After many years of having it on our bucket list, we finally secured a reservation on Cumberland Island and met some of our dear friends for a fun weekend of camping over President's Day weekend. The beauty of the island is stunningly unique as the white sanded beach and beautiful blue ocean is juxtaposed against the old knotted oak trees dripping with Spanish moss and adorned at their base with saw palmettos over 7 feet high. To add to the majestic wonder of this special place, we witnessed the wild horses roaming among the ruins of the Carnegie family mansion.
The moments we spent on the beach were so peaceful and gorgeous, but the highlight of the weekend for the children was the exceptional climbing tree (and being able to visit it without adults a few times) and the highlight for me was hanging out at our campsite- just being able to talk, have a few drinks, watching our children play and read together, and enjoying the music from our neighbor campers. Despite the amount of work that is involved in camping, particularly with a toddler, I never regret the moments we spend in nature and the experience it provides for us all. This particular trip was even more relaxing in some ways since there was no cellular service on the island- a weekend without a phone was a nice treat!
We are excited to start exploring the camping areas near Chattanooga and to make a trip to camp in Asheville soon. Where are some of your favorite camping spots?