Before taking the Moving House on a long trip, we like to do a short visit to someplace
close to home to make sure that all is in order and that we remember our activities.
This spring the plan was to go to
Colonel Denning State Park near Newville, Pennsylvania.
It has a small lake for swimming, trails for walking, and facilities built by the CCC.
Furthermore, there is a Blue Beacon truck wash in nearby Carlisle where, after
three years, we could get the Moving House cleaned again.
Unfortunately, in May our pickups new batteries went completely dead. AAA could not start it with a boost. The Ford dealer was able to charge the batteries, but could not find why they went dead in the first place. In that circumstance, it seemed better to camp somewhere close so that, in the worst case, the tow back home would be relatively short. Hence, we picked the KOA at Millersville, Maryland, just 20 miles from home.
Weve camped there twice before. First, in 2011 for our first outing with the Moving House. The second time was in 2013, when this campground was mutually convenient for a joint outing with Doug and his family.
We found small problems, but no show stoppers.
|Relaxing after Moving House cleaning and pool time||The left side of the Moving House, with the hood of our truck|
Part of the KOAs Nature Trail
Wildlife seen on the Nature Trail
Prepared by Al Holm, 2 July 2022