As we talked about in the last post, it was just so good to have our “home” with us again. We missed the feeling of knowing were everything was and having all our “stuff” with us. We are both definitely going to be a fan of this type of traveling. Getting to travel and see so many great things across the country, but getting to sleep in our own bed and wake up at “home” every morning. So after picking our camper back up from storage at Bethpage Camp Resort and a quick chat with Jay & Karen, we started heading west toward Ohio.
After about 6 hours of driving (which is about 2 hours longer than my optimal driving time), we found ourselves parked at our stop for the evening in Meadow Bridge, WV. The Summer Wind Overnight RV Park was just the perfect stop for us. It was a super small park with about twenty sites (mostly pull-through). Check out our next post for the full Campground Review! However upon our arrival, we had trouble getting the slides to go out. After figuring out it wasn’t just a problem with one slide, but all of them we diagnosed the problem as a hydraulic issue. In hope that the fluid was low, I headed to the gas station for some automatic transmission fluid. We were thankful they had some on the shelf because the gas station was the only retail store for miles. We were definitely in the middle of nowhere in West Virginia – lovely scenery! After filling the hydraulic tank, we were super thankful to see the slides moving on out.
The next morning when trying to head out the slides retracted (yippee!) and we continued the pack up process. However when it came time to raise the jacks our luck ran out. We added some more hydraulic fluid and we were good to go. Definitely an issue we need to address soon. We made our way across the rest of West Virginia and started headed North to Ohio. We arrived at Berkshire Lake Campground in about 5 hours which you now know is about 1 hour to long for me (Betsy)! I would like to say our arrival was easy, but maybe it would be more considered as a grand entrance, I mean grand disaster! Haha. To say the least, we had a bit of trouble getting into our site. A big rut shown below will work as proof. And to make matters worse, it required another trip for transmission fluid in order to get our slides out. Fixing our hydraulic problem will be top priority once we arrive in Indiana next week!
We headed out for dinner at Old Bag of Nails Pub in Delaware with my parents a little later than planned. At this point, we were feeling a little hangry. Russ said that if they served him an "old bag of nails" be probably would eat it! Regardless, it was absolutely great to see my mom & dad and forget about our arrival problems. After all they say....
Looking forward to a week in familiar terrority (Go Bucks, Go Cavs, Go Indians). It is so good to be here!