The RV Road Trip Blog - March 2009
It was perfect weather, highs in the upper 70s and a beautiful clear blue sky. The campground was packed! There were a few people in the Class A motor homes, dozens of travel trailers and 5th wheels and even more people camping in tents. I am too old to be sleeping on the ground anymore, and my poor old back can't take it.
We made a list of the things we forgot to bring, the most important being the remote for the TV (ha ha). We had our 4 year old grand daughter Gracie with us to make it an even more special trip. She absolutely loved it. There were kids of all ages everywhere, playing, laughing and having a great time. We took our metal detector to look for lost treasures and instantly we had a crowd of kids around us helping dig up whatever might be there. A few coins, fishing lures, fishing weights and trash...
We saw a family with 3 small kids who lived in a tiny 2 person tent. They had a very old 2 door car with a sign on it that said they were looking for a home and anything anyone could do would be appreciated. Of course, Cynthia and I thought about how blessed we are even though according to society's standards we are poor. We only brought enough supplies for one night and had nothing to offer them except the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars we had to make smores. You should have seen the faces of those kids when they saw what we brought for them. The young mom and dad were very appreciative.
We had a great time and met a lot of friendly people. We'll be heading to Tannehill State Park on March 17th and we intend to stay for 5 or 6 nights through the Trade Days event. You can view of all of our pictures for Oak Mountain State Park by clicking here.
With so many children at the park, we decided to host a scavenger hunt. The kids really enjoyed hunting for the 40 different items listed on the game cards and the parents thanked us over and over for sponsoring the event. We also gave out lots of coloring sheets, word search and puzzle sheets. Several of the parents asked if we did this at every campground we visited. We try to because it gives us a great opportunity to give the children fun, safe activities to do as well as the opportunity to talk with the families.
Cynthia is scheduled for surgery in April. Expected recovery time is about 4 weeks so please keep her in your prayers. You can view of all of our pictures for Tannehill State Park by clicking here.
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