We referenced our water and wind woes with the Mantis in a couple of our blogs. With the support of TAXA Outdoors, we think we have corrected the issue.
We had a last minute opportunity to get a long weekend trip in before school started. We were determined to get to Indiana Dunes State and National Parks. We check the sites daily for cancellations and tried to snag a site at nearby public and private campgrounds to no avail. We settled on the only site remaining at Starved Rock State Park, which is no where near Indiana Dunes.
Terre Haute, Indiana, and Griffin Bike Park have been on our to-do list for some time. Finally we booked a site at Shakamak State Park, south of Terre Haute. This is the start of three weekends in a row camping before heading back to school!
After all of the fun our kids had on the Wibit at the Dogwood Valley Jellystone near Columbus, Ohio, they were determined to find another campground with a Wibit. They did the research and discovered Pine Lakes Jellystone near Pittsfield, Illinois, less than four hours from our house. We were lucky enough to grab the last available site for the July 4th weekend.
Cuyahoga, Cleveland, and Punderson represent the final leg of our three campground, nine night camping adventure.
Our first adventure in the Mantis was a visit to Shenandoah National Park while camping in Luray. We experienced the beauties of Skyline drive, stayed in a gorgeous campground, and had a mostly positive experience with the Mantis.
Is Cricket Camping now Mantis Camping? We loved our Cricket, so why the change?
We came across Cumberland Mountain as an overnight stop on our way to Asheville previously. Although we were there after sunset and departed before sunrise, we thought this location, situated half way between Nashville and Knoxville in Tennessee, deserved a weekend trip.
We planned to visit Montgomery Bell State Park in March as a way to extend our Savannah trip by a few days. Our plans changed and we instead book a spring weekend to make a visit.
Shane and Jessica
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