Camping with the whole family was a blast. It was both super challenging (setting up the tent while the boys attempted everything from running into the woods to visiting our neighboring campsite's tent) and super fun (the pure joy both boys got from helping Dad with the campfire). Hubs said it best, "I feel like we have to learn how to camp all over again."
We weren't huge fans of the campground. Of course, whenever there are people involved there is going to be noise. We are spoiled because until this trip we've only gone camping at backpacker sites, which means pretty much no neighbors. It was Halloween weekend which was fun for the boys but what we did not realize and were never really told is there was a haunted forest attraction on the campground that ran until probably 11. The problem wasn't the haunted forest but the tractor full of people that rode past our campsite every ten minutes and the fake police siren that went off every couple of minutes, too. You would think we would've been warned about it. Thankfully once the Guys were asleep they stayed asleep.
At around 2AM I was about to get my Mama Bear on with some drunk teenagers who got back to their tent and proceeded to whisper shout for a good twenty minutes. Have you ever seen Cheri O'Teri on SNL as Rita? She's the crazy lady on her porch who is always yelling at the neighborhood kids?
I didn't get my long run in this weekend, but I stayed active. Seriously, we are spoiled by our fenced in yard. Between chasing the boys, walking around the campground to trick or treat, walking to the bathrooms, walking around to keep toddlers busy, I felt like I didn't stop moving until the boys were asleep.
Here's what my steps looked like:
|I think my only down time was the car ride to the campground.|
|Almost 1000 less steps and that's with a lunchtime walk and an evening run!|