Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away- Our Camp-cation!

We spent Memorial Day Weekend at the Jekyll Island, GA campground with my younger sister and her soon to be husband. We got started on the wrong foot- it took us far longer to pack then we expected, and just when we finished the check engine light came on in the Subaru, and it started making funny noises. We looked at rentals, but we didn't want to pay very much, so we ended up taking our truck, and yours truly ended up riding nearly the entire way (it took us almost 10 hours) in the trundle seat of our pick up truck. In case you haven't had the good fortune to ride in one of these, it is a tiny little seat that faces sideways in the back of a king cab truck. And it is very hard on the derriere. I almost backed out, but luckily I had a moment of clarity and realized that once there, I would be without the constant nagging responsibilities that follow me around all day at home. So we went, and it was wonderful! 

Baby was asleep when we arrived, and she was soooooo
excited to wake up in the tent the next morning!

Baby in her Pope Mobile (as we like to call it, it's really a bike trailer).
This was great fun with the bikes! 

Grandma & Grandpa stopped for a visit on their way back to FL. 

The baby began her juice box addiction- she had never had one before, and she liked it a little too much!

Are you SURE you want to be my brother in law?

My little sissy has always been taller than me. When we were kids she always said that
she was supposed to be born first, but I pushed her out of the way! :)

Family shot

This was kinda weird- is that guy hugging a toilet bowl?

Father-Daughter Nap Time

Beautiful Driftwood Beach
Baby's first visit to the beach. The most amazing part of parenthood is
seeing everything for the first time again, through the eyes of your child. 

That is a sea turtle in the mirror in the background- we were at the
sea turtle rescue center- there was one that was 200 lbs!

Baby was an angel in the car
It was sweaty, and buggy, and a long drive, but for three days we ate out of one pot and one pan and lounged around doing a whole lot of nothing. Now we are on the look out for a neat, small, vintage camper to pull behind the car.

I hope everyone everywhere had a great weekend, and I hope those in the U.S. had a nice Memorial Day holiday. With my family and all of the good food and relaxation, I had plenty of time to think about those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that I could live in beauty, freedom, and peace with those I love. I thank all of our fallen heroes for their service.


  1. That looks like such a nice trip! Your baby is so cute! I have always wanted to check out some of the beaches in the south. Our beaches in California have really cold water! You should check out my post about my vintage camper back in September of 2010. They are a lot of fun but pretty delicate actually, but so much cooler than new campers!

  2. Your baby is so cute! Camping in hard! We go every year but the set up and tear down can take so long, especially if something breaks. But still it's so nice to have a break with your family and create memories. Looks like fun!


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