Friday, August 9, 2013
Date of Stay: Thursday August 8, 2013 (1 night)
Rate: Shopping trip (varies)
10001 Southpoint Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Description: Big parking lot with signs near the Garden Center side giving the OK for RVs to park overnight. Looking out our door into an undeveloped lot. Nice to have trees beside us.
Activities: Overnighter on our way back to NC with an abscessed tooth. Very convenient to I-95 at exit 126. I tried to time the DC traffic right but it still took about 2 hours to go 20 miles. Signs posted for RV parking so I didn’t even go inside the store.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Date of Stay: Wednesday August 7, 2013 (1 night)
Rate: Shopping trip (varies)
67 Newtown Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Description: Smaller parking lot so not easy to maneuver. After checking at the customer service desk, we parked on the Garden Center side.
Activities: Overnighter on our way back to NC with an abscessed tooth. Convenient to I-71 at exit 8. Bought Subway sandwiches in Walmart and slept good.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Date of Stay: Wednesday July 31 - Wednesday August 7, 2013 (7 nights)
Website: Moosehead Family Campground
312 Moosehead Lake Road (Rt 15)
Greenville, ME 04441
Description: Gravel roads with old gravel sites. Water/electric(30A) with weekly honey wagon included and dump station on site. We had pull thru site 12 which was wooded so no tv (no local tv either). Site 9 might work for dish. Rustic bathhouse with pit toilets. We were parked next to Dan and Tricia and met Rod and Tammy who were staying here also.
Activities: You have to drive some distance here but we all hiked a bit and drove some back roads to find moose. We had two sightings but no pics since there were so many trees. I hiked up Mount Kineo with D and T using Indian Trail to get to the fire tower for some beautiful views. We had to ride a pontoon ferry boat to get there. Another easy hike was to the B52 Memorial Site on Elephant Mountain. A B52 bomber crashed there in January of 1963 while doing training maneuvers. The town of Greenville has preserved the site and wreckage in honor of the victims. It is a very somber site. Another hike that we all took together was to Moxie Falls. Some of the most fun is just driving down the rocky timber roads to get to these places. Many ATV’s also use those roads. Another day trip I took with Rod, Tammy, Tricia and Dan was to Breakneck Ridge Farm which raised buffalo. I bought some ground meat so we could enjoy buffalo burgers later. The town of Greenville is right on Moosehead Lake and is just the right amount of tourist/shopping and small town Maine to fit us. There’s a couple of museums and the Steamship Katahdin that cruises the lake. Just a couple miles from the cg is Indian Hill Trading Post and Supermarket which has everything you could possibly want.
About midway through the week, I developed a bad toothache and knew that I had an abscess. We had planned to travel some more in the New England area but we decided to head down to NC so my brother could work on my teeth.
Trash and Recycle: There are several trash barrels throughout the cg. There are also 3-4 recycle barrels that take plastic, cans and glass.
Moosehead Family Campground site 12
Beautiful views of Moosehead Lake
Dan and Tricia from the fire tower Me and T “No Hands!”
Sign for moose and sign of moose (poop)
Trail leading to the B52 crash site
Puts things in perspective
Moxie Falls Pam, Gin and Syl Tricia
Tammy and Dan pick wild raspberries on the roadside and buffalo at Breakneck Ridge Farm
Steamboat Katahdin and seaplanes in Greenville