After spending a good part of a day in town yesterday, we decided we would stay at the campground and just hangout and relax here. It is sometimes a difficult decision to make to not do any sightseeing because you are constantly nagged with the feeling that you are missing out on something. We figured since we are staying 2 more days here than we originally anticipated, we can afford to take things slow.
Luckily for us, last night’s hail and thunder storm left no traces of itself except for the leaves it blew down from the trees. A nice rain from time to time is actually a very welcome event for us since most campgrounds do not allow us to wash our car and trailer. After 8,000 miles on the road, we have collected a good amount of grime.
As most other KOA Kampgrounds, Asheville East KOA is a real kid friendly place and especially on the weekends where there are lots of planned activities that everyone is invited to attend.
Ava got to spend a little time with mama doing some arts and crafts (or krafts since it is KOA).
She also spend some quality time at one of the their 2 playgrounds.
Right behind our campsite by the river, we got a visit from mama duck and her little babies.
We got them to stick around by throwing some cheerios on the ground. The little ducklings like to copy their mom by picking at the cereal but they are not big enough yet to actually eat any of them.
We got to spend some quality time sitting in the rocking chairs in front of the general store while Ava does her magic trick of making a foot long popsicle disappear.
A day spent relaxing at the campsite also means mani-pedi time for the girls.
Not bad huh? As long as she keeps it all within the first 2 digits I think she’s doing pretty good. Good thing Marlene bought these non-toxic fingernail paints for kids.
She was pretty proud of her work and decided to take a photo of how beautiful they look from her perspective.
And of course once Ava gets a hold of the camera, expect lots of close-ups and weird angles.
Today we even had time to pull out our beach chairs to sit around the fire pit. Over 4 months into the trip, we still have not yet had a camp fire. It sounds kinda insane but I think most full-timers will understand. Camp fires are great for weekends trips with family and friends. If you are full-timing, it is just an activity that gets in the way of everyday life. It’s sort of like having a campfire in your backyard of your house. People just don’t do it.
No one was more excited to find out that the other KOA organized activity we got to participate today was the ice cream social.
We were busy shoveling ice cream into our mouths, we forgot the social part. Look at Mila eyeballing that cup. One day Mila, one day you will get to eat ice cream too.
And you will even be able to ride a real merry-go-round just like your big sister!
over and out,