The next morning, Harper woke up at the beautiful early hour of 5am. I made her lay there and stay still until 6 when Paige woke up and we all laid in bed until about 6:30 laughing and relaxing together. We had microwave pancakes and picked up and got ready for the day. The girls played outside in the rocks, because this place was more rock than anything. No trees for shade or grass to play in. But they didn't care at all. They loaded rocks in buckets and poured dirt everywhere. We went four wheeling with Buddy and Serena at 9 and rode some easy roads for awhile to get to the mountains. It was fun to go fast! Then we hit a few trails that were hard to climb and twisty through the mountains. We stopped a few times to chat and then ate lunch at a small waterfall area. We walked through the waters for a bit and cooled off. After that, it was Paige's nap time so I held her while she slept. Eventually Harper fell asleep too and I was holding both girls as still as possible in a bouncy four wheeler (we rode with Buddy in the side by side). It was so hard! Thankfully Harper only slept for about 30 minutes which helped, but Paige slept a good hour and a half, which is awesome. We headed back to the camper at 3 to go swim at the hotel again. Harper loved swimming and since it wasn't too crowded she got to take off her life vest. The front was only 3 feet and she could touch, so she played around and practiced swimming. Paige likes to swim and also kind of doesn't. I had to hold her most of it but she is definitely getting better at floating in her puddle jumper. She also had Serena to give her bites of pound cake every few minutes she was content. We went back to the campground for dinner again and then all headed to bed early again.
Sunday morning the girls slept till 7 so it was a much better morning. Quick breakfast and we were back on the mountain at 8:30. We rode for a few hours and this time I rode on our four wheeler and Cody rode on Serena's while they took the girls in the side by side. It was fun and we got lost and learned some new trails. We saw a few deer and it was a beautiful, cool day out. We went back and had lunch at the camper while Buddy and Serena packed up and headed back home. We all rested in the camper, watching a movie while Paige napped. Afterwards, we went back to the hotel and swam for a bit, cooling off and washing the dirt off. We ate dinner out and then drove up the mountain to Queen Wilhelmena Peak. It was a beautiful drive and such an amazing thing to look out over hundreds of miles of forest and mountains and lush greenery. We went back and went to bed early again, because this is one exhausting, awesome trip.
The next morning, we got up at 6 and packed the camper up as quickly as we could. We knew if we wanted to get home before naptime we had to hurry. We let the girls watch a new movie in the car and that seemed to help hold their attention better this time. We also made it in about 4 hours so it was good time coming home. We got here, ate lunch, put Paige down for a nap and then cleaned the camper really well. There was a mouse in it from before so we had to clean the entire inside and then all the dust from the mountain trails made the camper seriously dirty. So we cleaned and then relaxed because it was a looong weekend.