5:30 a.m. came early and it was not due to our alarm clock. The family from Boston who went to bed around 1:00 a.m. was up and talking as loudly as they were the night before when they were drinking. Their kids were already getting their bikes back out to ride around the campground pealing out and yelling about it to each other.
I’m sure we were not the only people thinking, “Just let it rain on them for a little while to shut them up!” but that wish didn’t come fast enough. We decided to get up because there was no way to sleep with these circus freaks nearby. And just when we had everything inside the tent rolled up and ready to load in the car… we all got our wish and it rained those Bostonians back into their tents. Oh sweet justice!
But now our problem was that the forecast had changed. There was a cold front coming which meant rain all day so we needed to pack up our (still very wet) tent and load the car before the front showed up. Plus with 798 campsites and who knows how many campers we needed to hit the showers early!
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why wild animals come into the campgrounds… notice the open coolers and junk at these two campsites. No wonder those people from Boston were hanging around all night!