Let’s Go “Camping”!



When our daughters were young, we often took them tent camping. We mostly went in warmer months and had a lot of fun, even when it rained (which it often did). Well, the summer of 2016 rolled around and we decided it was time for a camping trip. This time, though, there would be, in addition to 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 4 grandchildren, ranging in age from 4 to 17 months. This, as you can probably figure from the picture, precluded a  tent.  Air conditioned cabins it was!

We decided on the Jellystone Park near Natural Bridge in the mountains of Virginia. This ended up being the perfect campsite for the grandkids and adults, with lots to do. The cabins worked out great; we especially liked the air conditioning, considering this was one of the hottest weeks of the summer!


Our home for 3 nights.  Note the air conditioner!


The float in the lake was a hit with kids and adults








Happily, the grandkids and adults all had a grand time. The kids took turns with dinners, and the grandkids had fun wandering among the three cabins we had, visiting whoever was in there. We spotted Yogi Bear at the ice cream social, and helped Cindy Bear with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Cortlyn gives Cindy a good morning hug.  There were just a few people taking pictures!

There was a water park, pool and “swimmin’ hole” that we all enjoyed greatly. One family played miniature golf while others relaxed. I had fun taking 3 of the grandkids to the playground, which gave us a chance to check out all the RVs that were there.

The highlight of the trip was the visit to Natural Bridge. We had taken our girls there about a quarter century ago, so they were anxious for their spouses and children to see it. They weren’t disappointed!  It’s still a majestic sight.





New to us this time was a Native American village.

Overall, we had a terrific time and Debbie is planning next year’s get together now…either the Poconos in Pennsylvania or a resort at Massanutten Mountain. To be continued!













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