Monday, April 20, 2009

Camping at Buena Vista...

Well after the very long week and the not-so-successful adjustment back to a normal schedule we decided that with the kids still out on Spring Break that we would just go camping. We haven’t had a chance to do that for a while so I took the rest of the week off (Thursday and Friday) and we would try our luck. After a couple of calls, realizing that last-minute trips are pretty hard to pull together we just decided to go for it. So we loaded everything up and headed out Thursday toward the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area and see what we could find. We had already determined that all the hook-up sites were already taken so I brought the generators as well.

So, when we arrived, just as expected there were very limited spaces, but we did get the last remaining lake front spot without hookups. Our first stop was to load up the water tanks so that we would have water in the trailer. The first thing I noticed is that it sure didn’t seem to be watering right and water seemed to be running out of the hole. Now I just thought I sprayed the side of the trailer as I was loading. That would be a WRONG!!! As it turned out one of the water hoses on the water pump came off and we loaded the trailer with a bit of water. At one point when Denise went in to check the levels she was greeted with a little river of water running through the trailer… It could have been a lot worse but after soaking up what we could and pulling the back bunk apart I found and fixed the problem. (I really thought it was going to be a lot worse).

After that everything went pretty good. We got everything setup and realized this was a pretty nice camping site. Oh we had the normal children blues where they got bored or wanted to do something they couldn’t but for the most part it was pretty darn nice. It was also cool on Friday night when Daren and Alleen dropped by for a visit. That was kind of the plan but it was neat to see it all come together.

On Saturday Daren and Alleen brought out their boat and we spent a “boatload” of time on the water and just playing around. Another really cool thing is that my dad and Donna came by for a couple of hours too! It was really cool to get to see everyone and just hang out. The only bad thing is we didn’t plan the food very well and I had to run into town to get stuff for dinner so I missed out on some of the fun, but it was still a pretty darn good time.

Like I said above we were really happy with the place and I think this place just moved up on the list of places to go for quick and easy trips. Even the “dry” camping aspect wasn’t too bad although one of the full hook-up sites would obviously be nicer. The kids really got a kick out of riding (and piloting) in the boat. I am not sure when we are going to be able to go again, but hopefully it won’t be too long!


At Tuesday, 21 April, 2009, Blogger Donna Rae said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! I bet the kids loved it.


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