Tuesday, October 3
The Best Little Trailer nestled in a site at Maple Grove Campground
Today we move camp!
Route 50 takes us to Salina where we pick up Interstate 70 which takes us southwest, past Richfield, then west to where it meets up with Interstate 15.
We go south to Beaver where we exit.
There’s a sweet boondock next to Beaver River, east of town, but camping there might mean another cold morning. (I picked up the new Wave 3 heater at UPS, but it’s still in the box.) Instead we go west/southwest on Route 21.
I set up camp at Minersville Lake Campground.
This campground is sunny and warm. For $20 a night we have a shelter over a picnic table on a concrete pad. The electric hook-up includes a light fixture in the shelter. There’s water hook-up and trash bins.
Of course, this being a county campground, my senior discount card isn’t accepted here. However, it’s a good deal for us right now because we’re assured of warmth. Plus, before we leave, I’ll utilize the dump station that’s included in the camping fee.
Best of all — hot showers!
Not the kind where you plunk in quarters and hope for hot water. Oh no, these showers are included in the camping fee. You push a button and super-hot water under high pressure blasts out of the shower head. It’s so hot that it’s at the threshold of being too hot to bear.
The water turns off automatically after 5 minutes or so. Tap the button again and you get more.
The campground is almost empty.
Only a few RVs here and everyone is well spaced.
Internet signal is good. Hooked up to electric I can blog away without having to run to the PTV. If the morning is chilly, I can turn on the heat strip. Luxury!
Reggie, Roger and I walk over to the reservoir.
Not surprisingly, the water level is low. It is a pretty blue . . .
In October 2015, I camped here with Bridget and Reggie.
I think the reservoir is even lower now.
There’s no activity at the boat ramp and dock.
Only one fisherman on the reservoir today.
Funny thing about the photo above. When I first opened it, I saw those white lines and thought they were evidence of scratches on my camera’s lens.
Then I calmed down, realizing the “white lines” are spillway pipes (guessing here), not scratches.
To see and read more about this reservoir, the campground, and the surrounding area, go to my post, “To Beaver County’s Minersville Lake Campground.”
Our campsite has a patch of lawn.
I set out my camp chair and tether the crew.
The sunshine feels so good!
Soon the boys are romping on the grass. They engage in tug-of-war with their latest toy.
(Yeah, I know. I said I wouldn’t buy them any more toys because they disembowel them in no time. Well, this duck is sturdy and may last.)
NOTE: It doesn’t.
Look at Roger.
He’s such a boss. Definitely the more dominant partner of my crew.
Reggie doesn’t seem to mind. He knows how to tell Roger to back off when he gets too bossy. Then Roger becomes apologetic and noses around, asking for forgiveness.
Of course, Reggie does forgive and he doesn’t hold a grudge. Why do that and miss out on more play?
Thursday, October 5
After two comfortable nights and a full day of sunshine, the crew and I are ready to hit the road again!
After a walk-around, we board the Perfect Tow Vehicle.
The Best Little Trailer has her tanks dumped and takes on fresh water. Away we go to a new home!
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