Got back home yesterday from the UP. Weather was GREAT. Rain on Friday night and most of the day on Saturday (off and on) but the rest of the time was mostly sunny and warm. Night time temps in the low 50's, high 40's.
The color was nice, not what I would call peak, still a lot of green. According to locals, however, the winds have been pretty high, so the leaves are being blown off the trees as they change color - not expecting a GREAT color show this year. Still pretty beautiful.
Was surprised to find a Burro
already set up in a nearby campsite when I arrived, later that afternoon a 16 ft Scamp
Deluxe pulled in nearby also. Obviously visited with all these folks. The 16 ft was just a year old from Iowa. Has the front dinette with side bath, exactly one of the layouts I would very seriously consider if I decide to buy a new one. Got a good chance to check out the bath size, and while small, I think it would be more than adequate for as often as I might use it, about a total of 15 minutes/week (three 5 minute showers). I have a difficult time justifying the amount of room a bath takes up in such small trailers vs the amount of time they are used.
Later in the week another 16 foot scamp
pulled through the campground, they waved, but didn't stop. Also saw two different 13 foot Scamps parked, one in the upper falls parking lot and one in the lower falls parking lot. Seems molded fiberglass, particularly Scamps, are popular around here.
Also ended up giving several "tours" of my Scamp
, both at the campground and while traveling. This was probably the most interest I've seen on any of my trips during the past couple of years.
Anyway, had a great time. I did find one rivet that has a slight leak, so need to replace it soon. This will be the first time I need to replace a rivet, will have to read up on it.