no wifi / no problems

We successfully made it to our second campground, along with all the other campers in the mountains of NC (there are a LOT OF THEM, btw).

I’m thankful to be here and maybe even more thankful for spotty cell service and no wifi. Maybe this is just what we needed.

Our 2 hour ride here only took us 5, hahahhahaha!! Not. Even. Joking.

It’s fine. It’s fine.

We’ll be roasting marshmallows and eating bacon and cheese sandwiches and playing in clear mountain water if you need us.

I’ll post when we’re back to civilization. I couldn’t even get photos to load to this post, so we’ll save all our updates for later!

Here’s what I typed in my phone log last night:

First night of camping
It’s 11:43pm and I just sat down for the first time since we arrived at our campsite around 10pm – 2 hours later than we had planned, lol.

We had the sweetest people come meet us with a golf cart and escort us directly to our spot for the night. They even helped us get all the connections set up, Lord knows we had no clue what we were doing!

Upon arrival it was super clear to me why one would want to own their own RV instead of renting one. I had the duty of beginning to unpack everything and get our beds set up for the night. All while a toddler screamed and the drama queens argued about anything and everything under the sun, moon and stars.

I discovered all kinds of hidden storage areas throughout our RV that are pure genius. I could see how someone could live in this for weeks or months at a time. Especially if you never have to pack your things and leave.

If someone had a hidden camera of us the past two hours, we’d be instant reality tv stars. It was funny and terrible and wonderful all at the same time. Not proud, but I’ll admit I screamed a couple of times and had to instantly ask my kids to forgive me. They’ve not had the best behavior today and we were all beyond tired.

Note to self – if you’re picking up an RV for the first time and going to a campground, go early. Do not plan to go later in the day like us. We had to find our campground in the dark and our nerves were all shot by the time it was ready to settle in for the night. I didn’t have an ounce of patience left in my bones and it got the best of me. Not the best scenario.

I felt much better once we found places for all our stuff and everyone found a place to lay their sleepy heads. The good thing is that we don’t have anywhere to be tomorrow and no schedule to maintain. Praise. The. Lord.

There were certainly a few hiccups and things I would do differently, but all in all it was a successful first evening in our RV.

My goal for tomorrow is to not be stressed about getting anywhere and to let our kids have time to roam and play and get their energy out! I want us all to enjoy this fun adventure.

Goodnight!

Love, the crazy camping Haiglers +Joy

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2 comments

  1. Starr, so glad you arrived safely and are all set up for the 4th. Just a suggestion (we have lived in an RV for 17 years now) if you have to go to another campground plan to arrive around 2 pm no later. That way you avoid the setup in the dark. Leave as early as you can (know you and your daughter are not early birds but it will avoid the traffic and the little ones sometimes might even catch a few moments of shut eye. Praying you all have a marvelous Camp 2017.

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    • Maggie!!!! I had no idea you lived in an RV! How cool is that?? I’m sure you have all kinds of tips and secrets you’ve learned. We met some really cool folks at Palmetto Cove that live there full time in the summer. What an adventure, friend!!

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