After three years of fixing, waiting, and more fixing, hubby and I finally got to test Scampin’ Annie on a real honest-to-goodness camping trip. This is the first photo we have taken of her away from home turf! Unfortunately, about 35 miles down the road, we noticed that we had already lost a part off her! At least it wasn’t a vital one–just a vent grille from behind her refrigerator. But it hurt my pride and Annie’s. She had to make the rest of the journey with a gaping hole in her side!
Here’s a photo of her with the missing vent panel. She didn’t let it slow her down any.
Of course, no trip is complete without a trip to Walmart. There are always things forgotten or needed. In this case it was a fire extinguisher, a jack, wheel chocks, folding chairs, snacks, bottled water, and soda. Here is Jimmy walking ahead of me to the back corner of the parking lot where he thought it was safe for me to park. : )
After about 200 more miles and only one more stop to stretch our legs, we finally arrived at our campground, Oak Thicket Park on Lake Fayette near LaGrange. I practiced unhooking the trailer from the hitch, leveling the trailer, and hooking up the electricity. Then I set up our chairs and decorated the picnic table and driveway while Jimmy fixed a tail light that decided to stop working. In 98 degree heat, it wasn’t much fun for him, but he didn’t complain. Much.
Lake Fayette provides water for a nearby power plant. Not exactly a picture perfect view, but it was quiet.
Our first Scamp camp.
Looks kinda homey, huh?
Of course, I had to add the obligatory pink flamingos. My sister Sharon found the sign in a thrift store!
Home, sweet home, at least for one night. Camping space number 20.
I backed her in myself!
And here are the happy Scampers checking out the fishing dock before dusk forced us inside.
More of our sightseeing and evening in the camper next time!
Stay tuned. . .