Saturday, April 27, 2013

Camping World, Syracuse

My sister's home is very close to Hagerstown so it is very easy to jump onto the I 81 North. From there straight up to Syracuse and Camping World. We pulled in to the parking lot, asked permission to stay overnight, plugged in to their electrical outlet (30 amp). Did a bit of shopping in the store for some back tank deodorant and turned in for the night. We were up early the next morning and headed for the took us all of 10 minutes to get through. Being a Sunday, the 401 in Ontario was very quiet.

Cedar Beach Park is not open yet, so we cannot go in. Instead we will reverse into the driveway of the Whitby house until Cedar Beach opens.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Visiting my sister in Keedysville, MD

We spent a few days with my sister in Keedysville, Maryland. She is doing a lot of renovations to her house, including a new fence around the back of their property to keep her recently adopted Chesapeake Bay Retriever in the yard. This does mean that we do not have as much room as we had in November to park the Seneca, but there is still enough space for us to get into the driveway if we keep our big slide in. We did not do anything other than a bit of outlet shopping and a new Apple computer for me. If you remember correctly my computer screen backlight died. I was coping with it by hooking up the small TV screen to the computer. This worked very well for the interim. I will get the old computer repaired and give it to our grandson. So a few quiet days with my sister, we picked up the temporary drivers license for Michael, much to his relief. I was pretty much under the weather for the stay, sleeping a lot and not really feeling up to par.

Wedged in between the fences on my sister's drive way

New veggie gardens

The chicken coop

Our Seneca parked in the driveway

Sam, looking beautiful on the back porch

Woof, woof, Timmy come and play.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Chesapeake Thousand Trails and a trip to Yorktown VA.

After our very busy week in Myrtle Beach, we have now moved a bit further north to Gloucester, Virginia where the Chesapeake Thousand Trails Resort is situated on the west bank of the Piankatank River. We are very fortunate in that it is open so early in the season. I am not sure if it open all year or not. This is a very big campground with a lot of water around it. Mature trees and a small beach. It must be a very pretty campground in summer, however, right now it is pretty bleak. The weather has been cold with a nasty wind bowing over the icy waters of the river. We have just been taking things easy as Michael has not received his temporary drivers licence. We are really hoping it will be emailed to us by my sister in the next few days.

We found a take out place called Diggs where bought some wonderful crab cakes, devilled crab and crab muffins. Yummy!

My apologies for not getting my posts updated as I have been unwell.

Crossing the bridge over the York River

Our first site on the banks of the Piankatank River. Very wet and cold.

Then we moved further away from the river onto a bigger site, away from the icy cold wind.

The bank of the Piankatank River

Activity Center

Activity Center and playground

Long dock

Small sandy beach

The campground from the dock
Small lake near the campground

The beach at Yorktown

Yorktown and the bridge across the York River


Beautiful old house in Yorktown

Historical buildings

Sites at Chesapeake Thousand Trails
The best site in the CG!

Timmy says, Yes please can we stay here next year?

Very calm on the river

Timmy loved running around and digging in the soft sand on the river bank

Low tide on the river

The campground is right on the river.

Our site

Monday, April 01, 2013

It is DejaVu all over again

We are back at Cypress Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach. We arrived to the bad news that they are no longer a Coast to Coast resort. Luckily we had reserved our site before they left the system so no worries. They are now AOR (Adventure Outdoor Resorts) so we will have to decide if we will purchase this membership. The good thing about AOR is that they have 8 resorts in Ontario and at just $9 a night it may be a membership to consider. There are also a lot of campgrounds all over the US.

While we were here at Myrtle Beach we spent almost every day with our lovely friends, Russ and Trixie, who hail from Gravenhurst. They have been here since the beginning of February and will leave in the next few days. They are renting a small house in Surfside Beach, just 7 miles from us. We ate out at New China Buffet which is just a hop skip and a jump from their house. We went shopping at Camping World, and Hemricks and we walked on the beach with the dogs. Trixie babysat Timmy while we took a day trip to Charleston and we ate a few times at their house, helping them to finish up the rest of the food that they had in the house. We also ate at a little Seafood shack, enjoying Flounder fillets.

Our site at Cypress Camping Resort
Michael, Dee, Trixie and Inge at the Fish Market.
Trixie picking out some fish to take home.
Fresh fish at the fish market in Conway.
Surfside Beach. Colourful beach houses.
Surfside Beach