After years of hauling our camper all over to great spots, we parked it this summer. Perfect timing for one our best decisions ever. Proof: We won first place, and I’m more proud of this award than nearly everything else we’ve achieved–together or in our separate ventures.
Here’s the award: Highest electric bill of the entire campground! We love that were were there often enough to spin that meter fast.
It’s a cool award. Literally. It means our air ran while it was hot and humid, so we still slept smooth.
What else our award means…
- Our competitors are the best. When you’re at the same spot every weekend, you get to know the neighbors. And ours are the best! Iowans, farmers, parents, fellow campers…and people who truly care. Plus really care about having a great time. We made so many happy memories already.
- The golf cart was always charged. Some days our boys golfed 27+ holes. And we had a sure-fire way to get around.
2. More time to watch stuff grow.
Rev and I watched the neighbor farmer’s calves grow and saw a mom and her twin fawns mature, week by week on our at-least-twice-daily hikes. If we left at just the right time, we ran into our golfing boys on #12.
3. More river trips.
Over, along, in, across and on our “waterfront,” the Root River. This river is crystal clear, fast-moving, ever-changing and cold (too cold and too fast for mosquitoes!).
4. Acting like locals.
We embraced the very best parts of all the little towns nearby, from Lanesboro pastries and Rhubarb Fest to the Amish, the butcher and of course the great small town bars. They embraced us right back.
5. Staying put.
Starting now, we’ll do something else we’ve never done: camped after Labor Day. And since we also have heat, we hope to keep that electric meter running. After all, we have our #1 status to maintain.