PTParaD TRs and Shenanigans

Part-Time Paradise

Is it camping season yet?
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
After the beach shot yesterday, we biked back to the CG for a brat lunch. The kids of course went and played some more with the CG scrum. I made philly cheesteaks on the Blackstone.

After dinner the kids begged us to go back to the beach, so back on the bikes we went. The beach was still jumping at 7. The kids swam until the sun dropped behind the horizon. We came back to the CG and they played into the dark with all the kids again. A bunch of the kids have lights on their bikes, hoverboards, etc. It almost looks like the Electric Water Pageant ripping through the campground...except the boats are lost and going in different directions.
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Today we're just sitting the rig so far. The wind is really ripping <insert Kansas jokes here>. It's supposed to get up to 20 mph sustained with 40 mph gusts.

Not really great outdoor weather. We have to run to town to get some fuel for the ride home. Maybe we can into some trouble somewhere. For now, we're enjoying a slow morning on the couch watching OTA TV reruns.
 

Part-Time Paradise

Is it camping season yet?
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
The wind was relentless until about 6 pm. We stayed low until then.

We made pizza for lunch.
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Pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. It was quite tasty. We cheated a bit using a premade crust, but not bad for trailer eating.

For dinner, we just ran into town. I needed diesel and we didn't feel like cooking again. After dinner we hit the swim beach again.

When the sun went down we headed for home. We lit a fire and the kids made smores while I watched the NASCAR race.
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Now we're settled into bed and the party is still rocking for some folks evidently. The wind is kicking up, so maybe that'll scare some of these folks inside and to bed. Heading home tomorrow. This trip was a nice escape from the grind.
 

Part-Time Paradise

Is it camping season yet?
Joined
Dec 27, 2019
We made it home right at noon. The rig is in the driveway emptied and the inside is clean. I'm going to wait for the sun to go down some and it's going to get a pressure wash that it's needed for a month. I've also noticed evidence of unwanted passengers. So it's off to Home Depot for expanding foam and other tools of the trade to try to lock down the perimeter.

Thanks for reading on this trip. We had fun and Hillsdale SP is on our short list for a weekend getaway now. Next time we might try to rent a boat and spend some time on the water. Hope you all had a good long weekend too.
 
  • Stratman50th

    Loving all things Fort Wilderness!
    Joined
    Nov 17, 2019
    Ahhh, one of the best videos that pops up in my fb memories. This was from our last WDW trip, pre-camper, 5 years ago. We drove from our house (in Memphis at the time) with an overnight in AL and then to WDW. They didn't know we were going to WDW until the first welcome sign arch came into view. Such a fun reaction.

    That was pretty awesome!!
     


  • bama_ed

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2004
    Out for the weekend at Hillsdale SP again. Weather was a great fall day yesterday, but the weather dude's forecast for the wind was spot on. 15-25mph sustained winds with 50 mph gusts. We've huddled inside and enjoyed some quiet time.View attachment 532863
    It's a beautiful night at the Fort right now at sunset, PTP, in site 1122. About 80F, breezy, low humidity, and I'm outside watching college football before heading home tomorrow.

    Maybe you and the family could break out a small 500-piece puzzle to work on? :rolleyes1

    Those are memories you'll laugh about in a few years. :grouphug:

    Bama Ed
     

    Part-Time Paradise

    Is it camping season yet?
    Joined
    Dec 27, 2019
    Whoa. Weather is completely on it's ear. We woke up this morning to 15-20mph winds and temps in the 40s. Weather dude said the high was at midnight this morning...🥶

    I didn't snap any pics when I was outside because everything was dedicated to break down and hook up. We were efficient though. It's 2pm now and I'm settled into the easy chair watching the Cup race. Only thing left is to blow out the trailer's lines tomorrow when it's in the 50s.

    I have to take the rig in for a punch list of warranty work that has built up of the first season camping in it. I'm not looking forward to that rise in blood pressure over the next few weeks. I'm sure it's going to be fun explaining everything and then getting it back in time for a trip planned for a wedding before Thanksgiving. Positive thoughts...positive thoughts...
     

    Part-Time Paradise

    Is it camping season yet?
    Joined
    Dec 27, 2019
    Few more shots from the weekend
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    The kids out running around in the open field. They've been honing their football and frisbee skills. They are becoming half decent catch partners.

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    All setup for cooking, looking south towards the lake

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    DD pretty happy with her "hobo dinner". We've done them dozens of times, but this time was the best ever, evidently.

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    Nice sunset on FRI night

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    Even nicer sunset SAT night
     







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