Saturday, June 28, 2014

Leibold Grothues Ranch at the Lake Medina RV Resort - A 'House of Fauci's' Camping Experience

On Memorial Day weekend our family decided to take the RV out and go camping. We did not want to travel too far from home and most campsites were packed but luckily we were able to stumble upon a great place in Leibold Grothues Ranch at the Lake Medina RV Resort. 
When you enter the ranch, as you drive down the long road to reach the RV sites, you pass by a variety of animals such as cows, horses and deer running. It is quite a site and very beautiful. 
Unfortunately, Lake Medina is dry so we would not be able to fish, but even though there would be no fishing we knew there would be a lot of fun stuff we would be able to do. 

After we parked the RV, I took the girls to explore the campsite. 
Even though there was not any water for fishing at this lake, we made the best of it and decided to explore where the lake used to be. The girls brought bags to collect shells and there were so many beautiful wildflowers for some great photo opportunities. 
The campsite was surrounded with so many grown trees that it was hard not to take more pictures of my girls and insist that we eat outside among all the beauty. 

At night we made S'mores. Yummy Yummy S'mores! I tried to make a red, white and blue s'more for the spirit of Memorial Day. It was not as easy as it was to make in my head, but my husband enjoyed it. 

At night the middle child, no surprise, started to cry out that she was 'bored', so I taught them a game that we played when our older three kids were their age. We played the ABC game and it was a hit. Basically you choose a theme such as food, names, drinks, etc... the first person has to figure out a word that correlates with the theme and starts with an 'A' and then the next person has a 'B' and so on. If a person gets stuck, they are out. It is a fun game that keeps you on your toes. 
Our family had a wonderful time and we will be going back to Leibold Grothues Ranch at the Lake Medina RV Resort! The biggest 'funny' was that it rained really hard on our last night and we woke up to water in the lake! 


36 comments:

  1. I miss camping. My Hubs isn't one who likes to rough it... but me. I love campfires with all that goes with it. What a fun place Leibold Grothues Ranch looks to be.

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  2. We just got back from camping two days ago, I wish to go back it was so peaceful and I got to escape the day to day cleaning and routines and challenges that our family faces for a week. It looks like you got some amazing photos while you were gone.

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  3. What a fun place to go camping. I haven't gone camping in years but it is definitely something I want to experience with my boys.

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  4. Our family doesn't camp, but I have to admit it that you guys camped at a pretty cool place.

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  5. We really haven't been camping. You have given me inspiration to go on a little adventure this summer. You guys had a lot of fun!

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  6. that looks like a wonderful family adventure!! I'm not into camping myself but I know that as we become more adventurous as a family that means Mommy has to step out of her comfort zone! lol

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  7. You guys look like you had a great time. I haven't been on a camp site since Girl Scouts way back when. I would have loved to have a HUGE bite of S'mores

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  8. Looks like a great place to be.I love going camping as long as i can be in an RV not a tent lol.

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    1. AMEN to the RV! It makes a huge difference!

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  9. I would love to rent an RV and go camping somewhere. I can't do a tent because I feel like all kinds of animals would come in and attack me, including bugs! Your girls are such cutie pies Aimee!

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    1. Thank you and RV's are the only way to camp!

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  10. i absolutely hate cmaping, but you guys make it look fun! great post :) xo, jess @ www.dreamingofleaving.com

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  11. I would rent an RV and camp somewhere.. Looking at the pictures and descriptions we would have a great time..

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  12. What a beautiful place. I'd love to go camping there.

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  13. Looks like a great time! I like those patriotic smores, too!

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  14. Wow,that place looks fun, cool and laid back. I would love to get a taste of the ranch life!

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  15. Looks like you had a great time, I've never thought about having fruits with my S'mores before.

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  16. That looks like a lovely place to go camping. I love your twist on s'mores. I never thought to add fruit to mine, but will try it next time. Yum!

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  17. Beautiful and what a fun way to make memories. When I was little we camped in RV's all over the country, some of the best vacations ever!

    I love that it rained on the last day so you could see water in the lake for a bit.

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  18. Beautiful photos! This looks like a peaceful area to camp out. I love the game with the girls and those smores look delicious! I've never seen berries added.

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  19. Sounds like you had a great time! Your kids are super cute. I can't wait 'til my daughter's old enough to enjoy camping!

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  20. That looks like so much fun. Too bad about the lake but you certainly found enough to do without it.

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  21. You always have the best restaurant and venue reviews. The ranch looks like so much fun for your whole fam!

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  22. Oh what a great looking time out - shame about the lake but looks like there was so much to do otherwise :) x

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  23. How fun! That location looks so cool.

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  24. The best times I had growing up were camping. Amber N

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  25. I love reading about your RV adventures. It sure looks like you found a pretty gem in this location!

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  26. I've never been camping before but sure would love to one day. The yummy s'mores with fruits sounds like a really good idea right about now lol

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  27. Ohh patriotic smores are a good way to bring in the holiday. Camping is too. :)

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  28. What a perfect setting for kids to just be kids and explore whatever they see. Really neat!

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  29. That looks like a really fun time! I remember the ABC game, I played it even as a freshman in college haha =)

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  30. My toddler has never been to a ranch before and I'm sure she would love it there. Great post.

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  31. What a beautiful camping trip! I can’t wait to bring this recipe next time I go camping, thanks for sharing! Beautiful blog too…love the name.

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