Monday, December 19, 2011

First STOF outing

So it has been awhile since I posted last. I was trying to get my camper ready for my first outing on 10/21/11 weekend. I took it in to get new ties and ended up replacing the axle and some other stuff. I had them wire the tail lights. They couldn't get to the marker lights so I will bring it back in the spring. But I feel everything is safe now with the work that was done. So I took off Thursday and Friday to work on the camper before I went to Potato Creek in Indiana. I worked my butt off and get it semi ready to go around 7:00 on Friday. So I got to the campsite in the dark. My first road trip and it pulled pretty easy. When I pulled into the campsite, some of the sisters offered to help back it in - I so need to practice backing it into spaces. It was cold (38 degrees is what my car showed) and dark. So I just set up a bit and went to bed. I had a little space heater that kept the inside of the camper really warm. Next morning I introduced myself to the other sisters. We had breakfast, went on a hike in a corn maze, did some crafts (decorated a pumpkin or made a birdseed wreath), some ladies dressed up in costume, had a chili cook off, played a few games, and told some good stories by the fire. There was about 20 of us that came to this STOF event. It was a lot of fun. The ladies are really nice. Some even decorated their campers for Halloween. I missed the auction on Friday night, but we had a silent auction for my Halloween basket that raised 35 bucks. So overall we raised over 750 bucks for Casting for Recovery. Great cause and so happy we can help. Here are some of the campers. Great 1st STOF experience and can't wait for the next one. I still have lots of work to do before I can say the camper is finished but I can say I am addicted and look forward to many more camping adventures.