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The Happy Wanderers

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Jul
01

Family in Massachusetts

Near Fourth Cliff Recreation Area, MA
When leaving the Gifford Pinchot State Park in Pennsylvania, we had a small problem bringing in a slide-out. We discovered we had a stow-away family tucked up under the awning. Unfortunately, I'm now a home wrecker and baby murderer. One of the eggs broke while I was removing the nest. A couple months ago, we wrote that since Cape Cod cancelled our reservations, we didn't know where we were going....
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Guest — tommyO'
Well if I had known you were here I would have come by and chatted. At the same time you left my old JFB Charleston parking spac... Read More
Thursday, 02 July 2020 03:17
Larry Farquhar
Hi, sorry we missed you. Today is our last day in MA. Unfortunately, we already have a full day of plans and prep. We're heading b... Read More
Thursday, 02 July 2020 05:36
Guest — Craig
Not sure where you are headed in AZ but don’t let the news reports worry you. We live here and things are as close to normal as c... Read More
Friday, 03 July 2020 07:36
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Jun
18

Exploring Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Battlefield, PA
Before leaving Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania, we made one last day trip out exploring. This turned out to be a fun filled day!While enjoying a beautiful drive on the Pennsylvania country roads, we stumbled upon the "Kings Bridge",  a 127-foot truss covered bridge. Originally built in 1806, it's been renovated about every 100 years since. Very nice and sturdy construction. Later in ...
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Guest — Bob Wangen
Great post. I'm hoping that things, such as Visitor Centers, will be reopening soon. The next time you are in the Ohiopyle area yo... Read More
Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:36
Larry Farquhar
Thanks! COE campgrounds weren't open when we made the reservations. We were happy to get the state parks, as they just re-opened. ... Read More
Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:09
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Jun
02

George Washington's Surrender

Fort Necessity, PA
When May 22nd arrived, the Pennsylvania State Parks opened to camping. We had a 14-day reservation at Ohiopyle State Park, located in the southwestern part of the state. After leaving the little campground in Virginia, we were surprised the GPS took us through West Virginia into Maryland, and finally into Pennsylvania. We didn't mind the four-state drive in a day, we were just surprised. We didn't...
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Guest — William
Thanks for taking me along on the trip through history. I'm a history buff myself. Also appreciated the overview of the park esp... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 15:21
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May
21

They Cancelled Our Reservation

My New Drone Flying
Over the past couple of months, we've had several campground reservations cancelled on us. We expected this due to campground closures because of the COVID-19 isolation policies. However, recently many states have started to reduce restrictions and many campgrounds (public, government, and military) have started to open again. We still had a reservation at the US Coast Guard station campground at ...
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May
07

Do We Stay, or Do We Move?

Staying at Joint Base Charleston, SC
We originally planned to be in Charleston, SC for 7 days. We've now been here 53 days, following the self-isolation guidelines. We know we're very lucky to have been able to stay at the military campground here, as we have full hook-ups, free WiFi (we don't use it), shopping near by, and are very secure. They closed the campground shortly after we arrived, but they allowed existing campers to stay...
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Guest — Roxanne LeBlanc
At least y'all were lucky enough to be "stuck" in one of our nicer FamCamps. If we were you we'd take the attitude, 'a bird in the... Read More
Friday, 08 May 2020 06:08
Connie Farquhar
We totally agree with you Roxanne!
Friday, 08 May 2020 06:31
Guest — Ann Collins
Yes, stay until they ask you to leave. We are not full timers but had to cancel our trip in March and April as various camps clos... Read More
Friday, 08 May 2020 06:46
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