Call us crazy, I guess?
In our defense, we didn't camp with Miss Shelby in a tent but instead our new travel trailer we purchased a few weeks ago! It's a 26-footer complete with bathroom, kitchen, queen size bed, and bunk beds in the back.
It will work for now but I know in the future we'll have to make some changes. Especially when she starts pulling up.
It's great though because there's even a curtain to shut her section off so we can still move around the camper and use the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom area without disturbing her.
It's not as high elevation wise as the Blue Ridge Parkway so it wasn't as cool there as we are use to when we camp in July.
In other words, it was HOT!
We got a site in the Arrowhead campground just steps away from Badin Lake in Eastern North Carolina.
Arrowhead is also VERY popular with Jeeper clubs aka 'mud boggers'. I guess there are tons of trails for those groups around that area.
No such luck for Friday though so we headed over as a family of 3.
Yes, we left Buddy behind at the lake house this trip until we got our bearings on how it would all roll out.
After arriving and getting set up torrential rains set in. We were VERY happy to be in a trailer and not a tent!
Ready for a cooler place to camp!
I'm just hoping Shelby learns to love the outdoors as much as we do.
(Yes, our awning is tilted on purpose to help the rain to run off)
We've had a trip to camp at Whitetop, Virginia for months and we were planning to do it in tents. We've decided now to bring the trailer and have our friends camp at or near our site.
We plan to ride the Creeper trail again.
Just 2-weeks away! The high on top of the mountain is 70-degrees during the day!
I know camping isn't everyone's thing, but we find it fun and a great way to make tons of family memories that Shelby can hopefully pass on to her possible children one day.
So, there you have it!!
Camping trip numero uno with trailer(yet, to be named) DONE!!