It was a hurdle I had to jump over just a few short years ago, and this weekend my wife and one of our best friends had to do the same thing. Oh, obviously I'm talking about turning 30. For whatever reason, 30 was the hardest birthday for me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you are waving goodbye to your twenties and that so much awesome stuff happens in your twenties.

Maybe it's because in the back of your mind that you won't as easily be able to use your age as an excuse for poor life choices and behavior. No matter the case, turning 30 just has an overall feeling of dread to it. However, when you have a weekend-long celebration with your friends, those feelings of dread fade pretty darn quickly.

We packed up and headed down to Old Orchard Beach Campground for a three day weekend of celebrating. And celebrate we did! Saturday was our friend Carolyn Blais' 30th birthday so we made sure to party all day long with lots of food, fun and of course cornhole. That night at the stroke of midnight, my wife Keri turned 30, so we figured we might as well continue partying into the wee hours of the morning.

Another pretty remarkable feat is that we didn't even get kicked out of the campground. Not that we should have or anything, but we were maybe just a teeny tiny bit loud on Saturday night. Also, quiet time is supposed to kick in at 10 PM and we didn't go to bed until 2:30. At least most of our camping neighbors in the park were from out of state so I'm sure we'll never see them again anyway.