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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

We Made It!

Location: Earlton, NY (High 82, Low 59)

11235246_10207112307992849_289057552_oAnyone who was reading my blog back in May might recall the day we found this campground. This was one of the first pictures I took of the site we are now occupying.

We almost disregarded this campground without even considering it because it didn’t have sewer hookups. But the beautiful site and the fact that we were ready for a change helped us to give it a second look. We have had our fiver for over four years now, and this is the first time we have stayed somewhere without sewer. We were a little apprehensive for two reasons – we’ve never had to watch our water use, and we’ve heard some horror stories about problems caused by pumpouts. After talking to some friends of ours who have a Heartland product also, we were encouraged enough to give it a try.

We arrived here last week on Tuesday, the 30th. Today was pumpout day….and…11715327_10207576676921782_434018444_owe made it! A whole week on our tanks.

Here comes the pumpout truck.

It took some extra effort and thought on our parts – short, quick showers – being conservative with the dishwater – occasionally catching some water, like the shower warm up water, in a container and using it in the black tank. But we were pretty happy to find that we could make it a whole week without filling up our tanks.

That has been our main excitement this week.

11665044_10207565350158620_1203120643_oWe’ve also been able to have some time to enjoy our outside living area this week. Got our tv out, set up our awning…we’ve been liking our new spot quite a bit.


We are glad we decided to stretch a little.

1 comment:

  1. The more often you practice water conservation the better you will get at it. We can go almost two weeks in our fifth wheel if we really really conserve. And for such a beautiful spot - definitely worth it.