Long weekends are the best for camping. It’s always great to get an extra day. Even better when you can get there close to check in on arrival and there’s a late check out time. However they can be a little long with a broken leg. But broken legs don’t stop you from driving as long as you are able to caravan and your chair is ready for you once you are settled.
Vista Royalle is a fairly large, well groomed campground. It has just over 200 sites and a handful of cabins. They offer both water and electric as well as full hook up sites and also have a group area. The trees perfectly outline the sites. There are several sites that back up to the swimming pond.
There were two bathroom areas. One was located at the store and the other more centrally located in the campground.
The camp store is large with a variety of items you may have forgotten at home. It also has a good selection of candy and 3 flavors of slushies. There is a snack shack near the pavilion. It serves hand scooped and soft serve ice cream as well as a selection of hot food and snacks. They also sell wood- $6 a bundle, the bundles were decent size.
There is a swimming pond with a large sand beach and several inflatables for use. It’s a great place to use the sand toys, catch some rays and cool off on a hot day. Next to the pond is a jumping pillow, large playground. Across from the store are mini golf, a gaga pit, horse shoe hits, shuffle board court, volleyball court. There is also a fishing pond at the other end of the campground.
The campground offers scheduled activities. The weekend we were there they had a Glow Run and silent auction with proceeds for charity, DJ’s, and a craft for the kids. The DJ was great and played later than I expected on Saturday and Sunday night. And because he was loud no-one noticed how loud we can get!
Group dinner was fun as always. We used the kabob grill and the dutch oven. We highly recommend fun ways to cook while camping. The kabobs are a group effort, everyone brings the various food items and helps prep them. This year we had marinated chicken, steak, shrimp, hot dogs a variety of veggies, and Texas toast for garlic bread. In the dutch oven we made French Onion Soup, topped with Muenster for lunch and apple croissants for dessert. It was the first time we have made soup in the dutch oven and won’t be the last! The soup was a last minute idea while we were at the grocery store in near by Plover, WI. And it was a good one!
The free WIFI worked great. And yes, even though we are camping we still like to stay connected.
Camping with a broken leg is interesting. Not much you can do but sit around, scoot to the lake and let others do all the hard work. Sitting around is always a good time, especially when the kids join in. And when sitting around creates extra family bonding and memories it is even better.
Thankfully the RV is easy to level, we have an able teenage son- who is willing to help, and PBS came in very clear for the times that the leg needed to be elevated. Found a great show to watch and a new way to make garlic bread over the fire!
Overall another great weekend at a great campground. Lots of laughs with friends over wine and in front of the fire. Even poured my Sunday morning screwdriver into a stemmed glass so I could use my wine hook www.thewinehook.com
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Reblogged this on jeepthng and commented:
Such a wonderful time with family and friends, even with a broken leg!