Thursday, July 11, 2013

Crazy Summer

During our stay in Pensacola, FL this spring, we found this nice little place on Perdido Key called Perdido Cove RV Resort and Marina. We spent the rest of spring there on a site on the bank of the Intra Coastal Waterway. We had a blast watching all kinds of boats and barges and birds and dolphins go by.
It was tough to pick out the type of boat we’d like to live on when we leave RVing behind for open waters. So many to choose from! I’m sure the choices will be much different years from now when we’re actually ready to do that, but it was fun to play our little game anyway. Meanwhile, we kept getting photo texts of the piles of snow being dumped on our family in Minnesota. We felt so bad for them, having to endure such a long, hard winter. We felt really guilty for taking so much pleasure in the white stuff we got to deal with.
It was hard, but we waited patiently for the last big snowstorm to pass before we headed north for our annual visit.
We stopped in Alabama on the way to say hey to Brad and Phyllis and got to enjoy seeing Brad’s band play in a benefit concert. Then we spent a couple of weeks with our son Mike in Indiana, before arriving in Minnesota to begin our crazy summer. After a couple of weeks of visiting, we loaded the granddaughters and all their stuff in the RV and took off for new adventures with them.
Our first stop was at Pirateland in Myrtle Beach, SC. I was really hoping to take them on the one mile walk in the dark to catch the sunrise at the fishing pier that Trevor and I have enjoyed so much, but with them being too close to teenage years, trying to get them out of bed in the morning seriously wasn’t worth the hassle. We did enjoy the large pool, the lazy river, horseshoes, paddle boats, mini golf, the arcade, and feeding swans and ducks before heading next door to Lakewood Camping Resort. Both resorts are great family places! It was so hot, we spent most of our time in the pool or the ocean. If you have younger children (who rise before 10 am) there are many planned activities for them in both parks.
We planned our next stop to the Colonial Williamsburg area in order to get some learnin into the young ones. Over three days, we visited Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, Jamestown and Yorktown. There were lots of cool museums, people in historic costumes, and interesting replicas and restored buildings of times past. We had a lot of fun, although we did have a bit of a discipline problem that needed to be dealt with early on. Ha, ha!
Fellow RVers know that a class A is pretty comfortable for two people. Once you get more than that in there, it’s pretty chaotic. The trick is, if you’re a perfectionist you need to get over it! Take a few times a day to pick up, but mostly just spend the whole day outside and enjoy yourself! We’ve fully enjoyed our time so far. We dropped the girls off on Thursday to visit their other grandparents in West Virginia for a week. We’ve just been hanging out in a sweet little park in Virginia about an hour away from them. The silence this week has been deafening! That little problem will go away in the morning when we load the girls into the rig again to set off for more adventure. Hey Dad! In answer to your question about who Myrtle is, it's the name of common bushes in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy your summer guys! We love you! Love, Trevor & Roni