As we do every year, we spent our Memorial Weekend with friends and family at St. Joseph State Park in Cape San Blas, Florida.
If you have a great memory, you will remember that last year was our first camping trip in the travel trailer. It served us well but as I had predicted, it was far too big for our needs. I mean yes technically it was great in that it was roomy for us and the dogs (and any extra guests for that matter) but it was just monstrous. We actually really struggled even getting it into the campsite last year. Upon our return home it led us to re-evaluate our situation. That was also around the exact time that we put the house up for sale so selling the trailer seemed like a good idea too.
“Let’s just get rid of everything”! “Downsize”! “Less is more”!
Fast forward a few months and we were free of our house and free of our trailer. We spent last Labor Day camping in a tent (sans the dogs) and decided we definitely didn’t want to do that again. Which brings us to our current camping companion, the Pop Up camper. Just wanted to explain a little before you go wait a minute…didn’t you have something different last year?
Any who! As always we had a wonderful trip. The weather was great, the company was awesome, and the memories made we’ll forever cherish.
I was in charge of the dogs and the pop up and David the party wagon, AKA the trailer full of our toys!
|Your barrier won't stop me Mom! I'm coming through!|
|Meanwhile, my co-pilot was in chill mode.|
We had a great campsite in a paved spot however there was no shade during the day where the Pop Up was sitting. Poor planning on our part and we learned for next time that we need more shade! It got pretty warm during the day even with the A/C on high.
|This little guy got to go on a lot of golf cart rides. David took Moose once and it was disastrous...|
|Our "home" for the weekend!|
|Pops and I exploring the bay side!|
|David got acquainted with his kayak. Fun fun!|
|Exhausted and happy!|
|My boys in the bay. Love this photo and the next.|
|Miss Moosey was Queen of the Pop Up|
|Making breakfast. Yum.|
|First night Sunset crew!|
|Most of the ladies!|
|Momma makin' margaritas!|
|Love her. The Happy Camper.|
|Bookie lookin' for treasures. Not much luck but it was fun!|
|The crew taking up half of the beach.|
|Delicious concoction at Shoob E's. A new little ice cream shop near the camp ground.|
The last night of the vacation always includes our annual fish fry. This year the crowd was around 40 people. We didn’t have any day trippers so all of us were camping in the campground together. So much fun!
On our way home we stopped at Burger King to grab some breakfast. We went in and ordered and I came back out with my iced coffee to run the A/C for the dogs and wait on David with the food. I set my drink in my cup holder and stood outside waiting for David. Remi was going to town on my drink the whole time. He apparently thoroughly enjoyed it seeing as he slurped up a good bit of it. All I could do was laugh!Can’t wait until next year! We already have our site booked!