There’s one more big occasion to mark this camping season – the NOVA Christmas Party. An annual tradition hosted by Terry and Sue in early December. Each year we wait out the weather to see if will permit a comfortable camping weekend. For the past 6 years it has been a 50/50 split, and this December 2nd weekend looked promising. Three devoted couples, Lou/Larry, Carie/Alan, Tom/Ella, decided to give it a run at Alum Creek State Park, just 25 minutes from the party!
Friday, gathering day, was sunny and 50 degrees, and we were off to a good start. Our plan was to eat supper in near-by, downtown Delaware, Ohio, but when we arrived the streets were crowded and blocked off for a Christmas kick-off. We navigated to the outskirts of town and landed in a Dicky’s BBQ for supper – back to the campsite by 7:30.
Saturday was party day and after a lazy morning around a fire, a quick trip into town for lunch, and some preparation back at the campground, we left for the party at 3:00, and spent the next 7 hours eating and gabbing and winding down our Airstream Season.
Taking pictures was not on my priority list, but Tom managed to capture some candids around the table.
That's a WRAP for camping for this year in THIS Silvermine and here are the statistics:
Our camping season began on March 2 and ended on Dec 3 . . . lasting: 255 days or 8mo 10 days or 36 wks 3 days
Including our vacation to Alaska, we went on a total of 17 trips during the season.
We spent a total of 63 nights during our Great Alaska Adventure and 52 “other” nights equaling a total of 115 nights in the Silvermine for the season
Miles on the Airstream:
9666 miles to Alaska and back home
6688 “other” miles
total of 16,354 miles for the season
It is NOT a WRAP for 2017 camping, however as we plan to take off after Christmas for our first winter trek South. Check back to see what we will be traveling in!
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