Monday, February 16, 2015

Cedar Hill State Park February 12-15, 2015

Ok - so I don't have too many pictures of this trip but it was still a good trip!

We have been talking for quite some time about finding a good spot to camp in the metroplex area for weekends when we want to camp but have a lot going on.  When homeschool classes are in session for the kids and I they usually happen every other Friday.  Well this last week they happened to fall on the same day as Daniel's sales meeting in Grapevine!  So we thought we would try it out and see how it works!

We went to Cedar Hill State Park!  It is a big state park and lots of traffic but still better than an RV Park in our opinion!  We went and set up Thursday afternoon.  The kids and I came straight from our music lessons and Daniel met us there with the camper!  So Friday morning we head our separate ways.  The kids and I were only 20 minutes from our classes (compared to 45 minutes from home) and Daniel was only about 30 minutes from his meeting (compared to the 1 hr 15 minutes or so from home!)  So we all got to sleep a little bit later and had a little bit nicer drive to our destinations!  And then we all met back at the camper and had the rest of the weekend to play!!  :-)

We brought the camper home early Sunday morning and dropped it off at the house and then headed to church!  So we had a full weekend of camping and didn't miss church! YAY!  :-)

We will probably be doing this again on a weekend that we are just dying to go camping but have these other obligations!  We can always make it work somehow!!

We made hamburgers with bacon and guacamole and fried french fries for supper on Thursday night!  (you know how I love my food LOL!)  I was in the kitchen and saw them setting up the campfire and thought I would try to capture a picture of my view.  :-)

And since it was Valentine's weekend we had to have some fun!!  We got heart-shaped marshmallows!!

And of course Seth had to climb yet another tree!  He was yelling that he was stuck here!  I told him I would get a picture while his Dad came to help him get down LOL!

I have to remember to have the camera out more for these trips!

Until next time,

Fort Parker State Park January 29th - February 1st, 2015

So, we had been planning on getting with my parents in January already and when we got the new camper we decided that what would be funner but to go camping with them!!  We have had our eyes on Ft Parker State Park for awhile and it is good midway point between our home and theirs so we decided it would be the perfect place to meet up!

We actually went down on Thursday.  Daniel's parents came down for the day on Friday and we went to the old Ft Parker and then Mom and Dad got their Friday evening!

The beginning of that week the forecast looked very cold and very rainy....but we all know how trustworthy forecasts can be in North Texas so we didn't pay much attention to it.  And I am so glad that we didn't!  It turned out to be a very nice weekend!

So our spot was RIGHT on the lake and faced the west so we got some AWESOME sunset pictures!  And there was a tree that Seth fell in love with!  (He LOVES to climb trees! I am just glad he never fell in the water! LOL!)

 I finally used the panoramic feature on my phone camera!

Here are some pictures from Old Fort Parker.

Here are a few more pics from this weekend!

 Alyssa found the perfect spot!!!  It was just her size! :-)

 Look at this HUGE tree!! 
It kept looking like it was going to rain our last morning so we decided it might be safer to cook inside... I put our griddle attachment for our grill on top of the stove.  It worked out pretty good (but would probably do better with a griddle attachment that was made to fit that stove LOL - buy we made it work!!  oh  - and that is french toast by the way! YUMMY!!!!!! )

It was definitely another trip for the record books!

Until next time,

WE HAVE A NEW CAMPER!! - And Lake Whitney State Park January 15-18, 2015

Well, after the first of the year we decided to look at campers...originally thinking it would be 6 months or so before we purchased...only to purchase one two weeks later LOL!!!  But we are so super excited about our new "home away from home".

We ended up purchasing it at the Ft Worth RV Show from FunTown RV in Cleburne!

We decided that funner way to pick it up than to head straight to a camping spot with it!  So we made reservations at Lake Whitney State Park!

Ok - so when you are moving out of a camper that you have had for 3 is almost like moving out of a house LOL!!  And since we were going straight to a campsite from the dealership we had to have loaded what we needed in the new camper.  So it was basically a chore of boxing and stacking up everything so that it could be easily moved from the old camper to the new one.  Here are a couple of pictures of the all camper all packed up.

At the dealership we just moved stuff over and then when we got to the campsite I unloaded everything and put it all away.

Here are some pics of the NEW camper!!!!

 Aaron and Alyssa's beds!
 Seth on his bed!
 Alyssa wanted a picture showing how comfortable her new bed is! LOL!  (their mattresses are about 3 times as thick as their old ones!)
 Our beautiful BIG couch!  (and that table is now in the school room LOL!  We switched it out with the folding table from the school house because it folds even flatter and weighs a ton less!)
 The view of the kitchen form the couch!
 The master bedroom - you can't see the wardrobe to the left - it is on it's own slide out!
 The bathroom with a cool shower! (we have SO much more room in our new bathroom!)
 Alyssa was chillin' on the new couch!
 My pantry!!  :-)  And this is my awesome kitchen space!
The outside view of the camper!

We were greeted by visitors as soon as we got there!

The entire family on one couch!!  :-)

Relaxing out in the beautiful weather working on co-op classes!  :-)

And of course you can't have a camping trip without a campfire and marshmallows!

We are all so super excited about our new RV!  We want to go camping every weekend!  LOL!

Until next time,

Thanksgiving 2014 Camping Trip

WOW!  I came on the blog to update it and had no idea I was so far behind!!  I can't believe that I haven't even posted the Thanksgiving trip yet!  YIKES!!

We decided to go camping with my folks the week of Thanksgiving.  They now have a pop-up camper and we thought it would be fun to camp together.  We camped at Lake Livingston State Park so that we were close to my sister's house so that she could join in on fun as well :-)  It was an awesome week!  In fact we already have our reservations made for Thanksgiving 2015!!  YEA!!

Here are some picture memories from the trip!

Here are some views of our nice spot!

this picture was sent to my parents to show them their spot next to ours

I decided to be festive and bring some our Thanksgiving decorations from the house to decorate the camper!

Thanksgiving Feast!!!  MAN DID WE HAVE A FEAST on Thanksgiving!  We grilled a turkey and put a ham in the crock pot!  We had stuffing, green bean casserole, cherry salad, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, and much more (I am drawing a blank on everything now LOL but you can see from the table we had an abundance of wonderful food!)

On the day after Thanksgiving we made some fun nature crafts.

We also had fun geocaching!  It was Joey's first time to go geocaching and he found ALL of them!!

At night the adults had fun around the campfire while the kids played.  One night they even got to have tons of fun with glow sticks!

Here are a few more random pictures from the week.

It was a super fun trip!!  And we can't wait until this year's Thanksgiving trip!  And we didn't know it at the time, but it will be in our NEW camper!  In fact this was the last trip in our Wildwood camper!  More posts will be coming soon about our NEW camper!!!  :-)

Until next time,


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