July 28, 2015
I’m writing this post today while sitting amongst stacks of laundry piled miles high. I’m not a fan of the whole coming home from vacation thing, especially when you haven’t had a washer and dryer for a week. I’ve been working on unpacking and cleaning for about 2 days now, but it’s all worth it because we had a great week at camp.
Dunns Camp is a small campground with maybe 20 cabins on a pond about 45 minutes from Portland. My family has been going there for over 25 years, that includes my extended family. Every year I drive down the camp road, my childhood memories come flooding back and I feel like I’m 10 again. It’s so special that I grew up going there, playing with my cousins and friends, and now I get to bring my girls there (and they love it as much as me). Jud actually visited Dunns Camp quite often as a kid as well, since he was my brothers best friend, he would come up for a few days to be with Mason. So we both have fond memories of this special place and get giddy every July when we know that Dunns is approaching.
So Monday I packed up the last minute things and headed to camp with the girls. My parents were already there unpacking their things (we stay in a big cabin with them). It was 85 degrees while we were unloading and unpacking so as soon as things were slightly settled we got in our bathing suits and stepped outside the front door and onto the beach. We had some friends up over the week and the girls had a ball playing with their little friends in the water all day. Jud worked Monday through Wednesday and came out at night. On Tuesday evening he was driving up the highway when our Santa Fe decided it didn’t want to work anymore. It died on the side of the road. We got it towed and Jud borrowed his parents car, we found out that it needed a few thousand dollars worth of work done. Unfortunately the amount of money it needed put into it was more then what the car was worth, yeah. So we decided it was time to say goodbye and get a new vehicle. We had to spend two days of our vacation in town car shopping/buying, which was a total bummer but never the less had to be done. We ended up with the Chrysler Town and Country, which is what we’ve been looking at for months now. We love it so much! I’ll have to do a post just about the van sometime. For now, here’s a pic of it. Back to camp….we wake up to this every morning…. And we go to bed at night to this…Yup, it’s perfect!
We try to fit in a few runs while we’re there, it was hard this year because of all the time we spent not at camp. But we did manage two 4 milers. It makes me feel slightly better about all the snacks and goodies we eat while on vacation. Like this delicious breakfast! There’s a little farm stand down the road that makes their own ice cream. Let me tell you, it’s the best ice cream in the world. We like to go a few times while we’re in the area. They have animals to pet and feed while you enjoy cold treat! Aside from paddle boarding, kayaking, playing pretty pretty princess, car shopping, sitting by the water and visiting with family and friends, my favorite part was spending time with this guy. We get so busy with our everyday lives and routines that sometimes I take my him for granted. I am so thankful to have him as my husband and the father of my babies. He does so much for us like working 2 (sometimes 3) jobs and still helping with things around the house, playing with the girls and even fitting in a workout with me at the end of the day. He’s always got a good attitude and is trying to do whatever it takes to make sure I have a good day! Getting to spend time together on vacation is my favorite, it doesn’t matter what we do or who we do it with as long as he’s with me. So to say we had a good vacation wouldn’t cut it. It was an amazing week with lots of precious memories. I hope you all had a great week and are enjoying your summer!