You know your arachnophobia is bad when you finally pull yourself out of your warm sleeping bag and tent, put on your shoes, grab your lantern and (after having put off the inevitable for well over an hour) run to the glorified bathroom the camp ground has to offer, find a GINORMOUS spider (we are talking HUGE) on the wall next to the toilet, so turn around walk halfway back to your campsite and find a bush to relieve yourself on. Then when the next bathroom run takes place you take yourself to the OTHER bathroom a quarter mile beyond the closest one just to avoid dealing with the nasty thing again.
Just as an FYI: Squatting to pee + being hugely pregnant = disaster/ peeing on yourself which you don't discover until AFTER you are safely beneath the blankets trying to get warm. You should try and avoid this at all costs!!
Overall, our camping trip was really a lot of fun :) Batman did some hiking with his bro and niece while all the moms (and mom-to-be) stayed and played cards in the comfort of a shaded picnic table, we both got some fresh mountain air, managed to get home with minimal mosquito bites (I didn't get ANY thanks to this glorious invention), ate some really good dutch oven cooking and had a great time visiting with our family.
MIL and niece even made a boat out of some bark, leaves and twigs and we sent it floating down the river.
Only one irritation arose when my BIL told me I looked like I was already full term, but I let it slide this time since my SIL is a freak of nature (meant in the KINDEST sense I assure you) and didn't even look half as pregnant as I do now, even when she was headed to the delivery room. The comparison is grossly skewed.
We would definitely go again, although I hope next time I don't have any brushes with death (I am convinced every spider I run in to wants to chew my face off) nor am I 25 wks pregnant (there are lots of watersports to try out and we missed out becuase of me).
Hopefully I'll have some pics sent to me in the next few days that I can post. My SIL is busy uploading them and getting them all photoshop-ified.