Monday, August 20, 2007

Vacation part 1

Vacation summary part 1!

We arrived at the Watkins Glen KOA around 4pm on Monday.

We were assigned campground 103 so we got all setup.



Macy, of course, quickly made friends with the people in the cottage next to us. They were from Ontario, which was easily noticeable by their accents! LOL

We took it easy the first night and checked the place out. They had a great 44 foot pirate ship playground for the kids! Can you believe that I didn't get any pictures of that? By the second day, Macy knew the route there (which was about a minute from our tent) so she would take Jack over and they'd play. We gave her one of our family radios, so we kept in contact with her the whole time.

Our first meal was hot dogs and baked beans! We kept it simple since it was the first night.


The one really great thing about going camping is that I don't have to cook! Chris is in charge of the meals! Can you believe that we were the only people there that made their food over the campfire? Everyone was using propane stoves. We have one of them for backup! We actually had to use it on Tuesday night to make our corn on the cob, since their wasn't enough room on the campfire grill.

I didn't sleep too bad the first night, it wasn't good though! Train tracks were across the street and a train would run through every night around 1am. Imagine our surprise the first night with the loud whistle! That was okay though, it was that darn barking dog that was awful!! Every single night that dog would bark, bark, bark!!! I cannot believe the owners just let it do that! UGH!! The second day, new tent campers pitched behind us, the guy snored loudly, so we had that for the last 2 nights, which wasn't too bad! I'll take that over that annoying dog!

Tuesday we headed down the road to the Watkins Glen state park and climbed the 800+steps to the top of the gorge. It was beautiful, but so hard to get decent pictures. I was worrying the whole time that Jack was going to cataplut himself off the wall and into the gorge. That boy has no fear!!





Once we got to the top, we rode the shuttle bus back to the bottom and went shopping in the gift shop. Macy, Jack and I got sweatshirts since I forgot to pack some, and Chris got a t-shirt.

We hit the grocery store on the way home and got shish kabobs and steaks for supper. We were starving and bought way more than we needed, but it was yummy!!

Thanks for reading!! Final installment in a few days!!

Have a great week everyone!

19 comments:

toners said...

Beautiful photos! It sounds like you really had fun together :)

~Nancy~ said...

Oowww.. gorgeous pictures! Seems like you guys had so much fun together.. It's beautiful overthere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing girlie! XOXO

*fauve* said...

stunning pictures,sounds like you are having a blast!have fun!

Trish said...

Looks and sounds like you guys had a great time and you got some great pictures!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Looks like such a beautiful place - your photos are just lovely!

Kimberly said...

great pics! beautiful place.
your kind of camping is so me. i make james cook too. kathryn and i plan and get everything but james and mike cook. i think our last camping trip for the summer will be over labor day.

does your appetite increase when you are camping? mind does. it's so weird.

can't wait to see/hear more about your trip!

EquineSpirit said...

GORGEOUS photos! And it sounds like ya had fun for the most part...less the sleeping issues of course...LOL!

Jill Deiling said...

wow you took some amazing pics!! I cant wait to see more! looks like you guys had so much fun!

Aline said...

BEautiful pictures! And except the sleeping part it sounds you had a good time! Looking forward reading and seeing more! :)

Have a great day!

Marlene said...

Hey! What do you mean people from Ontario have accents? We don't - everyone else does! ;)

Sounds like you had fun!

christiane said...

wow, amazing pictures!! looks like tons of fun!!

Melonie said...

Wow! Great pics Rachael! I have to check into that campsite if they have a pirate ship playground. Looks like you had a blast! Have a good week!

stacy said...

We used to camp at KOA as kids. It bring back so many memories. It looks like fun.

merrymstamper said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Looks like a great place to camp.

mum on the run said...

Love your fantastic photos!!

Silvitanova said...

WoW, I love all those pictures. It's very beautiful out there!

scrappermimi said...

Looks like a beautiful place! The waterfall are fantastic!

Great pic of Chris!

Amy said...

GORGEOUS PHOTOS!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

BarkingDogATLAS said...

looks like a fun trip, sorry about the barking dog.