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!
If you have been following for awhile, you might remember that in 2017, Chris and I decided it would be fun to run a race in another state and make a camping trip out of it. For our first annual date race weekend, we camped at Shenandoah River State Park and ran the Shenandoah Leaf Peeper 10K. This year, we found the Herring Point 10K in Lewes, Delaware. Lucky for us, the race we chose was right in Cape Henlopen State Park, which had a newly renovated campground.
Cape Henlopen State Park is located on the Delaware Bay and was a strategic location for the United States during many wars. Cape Henlopen was the home of the Fort Miles military base, which was a key piece of our nation’s coastal defense during World War II. In 1964, the U.S. Army gave the land to the state of Delaware and Cape Henlopen became a state park.
We said goodbye to our boys on Friday morning and headed to Cape Henlopen State Park for our second annual date race weekend. We arrived in the late afternoon and set up our campsite. We went for a walk to check out our loop, grilled some pizza for dinner, and relaxed around the campfire.
Last up on our tour of the Great Lakes is Lake Michigan! We left Muskallonge Lake State Park on Saturay morning and arrived at Point Beach State Forest in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The Point Beach State Forest is located along 6 miles of the Lake Michigan coast. The Point Beach Ridges, located within the forest, are a National Natural Landmark.
There are 127 sites in the campground in Point Beach State Forest, 70 of them with electricity. All of the sites are within walking distance of Lake Michigan but none of the sites offer a view of the lake due to the high sand dunes.