Lewis RV Blog
- 0 0Published on May 24, 2019
I am not a morning person. One of the hardest things about getting married, for me, was realizing I had to talk to someone in the morning (and share a bathroom…man was that a rude awakening)! It’s not that I am grumpy, I just like an hour or so of time to adjust to the reality that is adult life. Which leads to one of my favorite things about camping, surprisingly, it is mornings. Camping is the only time I am excited to get up early, as long as I get up well before the rest of my family! I get my life sustaining coffee and head outside. I love sitting in the quiet; listening to the birds, the river, the wind, whatever happens to be my current condition. I love crisp mornings by a campfire with my feet propped up on the fire ring. I even love the sound of the early morning truck engine getting ready to leave the campground as its passengers set out on their new adventures (weird right?). But I simply love camping mornings!
What pulls me out of my camping morning coma of bliss? A precious little three-year-old hand knocking from the inside of our motorhome door. The next 3 steps from my rocking lawn chair to the motorhome door are a momma’s bittersweet transition from the calm quite of nature and coffee to the hugging, laughing, tantrum crying sweet chaos that is mom life. And so, today’s adventure begins!
Today is mostly a travel day. Sometimes you just have to get from point “A” to point “B.” But we did get to stop at an awesome park. To call this place a park is an understatement of mass proportions. Shelby Farms is a 4500-acre green space in Memphis. They have EVERYTHING! Playgrounds, paddle boats, zipline, popsicles, buffalo, bike trails, water playground, trails, BMX track, horseback riding, dog parks, canoes, kayaks…I mean on, and on, and on. And many of the activities are free. This place was amazing, and there was plenty of space to park a RV, which was a major plus for us. It was a great place to stop and let the kids burn off some energy. If you want more info check out their webpage at shelbyfarmspark.org
Before we headed out of the the park we let our kids talk us in to popsicles. Nothing says summertime like drippy popsicles. These always make for cute pictures! Smiling kids with sticky cheeks are adorable...until you realize those sticky fingers are about to be in your brand new motorhome. Wardrobe change time!!!
Back in the motorhome to complete the days journey of 290ish miles. We have made it to the Hurrican Mills KOA with some time to squeeze in a bit of campsite football before the end of the night.
Tomorrow we head out early for Nashville!