Where did that weekend go? It was a four day weekend for us as we took the Friday before Memorial Day weekend off from work and yet it flashed by like a regular weekend.
We left home on Friday around 9:00AM after a quick business meeting and headed for the storage lot to pickup the trailer and set out for Fort Wilderness Campground at Disney. After a quick run home for the items left behind in the freezer, we headed out around 10:00AM. No traffic to speak of and smooth cruising to Disney.
We arrived around 1:30PM and were assigned to space #908. We could not have asked for a more perfect space as it had a greet place for walking the dogs and nice forest cover as well as easy access to the Trading Post. We setup and prepared for a hot extended weekend, and hot it was! All weekend in the low to mid-nineties and very little breeze. The temperature by itself wore us out, let alone the additional activity.
We were blessed to be visited by family all weekend, with Wes dropping off Logan to stay through Sunday and the rest of Logan’s family joining us on Sunday. As usual, Logan was full of energy and we enjoyed seeing the world through his growing eyes. Friday night was burgers on the grill and then Wes headed back home.
On Saturday we were busy outdoors all day. We went exploring on the golf cart, took a boat ride, checked out the playgrounds, went swimming and ended up making s’mores at the big bonfire. We even had our pictures taken with Chip of Chip and Dale. Bath time and a quick cartoon was enough for that day.
On Sunday we mostly stayed around the campsite until the rest of the family arrived, keeping busy with the various camping toys available. Once everyone was there, it was off to the playground (though so hot) with fun for everyone. Since only six would fit in the cart, I stayed back with the dogs and watched a portion of the Indy 500. I always so enjoy that as it reminds me of so many good times over the past years, even being up at the lakes and listening to the race on the radio. It is more than just another race and one of the few times I truly get homesick for Indiana.
Sunday closed with cupcakes to celebrate Gavin’s birthday and then a dinner of fresh bratwurst on the grill. Somehow we made it through the heat and still managed to remain patient and civil to each other. It wrapped-up a great time together.
Oh, I must mention the use of the new Bliss Lights. We are still figuring out how to make the most impressive display with them, but they were pretty cool. It needed to be really dark to see them best and we needed more foliage in the immediate area to make them really pop, but it was pretty impressive anyway. In fact, our neighbor dropped by twice to inquire how we were able to string all of those lights in the trees.
Monday was a get-up and get-going day as we needed to be out of the campsite by 11:00AM. We wrapped up and headed home without incident or worry. Another great memory vested in our collective memory scrapbook. I doubt that as those three kids grow they will truly remember this weekend. My hope is that it serves as a good foundation that as they look back over the years, they know they were loved and special to their grandparents.
Anyway, another one for the books. We are glad we had the opportunity to do this and now look forward to our next camping adventure.