Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2016 Camping Trip to Vermont

I've mentioned here before that I take Muffin's two oldest kids camping each summer as their birthday/Christmas gifts each year (this is their choice).  Since Wolf has been around, he has been coming with us.

This year the kids (hah - they are 17 and 19!!) chose to go to Vermont to go camping (last year was New Hampshire - maybe a post about that at a later date).  Since I bought the new car (yay!) there is not enough room for all of us in the car along with all the camping schtuff (there wouldn't have been room with the old one either, lol).  So, I've rented a Uhaul trailer the last two years for our camping trips.  It seems to work out well....last year I got the open trailer and the car was stuffed with clothes, sleeping bags, etc....  This year I got the enclosed trailer and we had much more breathing room in the car!

We had an awesome time this year.  We went to Silver Lake State Park in Barnard VT. Coincedentally...it was fairly close to King Arthur, hah!!

Here are some pics from our trip:

Welcome sign and Ranger Station:

Here is the car and the trailer all hooked up.  Thanks to my brother for figuring out how to get the trailer AND the bike carrier in my double hitch!! 

Inside the trailer...before Wolf's things were added!   Coolers were the only thing in the car besides us.

Ben & Jerry's Factory in Waterbury VT!!

We have a some-what obsession with Alpaca's ever since we went to the Alpaca farm on Martha's Vineyard a few years ago.  We love seeing them wherever we go, especially if they are unexpected!! We found them in two different places on this trip!  A Farmer's Market that we stopped at for corn on the cob, and in a shopping center in Quechee.

Here are some cool panoramic pics of the campsite....from opposite sides of the site!

We are sometimes goofy......we bought mustache straws and used them our first morning in camp!!
Wolf, Me, Clydesdale and Sticky Mickey

Big Bear in one of the stores.  They weren't thrilled I took their picture, lol!

One of our outings was to the Polar Caves Park in Rumney NH.  I was expecting cave tours like my family did on vacation when growing up....it was way different!  Lots of fun though!

Clydesdale in a LARGE chair they had : Wolf and I as a Polar Bear and Moose

There was a Kissing Bridge at the Polar Caves Park, so of course Wolf and I had to have our picture taken!!!

Quite possibly the BEST outing of the entire trip (I may be the only one with this opinion, lol).....KING ARTHUR FLOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We also did normal camping things....swimming, biking, etc.... but apparently I was having too much fun to remember to take pics, hah!!

Oh............how could I forget CAMPFIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!  Quite possibly the BEST part of camping!!!

~Chelle *o*

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