Next up is where to go. We ruled out the state parks because they are first come first serve and since we weren't leaving until after church, the likely hood of us finding a spot on memorial day weren't so hot. KOA to the rescue! Bristol TN, just an hour away, complete with pool and playground and fun weekend activities fit the bill perfectly. The kids were so excited that they could hardly sit through church. Olive kept calling it Crystal instead of Bristol, but by the time we left, she had it down.
You can't go camping without s'mores. This was the highlight. At first, the kids wanted just to roast marshmallows and eat all of the ingredients separately, (what fun is that?) I think that we got everyone convinced by the time we were all full.
Not too close!
Bed time! Cedar really wanted to see the stars, but it was way too cloudy. We had to settle for staying up late and telling stories.The kids lined up on the bed. I don't know how we ever camped without blow up mattresses!
After we got home we somehow still had energy so we loaded the bikes up in the van to go to the park. Aspen and Cedar FINALLY learned to ride without training wheels. Pretty sad when an 8 1/2 year old can't ride without them, but if you've ever seen the hills around here you wouldn't be too surprised. Jonathon also dug out our roller blades and we went around the track a few times. It's been a long time since I have done that!