May 5-8, 2019
After a week in Washington DC I knew we’d need a place to decompress. A noneventful ride, around Baltimore and into Delaware, led us to Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. If you are traveling with propane, either on or off, through Baltimore, you cannot go thru the tunnels so you have to take a bypass. We chose to take I695 on the east side of the city and over the Francis Scott Key Bridge. On Sunday morning it was a pleasant drive with little traffic. 102 miles and we were pulling into the campground.
Lums Pond has 70+ sites that are all full hookups, their website says they can hold 40’ RVs, some sites will better than others so look closely when making reservations. Our site, 24, was plenty long enough but with the services, more towards the front of the site we couldn’t go all the way back in the site, no problem as there was plenty space to park the truck next to the RV.
While in DC we learned our friends Alex and Paul also had reservations at Lums Pond, the fun times continued.
We got Alex and Paul out hiking to a tri-state corner marker. The NJ & DE sides have no access but we could go in thru the PA side. A beautiful hike in the rolling hills with a fern strewn floor and variety of forest canopy. I was able to get a PA geocache while at the tri-state marker.
We found out blogger/fulltime friends Susan and Bob were also staying at Lums Pond. Talk about synchronicity!! We caught up with them on a hike around Lums Pond. Found my DE geocache while on the hike. Safe travels this summer!! Maybe we'll cross paths again.
We enjoyed a few meals at Stewart’s Brewery, of course, Dave enjoyed a few beers. Thanks, Alex and Paul!!
Lums Pond was just what we needed to decompress after DC. We had a great time with Alex and Paul so it's a sad day when we part ways. We know we'll see them in AZ this winter but hopefully, our trails will cross sooner. Safe travels guys!!
On the 8th we moved north 40 miles to the Philadelphia South\Clarksboro KOA inClarksboro NJ. We’ve spent time in NJ over the years but never in the RV, so we had to spend the night there to get it off of our state map. An older KOA and the sites are close together but we ended up with an end site so had a bit of room. The roads in the park are narrow but with care can be navigated them with no issues. Since we know at the next stop we’ll be really busy I went ahead and got the laundry caught up and then we went out for a quick ride to find a nearby geocache.
Until next time...