Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ponderosa Pines Campground, Hopewell Rock, NB

Covered Bridge along NB 114

Day 9 - Ponderosa Pines Campground, Hopewell Rock, NB 114.0 miles, 1067.6 For the Trip

I made a quick stop leaving St John to pick up a small mixing bowl (yes, I forgot it, along with a cheese cutter). The plan is to make a pizza for dinner since I have 120V electricity.

It is time for a road report. While the equivalent of an interstate, Highway 1 is a beautiful road, like all interstates, it is boring. I decided to take the 111, 114 & 915, the Fundy Coastal Drive (most of which is not on the coast). With a few exceptions, both were just about the "lumpiest" roads I've driven anywhere. They are well patched and without potholes, but lots of bouncing around. A pretty drive even without much of the coastline, that included a drive through Fundy National Park. I tried to stop at the visitor center, but all the double length parking places were taken by school buses.

Anyway, I arrived around 1:30 at the Ponderosa Pines Campground. Lots of pines, although they sure don't look like the ponderosa pines I saw out west. The campground office did a great job of figuring out sites - I'm here for 4 days, Dick & Anne for 3 & Don & Anne for 2. We are (or will be) in sites 114, 115, and 116. All 20amp & water sites with huge space behind each.

Not a lot of photos today - I did take one of the view of the bay from the National Park, and a covered bridge I found along 114, and a couple of photos at the campground, including a family of Canada geese.

I am doing the trip's first load of laundry. Probably could have waited a couple of days since I carry enough for at least 2 weeks, but it is close so why not?

Well, the pizza dough is rising so I'm going to take a break & start cutting up some vegetables. I am going to have to use jar sauce - I don't have any of my homemade with me. I should have brought some of my frozen sweet & sour veal parmesan sauce, which is great on pizza, but I have a small freezer & something had to give.

I know I made fun of those posting photos of their meals just a couple of days ago, but since I had 2 cells left in the table I'm posting photos in, and I don't make home made pizza all that often while camping, here is (well, now was) dinner. As usual, the rest of the photos are on today's Lakeshore Images page.

After the clothes get out of the dryer I'm going to relax for the rest of the evening. I'm not sure when Dick & Anne are going to arrive tomorrow - Dick likes to drive at night, so it could be early.

Till next time.

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