Hello my friends! I am sorry that I ended up going, “radio silence” for the past few days. As a newbie in blogging, as well as in camping with a travel trailer, I realized that the internet is essential when I’m trying to post. I finally said something to my son and he was able to get my laptop up and running in a matter of minutes.
We finally picked her up; our Freedom Express Ultra Light 248RBS! She’s a beauty! She is just a little over 28 ft. long and sports a very nice rear bathroom. The four of us, my husband Bill, my kids Will and Katie, and Ginger and Bella our two dogs, made the trek from Connecticut to Coldwater Michigan to pick her up so that we could really begin the camping journey. Yahoo! So far the journey has been pretty restful and relaxing with a couple of spicy moments to keep us all on our toes!
When planning out the trip we decided to stay 20 minutes away from the dealership at the Yogi Bear Campground in Freemont, Indiana for the first two nights. First off let me say that we really enjoyed the campground! As one of the employees at the dealership said, “Wow, that’s the Disney of campgrounds,” and he was right. It had an indoor pool, outdoor pool, huge splashpad for the younger children as well as a huge water slide section (additional charge that was reasonable-$12 covers admission for an entire day.) There was a jumping pillow, mini golf, delicious ice cream, and a well-stocked general store. Beyond this, they had playgrounds for each section of the campground, full hook-ups and events for the family throughout the day. Golf carts? Yup! There were also paddle boats, golf carts and pedal carts for rental too. If anyone gets bored there they are really trying to have an awful time. We were not, so we enjoyed every minute!
Another reason that this was a good choice was because the sites themselves were well-maintained, and the patios were an awesome size. The campfire pits were in a good position, not too close to the trailer or the patio; perfection!
The final reason why this was the best choice for us is because we needed to go back to the dealership each day. We received a temporary paper license plate for the trailer at pick-up and amazingly the real deal came in the next day. Sure, we could have had them send it to us back home but having the real plate meant that we could add the vehicle to our EZ Pass which makes going through the tolls SO much easier. I highly suggest getting one for your travels if you have not yet. We got ours a few years ago from NY State and we have never regretted the purchase.
We also needed to go back yesterday because one of the tail lights did not work on the trailer. Yes, we were hot and I might add a little crabby while we were waiting, but thankfully we had a professional trace the problem to a blown fuse. Phew! It wasn’t a big deal and we were on the road within an hour and a half. It made the next part of the trip more relaxing…except for pulling a gigantic, brand-new trailer behind the truck. Another newbie moment; at the beginning of the 6 hours Bill was tense and obviously nervous, as time went by he became more and more comfortable. Bill did an AWESOME job on his maiden voyage! We made it to State College, Pennsylvania by 8:00 PM.
This is about halfway between Haylett RV, in Coldwater and our home. The scenery is amazing and so is the weather. Temps in the low 80’s with a gentle breeze; perfect for BBQ and swimming. We are going to play horseshoes later this afternoon.
Well this post is quite long-I missed you! Please check in tomorrow and I would really appreciate a share if you are so inclined. Enjoy your day today.