That night the kids were so excited that they were camping for real that they couldn't wait to go to bed! They slept really well but of course woke up bright and early at 6:15am. We got up and the kids played around the camp grounds and the park and the grown ups readied ourselves for Thanksgiving dinner. The campsite we were at has a great kid's park, a pool, and safe roads for kids to ride bikes and skateboards. It's really fun. We had a huge crowd for dinner and even met our site neighbors from Brazil! Dinner was delicious and everyone had a good time.
That is until about 6:30pm. I started to feel a little icky. I was really tired and had a stomach ache. I couldn't really stand to put Little Sister to bed, but that's all she wanted so I tried my best. When she was finally asleep I went and laid by the campfire. I was freezing! I really didn't think I was sick but at 9 it was made apparent to me when I filled a gallon ziplock bag. Not fun.
Luckily my mom lives a mile away from the campgrounds so I went home with her to sleep in a real bed. It's a good thing I did because I was up until 3am every hour.
I. Was. Sick.
At 5am I got a text from T-Bone saying Mr. Smiley had barfed too. Then again an hour and a half later. This was not shaping up to be the best Thanksgiving camping ever. After Mr. Smiley threw up a couple more times, I decided it would be best if I took him and Little Sister home. We packed up what we could and I got about 5 miles away when I got a call from my mom. Big Sister had thrown up and I needed to come back and get her. Spencer had already left so he could bring his scooter home. I had to drive 40 minutes home with a 101.5 degree fever. It's a miracle we made it. All three of us were sick until Sunday afternoon when we started to get our strength back. Luckily Little Sister and T-Bone never got it. I'm so bummed we missed out on such a great camping experience though! Unfortunately the stomach flu wasn't isolated to our family. All in all I think 9 or 10 people got it. So miserable!
Hopefully next Thanksgiving will be less barfarific!