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Family Fun at New Point RV Resort

After we bought our camper we knew we wanted to go somewhere for Memorial Day weekend, but it was March, and everywhere we called was already booked!  We had a friend with a place in Mathews County, Va., and remembered a small campground on a beach nearby. We called the New Point RV Resort and scored big time! They had a beachfront spot open and let me tell you, we were the envy of every person there! The view from inside the camper was unreal!  We were parked right next to the beach access and the employees were kind enough to use a tractor to help us get into our spot. It was tight, but being in the front spot made all the difference!  The beach was amazing! It was super shallow there on the Mobjack Bay so the water was calm and the tide went out pretty far. It was knee deep as far as you could see. Perfect for kiddos! They didn't want to leave. The campground also had a pool and playground, but both were pretty crowded. Despite that, the kids loved both.

You are in the middle of nowhere, but keep going!

You are in the middle of nowhere, but keep going! I don’t know about you, but when I’m planning a trip, I devour research. I read every review available, whether it’s for a cruise, a 5-star hotel or a campground. I want to know everything there is to know about a place before I go. Sometimes it’s useful, sometimes it’s not. On this trip to Virginia Landing Campground, it was useful, but I didn’t quite trust my memory. After driving down a very long narrow road through a small town called Quinby, my GPS said, “you have arrived at your destination,” but my destination was nowhere in sight. That’s when I vaguely recalled one review that said just keep going even though GPS says not too. Despite that recollection, we turned around, and it wasn’t until we saw a small sign pointing back the way we had first gone that we realized what happened. Despite that little roadblock, Virginia Landing did not disappoint. We arrived to find the place nearly empty. We picked a beaut

Camping on the Beach at Fort Monroe

Mental note… when planning a camping trip to the beach, try to do it during the summer! My husband and I discovered the campground on Fort Monroe in Hampton a few years back. It’s called The Colonies and it’s just steps away from a small beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Each site is named after one of the original 13 colonies, but it also has a more basic section in a field called New France. It’s hard to believe, but even in March, with temperatures near 35 degrees, the colony section was completely full! We were able to get a spot in New France with a nice view of the water. Despite the biting wind and quickly setting sun, we made our way to check out the water! Millie jumped around in the sand, enjoying every minute (I could only stand about 5 minutes) but it was pretty. It was a very quiet and well-maintained campground. We spent the next morning checking out three different playgrounds nearby. While they weren’t new and some were a bit declining in health, many of them wer

What did we do? We bought a new camper!

The beginning  Since the early days of our relationship, my husband and I have loved camping! We spent many vacations going to the Outer Banks or music festivals. It only took a few trips for us to invest in our first camper, a 1973 Tag-a-long.  It was small and didn't have a bathroom, but we spent many hours and gallons of sweat renovating it. When we finished, we were very happy.  Fast forward ten years later, we have two small children (2 and 4 years old) and the Tag-a-long isn't big enough for all of us. We knew we wanted to keep camping as a family so we had to do something, and like all good things, it started with research. Sadly, we couldn't find much information about the best travel trailers for families, and that's why we decided to start this blog!  I'm happy to report that we ended up purchasing a Coachmen Viking BHS17 and WE LOVE IT! We hope to share all of our family travels, hacks, tips, tricks and recipes with you!