Sunday, July 29, 2012

A camping we will go....

2 weekends ago, the kids and I headed up to my Aunt's camp in Pymatuning Pa. We were ready for a fun filled girls only (My aunt, cousing, mom and I) with all the grandkids. It was crazy, fun and exhausting.

We got stuck in traffic on the way up on Friday night, which meant we did not arrive until almost sunset. We unloaded the car, went to see what fish Dom had already caught and settled in for the night. We had a fire and watched fireworks right from the porch. It was peaceful and awesome. Getting the kids to sleep that night was a mess. No one wanted to sleep.

The next day, we headed to The Deer Park. The kids were very excited to see the animals. We go to pet minature horses, have birds land on us to eat and saw a Zedonk! (half zebra, half donkey) The kids mined for gold (well Dom did), we rode the train, played at the playground and of course shopped!

After lunch, we headed to Pymatuning Spill Way. The kids fed the fish and we ate ice cream BEFORE dinner. That is what vacations are all about ;)

 After we went to lunch, we headed back to the trailer for some fun in the kiddy pool! Then we had hot dogs and macaroni and cheese for dinner. (what, you don't eat that for dinner when you go camping?)  We saw more fireworks that night and watched a movie while putting the kids to bed. Luckily, it was much easier than the first night.

The final day, we went to the beach and swam in the lake. We go caught in a huge down pouring rain.  It was awesome to watch the storm come up the lake towards us. We packed up the cars and headed home in the rain.

It was a fun trip and we cannot wait to do it again soon!


  1. You always do the best trips. I love hearing about them and I live vicariously through you! Love her in the baby pool- too cute!

    1. Thanks! I vowed to make this summer the best because last summer we did zero vacations. Charlie was just born and I had no vacation time left. The summer before we had just moved and went to IL for my Bffs wedding, so no actual vacation then either. I am making up for it! lol

  2. I love little trips like this. Glad it went well!

  3. I'm glad you had fun! I love the pics-looks like the kids had a great time!

  4. You are a super mom of 3 kids on any given day, but when you take 3 kids camping, I am not even sure there is a word created for that yet, impressed!