First day on the road. . . but first, the pre-quel:
Note to self: check everything well in advance of departure. Everything! Do it twice.
Does parking your trailer in the front yard for three days, right next to the front door, make you a hillbilly?
Getting old evidently means that both Ron and I can check the glove compartment, twice each, even emptying everything out and putting everything back, and not see the Tire Minder (monitors trailer tires against blow-outs, as well as over- or under-inflation) until we’re actually on the road and I’m in there looking for something else.
We drove west in beautiful sunshine (and heat), then headed north to Western Pennsylvania. The scenery looks a lot like Western Maryland. Traffic was light, and we had no issues other than my forgetting to re-tighten the stabilizer rod after Ron backed up, resulting in 150 miles of mild swaying before I remembered.
We are at the Woodland Campgrounds in (surprise!) Woodland, PA. It is a beautiful peaceful place, with a lake stocked with large bass for catch-and-release. Ron is almost sorry he didn’t bring our fishing rods. They have a hot tub, paddle boats, a game room, volleyball, and lots of hiking trails. Too bad we’re not staying longer.
Gaia, unfortunately, has forgotten her party manners and is going to have to be re-trained immediately. She barked her head off at another dog at a rest stop, and managed to squeeze her head out the partially opened car window three times. Nor was she interested in her dinner (of course, I did forget to bring the wet food!), so I guess she’ll be really hungry tomorrow night.
Temperature here is in the 90s, we’ll be glad to get further north. Weather in Niagara Falls is supposed to be low 80s all week.
Tomorrow off to North Tanawanda, (Tonawanda??) our staging area while we’re sightseeing Niagara.