That's what Chris and I always say about our camping adventures!!
We went camping to Keen Lake in Waymart, PA about a week and a half ago. Nice place, a little geared towards the seasonal campers, but it was beautiful there.
We got a great site way back in the far corner of the campground. It backed up to the woods and had a nice little creek running through it. The kids always enjoy that, playing in the water and woods! They found two 2 x 4's and made a little bridge over the creek and into the woods!
We went to craft night each night and rode our bikes. Daddy rowed us around the lake in a row boat. Macy and I went to ceramics one night while Daddy and Jack did boy things like exploring in the woods!
The campground was very hilly. Picture it sort of like the mountains you see in the cartoons. The ones with the mountain and the roads going up, sort of stacked on top of each other. Our campsite was to the left and to the top of the campground. So, that meant that we had lots of hills to climb. We rode our bikes to get everywhere, including the bathroom that was a bit of a hike away! Thank goodness I bought a little flushable porta potty for this trip. I just had a feeling we'd be farther from the bathrooms!
Anyway, our campsite was at the end of the road, right by one of these hills, that leads down to the next road. A hill that if, per chance, you didn't know how to turn your handlebars real fast, you'd go straight and over a cliff. Do you see what I'm getting at?? Yep, Jack did that! Or didn't do it, I guess you could say!! We arrived at the campsite and told him that he must get off his bike to walk it down the hills or up the hills. Does he listen? No, typical Jack! Within one hour of being there, we heard Jack's training wheels coming down the hill, yelling for him to stop and get off! We keep hearing those training wheels, then Jack starting to scream, we quickly run and hear big rustlings in the bushes that are on the cliff.
I hesitated for a moment, not sure if I wanted to go look! We started running over to the cliff, I heard him. Thank God, he's still alive, I thought!! I look over the cliff and there he is, bike helmet all crooked, his nose and left eye all scratched, walking up the cliff. His bike is tangled up in trees and brush. He's only worried about his bike, he wanted to get it! His brand new bike that he got just a few days before leaving now has a nice rip in the seat!
He quickly bounced back to life and was riding soon after! He never forgot to get off his bike to ride up a hill or down a hill after that! If you ask him, he will tell you what happened. This he remembers, unlike his little falling out of the camper in a huge thunderstorm incident on our first camper trip!
Yep, there is never a dull moment with the Chamberlain's!!
Here are a few pics! The first is of Jack's new bike, soon after we got it home!