Wednesday, May 18, 2022

2022 Trip To The Spring Fling, Day 9

 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Home, Oswego, NY, 230.7 Miles, 895.7 Miles For The Trip

By the way, I discovered a second set of bathrooms at Wilmington Notch DEC Campground that do have showers. No heat, but there is hot water.

I had a nice drive through the Adirondacks for the trip home to Oswego. Matilda, my GPS wanted me to take Rt 3 for most of the trip, but I've done that many times, so I decided to take NY 30, 28 & 69. I stopped a short time after leaving the campground for a photo of a small waterfall on the West Branch of the Ausable River, and again at the top of Long Lake for a photo of Buttermilk Falls. I've now taken photos of Buttermilk Falls with low, medium & high water.  More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Buttermilk Falls

I arrived in Oswego around 3:30, unpacked the refrigerator, and what I hope was everything I'll need for the evening & tomorrow morning. I plan to pretty much empty the trailer over the next couple of days so I can do a "deep cleaning" before the next trip. I also have new self adjusting brakes that I plan to have installed with the next bearing packing, etc.

Until The Next Trip - 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 Trip To The Spring Fling, Day 8

 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Wilmington Notch DEC Campground, Wilmington, NY, 250.2 Miles, 665 Miles For The Trip

Another rainy night, although it stopped well before morning, letting me pack up the trailer & dump the tanks without a raincoat. I headed out of the campground around 9:30, and arrived at Wilmington Notch by 3:30. A mix of 2 lane county roads, a few 2 lane state roads, and a bit on I 89. Lots of wind & some light rain off & on during the drive, with heavier rain starting just after arriving at the campground.

I'm in site 30, a dry site on sand level enough that I did not need to unhook the trailer from the truck. There is a bathroom building with flush toilets, but no showers or heat. Good Verizon coverage at 74.3Mbps down & 23Mbps up, with weak AT&T that I didn't check the speed. It cooled off when I hit NY; it hit 70°F on the drive, but was only 48°F when I arrived at the campground & the furnace was running. I usually shut it off when driving unless the temperatures are well below freezing, but I forgot this time. Along with the campground photo I'm adding a couple that Anne took during our trip to Mt. Washington.

Me at Mt Washington

It looks like the rain will continue for the rest of the afternoon, so I'll probably just sit in the trailer & read. Still reading Lawrence Block's Enough Rope on the Kindle, and listening to Peter V. Brett's The Warded Man audio book. I managed to get a mosquito inside the trailer that is driving me crazy. I hope to "get" it before going to bed tonight.

Dinner was a microwaved Saffron Road Chicken Biryani bowl.

Until Next Time - 

2022 Trip To The Spring Fling, Day 7

 Monday, May 16, 2022 - Chocorua Camping Village KOA, Tamworth, NH, Day 6,

Another night of rain making a lake outside my trailer door. Like last time, but the morning (this morning) the lake was gone. After a morning walk around the campground, including following the Exit signs to see how I can get out of the site tomorrow, I warmed up a muffin for breakfast, then read for a bit. Anne & Guido decided they wanted waterproof jackets for their trip to Scotland in June, so we drove to the L. L. Bean store. We stopped at a couple of other places on the way back, and decided since it was suppose to rain at dinner time, to make lunch dinner.

I made a home made pizza with peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, and my home made sauce - I didn't have an onion, so I used onion flakes. All decided it was editable,

It started to rain a little after we finished lunch at 4:00.

Until Next Time - 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

2022 Trip To The Spring Fling, Day 6

 Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Chocorua Camping Village KOA, Tamworth, NH, Day 5

Heavy rain late afternoon & overnight. By dark the area outside my trailer door was between 1" & 3" deep. Glad I put the Clam & my ground cloth away during the day before the rain.

We went to breakfast at the pavilion again this morning; easier than cooking. After that I read forums & journals, then wandered over to Anne & Guido's trailer to meet with Roy & Lea, former students that live in the area. We sat around chatting, moving to the pavilion when it started to rain & back to the Guido's trailer when the rain stopped & for lunch. Eventually, the rain came back, Roy & Lia headed home & we headed up to the office to make reservations for next year. 

While it cleared up for part of the afternoon and we stopped by to chat with Dave & Jackie at their Scamp 13, I headed back to my trailer when light rain started to fall. I don't know if Anne & Guido made it back before 4:30 when heavier rain, lightning & thunder moved in. 

Because it is still raining, dinner was a sandwich & chips.

Until Next Time - 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

2022 Trip To The Spring Fling, Day 5

 Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Chocorua Camping Village KOA, Tamworth, NH, Day 4, 0 Miles, 414.8 Miles For The Trip

At The Top Of Mount Washington

Another warm night - I slept with the windows open & the fan on. I even ran the AC for about an hour before I went to bed to get the trailer below 80°F. It was down to 74°F in the trailer & 78°F when I shut it off. 

Saturday morning was the "Shine & Show", the time to show off your trailers and the personalization you have done to them. I showed mine a couple of times then went around to a few taking photos that are on today's LakeshoreImages page & the Spring Fling 2022 page.

After that it was off to the Mount Washington Auto Road. We tried last year, but it was only open on the weekend & we went during the week. This time we checked ahead of time. Not inexpensive at $67.00 for the three of us, but something that we wanted to do. A slow drive, both up & down. A fairly narrow, mostly (except for about a mile) paved road with lots of parking at the top. I took lots of photos, including some panoramas. There was a fire in the distance in one direction, a building that was chained to the earth (Mt Washington has what is claimed to be the worst winter weather in the world), a cog railroad for those that don't want to drive (I also ran into a couple of hikers that made the trip on a trail to the top). While the top is designated as a state park, the road is privately owned. I bought a "T" shirt at their gift shop across the road from the Auto Road entrance.  Lots of photos on today's LakeshoreImages page.

We saw a couple of lightning strikes on the way back, but didn't hit rain until we started the drive back to the campground. Since it was raining, we stopped on the way back to the campground at Delaney's Hole In The Wall restaurant for dinner. Anne & I had fish & chips, while Guido had salmon. The fish & French fries were very good, as was the huge bowl of home made tartar sauce. 

Now, at 6:30 back at the campground it is raining fairly hard. Glad we decided to do the restaurant!

Until Next Time -