Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tall Pines and Assateague

We are home after a great truck camper RV rally at Tall Pines Harbor Campground in Sanford, VA. We ended up with ten rigs from New England attending. We all sure did enjoy not having any snow for a change. What a joy not to be buried in parkas, mittens, hats with ear flaps, and heavy boots. There was enough yellow pine pollen to look like snow but it didn’t need plowing and wasn't freezing. There were over 130truck campers attending plus the rigs the dealers brought to show. It was truly an amazing sight.

Here's Joe just after setting up our rig on arrival. We were between two other New Englanders with friends from Nova Scotia to Florida all around us.

Our group started off Thursday night with a feast of prime rib and fresh haddock cooked by Mike T under a 10x20’ open sided tent he’d brought in his front basket carrier. Fun to catch up with friends and hearing about JerBear and Paula’s winter TCing in Mexico.

It was fun going through all the new TCs the vendors brought and seeing what new products were available. We picked up a set of Torklift bump stops from East End Campers.

At the end of the rally, six of us convoyed over to Assateague Island National Seashore Park and camped by the dunes. Ponies and tiny Sitka elk were all around the TCs. The photo looks like the ponies are fenced in but they are wild and free.

Mike set up a wind shelter off his awning as the wind was howling. Long walks on the beach watching for the wild ponies and tiny Sitka elk, followed by a huge night time thunderstorm were the perfect end to a great trip. It was worth every hour of driving and each gallon of diesel. We’ll be going back to Tall Pines next year.

This fellow watched us drive off.