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Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Have Landed

Yesterday was a long day, but we made it! and are settled in a campsite in Lake George for the next 4 and a half days.

We were up early yesterday, and I was bringing out last minute items from the fridge and other things that we had needed in the house until it was almost time to head out for work. I managed to get all of the inside stuff ready to go, as well as the stuff we needed for the cats. Then it was off to work for me.

Harry used the time to finish up the outside stuff, getting the tires checked and all the other maintenance types of things done. He was ready to hit the road when I got home at 2:30. It was a little nerve-wracking making sure that all the details got done. It’s weird, because with the rv in the driveway, we have used it frequently over the last months and we felt like it hadn’t been that long since our last trip. But when we thought about it yesterday, we realized that this is the first time we’ve taken it out (other than the short inspection trip) since we came home from TN in June.

We got hooked up with no problem. Had a short difficulty with our bikes, since the first time we got them up on the rack, the end of the handlebar was right against the fiver. We ended up taking the bikes down and moving the rack, which worked better.

004And then we were on the road – at 3:45. Not bad considering when I got home from work. We are lucky that we only live an hour away from Lake George, so it was a quick and uneventful trip. The only drama happened when we actually got here –005 they didn’t have our reservation!! And there’s a car show here this weekend. There was a minute when we thought our trip might turn out to be pretty short. But the girl was great, and worked out something, and we got the LAST pull through site they had. 003There were only TWO sites left in the entire park, out of 430. So we feel very very thankful to have gotten this site.

By the time we got in, hooked up and settled, it was going on 8 o’clock, and I only took a few pictures, but more will be coming! Smile

This morning we are all settled in, feeling the comfortable heat from the fireplace, and watching the 9/11 memorial on tv. I can’t believe it has been 10 years since that day. And yet, it’s hard to remember what it was like before – like it was another lifetime.

Thinking today of all the people who lost a loved one that day.


  1. You look all cozy tucked into that nice site... Glad you arrived safely. Before we started to full time we always needed a check list. I am a list kinda person anyways... Be prepared is my motto ~ just like the boy scouts...LOL
    Have fun

  2. I sometimes wonder how it is that an organisation can "take" a reservation, but then fail to "keep" the reservation? My suspicion is that stupidity must take a fairly active role there somehow. Writing it down on a post-it note and putting it on the computer screen isn't the way to enter the information in the computer.
    And then some places have the nerve to actually charge extra to book a site. Just makes a person want to spit.

  3. looks like you are all settled in..nice and cozy!!..have a lovely time away from it all!!

  4. I was wondering how the area was around Lake George due to the most recent heavy rains. Just fine I guess?

  5. How much fun is this! We may have a fiver before you know it. No more house...

  6. Glad to see you having a fun weekend. Getting settled in can take some time! I'm learning that.