Wednesday, June 12, 2013

First Time Boondocking

Yeah, I boondocked (no hook ups for electric, sewer or water). it was also my first time of 'Now What Do I Do.'   I am quite sure there will be more of this as time goes on.

On Sunday night, I went to a friend's farm to boondock because I was using Miss Kitty as my show and tell for our group meeting.  I also wanted to avoid driving in rush hour traffic to get there to set up, etc.  Her driveway is a mile and a half long, one lane, gravel, up and down little hills,  and low branches.  I told her that if I had gone down the wrong driveway, I was going to ask the owners to just let me spend the night because I was not going back that night.  When I set up in front of her house,  the circular driveway looked level, however, I just could not get the hydraulic jacks to level my home.  The next morning, my daughter, TeAntae called BlgFoot ,the makers of the leveling system, and told them that only the back jacks was coming down.  He told us that the jacks had bottomed out and could not go higher so the fronts were not able to do anything,  we would need to move Miss Kitty to a place a little more level.  TeAntae backed her into an area on the side of the house and the jacks worked perfectly.    A lesson learned if that ever happens again.

Yesterday, Monday, was our Assemblage group meeting that meets once a month at different homes.  The group consist of women artist of any medium.  We talk about what we are working on, get advice if we are stuck on a project, talk about lectures or events that we are part of, etc.  For instance, one lady is a high end jewelry maker and she has been hired by the World Bank to assess the needs of  the village women of Uganda to make and market their jewelry to tourist, as well  as set up instruction.  Another lady just won first place for her photography.  I tell you that she is the best photographer I have ever seen.  Her work is phenomenal.   Another lady in the group is a printer, I am going to the eastern shore this weekend and will take plenty of pictures to send her so she can make RV cards (business size cards that I can hand out to other RVers that I meet that want to stay  in touch )  and note cards.  The photo will also be the new heading for this blog.

I received 26 red roses from State Farm for 26 years of service.  Because they came to my daughter, by the time I got them, they were almost dead so I only got a couple of days to see them pretty.

I really must start taking pictures of Miss Kitty in different surroundings,  I just get overwhelmed and forget.  She looked so pretty at the home I boondocked at and I did not take a picture. Here is Miss Kitty dressed in her sun gear.

I also wanted you to see a little of the campground here at Mountain Creek Campground.  I have a question, how do you keep the RV floors clean?  I know I am sitting on grass and dirt but I have to mop everyday.  

I really wonder how far this rig had to go.  I saw it at the dump station and could not stop laughing.

I spend a lot of time on the Women RV forum, the forum is just women but a lot are married, this is just a place for us to get together,  Lori and her husband, Ernie, are at a Conewago RV campground 15 miles away in a town called Biglerville,  so they invited me for lunch.   They are full timers and also sponsoring the get together at  a campground in Liverpool, PA at the end of the month.  I have booked for a week at that campground to get to know some of the people that I talk to on the forum.  She has reserved 10 spots for us.  Can't wait.....This is also a good time to check out another campground.  I simply loved Old Mill Stream but you paid for it. There is nothing wrong with this one, the owner and staff or just lovely, I just want to stay at another one.  If I can get into RV driving school on July 19 at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA, I will need to stay in the area and start the great adventure after that time.

Arrived at the campground at 11:30AM, Ernie's directions were perfect.  This campground is really out of the way with no cell service no matter what carrier you have and no wi-fi.
The three of us having a great time.

After a lot of chit chat, tour of their RV, and doing a lot of craft envy looking at Lori's portrait counted cross stitch projects,  Ernie showing me what to get because I will be in a lot of areas that leveling will be a problem, we got down to the main and important

While Ernie went to get the mail, Lorie took me on a tour of the campground if I wanted to switch to theirs

I really enjoyed myself and can hardly wait to see them again at the end of the month.  They gave me a list of things that I need to pickup for the RV so I will make a Walmart run tomorrow or the next day.  Before leaving, I stopped at Ernie's father to say goodbye.

What a perfect day and such wonderful new friends.  If this is the hospitality and the type of people I will meet on my travels...what a fantastic life I am going to have.



Nice posting - sounds like you have adjusted quite well to your new life! I found the only way to keep the RV floor clean was to vacuum every day and use my wet swiffer - DAILY. :>(

I had an electric broom type of thingie that I would vac the floors with - a small unit but good for the floors.

You go GIRL!!!!!

Ms. Minimal said...

Hi Louise!

I have a rug outside of my camper which helps a bunch but I vacuum everyday and sometimes twice a day. Keep in mind, I have 2 dogs, one of which is a Sheltie. Also, wearing shoes that you c kick off at the door is good, especially in winter/rainy weather.

Hope you are well. I think of you often. :)

Ms. Minimal