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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Glad you had a safe trip "south"! Sounds like a Barn Owl?? Try this page for sound... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Owl/id

I just found your blog yesterday and really enjoy hearing about your adventures. As a fellow photographer, I can definitely relate to the time required and excitement about photo ops. We've traveled from Kansas City (home) to family in Virginia several times and always wanted to stay in WV, so you've given me some ideas. Thanks, Glenda

Well, your description of the campground makes it sound like it is our kind of campground. But, I think I would want to drive the route in first, especially since we have a Mobile Suites, which is wider than most brands.

But, then....

....I've always been just a wee bit gutsy.

Hi Michelle,
We listened to all the owl sounds last night but couldn't pinpoint the sound we heard. The Barn Owl is a contender though. Thanks!

Hi Glenda!
Welcome aboard. We love West Virginia although it can be tricky in a large RV. We've got a couple more stops in mind before we exit the state. We hope we can keep your attention. :)

Leaving your campground reminded me of the lyrics of a song: should we stay or should we go....guess we're going to go now...

Love the 'spousal fear' dump station story!!! Sooo funny! :))

We spent a short time at Tygart Lake State Park in West Virginia.Like you found,the road in had a little pucker factor to it.When we got to the campground the camp host and several campers were amazed we got our 5ver back there.Had to back uphill a long ways and jacknife to get into site.

GREAT post! I'm voting that it's a screech owl. Did you listen to that one?

Where do you get the firewood for your campfires? Do you bring it along?

Hi Sherry,
Glad you liked the post. :)

We did listen to the Screech Owl, and we're pretty sure it wasn't that, but WHOOOO knows. :)

Usually, we get our firewood from the campgrounds unless they have it way overpriced. At campgrounds where fires are allowed, there are almost always individuals on the roads leading to the parks that sell firewood.

We try to burn our firewood where we buy it and rarely carry any with us. There is a whole national campaign to "Buy It Where You Burn It" to help prevent the transfer of harmful pests (found in the wood) out of local areas. The emerald ash borer is a big menace.

Several states have serious restrictions on firewood brought into their states while other states are a bit more lax. The enforcement of the rules is really hard, so I don't know that most people pay much attention to the restrictions, but we try. By buying it when we get somewhere, we don't have the extra weight and storage issues, plus we support the locals, and we keep with the "Buy It Where You Burn It" thing. It's not as cheap as cutting it or gathering it yourself when you can, but it's the way we handle it. :)

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