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First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby mikhen on Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:54 pm

Went to Sill's Family Campground in Adamstown, Pa. this past weekend. All we forgot were the coffee filters. Campground store didn't have any, but the CG owners gave me a few to get us through the weekend. Kudos #1 to the CG owners. Then on Sunday, we went to hookup, and the truck wouldn't start. Dead battery. Went to the CG store and asked the owners for a jump. He tried but it didn't work. So he went and got a monster of a charger/starter. Started right up.
We were never at this CG before, but we will be going back. Everything was nice about this place.
Anyway, our season has begun. Next trip isn't till May 16. :cry:
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby catmom on Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:29 pm

Glad it worked out in the end, and that you found a nice CG with helpful owners! Hope the next trip is less eventful! :)
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby Zinger on Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:39 pm

good owners going the extra mile is always a plus.
Have a good one
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby cwit on Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:42 pm

All it takes is a good campsite to make a trip great. I am going out toward Adamstown this summer I will have to make Sills a stop. :)
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:36 pm

I'm glad to hear your campground hosts were so helpful. Sounds like a great place to stay.
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby va_jay55 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:22 pm

Very nice to hear you found a great CG. Always a plus. We love Pa. and plan on making more trips up there.
I'll be looking into staying at their CG.
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby ReedMan on Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:49 pm

Adamstown!!! That is real close to me. I am glad that you experienced some Lancaster County kindness and had a great time. I hope you figure out what happened to your battery.
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:12 pm

Completely off topic, but we carry one of the single cup coffee brewers with a permanent rinsable filter. That way, even if we're without power we can just use the kettle and make coffee, albeit only one cup at a time.

No filters is no problem with one of these, as well, so it's good "In case of emergency, use this!" coffee solution. :D
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Re: First trip in, almost a success

Unread postby crazyaboutcampin on Thu May 01, 2008 8:47 am

I was out boondockin and the next morning realized I had no coffee filters. 3 hours over bad roads to the nearest store. :o When the panic started to subside I thought to try paper towels. Did a good enough job. I now carry a good supply of those Folgers single tea bags things with coffee in them. Just in case the pot breaks down. I know, I'm addicted. :D

Glad you had a good time despite a couple small set backs. There is bound to be some problems once in a while. Good thing you were close to help.

I haven't made my first trip this year yet. Our mtns got pounded with snow this year and probably won't be accessable until July. I could head out into the desert which I also enjoy but the weather is still too cold for me. What a cold, nasty Spring we are having. :evil:
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