I had the bright idea to go camping for Spring Break, sounds good right? Yeah well I’ve never been camping; I’m not an outdoors kind of gal. I scream at the sight of spiders, ants, bugs, crickets, and snakes. I don’t know what I was thinking.
Either way I booked us a cabin at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, VA. I thought I was doing something by getting us a cabin and not using a tent or an RV. My parents did just buy a new RV and it looks amazing inside and out. They’ve had a few issues with it and it’s had to go to the garage for an rv repair so we couldn’t use it unfortunately. I made sure I got some camping equipment from Survival Cooking just to feel like I was prepared! I looked at the pictures of the cabin I had booked online and it looked pretty good to me.
Once we arrived I was shocked to see there was no bathroom. We are staying here three nights and there is no bathroom? What do you mean!
The kids were excited about the place and they had a lot of fun activities like a jumping pillow, paddle boats and a playground. I made sure there was lots of activities for the kids other wise they would just moan the whole time. I used guides like this campingfunzone.com one to help me decide what activities to look for to keep the kids entertained. Did I mention we had a sweet Golf Cart to ride around on the entire time?
Luray Caverns is beautiful! I was excited to share this moment with my family. The picture on the left was a wishing well inside of the Cavern. At the end of the year they donate all the money to a great cause. There is a sign hanging above that says who they donated the money to each year and how much. I was pleased to see they have donated to Cancer Research; I’ve shared my story here on the blog. They have also donated to education and many other great causes.
After that we rode over to the Arcade to check that out too. And you know I’m not one to miss out on a photo op. so I made the family humor me. I’d say they had a lot of fun doing so.
Night 2: Freezing cold! Temps in the 20’s/30’s now they provide a space heater but it wasn’t doing much. I think half of one coil was lit up and that was it. We had two blankets each and I let Nori sleep with us (we never do this) so the body heat would keep me warm. Well she was wild as hell and I was still cold. It was all good just a day ago. 🙁
All the kids were playing…
We let them play a little and I snapped this group picture right before we left. It’s not even 10 in the morning and my kids have almost had a full day.
- Shower shoes (Although we decided against showering) Don’t judge me.
- Shower friendly/public friendly cover up. I would walk back to my cabin to dress.
- I should have ironed our clothes before packing.
- A Cooler – I totally own one now, its little and cute too.
- Sleeping Bag – I totally understand the importance.
- Extra socks
Camping Must Haves:
- Baby Wipes – I had some; I have a toddler but they are a must for all ages when camping.
- Reading/Coloring/Puzzle Material
- Sensible shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
- Jeans & T-shirt/Sweatshirt – no matter the temps
- A good flaslight – check out this guide for the best EDC flashlight 2019