Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goodbye Sanbourne

The picnic is over and it’s just Linda & Bud and Edy & Fos left camping here with us on the grounds. Sunday we went for a ride to visit Curwensville Lake & Dam. The lake was developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and is an impoundment of the west branch of the Susquehanna river. An earthen dam rises 131 feet and is 2850 feet long and the lake has a storage capacity of 124,200 acre feet at full pool extending 14 miles.
They have a swimming beach, several boat ramps, a marina, picnic pavilions as well as a picnic area. The recreation area is operated by Clearfield County now so there is no discount for Golden Age or America the Beautiful pass. The entrance fee is $2 for vehicle and $5 for a vehicle with boat, camping is $24 with a $3 reservation fee.
After leaving the lake we returned to camp for some supper and roasted corn I did in the fire. Then it was time to sit around the campfire. Nothin’ like sittin’ around the campfire with good friends tellin’ lies to one another. Before ya’ know it it’s time to turn in.
Monday found us all preparin’ to leave for our new destinations. Bud & Linda were returning back to their daughters in NY, Edy & Fos were retuning home and we were headed back to Seneca. We said our goodbyes and headed off in different directions.
We made it as far as Cooks Forest and decided to stop for the night at Whites Haven Campground & Cabins. It’s a Passport America park and was $14 for a water & electric site, total.
100_8417Our site for the night.
We decided we needed some us time. When we registered I asked about check out time, the girl said “Whenever you decide to leave is fine”. So we took advantage of the leisurely policy and did a lot of housekeeping in the rig.  Then we dumped the tanks, disposed of our garbage and drove off ‘Happy campers’.
Up the road we stopped at the Cooks Forest State park office to inquire about camping. Glad we stayed ay Whites cause the sites here are $25 base plus $5.50 for electric plus tax.  Camping with Passport is sure a bargain when ya’ get the same site or better in the same breathtaking forest with water, electric, modern restroom with showers and in this case a very liberal check out schedule for 1/2 the money. All it costs is $44 a year to join and try out some of their 1500 participating campgrounds & RV parks. I’m sorry if I sound like a commercial but we were sold after joining and staying our first three nights in a park in Nashville at $36 a night. We paid $18, meaning we saved $18 a night x 3 nights = $54, more than paid for the membership for the entire year. We have used our membership all across the country including Alaska and in Canada. Sure we’ve stayed in some parks that we might not have stayed at if we weren't getting such a great deal, but we’ve stayed in far more beautiful, full service parks to outweigh the those. OK off the soapbox.
We are now camped back at Cousin Bonnie’s for the next few days before we drop in to see Uncle Don in Titusville. We have to prepare for our trip to Wisconsin for Barb & Noel’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Well that’s all for now. Hope to see ya’ down the road as we’re';

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