This last Monday I went on an overnight trip with my Dad, Declan and Kota. We stayed at Blue Rocks Campground which is near Hawk Mountain. It was my first time in his RV and I can't believe how nice it was!
Declan has just started to pull himself up on things which made the trip a bit more precarious than normal but it was still a great time. I have gotten pretty good at packing for a baby but am still amazed at the amount of clothes that they can go through. Especially with him crawling around now I need to remember to always bring more than I think I need, and then some. The pack and play was great to have because we could bring it inside and outside easily. My son is not trusted outdoors. In just 24 hours I can't count the amount of times that I pulled leaves, grass and rocks out of his hands and sometimes his mouth!
We had such a good time with my Dad. I can't even remember the last time that he and I did anything solo, probably over 13 years ago! It was nice to catch up over dinner and the fire. With just a small grill my dad made an awesome dinner of chicken thighs, eggplant and peppers.
Though hiking was kind of a bust due to the heat and gnat situation we got to check out the awesome boulder field and test out my new baby pack. I also was just handed down a pretty amazing little baby raft which Declan seemed tentatively excited about.
After just one night I can definitely see the appeal of an RV life. I am so excited for my dad and Nicole that they get to go on crazy adventures together! I can't wait to join in again, this time with Josh and Nicole!
**I would definitely recommend Blue Rocks Campground for tenting as well. By the boulder field there were some HUGE, very private sites that looked really cool. Hopefully by the fall the gnat situation will remedy itself. The campground has trailheads connected for the Pulpit Rock and Pinnacle trails. You can check it out here: www.bluerockscampground.com