Thursday, June 26, 2008

Going Dry: Sibley State Park (Thursday)

Location: Sibley State Park, MN (along the Glacial Lakes State Trail)
Oak Ridge Campground, Site #118
Dates: June 26-29
Camped with: Just our little fam of 4

We were lucky to get a site at this time of year without reservations. Thursday was pretty empty, but it looked like lots of people were coming for the weekend. We initially thought we'd like to be in the Lakeview Campground with electricity and close to the lake. But we found that Oak Ridge Campground is much more private with trees and space between sites. However, there are no electric sites there, so we ran the fridge on propane and used minimal electricity off our 2 deep cycle marine batteries. Hopefully they'll last.

We were so warm (hot, sticky, sweaty?) after setting up camp so we went down to the beach on our bikes and swam. It was so refreshing! The sun was beginning to set as we finished up our swim.

As we rode back to our site, the most awesome feeling overcame me, "We have arrived." Our little family camping and biking and swimming together - this is what I've dreamt for all of us, and here we are.

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