On our way to our first, full hook up campground.
After our first driving/towing experience, (influenced by my fear!) I realized that Lee is the one driving and Lee is the one who should drive the way he feels most comfortable. Duh!! So…
We were on the highways most of the way. Certainly a more direct route and a faster route. The drive was a little over 200 miles and it still took us about 5 hours. We made a couple of rest stops and a quick lunch stop. I think it was a good decision and we were both pretty comfortable. Driver and passenger survived relatively stress free. Although I did check my heart rate a few times on my fitbit when I was feeling a bit anxious! Not too bad!
We arrived at our first full hook up campground , Mirror Lake Campground, at 3 pm on Monday April 22nd. We checked in, paid for our 12 days, and found our pull through spot. We had a few “firsts” ahead of us. And they were doosies!! Now, mind you, our first 3 nights in Goldie were what “they” call boondocking. That means no water, sewer, or electricity. Livin’ off the grid, man. We have our fresh water tank, grey water tank, and our black water tank. The black water tank is just what you might imagine it is. I will not go in to any details , lest you get an all to graphic picture in your head. Oops, too late!! We have our solar panels and our batteries also. That allowed us to use our lights, outlets, water pump, and chargers without hook ups. Pretty cool.
The “firsts” that I mentioned were to pull in, level, unhitch, hook up the water, electrical, and RELEASE our black tank. We did all of it slow and steady and as a team! It took us over an hour. I swore, before this adventure began, that I would NEVER be a part of the RELEASE of the black tank! I don’t wanna see it, I don’t wanna hear about it, I don’t wanna know about it!! It was going to be a magical process that Lee would do on his own!! Gee, thanks, right?? Well, we did it together! We put on our hazmat suits, just kidding, it was only gloves, and got to work!! I’m super glad no one was around. Talk about getting up close and personal!! “Hey everybody, gather ‘round! Get to know the Weavers!” I have the pictures AND video to prove it! Don’t worry, I won’t post the video!! But here’s a pic…
We did it! After all of that, we drove into town, (Ligonier, PA) had dinner, came home, watched a couple of shows and went to bed.
Our campsite is beautiful and quiet. We have a babbling brook behind our site and the sound is very soothing and relaxing.