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Monday, November 19, 2012

Layout: "Camping is All Kinds of Cool"

This is our camping trip to Gettysburg, PA (Gettysburg Campground) in September 2012. We had bought the camper years ago, but didn't really use it as the little ones were babies and it was too chaotic. My husband's sister and her husband HAD to have it, but didn't have the money to pay it off, so they took over our payments. That lasted several months (until fall when camping season was over), then they stopped paying. We had no luck selling, so months later, they swore they would keep making the payments this time. We even had papers notarized. They kept their word for awhile, but once again stopped making payments. Again, it was fall and we were unable to sell the camper. Once again several months later, they offered to take over the payments again, promising they would not reneg. Although I didn't trust them, we were barely making ends meet and not having the camper payment to make was a huge help. About 6 months later, they had Duane's mom deliver the message that they were not making any more payments. And this time, they had also done A LOT of damage to the camper which they refused to fix. Several hundred dollars and weeks later, Duane got the camper fixed up. Needless to say, I do not have in-laws. I do not speak to any of them. I have nothing to do with them. This is not something that "family" does. Lesson learned.

I was unsure of how camping would go, but we decided to give it a try. The kids are older and surprisingly, it went very well. We had a lot of fun, we relaxed and we got to spend some time together. I was disappointed that my oldest didn't go this time, but he did go the next time.

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