Saturday, August 11, 2012

Just Another Saturday at Camperworld

We had a fun day today!  This weekend was Camperworld Coalville's famous Swap Meet.  They have it every year in August and generally I try to avoid it, because it means the park is VERY busy.  But we switched camping locations around to accommodate Kev's hunting schedule next weekend so here we are.  It has ended up being pretty fun.  Camperworld had activities going all day.  There was a swap meet in the morning where members peddled everything from handicrafts to yard sale items, then a kid's treasure hunt, games in the afternoon, a BBQ dinner, entertainment.  We didn't do it all, but what we did, we enjoyed.

This morning we got up early and went to the swap meet, then the treasure hunt.  After that, we drove around through town looking for yard sales.  We ended up driving on bunch of back country roads, so Kevin decided to give Brinkley a driving lesson.  She was nervous, but did really well.  She kept saying, "I'm not supposed to be doing this.  I'm not sixteen."  She's such a rule follower.  Lily drove a little and didn't care one bit about rules or the law. 

She had to sit on Kevin's lap so she could see over the dashboard, but she did the steering wheel and both pedals all by herself.

When we got back, it was in the heat of the day so Kev laid down with the girls and watched a movie while I read.  When that was over, about 3pm, we floated our tubes down the Weber River.  I'd really wanted to do this and I thought it was a lot of fun.  We started with just a small section of the river that runs through the campground, but ended up venturing a couple of miles up the river and putting our tubes in total unknown waters.  We weren't sure what to expect, but it was pretty smooth sailing for the most part, though we did run into (not literally, but almost) a few barbed wired fences crossing the river.  After that, the girls warmed up in the pool a little while Kev and I relaxed in the hot tub. 

We're now ready for a nice dinner and an early bedtime so we're ready for moving day tomorrow.

If we added 10 more people and 10 more tubes hanging out all windows, out the back and sitting on top, we'd look pretty close to how we do at Lava each June.
The Weber River is behind us.  We're ready to jump in unknown waters for our grand adventure.


  1. Running the river was really fun. We went up about 2 miles and ran it. There weren't tons of rapids, but enough exciting things to keep it interesting. Barbed wire, pricker bushes, forks in the river. Ya'll will have to come up and try Coalville with us some time. Guests can now camp for $35. We did it once Saturday, and then twice again on Sunday. The girls loved it. Kev HATES the cold water.