A couple of weeks ago we took the camper out for what we thought was going to be our last trip of the season. Plantation campground is in the valley and, even though they didn’t have their normal activities running and the pool was closed, it was really lovely. I believe that camping with the right people can make even the crappiest campground a good time and that definitely was the case this weekend!
We were parked right beside the playground and the kids made a LOT of use of it. Our camper is right in the middle of this photo.
Swings, slides, a basketball court, a sand pit… I’m not sure the kids could have wanted for more!
It was a hot Saturday afternoon so we left the campground in search of a place to swim. We ended up in Harbourville, where the swimming was not good but the beach was kind of amazing. The beach is full of rocks that are spotted with gems – mineral crystals leftover from a lava flow millions of years ago. We all enjoyed beach combing here and seeing the way the rocks sparkled in the sun.
Still on the hunt for a swim, we went to Aylesford Lake Beach. It was a bit of a drive, but we ended up at this beautiful spot. It was closed for the season so none of the facilities were open (bummer) but it was also really REALLY quiet (awesome). The water was pretty cold but it felt really good on a 30 degree day. I can’t remember what was going on right before I snapped this pic but I love the pose!
What else do you do at a campground on a hot day – watergun fight for the kids (and washer toss tournament for the grownups!)
And of course there were campfires. Campfires and s’mores!
It was a really great weekend with friends we’ve known and friends we are getting to know. Good times all around. And now we are excited for Thanksgiving weekend, our new last camping weekend of the summer.