Camping with visitors


So our second camping trip of the year we went back to Cross Creek. It is a nice full-service campground across the street from Alum Creek state park. Because it is just up the road from Westerville and just outside Columbus, it is close enough for family and friends to visit, and they did!


My parents drove up and visited us and saw our new camper for the first time. It was nice having guests. The only other time we ever had visitors was when we were at Cross Creek two years ago and Julia’s dad and mother-in-law visited.

Cross Creek is a nice campground, and it was nicer being in a full hook-up site closer to the front this time, but it is just lacking something for us. The sites are close together and there are not enough trees for our taste. Although there are some gorgeously landscaped seasonal lots, the seasonal campers have been very standoffish there.

In any event, we stayed three days – we had to, they only rent their full-hookup pull-through sites for three days on the weekends!- and it is always a nice feeling on Sunday morning sitting and relaxing watching everyone ELSE pack up and hurry home!

So, we got our first camping trip under our belt in the new camper by ourselves. Nothing great, but the weather was gorgeous and it was wonderful just to be outside together!

These fire rings looked cool, but were very flimsy and bent. Also, the ring was so close to the camper it set off the smoke detectors!


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Julia and I both camped as kids and wanted our kids to have the same fun experiences. We have a son Nathaniel and a daughter Haley. We live in Marysville, Ohio.

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