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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Roadtrip Trial Run

This past weekend we loaded up the Airstream and took her on a trial run. Basically we wanted to make sure we could make it down the road without any of our millions of redos and changes messing up. We also needed to see how camping was going to work, and make sure we had thought of everything before we head out across the country in a few weeks!
Our inaugural trip went pretty smoothly. We made it to our destination {and over a huge bridge that I shared a picture of on Instagram} without any trouble. Brakes, lights, hitch...everything worked just like it was supposed to!
 We arrived at the campsite and Jason got busy unhooking and setting up everything...and the boys got busy exploring:)
 We stayed close to the campground the first night because it was kind of late by the time everything was set up and ready to go. But the next morning we headed out to explore the island. We checked out the public beach area and the pier. 
 And we rode our bikes all over the island. I think we must have ridden at least 15 miles over the weekend..and I was so proud of Eli for keeping up with us the whole time! We did have to slow down for him a few times, but for the most part he stayed right with us pedaling his little legs as fast as they would go!
 We took in a little history lesson at Fort Gaines. I obviously didn't pay very close attention because I can't remember exactly what war this fort was built for...I'm assuming the Civil War though:)

 Then we let the boys play at the beach for a while.

 After all our exploring, we were ready for a snack! We found a little place that had yummy {but SUPER expensive} snow cones:)
 The next day, we got up early and did a little bird watching...well at least as much bird watching as three loud boys can do. Basically we just walked through the bird sanctuary and read a couple of signs. Grant did find a couple of birds though:) 
 We ended our camping trip with a quick lunch at the picnic table. Then it was time to start packing up to head home.
And obviously our weekend trip wore the boys out because all three of them passed out about halfway home! I think that means our trial run was a success!

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Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

So much fun!!

Looks like your trial run was a success!

Dee said...

That last picture made me laugh out loud!! :) I'm so glad it all went well!!

Kelli said...

I was so excited when I saw that this was your post!!!! Looks like your trial run was a success. So smart of you all to take the Airstream for a spin first to check it out :) I am so excited for you and your big trip coming up.

Myya said...

Oh my gosh that last picture is priceless! Looked like a great trip. Makes me wish it was already June & that school was out so that we can get started on Summer. :)

Jenilee said...

So glad that it went well! you guys look like prof campers! :)

Rach said...

The last picture is awesome....makes me tired just looking at them!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you had a great time. I love the last pic!!!

Jeffrey and Michelle said...

I'm so jealous! What an opportunity for your kids!! That last picture was hysterical!! They are going to 'love' that one when they grow up. :)

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your family is going to have so much fun with your Airstream. I'm bet people in the campgrounds where you stay are going to come over to your site to check it out. I know I would!

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