I made it to Sylvan Lakes campground yesterday afternoon and have been trying to get on the internet ever since. I should get this blog update out in a hurry before I lose it! The trip went well although it was drizzly most of the way. Traffic around Wilkes Barre and Scranton PA is horrendous, and I will have to drive it again in a month! I still beats going anywhere near I-95 though.
The sites here are all back in. I tried over and over to do it; then quit for a while and drove, with the 5ver attached, to a local Stop & Shop. Bad move, as there are concrete islands scattered everywhere, and definitely a minimum of space for a large vehicle much less a pickup and 5th wheel. I came back to the park, tried one more time, and then phoned the owner to tell him I just couldn’t do it.
He took me back up to where he said I should pull across two empty sites, allowing me to hook up to whatever I needed, until a 5th wheel owner came back to the campground and could help me. I told him I was going to try again in an end site that he had me pulled across. While I was attempting it a man came out from a large motorhome and directed me to turn the wheel this way and that, and got me in. After I was securely in the spot and hooked my electric up, the three of us stood around and talked for about an hour. What nice folks!
The owner asked me later if I was offended that a man helped me, and I told him absolutely not – I would accept help from a man or a woman when I need it. What in the world has happened to our society when a person is hesitant to offer help solely because of gender.
I drove over to my son’s house last night, which is about 5 miles away. I returned about 9:30 in the dark and made a wrong turn, ending up in a neighborhood of very expensive houses near the lake. It took me about half an hour to finally find the road to the park, and I swore I won’t ever go out after dark again. I was so disoriented after a few turns, and the GPS was bonkers. Thankfully I was just driving the truck.
Lady and I walked down by the lake this morning and scared off a large flock of Canada geese. They sure make a loud noise when they take off together. She hasn’t seen them yet, but there are a lot of deer in the area and they seem pretty tame. That is one thing she would like to chase, so I will have to be very careful to hold on to her leash.
I have a lot of work to do – still haven’t cleaned some things since I left Lassen, but I hope I can take it easy for a day or two. What a long drive, and with a big setback, at that!