Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NH to Salem for the 4th of July

June 29 - July 4 NH to Salem - On The Road Again! It's hard to do yard and house work when the out doors calls especially here in New England with so many beautiful places to see.

We met up with Jayne/Rob, Jimmy/Cathie, Phil and his new lady friend, Tracy, up in the mountains of NH to see Jayne's new Eagle Cap. Wow! No wonder she keeps saying "I love my camper". It's the new EC 1160 with rear couch, huge bathroom with full shower, tons of storage closets and easy in/out on the dinette. No wonder they love it. Rob's made peace with his tool and gear storage and Jayne just "Love my camper".

This was a perfect friend, weather, place, time to just simply relax. We talked, played blongo, knit, cooked, ate, drank and just enjoyed no events other than relaxing. Joe and Cathy kept switching from penny poker to Blongo.

Jennie, Phil's spaniel, kept us all busy throwing her ball. If we didn't she would bring us large rocks! Thanks McCulloughs for having us up and especially for the boiled dinner we all enjoyed Sunday night.

Monday the 2nd we drove over to Truck Camper Warehouse to talk to Bill about swapping out our microwave/convection oven for a regular gas oven. He had taken a few well deserved days off to Long Island to fish. We always meet prospective truck campers when at Bill's and enjoy showing off our Chalet. Thought we might see the McCullough's short bed Eagle Cap that they had traded in but it was already sold.
Cut through back roads especially Route 12 in MA down to Salem, MA to join up with a few TC friends for the 4th celebration. Rain of course that evening but it always rains when we camp at Winter Island. It's a very busy time for that campground and we were sandwiched in between two massive A size campers that first night. It just reminded us that even though our truck camper is huge by truck camper standards, we're a small camper.

Mid morning on the 3rd, Lee/Beth from PA arrived with good dog Chopper. It's such fun to catch up with those met before on the road. Gordon/Angela of Truck Camper Magazine had been at Mike's as he was giving them lessons in beach sand driving. We ended up with 8 campers including Kevin's new to him 42 foot A. Kevin bought a jewel and has finished resurfacing all the cabinets, flooring, etc. He's using it to go to NASCAR races and still has his truck camper for the beach.

Mike cooked an awesome 22 pound beef beast for our July 4th party. Do truck campers know how to eat or what?

It was a race that evening to see which was more spectacular, the fireworks or a pretty ferocious lighting storm. We stayed for the start of the fireworks over Salem harbor but chose to come back to the camper before getting soaked. Age, wisdom or chicken? One of the benefits/drawbacks of having an IPhone with NOAA radar is that you can see the size of what is bearing down on you. After our tornado adventure last year, I'll err on the side of caution.

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