Our long awaited RV trip out west is finally under way and with the house sitter in place, the grounds care arranged, and many other details dealt with I hope all goes well on the home front. We packed all we could think of for the four people and four dogs making the trip.
Our first several days are mostly driving just to get us out of the East as shown in my previously posted plan . Our first night was at Duck Creek RV Park and it was a nice little basic campground for an over night stay.
As always seems to be the case, I seriously injured my computer on the first night out and hopefully it can be repaired or at least the data recovered from the hard drive.
Our second night was spent at the Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground in Goodfield, IL and we arrived with high expectations for it but we were really too big for the campground, so our site wasn't too good and the tires were off the ground after leveling.
We continue to experience nagging little manufacturing issues with the coach which is a real disappointment so I'm currently wishing we had bought a different brand but hopefully that will change.
After three 300+ mile driving days we rolled into the Neshonoc Lakeside Camp Resort for two nights - the RV and my rear were ready for a day off. The campground is situated beside Lake Neshonoc and is one of the nicer places we’ve stayed. It obviously caters to families with trailers as there were only two big rigs in the whole place. It has excellent facilities with a nice playground, pool with a kiddy pool and large hot tub, concrete basketball court, etc.
Many of the sites are occupied by longer term campers and the one section on the lake is for tenant owned places – the campground owns the land which is leased to the tenant who can provide a more permanent structure if they choose. This is a shot of their lake view.
We utilized our down day to take care of a couple of issues, with the main one being my injured computer. Following a suggestion from Madison’s boyfriend, we went down to Best Buy and one of the Geek Squad confirmed that the computer was fine and the problem was the screen then confirmed it would work with a TV by buying a $25 cable. So I bought the cable, went back to the RV and hooked it up to the small TV we had used for outside use in the old RV– it worked fine and was a major relief as most of our trip info is on this computer.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
8/11 - 8/13//2013 event date