After breakfast, we brought in the slides and then started looking at maps and brochures to do some planning for our trip to Vermont after we leave Avalon, NJ around the 24th of September. During that time we will also spend 2 days at LaChute, Quebec visiting Ernie and Noella. Chuck and Melissa will be with us.
Around 10 the 4 of us took a walk around the CG and were amazed how many and the size of the sites throughout the park. It really was a nice KOA! After returning to Waldo, the 4 of us did some chatting about the time we will be together this fall and where we would like to go. We are slowly getting some sort of itinerary, but it still needs to be perfected!!
By 11:30 we were both a the dump station (a favorite job of all campers) doing our thing and also hooking up the CRV for towing. We were on our way to Ricketts Glen by noon for the under 50 mile drive. It was a nice drive and we arrived at Pioneer CG by 1:00.
This is a private CG that Ken and I have stayed at 2X's before, once in Winnie and then in Willie. The owners are such nice people and they run a 1st Class Operation! So good to see them again.
This is one of the signs from long ago!
|The office at Pioneer Campground and the owners home up above!|
|/We love our spacious sites and how it is so open|
They gave us sites 29 and 30 which are perfect for folks who are traveling together because your rigs can be facing each other. Ken and I had these same 2 sites with Doloris and Fred about 3 or 4 years ago. It did take some time to get level, but we do appreciate having these adjoining sites. By the time we were set-up it was 2:30, which seems to be our regular time for lunch. We enjoyed eating together at the picnic table and after cleaning up decided to take a walk on the mile trail that goes behind the CG. There are many beautiful ferns along the path and just a peaceful walk. Ken decided to carve our initials on one of the trees - what a romantic!!!
|These are beautiful, but no wonder people have allergy problems!\\|
|So pretty in blac and white!|
|So many ferns along the trail.|
|The campground owners do a great job of maintaining the path!|
|A nice place to sit and take in the beauty of nature!|
|Ken only had a very small pocket knife so it is hard to|
make out the letters .
|He worked hard on this project!|
When we returned we sat outside and played a game of pinochle before making dinner. After all, we had a really late lunch. The women finally won a game of pinochle, the 1st time on this trip.
Then it was 6:45 and time to grill. Ken made salmon and chicken while I made us salads and some leftover corn. After clean-up we headed to Chuck and Melissa's RV for a game of Skip-Bo (which the men won "big time") and then another round of Pinochle which the women won again.
We were back to Waldo by 9:45 and looking forward to hiking (we are taking poles, which makes it a hike and not a walk) the trail to all the waterfalls at Ricketts Glen.