Thanksgiving Trip Day 4

We leisurely made our way out of Camping World Racers Resort in Concord, NC on Tuesday morning and headed for Lexington, SC. With blue skies and fair temperatures promised in SC we were eagerly anticipating our destination.

We were warned about some traffic issues on I-20 in Columbia so we decided to plot a back-road route. This ended up being a great decision in the end as the traffic generated by a truck accident and fire on I-20 caused issues into the surrounding areas as drivers were trying to find better ways to reach their destination.

We pulled into Mr. Z’s RV Park around 2pm and setup our site. Ken (Mr. Z) helped us locate our spot and get us situated. He’s very helpful and accommodating!

Hope you enjoy the final leg of our trip down to SC! It was a pretty easy trip down over four days and we’d probably do it in 2 or 3 days next time.

Thanksgiving Trip Day 3

Day three of our trip was a pretty easy drive down to Charlotte area. Technically we headed for Concord, NC and Camping World Racers Resort. This is located at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. We had an easy drive from Lexington, VA down with not too much traffic along the way, making it in about 5 hours. The drive out of the Shenandoah Valley was beautiful.

I took a look at the toilet water issue. There’s definitely something up with the supply line side of the toilet. Pretty tight back there and I’m not real keen on taking that toilet off in the middle of our trip. I decided to wait until we get home to try and sort it out.

We capped the day with dinner at Outback and a trip into Charlotte for the Celtics vs. Hornets.

Tomorrow will be a short hop to Lexington, SC. So we’ll just take our time in the morning and get down to SC in the mid afternoon.

Thanksgiving Trip Day 2

We made the pull to an intermediate stop in Lexington, VA. We’re spending the night at Lee Hi Campground, a small campground attached to a truck stop.

The views to the South at the campground are great with a beautiful sunset on the night we were there.

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We discovered a leak in the supply side of the toilet yesterday when we hooked up to city water at the KOA. It only happens when there’s pressure in the water system and the more pressure, the more leak. So if we need the water we use the on-board pump and then release the pressure when done. Needless to say, we used the bath houses at the campgrounds as we’ve been traveling. The bath house at Lee Hi wasn’t particularly good… but other than that, nice little spot for a travel day stop.

I’ll take a look at the leak when we got to Charlotte.

Here’s the video recap of day 2…

South Carolina or Bust… Day 1.

 

Alright… we were going to try and make it to Cabela’s in Hudson, MA on Friday night but Mother Nature had other plans. Backup plan… Leave at 4am on Saturday morning and get to Hershey, PA. 12 hrs later, we roll into our spot at the KOA in Jonestown, PA.

Then into Hershey for some Christmas cheer at Hershey Park! Man what a long day that was…  Enjoy!

October Recap

Spent a lot of time up in the NMW in October this year. Made lots of great memories with Matt, Dad and Abby. These included Matt’s first bird in the air with a gun his gramps gave him and limiting out on another day using his Pepe’s single shot road gun (got 1 in the air with it too!). Birds were plentiful all but one day with our best day seeing about 40 birds.

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Abby started the month let’s say with youthful exuberance. After being on close to 100 birds she really started to come around, be cautious and get some great points. Still lots of work to do on steady after flush through to after shot. That’s for the Spring though. After the holidays we’ll do some more with forced fetch… she’s still having trouble there.

Matt and I hauled the camper out on October 26th. Hauling out was an uneventful experience, which we all hope for when we’re towing. I had been a little concerned about some planned bridge work up there at Pittston Farm and Leadbetter would be a major hassle. We only had to go around and across Seeboomook dam one time which adds about an hour of travel time. They finished the bridge work at Leadbetter the day before we pulled out. Kudos to NMW for making it as painless as possible.

The following video has some of the NMW campsites chronicled as well as some of the sights and wildlife we encountered. Hope you enjoy!

North Maine Woods – Week 1

Wow, the North Maine Woods was in all her glory this past week. The weather cooperated, for the most part, and the colors were just fantastic.

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Abigael (Abby) at our campsite at Leadbetter Falls.

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Our first campsite at Leadbetter… a pretty nice view of the North Branch of the Penobscot River!

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North Branch of the Penobscot River along the Golden Road looking at Green Mtn.

We ended up moving the trailer to another site at Leadbetter when that opened up. This other site is more private and is right beside the falls.

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We saw a few moose, a big deer and about 20 Partridge per day (25 in the last half day we we hunted). Next week I’ll post a video of the trip up there and another of driving around and of some of the other campsites.

2019 Keystone Bullet Interior

We really love our Keystone Bullet from a size and tow-ability perspective. The interior is a bit ‘dated’ however. Keystone is stepping it up with their new interior designs however.

Higher quality and a more modern design are really moving into the RV world. There are so many manufacturers now that turning out the ‘same old’ will spell the end. Bringing proper interior designers into the mix has really started to amp up the market.

Have a look!

https://rv-pro.com/news/keystone-rv-gives-bullet-coastal-makeover

How I got rid of the RV mouse hole…

So, on our first trip to the North Maine Woods we had an unwanted visitor… A mouse got into the RV and into the cabinet under the bathroom sink. He shredded a roll of toilet paper and relieved himself on another.

Needless to say, we broke out the dryer sheets we happened to have with us and put them all over the trailer. Including shoving a couple in what’s affectionately known as the mouse hole (the power cord storage if your RV is corded).

Here’s a video on how I got rid of the mouse hole. Please consider subscribing to the RV-Maineiacs channel and check out the products used below.

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