This was the first actual trip in our new motorhome. We don’t normally go camping this early in the season, but we were all kinds of excited when our friends wanted to plan something! We also figured it would be a little warmer down south. We wanted to get there before dark, since we’ve never been to Sand Hollow before and weren’t even sure where we would be able to camp. But by the time we pulled in it was very black out. Looking through internet threads we drove to a spot where we thought we could pull in for the night.
When we got up in the morning, we were greeted with the owner of the property. Luckily he wasn’t upset, but let us know that we wouldn’t be able to stay there. He talked to the guys for quite some time about all of the neat and also eerie things he’s found on his land over the years, including the body of a murdered woman *YIKES
We ended up getting a spot at the state park by the beach, the view was gorgeous and they had really nice showers with heated floors. On our first ride we came up on this huge rock formation and of coarse the kids wanted to climb it, So we did. It was fun to get to almost the tippy top and look down on all the peaks and valleys. The trails were very sandy (hence the name) and it would have been nice to have some paddle tires, but we managed.
We were adventuring with some of our favorite people, The A Family. They always bring the funnest camping toys and gadgets. This time they had brought along some metal detectors. The kids love to dig in the sand (Especially Collins) and with the detectors they were able to find some fun treasures. The kids favorite find was a crystal cube from a projector that they used to play games with the remainder of the trip.
On our next ride we came to this cliff with yet another amazing view where we spent some time just taking it all in. On our way back we decided to take one last trail and Brandon found a spot that seemed perfect for him to do some donuts. Not my favorite thing, but he was having fun. As we started to pull out, we all looked back at our friends, right as they were about to spin their own donuts and watched helplessly in slow motion as they tipped over. I just remember hearing screams and saw Brandon jump out of our RZR and run at full speed to help.
Once i caught up with him, I heard them say their machine had landed on her leg, so we all lifted it off of her and then scrambled around in our side by sides in the rain to the nearest instacare. Luckily it wasn’t too far away. We decided to take the kids back to camp, he took thier kids in their Teryx and I was driving ours in the RZR, Brandon wanted to lighten the mood and play around a bit. He pulled into this area that had been primed for riding with jumps and such . He went up this jump and then just stopped dead in his tracks, as i came around the other side, at the bottom of the jump was a giant pool of muddy water. I was laughing so hard! Glad that he didn’t just blindly go for it (He never would, but still haha) At that point we called it and headed back to wait for the verdict from the hospital. She had broken some bones in her foot, but fortunately didn’t need any surgery. It was such a relief, we were all very concerned!
All in all it was a great trip, we made some memories and would definitely go back. Maybe when it’s warmer and we can actually dip in the lake!