Friday, June 15
It rained a lot of last night, and all this morning, only stopping at 2:00. The boys worked on diagnosing a grating sound on Alan’s rig: calls to a local Airstream dealer and an RV on-site fix-it man, and a whole lot of consulting with each otherl. Verdict: It could be a brake problem or a bearing problem. To avoid any regrets, Alan will haul to a near-by Airstream fix-it place, where it can’t be serviced until the 29th. He will drive home and make the return trip to pick it up in two weeks.
Tom and I made a 6-mile trip to a large pet facility with a do-your-own-washing set-up; I should mention that Jasper and Charlie went with us. Oh, it was an easy way to wash the dogs with all the equipment and supplies needed for the chore.
In the afternoon, as the sun came out, we enjoyed walking our clean dogs around the campground pond . . . photographing the frogs, and the kids trying to catch the frogs!
While we dog-washed the rest of the group found a spectacular seafood restaurant 13 miles away for a late lunch. Tom and I ordered a lobster roll and lobster bisque, picked it up, and brought it back to the campground for supper.
Evening we were gathered under the pond’s pavilion for a John’s 60th birthday celebration – Suzie had made strawberry shortcake and Alan and Carie had ice cream. What a wonderful way to end our 9-day trip with this group. Tomorrow, we each head our own way!
I got this great reflection picture of Alan's and Carie's "Silver Lining" across the pond in the stillness of the evening.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown