Sunday, May 19, 2019

Spring Fling, Day 6

Site 17

Day 6, Lincoln Pond DEC Campground, Adirondacks State Park, NY

I probably should change the title of the posts to "Trip From New Hampshire to Oswego", but I won't. I left the campground around 9:30, along with many others. We made next year's reservations yesterday. The rules are you get to stay in your current site next year if you want. Jeff of the Trillium next to Don & Anne walked up to the registration building & set up trading sites with me so Don & Anne & I will be next door to each other. While the site I was in was nice, it made for a long walk carrying meals & stuff for making dinners, etc. So, next year Don & Anne will still be in site 48, & I will move to site 46.

Lots of twisty narrow roads for the trip to Lincoln Pond, but that's New Hampshire, Vermont & the Adirondacks in New York. I arrived at the campground around 2:45, and drove around to pick out a site. All the pond front sites were either too small or already taken, but I found a nice location overlooking the pond & fairly close to the bathrooms. I'm in site 17, a dry site on dirt that required a bit of maneuvering to get into & a bunch of leveling to set up. Another minor problem is it is under a bunch of pine trees that are dripping sap. $18.00 per night plus a service charge of $2.75 for tonight. No service charge for tomorrow because NY lets senior residents into the parks for free during the week. A total of $38.75 for two nights.

After getting back to the site after paying at the registration booth, a light rain started while I set the stabilizers. As soon as I went into the trailer, it stopped and the sun is back out. It started out at 52°F this morning at Chocorua, and has been at 80°F most of the afternoon. Some black flies, but I've had much worse in the park.

The plan for dinner was to microwave a frozen dinner, however the rough roads bounced the batteries around enough to break the 200 amp fuse again. I have a spare, but decided to use the oven to bake a Barber Cordon Bleu Chicken Breast. Part of the coming conversion to lithium batteries will be to move the fuse out of the battery box into its own holder, which will solve the problem.

Until Tomorrow -

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spring Fling, Day 5

Trailer & Travel Discussions
Day 5, Chocorua KOA, Chocorua, NH

A beautiful sunny day, although still a bit on the cool side. We went to a pancake breakfast, then opened the trailers for tours. During the afternoon I wandered around taking more photos, then relaxed & read for a bit. At 6:00 there was an ice cream social put on by the campground, and at 6:30 a discussion group about trailers & traveling. As usual for rallies, many more photos have been added at the Spring Fling Rally Page.

Dinner was scrimp Alfredo & Brussels sprouts put together by Don & Anne.

Until Tomorrow -

Friday, May 17, 2019

Spring Fling, Day 4

Cooking Chicken
Day 4, Chocorua KOA, Chocorua, NH

Quite a bit of light rain overnight and during the morning, but it cleared up around noon. I made a round of the campground trying to photograph the new arrivals. I'm sure I missed a few. I went to the campground cooking demo and enjoyed some Chinese quick dishes.

During the break between the cooking demo & the pot luck dinner I took a shower. The bathrooms are unheated, and it is in the 50's, so I decided it made sense to shower in the trailer. I turned up the heat to around 68°F, and did the usual Navy shower since I don't have a sewer drain connected. My gray tank still shows 1/3 full, so I could have showered longer, but didn't.

The pot luck was great, as usual.

After that it was back to the trailer to finish up the dishes. Sure glad there was a sink at the pavilion. Without it my gray tank would have turned blue. Lots more photos added today at the Spring Fling Page.

Dinner was, of course, the pot luck.

Until Tomorrow -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Spring Fling, Day 3

Don, Anne, Lea & Roy
Day 3, Chocorua KOA, Chocorua, NH

It started out as a cloudless blue sky, but light rain clouds came & went throughout the day. Mostly dry. We watched a number of trailers pull in & register at the rally host site.

Around 10:00 I started a couple of blueberry pies. I forgot to bring the brown sugar - don't tell anyone! Around 11:00 some former students, Roy & Lea stopped by and we spent much of the day sitting around chatting. After they left, I took a walk around the campground & took some photos. I'll put a few here, but most of them will be at the The 2019 3rd Annual Spring Fling page.

Dinner was spaghetti squash, sausage & meatballs. After dinner we headed to the pavilion for a cheese & crackers get together.

Until Tomorrow -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Spring Fling, Day 2

Site 40
Day 2, Chocorua KOA, Chocorua, NH

The owners of the Broken Wheel Campground had a family emergency, and were never at the campground, but we found a note on our trailer doors asking if we could leave either cash or a check on the porch. If not, no problem, don't worry about it and we will see you next year. I checked on line, and the price went up $.50, so it was $33.00 for the night. A very family oriented campground. I met a couple from Florida that is a 4th generation camper at the campground.

We headed out around 10:00, and followed Anne's directions with just a bit of assistance from Matilda, the GPS. I don't know if Anne renamed the GPS I gave her or not, but mine didn't complain too much when we ignored her suggested turns. As usual, I left the navigation up to Anne since it is far easier for her to check maps, etc while Don is driving.  We did have the longest construction stop I've ever had on US 2; about 45 minutes.

We made a stop at our usual Hannaford grocery store for supplies. As I was trying to fit the truck & trailer into a double parking spot a lady pulled in next to me wedging me in place with the back of the trailer still hanging into the handicapped spot. I did some quick shopping, then headed out to try to move the truck & trailer without ripping off her mirrors (although it was tempting). Having lived with my wife Carol for 4 years of needing handicapped parking, I hate to block any part of one of the spaces.

We arrived at the campground around 3:45, and set up in our "Deluxe Pond Sites". It is a nice site, with a wood deck, glass table with 4 comfortable chairs, a propane grill & a zero gravity chair, but I had to use some boards (provided by the campground) to level the trailer, and use my extra hose & 30 amp cord to do the hookups. While the site has a sewer connection, I can't reach it with my 20' hose. $50.00 per night for a site that usually sells for around $75.00 - we get a discount based on the number of fiberglass trailers attending the rally. A minor problem is I'm in site 40 while Don & Anne are in 48. A bit of a haul to bring dinner stuff between the sites. They give first preference to those individuals that had the site the previous year, and the sites on either side of Don & Anne's both came back this year. We will try for adjacent sites next year.





Site 40

Sit 48

Again, both sites are very nice, however we would prefer to be a bit closer.

Dinner was Bubba Burgers cooked on my new grill, a salad (that had a new meaning to iceberg lettuce (stored a bit too close to the freezer in Don & Anne's refrigerator) and fruit cocktail.

Until Tomorrow -