Boondocking Reality #1

One must have water!   Part of boondocking (which is cheaper than upscale campgrounds) is giving up electricity and water.   Fortunately our campsite is near a water faucet. Jim came up with a clever way to funnel the water into the water inlet of the camper.  Jim figures that he carried 108 pounds of water on the water faucet to the camper. That is his work out for the day and now a much deserved refreshing adult beverage!  And later –

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Kaelin helping hold the make shift funnel.

a nice warm shower.

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Oops

Did I say practice run?   It’s a good thing because of course we forgot stuff!   Firewood is not easily found here in the woods.   Of course the ranger station is out.   Always have some as a backup plan.   Just remember you cannot take It across state lines. Then there’s the dry bag for the canoe trip.  A must have.   And part of the learning experience is learning that you cannot take anything disposable on some of the state run springs or rivers.   Tupperware will be added to our list of must haves.           And to top it off! ?! We forgot the coffee! !!!
Fortunately we only live 30 minutes from this campground.
Note to self before the big trip: amend your list and check it thrice.

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A Boondocking We Will Go

After much preparation we are off to Juniper Springs and Alexander Springs for a much needed spring break. We will be practicing boondocking some more to prep us for the long summer trip.   We created checklist which should hopefully have prevented many forgotten items. Except for the tiny bungee cords to hold together the canoe tiedowns.  They are flapping noisily against the roof of the truck.   Wal-Mart here we come – again!

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Northward Bound this Summer

I said we had a plan!  And what an adventurous plan it is.  At this writing our summer will consist of approximately 3500 miles, at least 12 reserved campgrounds, hiking, swimming, canoeing, train riding (and dinner in a train car, if Lesa gets her way) and of course lots of campfires and marshmallows.  I will be in Photography Heaven if the sites are true to reality.

Our first stop will be Acadia National Park in Maine.  We will be staying at Acadia for a week.  According to the following site, we will have more than enough to see and do.  Besides, this is a beautiful site even if you don’t get to travel there.  Check out the photograph gallery.  Breathtaking!

http://www.acadiamagic.com/

We will be staying at Seawall Campground http://www.acadiamagic.com/seawall-campground.html , on the southwest end of the Mount Desert Island. Bar Harbor is on the other side of the island, but a little distance won’t keep us from heading over for a Maine Lobster meal! And, oh, all the things to see and do between Seawall and Bar Harbor. So exciting.

Next stop……….Covered Bridge Campground in Conway, New Hamshire.

End of the Year? Oh My!

I realized the other day that I haven’t posted in quite some time. Well spring break and summer are just around the corner and The Traveling Wilbury’s (that’s us) will be hitting the road again. Gone is the sailboat. Drop, drop, tears hit the floor. However, never fear we have our land yacht and a plan!