Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 2016 Great ideas on Pinterest

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Camping Trips coming soon!

Ann & Mike

Friday, June 17, 2016

June 3, 2016 Catawba Meadows, NC Camping

Catawba Meadows Park - Morganton, NC

Went back for third time!  Love this place for our Gold Wing (GWRRA) Rally.

Spent 4 nights camping and and always had a great time. They offer water on all
sites, electric on about half and no sewer hookups.  Camping is only allowed for
special events, you can contact them for the information.

They added a couple new activities for the kids which looked great!  As you can see it was
 a bit cloudy and had just stopped raining the day I took these.

                         Beanstalk Builders for the kids and a nice one for the adults as well!

                        Since they called for down pours that weekend we set up a small city:

Waiting on others to arrive

Our small city  
The awnings and canopies were set up so we wouldn't get wet from camper to camper!

 I love my vintage lamp.

Bourbon taking it easy (as always)

Nap time during rain storm

For full information on activities available visit my blog from May 28, 2014, it's filled with great information on the park.

Ann & Mike
Next  Trip ?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 27, 2016 Candy Hill Campground Camping - Winchester, VA

May 27th, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend 
 Candy Hill Campground in Winchester, VA

It took us a little over 5 hours travel time, and worth the drive for a long weekend.  We were attending Mike's cousins wedding and could not find a hotel that would take pets.  As you all know we have a rescue toy poodle named Bourbon and who has major separation anxiety so we don't want to kennel him.  So, I said lets take the RV!  The campground is in the same town as the wedding and across the street from the hotel everyone was staying so it worked out great.

I had stopped by their booth at the Tampa RV Supershow in January for a brochure and it came in handy.   It's a small campground, but has a lot to offer.  The sites vary, some with concrete pads, some grassy and also have luxury sites which looker larger with concrete pads, and gas grills.  The luxury sites book fast so plan ahead.   We had a pull thru site in the H area. We pretty much only went back to the RV to sleep so we didn't get to spend any real time at our site. They have a nice dog park which is fenced in to let your buddies run free.   You can have a campfire, just ask for a fire ring and they will bring it to your site.

Winchester is only about 1 1/2 hours from DC which makes for a nice day trip.

We will come back to this campground.

Nice clean entrance

Great camp store
  • Camping Supplies and Grocery Store    
  • Automatic Laundry Facilities
  • LP Gas
  • Firewood and Fire Starters
  • Bagged Ice

Even though we could not attend any events the campground had to offer due to the wedding, they had a free family festival which included a craft show, demonstrating artisans, a parade, fireworks on Saturday, live music, events for kids, wagon rides, museum tours and more. The festival was to celebrate Stephens City, VA's heritage.

They have events planned all year so you can check them out and plan on camping during an event you're interested in or just plan on going and see all the sites in the area, there is a lot to do and see.  Some include:

  • Cedar Creek Battlefield - Located in Middletown, VA. 20 minutes from Candy Hill Campground.
  • Kernstown Battlefield - Site of the First and Second Battle of Winchester (Kernstown) based around the historic Pritchard House. Just 10 minutes from Candy Hill Campground.
  • Star Fort - Located off of Rt 522, two exits North of Candy Hill Campground on Rt 37 Bypass
  • Third Battle of Winchester - Located off Redbud Road, just North of Exit 310 off I-81. 10 minutes from Candy Hill Campground.
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Just off of Route 11 at exit 310 off I-81, located minutes from the campground.
  • Charles Town Races and Slots - Just 25 minutes from Candy Hill Campground. Take I - 81 North to Exit 5. Follow Route 51 East for twelve miles to Charles Town.
  • Old Town Winchester - Only 5 minutes from Candy Hill Campground, Rt 50 East. Outdoor walking mall is located on North and South Loudon Street in the center of town.
  • The Family Drive In - Rt 11 South, just south of old town Stephens City
  • The Rocking S Ranch - Offering Horseback Riding Lessons for beginner to advanced riders, Scenic Trail Rides, Pizza Pony Parties, and Quality Horses for Sale. Only 10 miles from Candy Hill Campground.
  • Winchester Little Theater - See some local shows just minutes from Candy Hill Campground.
Golf Courses:
Groves and Plantations:
Nearby Attractions:

     Satellite Friendly
              Sites    F1 50 amp site    E1 Luxury Site

cabinsCandy Hill Campground Features:
  • 103 Landscaped and Level Sites
  • 76 Full Hook-Ups, 27 Electric and Water
  • 50 Amp Electric Service Available
  • Rental Units: 2 Bare Bones Camping Cabins.
  • Pull-Through Sites Available
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet by TengoInternet
  • Air Conditioned, Squeaky Clean Bath House Facilities
  • Large-Size Swimming Pool
  • Pets are Welcome
  • Rental Bikes
  • Rental Golf Carts
  • Off-Leash Fenced Dog Run Area

        Clubs and Groups Welcome

Activities for Everyone Including:
  • Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Shuffleboard
  • Video Games, Pool Table, Air Hockey
  • Two Playgrounds for Children
  • Mining Sluice with Authentic Mining Rough for sale in the camp store


Trolley Bus Trips ($)
  • Tours
  • Dinner Offsite (occasionally breakfast and/or lunch offsite are also offered)
  • Ice Cream Trips
  • Farm Markets
  • Novelty Shops
  • Also - The newest trip being offered: The Rockin Trolley! - normally goes for ice cream or frozen yogurt.

  • Goes out most Saturdays April through October - Call for details
Large Pavilion for:
  • Family Reunions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Clubs and Group Dinners
  • Company Picnics
Thanks for reading.

Our next trip Catawba Meadows in Morganton, NC for our annual GWRRA event.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Mountain Stream RV Campground

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