Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Glamping 202

It was another Memorial Day weekend glamping trip for the books with 20+ families. I posted about our stay at Jellystone last year and this was just as epic as 2013. I didn't think we would be able to come close to the laughs we had or the memories we made from last year, but we did. I lost my voice, am completely exhausted, a little sunburned and still doing laundry, but the smile on my face hasn't left. I said it last year and I will say it again, if you live in Texas, book a summer trip to Jellystone and do it with lots of friends and family. It is hands down one of the best times ever and will become a household tradition. We are all so sad it's over, but it gives us something to look forward to for next year.


Weekend essentials, on our way, arriving to our home away from home and crazy excited....this year we opted for a cabin instead of staying in a RV. It made life a little easier for us and was hassle free.


The pool was where we spent every morning, starting at 10 AM and ending around dinner time. They added on to the water park and the lazy river area was where it was at.

 
The boys had the perfect spot for all day games of washers. While the dads played and the kids swam, the moms were racing and taking bets on water slide races. I think our group literally took over the entire portion of the park.


Our evenings consisted of grilling, the best of the best iTunes, golf cart rides around the park, more washers and a friendly game of adult kickball (I use the term "friendly" loosely) and of course glow sticks.You cannot leave for a glamping trip without packing hundreds of glowing bracelets and necklaces.

 
We ended the weekend with the best 80's themed 40th birthday for one of our friends. Can you say margarita machine, neon colors, Dirty Dancing lifts under the pavilion, obnoxious hair and make up, more washers and men in wigs? Yes, all of it happened. Next year, I vote to hire a videographer. I do not have the words, focus or iPhone pictures to even begin to capture the last few days. You just have to book a spot to experience it for yourself. Until next year, glampers.

Shanna

34 comments:

Chelsea Oliver said...

This looks like some serious glamping! Glad everyone had a great time!

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Becky M said...

This trip looks like so much fun! I have been wanting to go "glamping" for a while now! Looks like your weekend was great :)

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

This look like the best weekend ever.

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Susan Jeffries said...

Oh that looks like so much fun Shanna!! How blessed you are to have all of those friends!! Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

It looks like you had a blast!

Kimberly said...

Aww, looks like the best time - family vacations are a blast! :)

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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

SO FLIPPING FUN SHANNA!!!!!!! Yes, I think all of us vote for a videographer! :)

Heidi said...

This looks like so much fun! I have never been glamping and clearly I'm doing it ALL WRONG!

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Country Girl's Daybook said...

How fun!! Happy Memorial Day
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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I was waiting for this wrap up! I love the glamping tales. Especially when they mention Dirty Dancing lifts under the pavillion.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

That looks like SUCH a blast! Y'all know how to do glamping right!

Agnes Mayer said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend!!!! Love all the pictures!!!!

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Rachel said...

Glamping is something I would enjoy haha! I need to get my girls together and do this this summer

Helene in Between said...

this might sound really weird but seeing your life makes me really happy because even with kids you guys are having the BEST time ever. you all have this great group of friends and it just makes me so happy!!

Jasmin daily said...

This looks like some serious glamping and fun! So happy you had such a blast!

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Amy @The Crazy Wise Woman said...

I am so doing this! beats the hell out of serious camping which I am not a fan of. And it looks pretty affordable for this single mom on a budget!!

Whitney Ellen said...

I wanted to join you more and more with every single picture you posted. Seriously you make the whole "married with kids" thing look appealing. Somebody get this woman a medal!

Kayla Gilbert said...

That is so fun!! I bet you had a blast! : )

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Kayla Gilbert said...

That looks like a blast!! So glad you had a fantastic weekend!! : )

Kayla
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Elise @ High Heels and Glittering Eyes said...

What a fun trip! Love getaways with tons of people. Always an interesting time for sure!

Lewis Lane said...

Love the pics. Looks like so much fun

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I am SOOOOOOOOO jealous! This looks like an absolute blast!!! I LOVED following along. Now to convince my hubby we need to go glamping in TX...lol! =) Miss you tons!


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Rachel Lynne said...

Sounds like an epic weekend!!!!!!

Because of Jackie said...

Awe, this looks like a blast! I kept thinking of you this weekend and hoped you were having a great time (does that sound weird/stalkerish?!)

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Looks sooooo fun!

Darcy said...

This sounds so fun!! We found a place similar to this in Missouri last year -- I surprised Tyler with a trip there for his birthday and had his family come down and surprise him! It was great!!
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Sarah said...

Fun to the max! Glad you guys had such a great time!

Erica Zar said...

Sounds like an amazing time!! So glad you had a great weekend! Can I come next year? Lol! Loved the pics Shanna!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Angela said...

Wow looks like a super fun trip. Wish we had some of that warmth up here in Canada. Still waiting for it......summer.

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Simone Howell said...

Looks amazing! Dying over that sweet selfie of you with your babe in the background through Gus' legs! So sweet! I loved being in TX for Memorial day…I can honestly say that in CA, no one decorates or dresses like it's 4th of July on Memorial day. Proud of Texas! It's a strong, wholesome, heart filled state! love!

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MorganizewithMe said...

Your glaming sounds like soo much fun! Glad you had a wonderful time! xoxo

Janna Renee said...

Holy cow! That looks like an amazing time!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I always enjoy your photos from this trip. Looks like so much fun!

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