We finally dragged the old Scamp down I-95 to Norfolk and the campground at Little Creek for Ian's birthday weekend. For $22/night we had sun, fun and a mud run. After setting up camp, we discovered they had a gym with a complete Crossfit rig and a beach less than two miles from the campsite. We had dinner at 1608 Crafthouse, arriving in time for happy hour oysters and local beers.
The food, with the exception of a mediocre bread pudding, was great--fried green tomato BLT for me, pork shoulder Cuban for Sophie, and a lamb burger for Ian. Ian and I woke up early and hit the gym where I convinced him to do some Crossfit with me for two days in a row-including Fight Gone Bad!
Maddy and Cyrus decided to stop by on their way back from the Outer Banks and enjoyed some beach time with us. The weather went downhill from there with intermittent wind and rain. We bought a Nerf football and a frisbee to occupy ourselves and signed up on the spur of the moment for the "mud" run. There was a lot of sand involved. Sophie placed first in her age-group, I placed second in mine, and Ian placed third. Podium for all the Lees! We ate enough pizza to recoup some of our entry fee, and to be honest, the weather was perfect for running. The last morning we snuck in some beach time before packing it in. Every time we camp I think to myself, "why don't we do this more often?" and "why did I make so many Spam musubi?" I think Ian finally has me convinced to spend some time post-retirement in a bigger RV. Maddy can install solar, and we can go off the grid. We can travel around the country visiting family and friends, do Spartan races and be totally ready for the zombie apocalypse.