Category Archives: Vermont State Parks

Paddling Ricker Pond

Launching our boats right from the campsite, we took a wonderful paddle on Ricker Pond, watching loons, Observing the Great Blue Heron And just getting some sun and exercise in a pretty setting Even my blog-writing site is hard to … Continue reading

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Checking Out The Van

Finally, we got The Goshawk ready for a local mid-week camping trip to Ricker Pond State Park. I had reserved the only on-shoreline spot we could fit into and as I write this looking out the door, I can see … Continue reading

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Ricker Pond Camping

We do most of our camping in the winter but usually take a couple of local trips each summer to check out Airstream systems and enjoy some of Vermont’s state parks. This past mid-week, we reserved a spot at Ricker … Continue reading

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Camping at Stillwater State Park

Last week, we spent three nights at nearby Stillwater State Park on Lake Groton. We don’t do a lot of camping in Vermont, figuring that we already live in the woods, but it’s nice to visit a few of the … Continue reading

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Honda Generator is Handy

For three years, we have tried to use a solar panel to charge our Airstream’s battery with mixed results. There’s too much shade and too many trees here in New England, especially in Vermont state parks where there are no … Continue reading

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Shakedown – Day 1

As I wrote in the last post, I hitched up the Airstream last night and we began to load. This morning, when I brought some more items out to the refrigerator, I found that the inside was room temperature. “One … Continue reading

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Shakedown Cruise Tomorrow

It’s been 14 months since we have used the Airstream so it’s no wonder that I have been dealing with glitch after glitch with the rig and our gear.  I got the furniture and the systems running and about everything … Continue reading

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Nearly Ready to Go

For the last several weeks, when it was not freezing or 8o degrees outside, I’ve been working away, polishing the inside of the trailer.  (Last Fall, I had taken off the grimy “mouse fur” lining the walls and fried a … Continue reading

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Shakedown Cruise

After several months of repairs to the underside of the Airstream damaged last winter in our dramatic arrival  (belly wrap aluminum sections, plastic bannana wraps on front and back, and the replacement of the steps and step light), we started … Continue reading

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Lake Carmi State Park

We just spent several days at Lake Carmi State Park in northern Vermont and got to experience summer camping – with all the warts as well as the positives. We had reserved site 16, one of the nicest ones along … Continue reading

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