Our First Trip: Oil Creek Campground, PA

classic backwoods campground sign

May 2012
First trip was a little scary.  New RV drivers trying to maneuver the winding, hilly backroads of PA; lots of rain; road to the campground closed and no GPS signal to find an alternate route; trying to suppress horror movie thoughts as we trusted a person (who was perfectly kind and helpful after all) who offered to show us an alternate way to the backwoods campground; and, when we arrived, this sign (above) brought all the B horror movie thoughts right back to the surface!  Warning from the campground staff as we paid for our site:  Be sure and bag up your trash, we've had a bear getting into the dumpster.

We were nervous, uncomfortable, had no idea about most of how the RV worked, and in a whole different world than traveling by car and staying at the Holiday Inn; but it was also exciting and pretty funny!

All of our misgivings about the campground were totally uncalled for.  It was a great place to stay!  It had an awesome frog pond teeming with wildlife.  We listened to the loudest frogs in the evenings.  It was remote enough to be pitch black at night, and we could see so many stars in the sky -- we loved looking out the back RV window as we were going to sleep.  The campground staff were so nice and helpful, especially to us noobs who killed our battery and just generally had no idea what we were doing!

Maya and Seth feeding the campground alpacas.

 checking out the pond

 Beautiful spot for yoga!

 lots of time for swinging and talking

checkers with Riley

 upside down Maya

 upside down me

aftermath of something terrible?

Lots going wrong, lots to learn:  batteries & electric, dump tanks, water system, propane...

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