This past weekend Mike and I took the kids to the KOA in Natural Bridge Virginia. For some reason, when we made reservations, we thought we were camping at Jellystone Park in Natural Bridge, but when we arrived they did not have a reservation for us. The Jellystone people called the KOA people and asked if they had a reservation for us. Sure enough . . . they did. So, we traveled about 5 miles out of our way, but that was not too bad.
On our way out of Harrisonburg, we stopped to get gas and some groceries. The children proceeded to climb up to "Ryan's bed" which is the one that is above the cab of the motorhome. Emily somehow got onto a sleeping bag that took her on a shed ride off of the bed and down headfirst to the ground. She hit her face on the dinet area table on her way down and then hit her head when she landed on the floor. She ended up with a nice black eye. Don't know how long it will be here, but she looks as if she has been in a bar fight:).
The campground had some great activities for the kids to play. They played Candy Bingo and Rattlesnake Hunt. There was a hay wagon ride for the kids to "hunt for Black Bart" with their water guns. Ryan was given a "loaded gun" and was quite excited when he saw Black Bart waiting for us in the bushes. Black Bart and his posse shot water at the hay wagon riders with HUGE water pipes. The water they had far outweighed the water we had to fend them off:). After the ride, Ryan was branded with a Sheriff badge and Lydia and Emily were given one too since they are the sisters of the Deputy. We took some nice family walks, the kids rode their bikes, played huge checkers and played on the playground and we settled down for smores Saturday night.
Around 8:30 Saturday night some scary looking clouds blew our way and began to dump buckets of water on everything. We packed our things up and went inside the camper hoping to wait it out. It ended up raining the entire night so we all went to bed early. We were scheduled to leave on Sunday so the rain did not dampen any of our plans. It was a great weekend and we are looking forward to camping with the Settle clan in a few weeks!!!
Ryan took the picture of Mike and me :)