I haven’t done a TR in forever!! I hope I remember how this works… :laugh:
[B]The “Back To Nature!” Fort Wilderness Camping Trip[/B]
my brother, Tim
my mom, Mom
my dad, Dad
our new trailer, Shep Deux[/B]
My family used to camp in Fort Wilderness ALL THE TIME when my brother and I were younger and Disney was cheaper. We had a pop-up (named Shep, for the way it followed our truck down the highway) which was loyal and sturdy, but it took hours to set up and exhausted my dad before he ever set foot in the parks. The pop-up got old, we all got busy, and our camping trips gradually ended. :crying:
Recently, we decided that we all miss camping way too much and we need to go “back to nature”! So we upgraded to a Trailmanor, which still folds down to pull easily behind our truck, but expands MUCH bigger and is MUCH easier to set up. Our longest set-up time to date, from unhitching the trailer to having it bedtime-ready, is 4 minutes. (!!! … 4 minutes!!!) So now after set-up Dad is ready for park-hopping rather than a nap. :happy:
We decided to break in our new trailer (named Shep Deux) at Fort Wilderness, since we knew the bathhouses would be clean, the sites would be decent, and the trading posts would have any emergency items we might need. (This turned out to be paper towels and charcoal. :laugh:)
So, without further preamble, let us begin Day 1!
(warning: I took lots of pictures!!!)
[B][U]Day 1 - Thursday, June 27[/U][/B]
After missing a turn and ending up at the gates of the Magic Kingdom, we took some backroads and arrived at Fort Wilderness around 1pm.
We’re here!! :happy::happy::happy:
We were in the 500 loop, which is on the left and towards the top on this hard-to-see map.
We did a little sight-seeing as we made our way back to our loop…
This is a little path by the bus stop at the front of Fort Wilderness. Pioneer Hall is off to the right, and you can almost see the stables there on the left.
We passed the new Meadow Swimmin’ Pool on the way to our loop. It was kind of hard to see from the road…
Here we are! 500 loop, Buffalo Bend. Let’s go check out our site…