiful!
It was really so much fun. The kids were amazed at every little thing. Jiffy pop on the grill (we can't have it on our ceramic cooktop), breadsticks on - sticks, pizzas on the grill, etc. The kids did tie-dye, candy bar bingo, and we made a bunch of friendship bracelets.
And campground people were really nice. Friendly, helpful, etc. It felt like a community.
On Thursday I'll post more about our adventures at stop #2 - Williamsburg KOA.
And the question everyone is asking - how did DH feel about it, and is he sold on getting one of our very own????