We are back from our 10 day trip to MD and VA with our 20' and had a great time. We LOVE this trailer! And we have been learning lots as we go along. We are new to trailering, but Hubble is an avid tent camper/hiker so not too new to camping. I have reluctantly gone in the past, not being too big on the roughing it thing. I like the amenities and glamping!
We bought our trailer late in the season last year, so only got to take it out for 3 short weekend trips.
For this trip we were really looking forward to an extended stay in it.
The Airstream pulled beautifully. We had super weather, at times a little hot while in VA - but we made use of the AC and were comfortable.
We had dropped off the unit at Colonial for some warranty work the week before. They are about 4-4.5hr from our home. Colonial had the fridge cooled down & ready for loading with our supplies and pick up. Since they are located in NJ it just made sense that we leave for our trip right from the dealership.
We stayed at Assateague State Park in MD for 2 nights and saw the wild ponies. What a great place to go! It's a beautiful park. We had the ocean right next to our site and fell asleep listening to it each night. We walked 4 miles into the National Seashore Park looking for the ponies - joking that they were probably in the CG by the comfort station. Guess what? They were! We saw a family of six grazing through the CG. Got lots of pix.
Our next stop would be Williamsburg, VA. We went over the loooonnnggg bridge/tunnel that takes you over the Chesapeake Bay. That was pretty cool...in a scary sort of way.
We stayed one night at the Williamsburg KOA. Not a favorite and won't be heading back. Our intention was to go to Colonial Williamsburg - but decided to skip that and head towards our nest destination.
From there we moved onto to Charlottesville KOA in VA. We really liked that CG. A bit more rustic, some sites were wooded and super nice couple running the CG. It had less frills but was more in keeping of what we like...very quiet. We stayed 2 nights and toured Monticello, James Monroe's house and visited Jefferson Vineyard for a wine tasting, a brewery for a night out dinner and Mitch's Tavern for lunch. We loved this area and scenery was amazing.
Our last stop (or so we thought) was to be just outside of DC. We had reservations to stay 5 nights at Cherry Hill Park. Cherry Hill is a very large RV park with 410 sites. All the sites are close to one another. We reserved a premium site so that we could pick one away from the highway. The staff was super nice. They have the tourism thing down to a science. A very busy park - but can't beat the location for going into DC.
We decided to leave a day early and head home as it was hot and we had a good amount of DC fun, plus we knew we had a long trip ahead of us back to MA...but instead Of going straight home, we decided to head to Moheghan Sun Casino for one more night of fun! So off we headed to CT, the casino is almost home for us - about 1.5 hours away.
As we were pulling out from Cherry Hill, I noticed the wall panel adjacent to the bathroom had pulled away from the door frame a bit. So I called Colonial and asked if we could swing by and have them check it out. Being Saturday, I don't hold out much hope that they could accomodate us. But they said sure - stop by and they'd look at it. Just no promises if it could be fixed on the spot or if a part had to be ordered. We drove straight up from DC and got there by 12:30. They looked at. They fixed it. I LOVE those guys! Oh, I almost forgot to mention - we needed a replacement surge protector as the new we bought was fried and Colonial overnight the replacement to the CG for us.
After our Colonial stop, we arrived at the Casino in CT about 5pm. We boondocked in their parking lot with other RVs & went in to the casino for dinner and gambling. We had a blast!
During our trip, we saw a lot of BIG rigs touring. And I do mean BIG! Our 20' unit looked TINY in comparison...but The 20 footer always looked reallypretty!
Overall we had a fantastic trip. If we take another 10 day trip, we will stay longer in each of the stops as we were at 5 locations in 10 days.
If anyone has questions about any of the CG, let me know. I will be happy to answer.
We are looking forward to going to Cape Cod next weekend and off to a Region 1 rally in Portland CT the following weekend. Hope to meet some fellow streamers soon!