Thanks for the kind words!
We actually found her in Canada! The ad was posted on Craigslist for our area, so we drove up and checked it out and put down a payment. My hubby went and picked it up this weekend and we paid it off. The price was great (we thought) $6500, but with the exchange rate and the cost of the ferry both times, it's closer to $7500
The rock guard was already on it and so I don't know anything about it (other than after reading these forums, we thought it was a definite pro for purchasing!)
I'm sorry to say, but I am not familiar with any local campgrounds. We usually go to Oregon or Idaho to camp. LOL
Thanks again everyone! We are very excited about starting the Argosy adventure!