We were thrilled until we learned camping has had enough of us.
Here is how it all went down:
- Tried to get away Friday night but had way too many things to do. Left Saturday.
- Got to Tally Lake, Montana and realized we had a flat tire.
- Drive into our site when suddenly a pipe bursts and water starts to flow out of out trailer at an alarming rate. We lose about half of our water supply and quickly learn we have no hot water and cannot turn the pump on. We will now be camping without water.
- M changed the tire while I set up camp.
- Realized we had about 20 mosquito bites each; Chicken is lucky to have many on his face.
- Tried to put a very tired boy to bed. Semi-worked until he realized he could climb out of his playpen.
- He then began to get out of his bed and proudly proclaim "I get out of bed; it's good mooning time Mommy!".
- Spent an hour putting Chicken to bed when we finally gave up and drove him around until he started sleeping.
- Chicken decides to skip nap and not go to bed until 11pm nightly. He also wakes at 7am. (normally sleeps from 8:00-8:30).
- This continues for two more days. M and I are sleep deprived and no longer have the energy to swat the mosquitos off of us.
- Mosquitoes continue to be horrible. I am afraid to use deet being pregnant.
- Chicken is sprayed everywhere we can and he is forced to wear long sleeves and pants in 30+ degree weather.
- We give up after three days of torture and consider selling Chicken to gypsies and running away to a tropical island.
But don't feel totally bad for us. M's brother has an amazing cabin in Whitefish, Montana. The cabin has access to a private lake (no bugs), heated outdoor pool, indoor pool, steam room and outdoor hot tub, tennis courts and a park.
Also, turns out that Chicken will sleep in a playpen when he's in an actual room and that all we had to do was put him back to bed 30+ times in one night and then threaten him. He is now back to his regular schedule!
M and I quickly determined we were not suffering from West Nile and we too have been able to relax!
We are now beginning to think we are much too old, wimpy and lame to camp. This is sad for us!
What was your best vacation ever?