We are spending our last few days at
I have mixed feelings. I like the cost here with our Thousand Trails membership but.....
Today we went for a ride through New Jersey Pine Barrens and the Wharton State Forest. As a child and young adult I knew the roads through this section of NJ like the back of my hand. Not anymore.
Excuse the following hazy pictures, they were taken from inside the truck. No rolling down windows. Ever hear of Green Head Flies? It's the state bird of NJ. They attack and cling to the truck. They do the same to ones body. And Bite. Hard.
When we lived in this area we would trailer our horses here. We would park in a field behind this monument.
One time we saddled the guys, followed a path and crossed the gravel road from the monument. We were attacked. The ears of our horses were covered with Green Heads. We were covered. The horses were stumping and attempting to shake them loose. We decided this was not a good idea. We crossed back over to where the truck and trailer was parked. Not a Green Head in sight. I guess the Green Heads were not old enough to cross the road. So we followed this old, abandoned railroad track and had a good few hours of trail riding. And not a bite.
Now, which would you prefer........ where we are parked at this campground on a holiday weekend:
Squeezed in tight, loud music well into the night.
Or riding rough roads,
passing deserted small villages deep in the forest,
crossing over cedar steams,
and one lane bridges,
ending at this campground (no Green Heads noticed here)
with few neighbors
I know which one I would prefer. Just can not get our 43 foot home down these roads.
Until next time.