Friday, May 24, 2024

2024 Trip to the Spring Fling, Day 11

Friday, May 24, 2024 -Home, Oswego, NY - 196.8 Miles, 891.9 Miles For The Trip

A quiet night - even the trains were not too loud (did I mention that there are trains that go by the campground? Some whistle blowing, but mostly reasonably quiet.)

I headed out around 10:00, with a quick stop at the dump station. I had lots of room in the black tank since I dumped when we left Schodack Island State Park, but I didn't want to leave even a partially filled tank for six weeks (our next trip). 

An uneventful drive on I 90 & I 481 to home. I unpacked what needed to be unpacked, but left quite a bit since there are more trips planned for the summer. I didn't unpack the truck but probably will get around to it. 


Dinner was a shrimp burger, onion rings, fries, and some hush puppies I didn't order, but somehow ended up in my package, all from Rudy's, our local fish stand.

Unless something comes up, the next trip will be to Bolarama in Ontario, Canada leaving July 10, then down to Takoma Park, MD & the Cherry Hill Park for a visit with my daughter's family. The Guidos will accompany me.

Until the next trip - 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

2024 Trip to the Spring Fling, Day 10

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - Schodack Island State Park, NY, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 695.1 Miles For The Trip

Not as hot today as yesterday, although last night I ran the air conditioner until 10:00 when the outside temperature got within 2°F of the temperature in the trailer (76°F). While it hit 85°F this afternoon, it cooled down quickly after the sun went down - this evening I shut down the AC around 6:00.

A quiet day mostly spent reading. I did hit the showers - While there is one in the family bathroom, the main men's bathroom has 2, one handicapped. Both the shower & drying room are large, a low volume but decent spray shower head, a hanger in the shower for stuff, and a bench & two hooks in the drying area. No lip between the shower and drying area, but they are at right angles & little water gets on the drying area floor. A 30 second push button that takes a couple of runs before the water gets hot (they have a sign saying make 3 pushes before using the shower). While running the water temperature went from too cool to too hot, but most of the time was comfortably in between. Overall a B.

Back at the trailer we sat out watching the cottonwood fluff floating down over everything (including us) and read the rest of the day.

Dinner was Bubba Burgers for the Guidos & a Butterball turkey burger for me, a shrimp pasta salad, and sweet & sour red cabbage.

Until Tomorrow - 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

2024 Trip to the Spring Fling, Day 9

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Schodack Island State Park, NY - 161.5 Miles, 695.1 Miles For The Trip

Another warm night, and this one without the air conditioner. Open windows and the Maxx fan running all night made sleeping OK. Outside was down to 65°F by morning with the trailer at 67°F. We drove NH101, NH7, NH9 & VT9, and NY 7 to the park. Traffic wasn't too bad and much more enjoyable than driving I 90 which would saved us around 45 minutes.

We are here for 2 nights, the Guidos in 19 & me in 21. While they are next to each other, the brush completely blocks cutting between the sites without using the road. Sites are electric only on dirt with a picnic table, fire pit & lantern hanger. $31.25 per night including a $7.25 reservation fee.

Me in Site 21

The Guidos in Site 19

The bathrooms are across the road & have showers. I'll make a shower report tomorrow. The Guidos took off to buy some bottled water while I sat around the campsite and read. Hanging out & reading is about all we did for the afternoon & evening.   A very hot afternoon - my truck said 92°F and now at 8:45, it is still 81°F outside.

Dinner was Johnsonville Beddar Cheddar Cheese Brats, Bush Beans, a Salad, and Mandarin Oranges.

Until Tomorrow - 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2024 Trip to the Spring Fling, Day 8

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Uncle Alan, Nashua, NH - 79.1 Miles, 533.6 Miles For The Trip

A warm night. The electric heater set at 67°F never came on. We took our time getting out of the park since we only had around 80 miles to go to Uncle Alan's driveway. One long 45 minute delay on Rt 3. Completely stopped the entire time, but when the traffic started to move no sign of why it was stopped. As we got close to Nashua, both my & the Guido's Garmin refused to let us off Rt 3. Mine kept crashing due to the heat (91°F outside with the sun bearing down on the windshield). Eventually, between Anne, their Garmin & mine we reached the house a little before 3:00. 

We are set up in the driveway. The Guidos are plugged into the garage outlet while I'm running off batteries. The Maxx fan is running full blast & is keeping the trailer around 87°F.

Uncle Alan's Driveway

Around 4:00 the Guidos headed to pick up a meat lover's pizza & coke for Guido's 94 year old uncle. They will visit with him for dinner & a bit, then come back to the driveway.

Dinner for me was a Amy's Enchilada meal.

Until Tomorrow - 

Monday, May 20, 2024

2024 Trip to the Spring Fling, Day 7

Monday, May 20, 2024 -Ellacoya State Park, Gilford, NH - 37.3 Miles, 454.5 Miles For The Trip

While it was a cool night, it warmed up nicely over the day. By the time we reached Ellacoya State park it was in the 70's, and is still 69°F at 8:00.

Guido dropped his van off at the Laconia Toyota, got an estimate on a couple of repair items, including a sensor that is probably the cause of the dash light problem, but they couldn't get the parts or do the repair for 3 days, too long for our limited time in the area. 

Back at the campground, we spent most of the day sitting around reading under the Scamp awning. The campground is on Lake Winnipesaukee. Anne liked the name of the lake so we are spending a night here.

We are in sites 1 & 2 (me in 2) back in full hookup sites on grass, although the sewer connections are so far back in the site that they are almost impossible to use. $66.50 including a $6.50 reservation fee.

The Guidos in Site 1

Me in Site 2

Dinner was chicken Alfredo & peaches.

Until Tomorrow -