June 11, 2010
Destination: Staunton/Walnut Hill KOA, Staunton, VA. What a beautiful setting for a campground - the Shenandoah Valley. Our site was set beside a small creek that was the home to ducks that visited us regularly.
Audio Books: Finished Five Children and It, and Mystery at Chilkoot Pass (an American Girl History Mystery about the Yukon Gold Rush). We began a family favorite, Father and I Were Ranchers of the Little Britches series. This is such a great story of an eight year old boy who moves with his family to CO to build a homestead. The depth of their relationships is inspiring and the way he describes life is humorous.
When we left my sister's home we didn't know if we'd take the safe route - a hotel, but somewhere along the way, in a fit of bravery, reservations were made at a KOA. I think it was after my boy scout son enthusiastically voted to camp and offered to put the tent up by himself - fast.
After an evening of a picnic dinner, swimming in the pool, riding the dinosaur train at the playground and feeding the ducks, we knew we had made the right choice.