New Bern 2018

For our last camping trip of the year, we headed back down to North Carolina to go sailing since we were not able to sail when we were down there in the spring. We left Thursday afternoon and traveled a few hours before stopping overnight at a Walmart in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Our favorite campground was closed due to damage from Hurricane Florence and the New Bern KOA was closed to the public as it was providing shelter for locals due to hurricane damage. We wanted to be in New Bern so we didn’t have a long commute to the sailboat each day and ended up finding a site at Moonlight Lake RV Park and Cottages. I have zero pictures of our setup because it was not pretty, but luckily Chris had some photographic evidence. They have cottages that look pretty nice but the RV spots were less than ideal. Fortunately, we were not planning to spend a lot of time at the campground!

Mike and Eric came over shortly after we arrived on Friday night. We grilled some pizza, got cozy, and watched Ferdinand in the camper. Fun fact: This was the first and only time we’ve used the TV in this camper. The boys didn’t like the movie (they think every movie is scary!) and ended up going to bed early but the adults finished watching it!

The next morning, we packed some lunches and headed over to Northwest Creek Marina for some sailing. The boys each got a turn to drive the boat and did really well!

We didn’t sail to anywhere in particular as we weren’t sure how long Ben & Jack would last, but we sailed around for a few hours and then turned around and went back to the marina. Back at the marina, the boys played on the playground for a bit before heading back to the camper for dinner.

The next day was very, very similar to the previous day — Sailing into the afternoon followed by playing on the playground before heading back to the camper. We brought lunch with us again and the twins packed some arts and crafts to keep themselves entertained.

The next morning, we packed everything up and started our trip back north. We stopped at Candy Hill Campground in Virginia to break up the trip. Candy Hill is a family run campground just off the interstate which was convenient for our one night stay. After we arrived, we took a walk around the campground and checked out the playground, of course!

We arrived home on Tuesday October 30th, just in time to celebrate Halloween. This wraps up our 2018 camping season! Thank you for following along. We can’t wait to share who joined our family and the AMAZING trips we took in 2019!!!

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