As some of you may remember, we want to head out west in an RV this summer. However, Scott and I had never driven one before so my brilliant husband suggested we take a practice trip over Spring Break. Even though I really just like to jump into things, I agreed.
After getting used to the RV making me feel like its going way faster than it is and learning to catch things on the turns, I sat back and enjoyed the ride.
We stayed at a KOA in Luray, which felt like staying with family. Everyone was so nice and helpful. Plus, the place was beautiful.
The next day we went for a hike up to Mary’s Rock. Because we were parking the RV in the Shenandoah National Park, we had to start at the trailhead further away than we had anticipated, but the kids, especially E, walked almost all the 3.8 miles! And everyone thought it was worth it when we saw the view at the top.
We came back tired and happy and spent the afternoon and evening exploring the KOA’s friendly cows while we cooked dinner over the fire and dyed Easter eggs.
The next day the Easter Bunny visited the RV, which was a huge hit with the kids, and afterwards, we went to Luray Caverns.
After the caverns, we ate lunch and rested in the RV before hitting up the rest of fun including a ropes course, a maze and museums.
The trip was so fun that the kids still wanted to sleep in the RV when we got home! Of course, once Scott mentioned we could RV to Disney World, too, I’m having a hard time not buying one. Whatever we decide (rent or buy), we have a better idea how to organize for the big trip out west this summer and we cannot wait to get started!
Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.
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