Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Finally Some Sun!

We have had one of the wettest Springs in recorded history.  No only is Lake Ontario almost three feet above average, flooding many homes & businesses, but it has been raining almost every day.  I spent part of the day taking some photos in the back yard:



After a couple of photos of the deer, I took a few at the bird feeder:









As you can probably tell, I'm getting a bit bored with being cooped up.  Other than going to PT for my wrist a couple times a week & making Meals on Wheels deliveries on Fridays, not much is going on.  

Until next time - 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Escape 17B is Sold!

After getting home from the New England rally, I spent time in between the rain storms (this has been the wettest Spring in years) getting the trailer ready to sell. The first step was removing everything from inside.  It is amazing how much "stuff" I had accumulated over the years, some of which had rarely been used.

I converted the trailer back to stock (or, at least, closer to stock) - removed the permanent bed, pulled the standard cushions out of the attic, etc. I managed to scrub off a year's worth of grime from the roof, added a new coat of wax, had the bearings & brakes serviced, etc.

I didn't even get a chance to advertise the trailer after getting it ready to sell.  Some tent camping friends decided that was time to switch to a trailer, and the 17 was what they were looking for.  So, while I put together a web page with the trailer information & a bunch of photos, it has been sold, and is not available.

Now I'm trailer less until August 17th, orientation day in Chilliwack, BC for my new Escape 21.

Until next time -

Monday, May 15, 2017

Day 6, Monday, May 15, 2017, Thompsons Lake State Park, NY

Site 51
Monday, May 15, 2017, Thompsons Lake State Park, NY, 195.5 miles, 717.4 Miles For the Trip

We had a little rain at the start of the trip, but it cleared as we crossed Vermont & into NY. We stopped for the day at Thompsons Lake State Park in NY so we could visit with Don & Anne's daughter & grandkids. We are in sites 51 & 52, dry sites near the bathrooms for $17.25 per night.

After setting up (at least Don't trailer - I left mine attached), we all headed to see their huge house (they need it since they have two St Bernards), gathered the grandkids & headed to a diner for dinner. I had fried shrimp that were huge, but very good, along with a salad with excellent honey mustard dressing.

Back at the campground I decided it would be warmer tonight (at 8:00) for a shower than it would be in the morning. There is only one shower & it is in the family bathroom. Unfortunately, the family bathroom is unheated, while the standard bathrooms (without showers) are warm as toast. Makes for a long shower (you hate to get out) and a very quick drying!

That is about it for today, and, for that matter, the trip. Tomorrow Don & Anne will head to Binghamton, while I head back home to Oswego.

Until Tomorrow -

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Day 4, Saturday, May 13, 2017, Chocorua KOA Campground, Tamworth, NH, Day 3

Saturday, May 13, 2017, Chocorua KOA Campground, Tamworth, NH, Day 3, 0 miles, 403.6 Miles For the Trip

I slept in this morning - didn't eat breakfast until around 9:30. The loon never made an appearance last night; we almost miss the noise! While it wasn't a real warm day today, at least the predicted rain held off. It still hasn't started at 8:00PM.

We went for a 2 mile walk on a couple of the trails along the lake during the rest of the morning. During the afternoon I showed the trailer to a couple of couples, including a couple that, like me, bought an Escape 17B sight unseen that they will be picking up in October. They were glad to get a look at one before their build sheet is due.

Since we had a large lunch, we split a small pizza for dinner, after which we had ice cream & all the fixings at the KOA clubhouse. It has been a long time since I had a hot fudge Sunday!

One of the founders of the campground & cabins on the lake gave a talk about the history of the area, after which I headed back to the trailer to call it a night. No photos for the day.

Until Tomorrow -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Day 2, Thursday, May 11, 2017, Chocorua KOA Campground, Tamworth, NH

Sites 97 & 96
Thursday, May 11, 2017, Chocorua KOA Campground, Tamworth, NH, 195.6 miles, 403.6 Miles For the Trip

It only got down to 40°F last night, and with the bright sun it was pleasant sitting outside at the picnic table in the morning. By the way, dinner was an excellent chicken, mushroom & Pasta primavera that Anne just threw together. Here is a site photo that shows both of us:

We headed out around 9:30, mostly on secondary roads across eastern NY, all of Vermont, and into New Hampshire. We arrived at Cholorua KOA around 1:00 after a stop at a Hannaford grocery store for some supplies. We are in sites 96 & 97 (I'm in 97), back in water & electric sites (with cable TV) for $39.00 per night. A bit tough to get into each site, but very nice locations right on the lake.

After setting up, we walked around the campground. There are already a number of fiberglass trailers here for the rally, including 4 Olivers. I took a few photos during the walk around:

Additional photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Dinner was spaghetti, meatballs & sausage.