Hey everyone! My daily bible reading posts haven’t gone up because we’ve spent some time out in nature with some friends boondocking! We’ve had the RV for a little while now and this was our first time taking it out anywhere that didn’t have hookups. And guess what!? We loved it!
We took our RV up to the Red Feathers Dispersed Camping area and had a blast with a few other families that came along. I wasn’t sure how I would like not being able to use some stuff in our RV like the microwave or the AC, but it turned out the temperature stayed in the 70s while we were there and it wasn’t even needed. The furnace came on a few times to heat the RV in the middle of the night because it got down into the 40s. Not having a microwave didn’t turn out to be that big of a deal, it was hardly thought about. We still ate delicious foods on the grill or stove. The fridge and freezer stayed cool and provided us all that we needed for a 48-hour trip.
Now we did have something happen that wasn’t quite planned. The battery on the RV was completely dead when we got to camp. The battery powers the LED lights and the water pump, while the propane tank powers the furnace, the stove and the refrigerator. Without the battery working, we wouldn’t have a flushable toilet because it powers the water pump. A vault toilet was a couple of miles down the road. Those that came with us who only had tents, had to take a vehicle a couple of miles down the road in the middle of the night to use the toilet. That did not sound appealing to me, so Scott drove an extra hour down to the closest store that sold RV deep cycle batteries to buy a new one. As soon as he brought it back, we hooked it up, and then had running water and a flushable toilet.
I think out of all of the camping trips we’ve taken this year, I enjoyed this one the most and I planned for it the least! I was working up until we had to get the RV and pack it. I did “menu plan” a little, but I didn’t do the best job with the checklist. Regardless, I didn’t regret anything and it was actually the first trip, oddly enough, that I didn’t forget anything. Strange how that happens huh!?
Next week, we are camping in a less remote place. We’ll be at a campground in a city, but it has ponds that we’ll be able to take the kayak out on. I’m excited about that, but I’ve also heard that the mosquitos are pretty bad there, so we’ll be packing lots of bug repellant! Scott’s mosquito bites swell up pretty big, while my bites remain pretty small.
Anyway, The area we camped in was wonderful. We want to try to reserve a camp spot next year by the lake we ended up fishing at! That lake was Bellair lake. It was beautiful and they allow kayaks on the lake! If we knew that ahead of time, we would have brought the kayak because the boys and I thoroughly enjoyed our time kayaking on the fourth of July.
Because the boys had so many kids to play with, they had a disinterest in fishing. They had a lot more fun exploring and using their walkie talkies to play hide and seek in the rocky forest area behind where we were fishing. One of the buddies that came along is also a friend of JJ’s at school. While not in the same class, he was in the same grade as him and they spent a lot of time together. Mason’s dad even took the boys out target shooting with bb guns and JJ shot his target perfectly getting a bb right in a plastic water bottle. That’s the first time JJ ever shot anything like that. He was pretty happy at his accuracy for being new to the sport.
While I spent much of my time there reading, snacking, preparing a meal, or taking a picture of a kid having fun doing something, it was really nice being in the presence of other people and not just camping alone. Having fireside chats and watching our kids play together was really nice.
What have you enjoyed about this summer so far?
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