Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cool Camping

Thursday

Up early today and headed north to Genesee Community College.  I had a full day of court training.  This will be a short post.  The weather was nice all day, figures I was inside.

Picked up a few things at BJ's on the way home.  Bonnie got home after 7 after shopping and spending some time with her dad.  Relaxing now and we will pack in the morning and get on the road for the short trip to the campground.

Friday

Rained over night but now the Sun is out as we pack up for a weekend camping trip.  It could be the last one for this year, especially since most of the campgrounds are closed now or close by the end of October.

So we got loaded up and left for Caledonia just before noon today.  We were the second to arrive and before we got checked in the third and final unit pulled in.  We are a small group but we will have a good time.  Before long we were all together sitting in the sun and catching up on all the news.

Sharing our summer travels
Yes we had to bundle up a little but it was nice and warm in the sun.  The CG owner told us he was going to shut off the water tonight because of the low temps that are predicted.

We headed for a the LB Grand around 5pm for dinner, fish fries for some and pasta for the others, it was all good.  Once home Bonnie called out of the MH that we had a problem.  Yep we did.  I had left the filtered water faucet running to fill a pitcher for Bonnie.  Well it so happened that the sink drains were also closed so it all over flowed and we had some wet carpet.

Using the CG wet vac


Used a few towels
Thanks to the loan of the campgrounds wet vac it did not take too long to clean up the mess, the good thing is its clean water.  The heat is on so it should help dry it all up tonight.  The cold temps will keep the furnace running.  Bonnie was pretty upset at first, which I can understand, but then jumped right in and helped and encouraged me, that really helped.  I felt really bad but at least there does not seem to be any real damage.  The carpet is wet like it is after you clean them.

Well I missed the campfire but we can have another one tomorrow.  Time to rest up now.

Saturday

So it looks like it got down to 29 last night, the furnace ran quite a bit but we were nice and warm and the carpet is pretty much dry in the main area.  Under the counters will take a little longer but it is drying out nicely.

We had a great breakfast up at the camp grounds room that is set up for groups.  We had pancakes and sausage.  We each took our own coffee and we had juice.  We pretty much cleaned up what was made except for a couple sausage.  We chatted for a while after breakfast then each took off for a few hours in our own directions.


Is the griddle hot yet?

Guess so pancakes and sausage almost ready
 We did blow the circuit breakers a time or two but finally got that all figured out.

President Bob resting after a big breakfast
Some went to farmers markets and local apple farms.  Others went fishing.  We went into Leroy to check out the Farmers Market.  It was small and not much there that caught our interest, we did not stay long.

This math dog would pick out the block with the correct number on it for  a math problem given him.

Even a little guitar playing to entertain

Bonnie checks out the veggies and fruit
Then we headed to the hatchery.

 This is the oldest hatchery in not only New York but the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.  They raise about 70,000 lbs of Brown Trout every year and stock NY streams.

Lots of trout runs filled with fish

Some of the yearling Brown Trout

Found this pretty lady under a nearby tree.
Just as we were ready to leave Bob and Carolyn pulled in and we chatted for a minute or two.  He was headed fishing and We were headed to Camping World.  We looked at a few motorhomes but none really interested us.  Then Bonnie ran into Sue and Jay.  We used to work in the same office and she had an extra $10 coupon that I needed and had left home.  So we visited for a bit and then I bought a short hose and some 303 Protectorate.

Bonnie spotted these in a tree close to the coach
Glad it is too cold for these to be active
We headed back to the campground and Art got a fire going and we all sat out and enjoyed the fire.  It spit a little rain but just off and on.  It looks like rain is coming so we better enjoy it while we can.  We all headed over for dinner at the group room again.  Hot Dogs, Mac&Cheese, 2 kinds of beans and potato chips were the main course.  Then apple crisp, chocolate cake, and cookies for dessert.  We all left with full bellies.  We may be a small group but we are having a good time and we all get to talk with everyone.

It was sprinkling when we got back to the rigs so Bonnie and I came in.  Bob started up the fire again as he missed the afternoon fire to take a nap.  When I looked out he was sitting under his umbrella and enjoying the fire!

It was a good day and now it is raining off and on a little harder so all have retired for the evening.

Sunday

Wow did it rain hard most of the night.  Lucky for us the ground here drains very well and by breakfast time most of the puddles were gone.  It had also warmed up over night so that was good news also.

Breakfast was delicious waffles that Donna made and muffins that Bonnie baked fresh this morning plus juice and coffee.

Fresh Muffins
After breakfast we shared pictures from our summer adventures and then cleaned up and said our goodbyes.

I used the dump station and was able to rinse out my tanks well for the winter.  We made it home in about an hour.  We stopped in Varysburg and unhooked the car.  Bonnie went ahead and grabbed the mail and papers.  I backed in the Coach on the new paved driveway.  One turn is really tight otherwise it was no problem.  We unpacked the Coach and Bonnie started a load of towels while I cleaned up a few other things.  Then she headed into take Alexus shopping.  I cleaned out the basement bay and wiped it down.  I think it gets wet when it rains hard.

I set out the chairs to dry

Nice clean bay now
I will go out later and put stuff back in if it is dry.  Time to watch a little TV and maybe watch the Bills.
We had a fun weekend and it was good to get out one last time this year.

Who ever turned around here Thursday did not come back to fix it.
Thanks for Checking in.