It's been a while since you've heard from us! The Camera Couple has been BUSY this summer as we tackle our new remote life on the road. In all of the job changes and trip planning chaos we haven't had much time to catch everyone up on all our fun adventures. So here we go!
After wrapping up the 4th of July, we stopped home for four short days before going back on the road. Our anniversary trip this year was going to be a four-week stint to celebrate two great years of marriage.
The first stop was back to West Virginia at Gerald Freeman Campground. After a fairly stressful work week, we pulled into West Virginia with no service or reception whatsoever, perfect for a weekend to recover! We spent our days walking and biking in the park with only one trip out to the town to fill up on gas, let our families know we were safe, and keep our Snapchat streak alive! The campground was the perfect spot to unwind and watch the deer roam the grounds while enjoying some quality time in nature.
Feeling rested, it was time to head to Pennsylvania! We were excited to spend a week in PA, since we never had camped in the state before, surprisingly. Pennsylvania is always a drive through for us because it's so close to Maryland and Massachusetts. We don't usually stop over.
We spent the week at Tompkins Campground on Lake Cowanesque. It was beautiful! The sites were large and wrapped around the lake. We worked most of the week, but we did manage to celebrate our anniversary with some wedding Lagavulin scotch and a canoe trip on the lake. It was an awesome first time camping in Pennsylvania!
Our third stop was to Vermont for just one night just to break the trip into small enough stops for towing. We hadn't been back to Vermont since our engagement! We spent a lot of the ride reminiscing about our trip in 2018 and talking about the places we recognized.
Unfortunately, the weather was awful this time, so we didn't stop to explore much along the way. When we pulled into the KOA campground, it was packed with campers and very wet and rainy. Other than making a soup and watching some TV in the camper before heading to bed, we don't have much report about Vermont this trip!
From Vermont, we got an early start and made our way across the state into New Hampshire. We were stopping over in Shelburne, which would leave a little over three hours to get to Grandpa's in Maine the next day. The drive from Vermont to New Hampshire was a soggy one and made driving fairly slow and challenging.
Thankfully, when we got to NH, the rain stopped. We talked to the nice campground owners a little bit as they told us about a trail down to a creek. We decided to explore and discovered just how neat it actually was. Cameron and I hung out for the night by the water, before enjoying some dinner. It was definitely one of the prettiest spots we have stopped at in our travels.
It's always so much fun spending time with Grandpa, especially over his birthday! We had lots of family visit this year, making the celebration even more special. We enjoyed grilled food, cake, laughs, sunshine and more cake! Cameron pulled out his guitar and played some music one night, and we spent some good relaxing time at the beach trying new beers.
Grandpa got lots of golf in with great weather, and we were able to tackle all his chores for him! It always seems like there will be so much time to do things, but two weeks certainly flies. Before we knew it, it was time to make our way back down to North Carolina. We're already looking forward to next year's trip up to Maine!
Our final stop was in Connecticut, where we spent two days at Salt Rock State Park. The weather was quite warm compared to Maine, and our site was basically in the middle of an open field with no shade. We did a little hiking but spent most of our day enjoying the creek that was hidden off a path.
The state park had a pool in the campground, so fortunately, that's where most of the kids and families spent their time (away from us!). Cameron and I enjoyed the natural beauty of the creek all to ourselves! It was a great end to a fabulous four weeks on the road. We're grateful to be able to experience camping in new states with our new trailer. Stay tuned for our next trip; it's sooner than you think!
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