Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Monday, May 21, 2007

What a great four day weekend! 22 truck campers with a few non TC friends gathered at the Horseshoe Acres Campground in Andover, VT. These folks had all met on the Internet at http://www.rv.net/ in the truck camper forum. It was so much fun to put faces with names and meet spouses, kids, dogsand especially to see all the different makes, models and configurationsof truck campers.

We got there Thursday night and had the entire field to ourselves. Friday earlyothers started arriving. Fun entry as the road bridge goes under water in periods of heavy rain.

Cold? YES Wet? YES but we had a blast. Wagon Master Mike had secured theentire safari field and recreation hall for our use. We filled it with food, drink, hours of chat and sharing good places to visit with TCs. We'llbe there again next year and bet there will be even more TCs.

We returned to Maine via the Kangamangus "Highway" through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Spectacular scenery and most of the time wewere the only vehicle in sight. TC handles those switchbacks and steep ups and downs without a whimper.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Day 2 on Cape Cod

Day 2 on Cape Cod - Great group breakfast this morning. Campers seem to travel on their stomachs and we feasted well today. Headed into Woods Hole, MA to walk the old streets and then go drive by some of the huge old mansions. One would have to be seriously rich to own one of those homes and take proper care of it - or at least have "staff". The huge shingled "cottages" really look like everyone's idea of New England. Drove to Nobska Lighthouse and enjoyed a long walk on the rocks. It is a beautifully kept lighthouse and way off the beaten path. We then drove down to Hyannis but way too much traffic and insane drivers darting everywhere to really enjoy the town. There was one very low bridge on a tiny back road coming back to the campground with no markings as to height. Joe went up the Lance ladder and watched as I drove under. We cleared by maybe 3-4". Time to remeasure to see exactly how tall we are. Potluck supper due tonight and I'm sure everyone will cook their best. Got so cold last night most of us wimped out early so the pile of firewood is still substantial. Bet we sit around the fire tonight and tell TCing tales.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Cape Cod, Barnstable, MA - meeting up with truck camper friends at the year's first meet. Nice to see familiar faces and know that all wintered well. It's fun to see so many truck campers together and get new tips and tricks on TCing. Tomorrow we'll drive down further into the Cape and visit the beaches, some museums and an old Coast Guard station. Really feels good to be back out on the road again - OTRA!!

The Lances look crowded in but that is just to share the water and power. Lots of room to roam, great meeting hall for a breakfast and potluck dinner tomorrow. We all brought firewood so have gathered to share RVing tips and trips.