I really appreciated everyone’s great advice for our camping trip last weekend. I thought about all that you guys wrote as I packed up and while we were at the campsite.
The Stone Mountain campgrounds are very nice. Although, Michael found it to be crowded and not just because of the Cub Scouts. He said it was like a tent city.
I liked the pavilion with the giant fire pit/grill area where we had dinner. The kids had a fantastic time running around like maniacs on the greens outside the pavilion and on the playground. It’s all very kid friendly – even my kids couldn’t get in trouble there.
We did have running water and electricity at the tent site, but we didn’t need it. There are bathrooms all around the campground, and they were actually pretty clean and didn’t smell funky at all.
Overall, the trip was extremely relaxing once we got there. (It was stressful trying to make sure your remembered everything you needed.) It was beautiful weather to be outdoors. (We didn’t camp on the rainy Friday night just the 45 degree Saturday night.) It was also great to spend time with our kids and to get to know the other families in our school. But there were some complications:
Here’s what we did wrong:
It got down to 45 degrees that night. We all had on a bunch of layers and we slept in hats and coats so it wasn’t terrible. I left the campsite at 7:15 a.m. to walk our dog and get the girls from my mom. Michael said “Hurry back. Don’t leave me here.” He was ready to go.
Overall, I think it went pretty well and Michael even sent me a link about camping on Cumberland Island this spring.
So how do you think I did? What were your rookie mistakes? Have you ever camped at Cumberland Island? Give us advice if you have.
(I may post a second topic later today since we talked about this so much last week.)