Glad to report that our first trip in our (new to us) "pEGGy" went wonderfully!
Once I can figure out how to add a photo, I want to show OUR egg to everyone!
We went Thursday - Sunday to the Hocking Hills Region of Ohio (near Columbus) and I'm just sure we picked the right weekend as there was more color in the leaves than we have here 3 hours north!
We couldn't get into the State Park campground, those reservations for that weekend have to be made 6 months in advance and we were not considering owning a FGRV at that time. Yet I was able to get us into a private campground (Happy Hills) about 15 miles to the east. What a great place!
Upon arriving, the campground owner took us (he walked, we drove) to our site, explained the electric box, water hook up - helped my husband back 'her' in, then told us "when you folks get settled in, come on up to the office and we'll settle up!" We had brought our 4 legged members of our family, as I believe everyone else in the campground did as well.
Our first night in our (new to us) egg, it poured down rain. I awoke to the beating of the rain on the roof (gotta love fiberglass during a heavy rain storm!) and a couple loud "clunks" to which I told my husband "Those are some big pine cones falling out of the tree.." The 'clunking' continued, and finally he got up and went out into the pouring rain
(now I would have, but there's a reason I'm on the wall/window side, and he's on the outside of the bed!) only to come back in a little later saying "I guess we should have lowered the awning
before we went to bed".
So goes our first/last camping trip for the season, and ordering a new part to fix the awning
for next season!.
We awoke the next morning to find that we had new neighbors! Upon turning in for the night, we were the only egg in the campground, not to mention the smallest. In the morning parked behind us was a 13' Scamp! How exciting to see another egg in the land of the 30' fifth wheels that surrounded us! Also exciting was to see that this young couple and their 13' Scamp
housed the largest dog I have ever seen! (We have a golden retriever and a lab mix) 2 people and a very large black Great Dane emerged from the tiny trailer! If that didn't convince me that a 13ft trailer had room, nothing will!
The campground (Happy Hills) is a great place for dog lovers (all the owners we saw were never without a bag), and children. On our 2nd night, (Friday) it was movie night down at the pavillion for the kids. Saturday night was a Karaoke and a DJ for everyone.
Sitting around the campfire the night before check out having a thermo-cup of wine and snacks of different cheeses, my husband and I agreed that we were going to need a 'jump start' to get going for our monday morning commute to work as we have NEVER felt so relaxed. He claimed that his arms grew 2 inches in those days......well, his shoulders lowered 2 inches from a stress-free first-time-in-our-trailer camping trip!
If you're ever in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio, I highly recommend Happy Hills Campground!