July 14, Here we come Pettecote Junction campground in Cedar Run,Pa. This time we are traveling with our son, Duane and his family and also 2 more grand kids...4 total.. Riley, Kaylee, Mason & Addy. It took about 4 hours on the highway and thru some narrow roads thru the mountains. Some were just one lane and narrow bridges, but we made it. We are here from Sunday till Friday, Duane got site #17 and we had #18. There is small creek (PineCreek) passing thru ..many inner tube floaters and kayaks are using the creek.
All week we enjoyed the water swimming , floating and also we found a water hole with rocks for the kids to cannonball off of. Some went up to higher rock (10-15 feet high) landings and tried it too. Way to go Mason, Riley & Addy too. Kaylee did jump from the lower rock only 6-8 feet high.
One day we floated down the creek for about 2 miles(?)we met some fellow campers who took our trucks down to a parking lot and drove a car back to camp to begin our adventure tubing. 7 of us.. 6 of them began the float.. 2 kayaks, tubes, and even a air filled boat for me to ride in. I was so slow that Riley bailed out on me to a tube and a 10 year old girl” Faith” navigated my boat over the rocks..Hilarious!! She was a a great Captainof my boat. We all arrived down stream to our trucks and loaded up for the return trip too the camp. After changing we went to the Cedar Run Store for “Perry” ice cream..14 different flavors to choose.
Next day we went for a trail ride on the trail next to the camp .. 3 kids and Duane and I got the bikes out and rode for about 2 hours on the trail and returned to the Cedar Run store..for what?? Ice Cream Again!! Time to go swimming again in the creek.. just a note.. we had to wear aqua shoes as the bottom was very rocky and slippery too. The Kids had the best time in the water floating and swimming ...no time for splashing when they had fun walking up stream on the bank and entering again and again to float back to the beach(Rocks) area.
The week was so hot the knats and flies were terrible. Sometimes we escaped to the trailers to get away from them. The air conditioners were on all week. Duane cooked bacon on the campfire each morning and at night we had Hamburgers..Hot Dogs.. Grilled chicken..even smore’s . Smore's were the best. Then the kids got out the neon sticks and made many designs with them. They even put on a dance for us around the campfire ...they looked cool in the dark !!
This week was a big swim party every day for all. We even saw a Bald Eagle resting in a tree with her 2 eaglets close by. The eagle was undisturbed by all the spectators on the bank. I tried to get a few shots. Time for ice cream again....
Thursday we decided it was a time for a get away to Wellsboro for pizza..We found a Pizza Hut in town and ordered 2 large pizzas to share. The kids had a great time this week so did the adults. Now is time..Friday am to pack up and leave for home... see you down the road.. Here are some pictures from the week... https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/PetticoteJunction2013
July 2nd, We hitch up again to travel to the 4th Annual Bash at Cooper Lake
Family Campground. We have an extra passenger this time. Alexis our grand
daughter wanted to go along again this year(she went 2 years ago ) We leave at 9
am and head for route 80 West to Rt 79 south and arrive. approximately 300 miles
with a few stops along the way. We arrive at p.m. and are the first to arrive.
We find a nice site in the trees looking over the road to the serene lake, great
July 3rd, Wednesday the Airstreams start to arrive, each
finding their own camp site and self parking, some are new and want to know
where to go, I helped with some of them to find a good spot for the week. Frank
arrives with supplies and we start building a portable garage to house the cold
storage and the food for the week. When completed it looks like a little kitchen
stock room. The campground comes and puts up a Dining tent for the tables, we
find a level spot(?) for it. great spot and easy walking for everyone for the
meals. We meet some old friends and new ones and have a happy hour around 5
o’clock. It is nice to hear all the airstream stories from each
July 4th, Wally’s Birthday(Founder of Airstream
Trailers)More arrive today .. we welcome all then at 4;30 we have Happy Hour
followed by a cookout by the Bash. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers , and a large potluck
brought by everyone else. Out comes a Birthday Cake for one of the guests and
also a cake for “Wally” We all sing to both of them. Cake for everyone..Campfire
next. Some leave for Butler County Fair to see Fireworks!!!
July 5th..Here comes a full day..Beginning with a FULL
Breakfast ...Eggs to order, bacon, sausage,home fries, pancakes,
fresh fruit and coffee & orange juice. A staff of
volunteers help make it and another cleans up afterward. At 10 am all are
invited to make their own rockets..kids and adults from a
kit..glue and paint them.
After lunch we start doing the Tye-Dye Shirts, pants,
even a pillow case. The dye is in Mustard like bottles..each color is your
choice. First you tye the shirts with rubber bands and make a pattern, then
start pouring the colors all over each band area more colors make a pretty
design. Then when done all are placed into a zip lock bag till tomorrow.
Time to eat again..Happy Hour thru into Dinner.. Everyone
brings a dish to share. Then a campfire till 9 p.m. then we see an outdoor
Movie.. “RV” followed by “Long Long Trailer” It is now 12:30 am...Zzzzzz
July 6th, Saturday, Big Breakfast again !!!! The tye dye
shirts are brought back to rinse them out and hang out to dry...Awesome Colors
and Designs. Time for the rocket launch.. we drive to the big open field to set
up the rocket launchers and get ready to Launch... 5..4..3..2..Blast Off. Some
are way above clouds and are hard to follow till they come down, all have orange
I think we did loose 2-3 of the rockets that are still up
there ???? Over 50 launches are completed most launched theirs 2-3
What a Great Show of flights. Great job Kids (Dads
At 1 p.m. we have a ice cream social..make your own with zip
lock baggies..That was FUN !! and Great tasting too.
At 2 p.m. the kids have a scavenger hunt through out the
camp, everyone found them all.
At 3:30 p.m. Obie does a make up show for all.
At 6:30 we have another Great Dinner of Pulled Pork and also
steak along with pot luck.. I am FULL again as well as the rest of the gang.
Tonight we have a camp fire also and a movie “Bolt” The kids
July 7th, Sunday, Leftover breakfast is made till all
food is gone!! Time to clean up one more time, then back to the Airstreams to
pack up ..hookup..and leave this close knit gathering of friends. Bye..Bye..
See you down the road, we left full and tired from all the fun we had.
My Thoughts, What a week!! Frank and Ace did a
Great..Awesome..Job getting this to run smoothly. This was the end of our 4th
Annual Bash and they get better and better! All the Time!! I am so Glad I went
to renew old friends and meet new ones. The first timers were amazed with all
that goes on at a Rally. Even a Vintage Airstream was sold here at the rally. I
would hope that you will come back again next year..Airstreamers are Tops !! I
took a few pictures..here they are ..enjoy https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/Bash42013#
God Bless AirstreamHobo and Mom