Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Camping at Shenandoah State Park...

We had a really fun spur of the moment camping trip during Memorial Day Weekend. The trip was inspired by our purchase of a new truck - yes - we now own a pick-up truck. This thing is a towing beast though and we were so excited to give it a try. By some lucky chance someone had canceled their site at the Shenandoah River State Park and so we jumped on it and had the best time. 

We were pleasantly surprised to be able to get such a great site - since we had the only spot open we figured it would be a dud - turned out to be the best site we've had there yet. The kids loved the big open space and Harper really enjoyed shoveling up the gravel into his dump truck - rinse and repeat. 


Adam had so much fun riding his bike around the campground and there were a ton of other kids around that he found himself racing round and round the loop. He clocked in quite a bit of bike time for sure. 

We also did a lot of hiking around the campground. The views are spectacular and the lack of cell service is truly a welcomed inconvenience. 

On Memorial Day we decided to head over to the Shenandoah National Park for a longer hike. We used one of Andy's company perks of fitness spending and purchased an annual pass to the National Park Service - we've already gotten a ton of use out of it - but more on that later. The hike we took was pretty challenging but Adam did great and Harper - well, he had a lift so he was fine and even fell asleep! Our efforts were rewarded with a stellar view and then a downhill second half! Ice cream from a roadside stand was our second reward. :) 

It was an awesome weekend and the truck proved to be a great purchase - Andy said he didn't even feel like he was towing the camper! 

We can't wait to go back to this beautiful campground for our apple picking tradition this fall!

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