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Waiting for Spring

February 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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DSCN0249Those of us in the Northeast are honestly getting a little tired of the howling winds, the ice on the windshield and the snow that greets us nearly every morning. Last week my Husband and I decided to do our best to embrace the winter and went for a ride in search of a place to camp once the weather was warm enough to “de-winterize” the camper. We picked up our daughter and went for a ride. We stumbled upon a state park that we had no idea even had a camp ground let alone a camp ground for RV’s. We found Trough Creek State Park, located in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Trough Creek is known to the locals as the place with the balanced rock. Yes there is this giant boulder perched on top of a gorge. Kids for decades have climbed upon that rock and peered into the valley below (assuming their parents allowed them to do so.) There is a lovely swinging bridge that leads to the rock and some say Daniel Boone himself visited the area in search of Indians. I suspect that one was made up, but who knows.

When we parked the car and started walking into the camp ground (we had to walk because it’s closed down this time of the year) we saw a beautiful camping area. The sites are wide, some have tree cover some don’t, all have 30 and 50 amp electrical services and there is water every 200 feet or so. We followed wild turkey tracks left in the snow around the circle and stumbled upon site #22. It was beautiful and just what we were looking for. It’s right across from the bathrooms, and has this small stone wall just behind the picnic table. All the sites have fire rings and separate tent pads just in case the kids come to visit.

Even though the sun was shining, it was still cold so we walked back the car. As we were pulling out we noticed this beautifully clear trout stream just across from the camp ground. DSCN0240I pulled the emergency brake on and turned the car off again and we walked over to it. The water was dancing with life in the sun and the birds were singing, giving us a promise that spring wasn’t that far away. We finally got back in the car feeling happy about our winter embrace as we cranked up the heater and thawed out. Winter can’t last forever, right? Start making plans to go camping, it will really help you to kick the winter blues. You can start making plans by picking up your copy of the  2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Camping Directory at Camping World or by clicking this link.

Enjoy what’s left of Winter and remember, Spring is only about a month away!

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