Sunday, September 04, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. We are getting ready for the last big weekend of the season here at Janes Island State Park. The campground is booked solid so we are going to have a very busy weekend. We are glad that Jeff and Maria ( Camp Host ) came in a little early and can give us a hand. We love camp hosting here at Janes Island State Park , the staff are great to work with and this is one of the nicest State Park in Maryland. I guess that is why the local call it the best kept secret in Maryland. They still have a few more events coming up before the season is over one of them is Coastal Clean Up Day. They have had a good volunteer turn out in the pass years for this event and is a great way to give back to the park service.
Planning Time Again
It is time to start planning our trip South for the winter this year. We will be doing the same as last year taking our time going to Texas and staying at a few different parks along the way. Of course we will be spending some time at Big Meadows on Skyline Drive in Va. this is one of our favorite places to camp and visit. Gwen loves riding up and down the drive looking for Black Bears. We have been lucky enough to see a lot of them over the years. From Big Meadows our next planned stop is going to be the Smoky Mountains. We have been there before years ago so though it would be nice to spent a few days and do a little sightseeing. From there we have not made to many plans as to where we want to stop or camp for a few nights. We have planned our route for the trip and will be going by way of Tennessee and Arkansas on the way to Texas. After hearing about all the flooding down south thought it might be better to stay away from the Gulf Coast Sates this year. I10 is bad enough when it is not flooded. We have traveled that route a few time and it was rough and a lot of pot holes. When we get to Texas we will be camp hosting at Lake Corpus Christi State Park for the months of November and December. We also have a good friend that is moving to Texas so we are looking forward to hanging out with them while we are in the area. Then from there we will either be at Padre Island National Seashore or Fort Parker State Park for the months of January and February and possibly March. After that we will be taken it one day at a time. We still have some planning to do trying to decide how long we want to take to get to Texas and where to stay and for how long along the way. We still have plenty of time we are not leaving Janes Island State Park until the middle of October.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
We had 3 truck camper over the years and loved this type of camping. It was easy to just pack up and go. One of our favorite places was camping at the Bull Pen on Assateague Island National SeaShore in Maryland. We had some great time there. The first truck camper was a 8 foot pop-up.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Our summer here on the Eastern shore of Maryland is half over already, Where has the time gone? We had a great time while we where at Assateague Island National Sea Shore. Met up with some old friends and also made some new one. That's the best part of traveling full time is getting to meet new people and making new friends. The weather was great although it did start to get a little hot the last week we where there. It was good seeing all the great staff, They are some of the nicest people you could meet.
The ponies on Assateague seemed to be a little more active this year and there was a lot of fighting over females in the herds. Also saw a couple of new Foals this year. Loved seeing the ponies hanging around the camp sites . A lot of time they where trying the steal someones dinner. It can happen if you leave food out. We have seen a lot of tents and screen houses broken into by the ponies.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
We are about half through our month as camp host here on Assateague Island National SeaShore and everything is going great. The ponies are out and about and causing their normal problems. Most of it caused by camper not storing food properly and getting to close and trying to pet them (that's a big no no). We did get to see one of the new ponies a few days ago and where told there are two somewhere on the island that we have not seen. Hope to have some pictures soon.
We again had to restring some of our Day-Night shades but this will be the last time we should have to do them. This time I uses 50 pound test fishing, should take a lot to break . Did not get any pictures this time but will try on the last 3 shades when they need to be repair.
We are looking forward to the upcoming 4th of July weekend. The camp ground is fully booked , so we will busy. The fire works on the beach will be good if the weather stays noce.
Internet is still limited here on the Island so will update again when possible. I have been using over my limit of data on my phone.
Monday, June 20, 2016
We have been here at Assateague Island National SeaShore for five days now and everything is going great. We will be camp hosting here until July 14. After the first two days of rain the weather has been good . It alway seems to rain when we get to a new place.
The ponies seem to be more active this year than in the past. They come around our camp site 2 or 3 times a day. Alot of times while we are sitting around the fire they will show up for a visit. The camp fires have been nice and great way to unwind after a long day.
The campground is very busy this time of year and the camp sites do not say empty for long so there is always something going on and someone new to talk with. We are looking forward to the 4th of July weekend and the big fire works show in Ocean City we should be able to see them here from the beach
The only thing missing here is Internet access or wifi some we will update as often as possible.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
We have not had much to post the last month or so. We are getting ready for the busy season here at Janes Island State Park. The park is looking good and ready for a busy camping season.
Annual Get Together
We are looking forward to our annual
get together with park staff and camp host. It is all you can eat steam crabs, chicken, shrimp, clam strips and corn on the cobb. I ate way to much last year and I plan on doing the same thing this year. It should be a great time we have a lot more people going this year.
A couple days ago I was backing up and heard a noise and felt a bump. I got out and walked to the back and saw the damage . Where did that tree come from? It was one of those " oh shit moments ". Going to drop it off tomorrow to get it repaired. Guess we will be driving a rental car for the next week or so.