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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

cold in Pennsylvannia

We left the D.C. area Saturday around noon. We originally thought we would not get away until Sunday morning but the storage facility was covered and we had a clear shot out of the parking lot so we hooked on and hit the road. :-)
I didn't really want to fight the city traffic on the beltway so we headed west on I-66 and then north on I-81 to Hagerstown where we headed west again following I-68 into West Virginia. This route avoids the toll roads but it is one 6% grade after another :-o.
I had quickly researched campgrounds and they are few and far between on this route. We were hoping for something with full hook ups so we could empty our tanks but could boondock a night if we had too.
We stopped at a rest park around 5pm and Rudee made some calls looking for a park. Most either did not have spaces or could not handle a bigger rig. We were about to give up when we found Firehouse RV Campground . Rudee called and they had room for us so we headed that way for the night. The drive took us a little over an hour and it was starting to get dark when we pulled into the park. The place is nothing special, just a gravel parking lot, but has full hook ups and WIFI for $30 per night. The campground is behind the local Volunteer Fire Department and they run it as a way to raise funds to help with their expenses.
Sunday we only had a little over 120 miles to go so we got another later than normal start. We skirted Pittsburg on I-79 and arrived in Mercer, Pa. shortly before 2pm. We had reservations at RV Village just outside of town. They are a Passport America park and will honor the discount for our entire 8 night stay so we have a full hook up 50 amp site for $16.00 per night. Not too bad. :-)
There are a lot of trees here so no satellite TV and our MIFI is a little slow but we get a few TV channels off the "batwing" antenna and the price is right so we'll suffer along. :-).

The temperatures have been a little cool to downright cold here! The last two nights it has dipped below freezing so I hooked up our heated water hose and plugged it in instead of the regular hose. The daytime temps have been hovering in the low 50's so it is definitely sweatshirt weather! :-)

Our son Matthew has been staying with us, sleeping on our hide a bed sofa. We have been busy getting everything ready for his wedding that takes place Saturday afternoon. There seems to be a hundred and one things that need done and we have been doing a lot of running around. I guess this is all part of the process and we are happy that we can be here for him. We are planning on leaving here Monday morning but have no idea which way we'll be heading. We will call our comapany Monday morning and see which direction we need to point if we haven't heard anything before then. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. Have fun getting ready for the wedding! You are in a cold part of PA..we're heading for the warmer south next :)