Ocean View, NJ
On May 31 we pulled out of our friends driveway near where we used to live to our destination for two weeks. It is about a one hour drive to Lake and Shore Thousand Trails campground in Ocean View.
After getting set up we headed back to my sisters house to bring her rig to the campground.
This is a family friendly campground with a lake, pool, arcade, mini golf, etc. As school was still in session in NJ, the campground was quiet during the week. The weekends, not so much. Rigs are really packed in.
Being an old biddy, I like the quieter times and wide spaces we find at Army Corps of Engineer Parks. On the flip side, I would not enjoy long term stays at 55+ parks. Gotta hear kids laughing and playing too. That is why we like to mix it up a bit.
While in this area, we have enjoyed the company of friends and family.
June 4: A visit from our good friend Tom. And an introduction to the new lady in his life. Monica. I am thrilled to say, we hit it off from moment one.
June 5: My brother Norman visited along with his friend Donna, another nice lady. The woman on the right is my sister Debbie who got off work early enough to join in the visit.
June 8: Our granddaughter Charlotte graduated 5th grade down in Maryland. It was a 128 mile drive each way but we would not miss it.
Daughter Amy started a new job to day before with the State of Maryland so was unable to attend. In years previous the graduation was at night so when she accepted the job she thought it would not be a issue and did not attempt to negotiate the day off. But she found out two weeks before, the graduation would be at 9 am. Here is daddy Scott and Charlotte.
June 9: Several years ago we attended an RV show in Atlantic City with our friends Helena and Adam. At this time they were thinking of getting an RV. Well this year they did it. They are now considering selling their home and hitting the road. They came for a visit to "pick our brains". Good thing they came now as we notice we lose brain cells on a daily basis. Here are Helena and Adam (and Leonard).
June 10. Another long drive. But for a special reason. June 10 is our 28th wedding anniversary but even better it's Abby's 8th birthday. So this day was an even longer drive. All the way from the south Jersey shore area to York, PA for a luncheon at a Chinese Buffet. Abby loves her sweets. As a special treat, today she was allowed to eat all desserts. (She did have some mac and cheese too). Also joining us were Grandson Justin and his beautiful girlfriend Karlie who drove over from Philadelphia. That's Abby on the right forefront.
After lunch and a visit to the girls favorite huge consignment store in York. Justin and Karlie came back to the campground for the night. On Sunday they toured the Cape May Zoo. If you ever have a chance, this is a must see in the area. Then they went to the beach and back here for steaks before fighting the traffic back to Philadelphia.
June 12: A visit from my cousin Mae and her son John. We always enjoy good conversation with both John and Mae. So happy they were able to get down here for the day.
WHEW! We leave here tomorrow. First we will take Debbie's rig back to her house. Then we return to our friends driveway for one night.
On Thursday we go to Cordorus State Park in Hanover, PA. On Sunday we leave with Charlotte and Abby headed west to visit some interesting, historic and fun places.
The picture of the bird in the header is a baby oriole. I heard this poor baby crying. He must have fallen from a tree and landed on the screen we have attached to our awning. When Len went to move him, he flew to the ground. There he hopped around and attempted to fly. I watched as his mother came to him several times but very briefly. Not long enough to get a picture. The last I saw him he had hopped under my sisters RV.
Until next time.