2010 Trip to Oceanside, Washington DC, Babcock State Park, WV & Ricketts Glen, PA
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Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
It was up early (well, at least for a vacation day) to make it to Nesconset to see the Escape 17 by 10:00. Although there are a number of companies making light weight fiberglass travel trailers, I like the Escape better than the rest. There are problems - they are built in British Columbia, Canada, have a 8 month waiting list for purchase, and there are no dealers or showrooms in the East, but they are well made & have an excellent reputation. Although small (it is a 17' trailer) they are big enough for one or two, and light enough to be pulled by a RAV4. Most current owners are proud to show them off, so Karin & I headed off to see the "Greyt Escape" (the name comes from the owner's greyhound rescue work). This is a 2007 model - there are a few differences such as the air conditioner inside rather than on the roof, and the small table does not slide for easier access. They also modified the front by adding a storage box over the propane tanks. A useful modification that provides outside storage. The manufacturers are current working on a design for a fiberglass storage container for the front.
After lunch, it was off to see the Bay House. Brian's parents have a house located on the salt flats on Middle Bay near Oceanside. The house is only accessible by water and is self contained - no utilities are available. This time of year it was a cold trip across the bay. Bert spent some time working on opening the house for the season & repairing some of the damage caused by the winter storms while Karin, Valerie, Brian & I wandered along some of the boardwalks (and I do mean board walks!) around the house. Some photos of the trip, the house & the flats (and, of course, Valerie):
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