Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pennsylvania or Bust!

Hubby got a new contracting job at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant, so on Saturday, March 22nd we loaded up the 5th wheel, said "good-bye" to family and friends and headed for eastern Pennsylvania.
We had over 2,000 miles to travel to our destination in Stillwater, Pennsylvania.  (For you NCIS fans, the birthplace of Leroy Jethro Gibbs.)
The first day of travel was uneventful covering ground we driven many times before.  The temps were cool but we had our pick of campgrounds to choose from.
By the time we made it to Eureka, Missouri (just west of St. Louis) it was getting harder to find an open campground and it was raining when we pulled into this KOA.
Then, that rain started turning to something frozen........
and by the next morning the landscape had changed.
The next night found us in Indiana and staying at the only campground open for miles.  However, since the temp was getting down to 16 degrees that night all the water to the camping sites were shut off.  Our two electric heaters and our propane furnace ran all night to keep us warm - unwashed - but warm.
Our last night on the road was in Ohio and had to give up finding an open campground.  Truck and trailer ended up parked next to a hotel for the night while I enjoyed a hot bath at night - and a hot shower the next morning!
On the sixth day of traveling we arrived in Pennsylvania - and less snow.
Whispering Pines RV Park is still preparing for their seasonal visitors but they have some spots available year round.
There are only five long-term sites located across the road from the regular campground.
I know Maggie will appreciate this sign.
I think she'll also like our neighbors.  The second morning we were there, 12 deer contentedly grazed just behind our trailer.  I watched them for several hours before they disappeared back into the woods.  We were also warned to keep all garbage contained because the bears would be coming out of hibernation.
And if wildlife sightings aren't enough to keep you busy, there is a large pond the RV park keeps stocked with fish for the taking.
I was only there a couple of days before flying back to the Valley of the Sun for a few weeks.  Hubby will be flying back in a few weeks himself so we can take a car and Maggie the Traveling Dog to our temporary home.  We did have time for a little sightseeing before I left, but I'll save that for another day.

1 comment:

  1. Those deer better come for a visit when I am there!! You are in the woods girlfriend. Beautiful....PA is on my list!! Hope I make it!