Monday, July 25, 2011

Chocolate Lovers' Weekend

Our first adventure this summer took us to Urbanna, VA and the Beth Page Campground. Beth Page is an extremely family friendly campground with lots to do for the kiddies, including a pretty nice water park. Beware, however if you have teenaged daughters. The local boys come out to play and the place is a veritable teenaged meat market. Since we still have a couple of years before we have to worry about that, I will go on to talk about all the fun we had.

Chocolate Lovers' Weekend at Beth Page is just that. All the planned activities have a chocolate theme. We didn't participate in all of them, since relaxing was high on the adults' plan, but the ones we did were a lot of fun.

The water park has a couple of pools, 3 slides, a baby pool, and a splash park area. When we were there, there were plenty of chairs and some shade, although those spots seemed to fill up the fastest. Kids under 14 have to pass a swim test before they are allowed access to the slides.

For some reason, I did not get a whole lot of pictures of our campsite this time around. There was however, a playground just a couple of sites down from us, which was very nice because we could send the kids to play with Paige in charge of the smaller ones while Kat and I made dinner and the hubbies did whatever hubby stuff needed taking care of.

Oh the chocolatey fun that we had... We got in pretty late on the first day, so we pretty much just got settled in and then went to the water park. Day 2 however was spent soaking up some serious chocolate. First off was the chocolate Slip-N-Slide, which consisted of a big tarp that went down a hill and into the river that was coated in chocolate syrup and then had the water turned on it. The kids LOVED it. To tell the truth, I wouldn't have minded giving it a try myself. LOL. In the end we had 4 sticky, messy kids that we then promptly walked over to the beach and sent straight into the water.

That afternoon came what Paige had been waiting for since we first saw the advertisement - the chocolate eating contest. The girl was psyched! The first round was chocolate ice cream and she seriously hoovered the stuff, placing first in her group and moving on to round 2.

Lulu Bean put in a good showing, but I think she was wearing about half of her serving as a beard!

Round 2 was chocolate donuts. Each kid was given 4 donuts and the first to finish went on to the next round. Paige was chowing along at a pretty good clip until she saw that the kids next to her was almost finished. I don't know how she did it, but that girl got all 4 donuts in her mouth at one time. If she had been able to swallow, she would have had it in the bag. Alas, the donuts got the better of her and she came in 2nd.

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