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Offline TwoElkhounds

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Thanksgiving Camping
« on: November 24, 2011, 04:24:18 pm »
We are on our first ever Thanksgiving camping trip.   Decided to go to Hershey, since it is open and it would give us a chance to hook up with Clarkely over the weekend at Pinch Pond!!      :cheers:

A really funny situation at Hershey.  For those of you not familiar with High Meadow Campground, it is basically broken into two sections.  The lower section is full hookups, tight sites, near the highway.  The upper section has hookups (including cable), more space, but no sewer and is near the train tracks. 

Well, seems most people prefer to have sewer near the highway.   Here are pictures of the lower section.




Here is our campsite in the upper section.  That is us off in the distance.



Here is a view from the trailer.





LOL ..There is nobody in the upper section except for us, not one other camper.  I am able to do all kinds of obnoxious stuff.  Got the football game on the TV, music cranked as loud as it will go, dogs out barking, yelling at the dogs to shut up, kids running through campsites, and the diesel idling for no apparent reason (not really) and I am not bothering anyone!!!   I always wanted to do this.    :devil:

Turkey is in the smoker, potatoes on the fire, stuffing and pies in the oven, winter brew in hand, football on the TV, weather is incredible, mid 50’s and sunny.  Thanksgiving camping rocks!! 

DAN

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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 06:10:31 pm »
That's my kind of camping right there. 8)
    
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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 06:34:33 am »
Thats some great information. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jim

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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 01:57:44 pm »
We went up to upper Lancaster county once for Thanksgiving and it was one of the best Thanksgivings I ever had.  It was cold, we were with friends, we went over to Hershey Park to do the Christmas themed attractions and every year I just want to go back.  Give me one more fall season in school and then I am not staying home again.  Have a blast!  Your site looks like ours on year when we went out for New Years.  We had a golf cart with us and let the dogs chase us, and loved the privacy.  Gosh, I can't wait to get out camping again!  I am so jealous.

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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 09:49:37 pm »
What a great weekend
Weather, friends Nd food were excellent!!!!!

We had 5 families and to much food :)

I think everyone made it home safely and incident free as well:)

Great catching up with two elkhounds and his family........ Hopefully we didn't wrp Brandon to much with our campfire conversations/topics :)

Awning is belched clean, camper is washed and winterized........ Only a couple short month until we cN get put again :)
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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 09:50:49 pm »
And.......... My DW is already working on me t get an elkhound........
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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 08:58:48 am »
Glad everyone had a fun Thanksgiving!

We, too, had a great turkey day camping trip in Mystic.  The weather was spectacular!

We stayed at a KOA that gets mixed reviews, but we were pretty pleased.  I don't think I'd want to be at our site during high season because we were right on top of the sites next to us, but since we were one of a handful of campers there, we had plenty of space to stretch out.  We were right by the playground and Theo had a blast with a few other kids that were there and a couple in a vintage Airstream (drool) came along on Saturday with their bulldog puppy for Kansas to play with.  So while the CG was quiet, there were just enough prople around to make it not eerie.

The CG itself is right off of 95, so you definitely can hear road noise, but the staff was very nice...which is one of the mixed review points, so eitehr they're nicer in the off season, or they're a different crew than in the past.  :D

We ate our Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant at the Mystic Seaport and it was wonderful.  We will definitely be back!  So delicious and no cooking or cleanup!

It was also nice to take a last trip of the season close to home.  Yesterday we packed up everything we wanted to take out of the trailer for the winter.  Sad day, but we had a great season!
Cheers!
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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011, 10:03:55 am »
I need to wait for my DW to upload some photo's .....

But here is how we did the one bird :) Tripod Turkey with Charcoal towers :)



We of course had lots of left over's :)

I was so looking forward to having a Turkey sandwich last night as we had a gallon bag full of turkey......

Had..............

McGraw got at it with out us knowing......

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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011, 11:22:21 am »
Ha! Did McGraw take a big turkey nap?
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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011, 04:19:21 pm »
he wasnt begging for dinner last night............. and wasnt real mobile this morning .........
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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 04:40:29 pm »
Sounds like everyone had a great time camping on Thanksgiving. The weather is so unpredictable around here I am afraid to go camping that late.

I've been camping at High Meadow Campground, but I stayed in one of the cabins. (Girl Scout gamboree weekend). My hope is to go back with our friends with your campers. Haven't been able to convince anyone to drive the 6+ hours.

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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 07:30:35 pm »
I need to wait for my DW to upload some photo's .....

But here is how we did the one bird :) Tripod Turkey with Charcoal towers :)



We of course had lots of left over's :)

I was so looking forward to having a Turkey sandwich last night as we had a gallon bag full of turkey......

Had..............

McGraw got at it with out us knowing......






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Re: Thanksgiving Camping
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 10:35:27 am »
And.......... My DW is already working on me t get an elkhound........

Ha Ha!!  What does McGraw think about this?

Elkhounds are great dogs, like a big 50lb teddy bear.  They are wary of strangers, but love people once they know you are part of their "pack".   Great watch dogs, alert and vigilant.   They are very stubborn and independent.  Food is their only motivation.  They have no interest in doing things to please their master (such as fetch).  They need a fenced yard to run in.  Oh yea, they shed like crazy.

Very tough to find one, there are not many pure bred ones around.  We got both of ours from the local shelter, a total fluke.  There are sites online that specialize in Elkhound adoptions, but most are mixed breed with an Elkhound.

BTW - I kind of like McGraw, any interest in a trade?   ;)

DAN
 

 

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