Jump, jump off the boat!!

#tbt to our first camping trip!

We were out on the canoe when the largest spider ever decided to climb onto my 5 yr old’s shoulder. My husband tried to be sneaky and get it off without either of us noticing. He failed. Miserably. I saw it and continued to search the boat continuously as if we were taking on water. And back to that whole “my husband failed” thing. Yep, I see the rat spider scampering across the boat and so does the kid.

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The Styx of Alabama

Through Camping World, we were offered a stay at Styx River RV Park (or a few other locations under Ocean Canyon Properties) in exchange for listening to a 90 minute sales pitch about their membership program. Me, being the cheap financially frugal person that I am, very rarely say “no” to free. So this wasn’t any different. I quickly called and got us signed up for our free 3-night camping trip. A few weeks later, I started googling the management property. Why? I haven’t a clue. I read gosh awful things about everybody’s horrible experience. Being pressured even after saying no, the 90 mins quickly turning into 4 hours, etc. After reading all this, I almost cancelled because I was worried it would be too much of a headache, even for a free trip. I decided it was worth the memories we could make that weekend, and we’ would survive a pushy salesman. Oh, and I forgot to mention that we would also receive a $100 Camping World gift certificate. So they’d be paying us for our trip. So…we were off!

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