Well, we have returned, and what a trip we had! We bought those magnetic lights
because our lights
weren't working. Well, they lasted 26 miles, and one vibrated off. $50 down the drain. We didn't arrive until after midnight, and set up camp quickly, and called it quits. The Ranch was great...they had a late reservation set for us. Security stopped us two minutes into the campground. They wanted to make sure we knew our lights
. The next morning, we set up the rest of the camp, with little problems with our burro
. Everything had vibrated off the couch in the front...pad, wood compartment doors...and the door sagged during transport. Thank God for a skinny son, or it would have been a night in the suburban!! We decided that we need to work more on storage as well.
We got alot of lookers. One person admitted that it was the smallest trailer they had ever seen, however, yesterday afternoon, we took a stroll into the storage area and saw two casitas and one scamp
. The campground has alot of people that spend alot of time there. As a member, you can spend 21 days in the main area, and 9 days in the "meadowlands.", making you a permanent resident. I think we had parked in the resident area, as there were no "campers." I mean, we were surrounded by rvs/campers, but no one came out at night...no campfires, no cooking outside. Perhaps we need to find the party area!!
We broke out our camp chef stuff, which was a new experience for us. We got the high output single burner, the single grill, and the griddle. All I can say is WOW!!! high heat, fast, and the best burgers that we ever had. Commercial cooking at camping prices. Hot...fast...made incredible bacon and hamburgers.
We also got the camp chef propane
and it burned great. Drew alot of attention, but no one joined us. Excellent marshmallows/smores, by the way...I saw the comment that someone said about not knowing how to build a fire...those propane
fires are incredibly easy, although I think that we need to play with the placement of the ceramic logs.
The kids had a great time with all the activities, and the temp was hotter than what seemed to be anywhere in the country this weekend. Yesterday, we were dealing with temps of 100, dallas was supposedly 97, and florida 88. We forgot an air conditioner, so did alot of sweating, however, the nights were nice.
Well...we survived, had a great time, broke in the burro
, and even got some rain last night and this morning. There was some leakage at the windows
, but far less then if they were still broken!!
We are ready to do it again!!