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Friday, Sept. 28, 2007

We are here in Hershey, Pennsylvania – we will be staying here for three weeks: 9/14 – 10/14. We are staying at a RV park that is included in the roster of a RV club that we have a membership in– so the price is right! Thousand Trails Parks – Hershey Preserve.

This is a nice park, situated on a hilly area; it has lots of green grass and lots of trees – oak & maple trees galore; lots of squirrels here, after the acorns , I guess.

 Hershey RV Park 350 resized Hershey RV Park resized 350 2 The blue RV in the above photo is ours.   Our toad (white car in rt lower corner and our Katherine’s wheel flying high!

It is a large park with 50 amps! And full hookups wow! In RV parks – this is King! Ah Heaven!

This means that waste water runs down into the city/county waste outlets instead of into our tanks! And water, I can use the washing machine, take a shower and run water in the sink- all at the same time !(that is if I could be in two places at the same time)

It also means that there are no restrictions on how much electricity is available at a time, in most parks we have to keep track of the amount of electricity that we use at a time via a control panel that shows the amps being used.

Most parks are older parks and are wired with 20 – 30 amps. The newer Motorhomes love 50 amps. Just think, I can use the microwave or the convection oven; have the washer going and the electric fry pan and the crock pot all at the same time.

The only bad thing is that the RV is backed into the trees/brush behind us; not letting me have the use of my clothesline; but since we have the 50amps it is no big thing I can use the dryer part of the washing machine without worrying about blowing a fuse. But I do love to hang things on the line, out in the fresh air. John has rigged up a frame that he hangs on the ladder that is attached to the back of the RV

People are always very friendly in RV parks; and this park is no exception. A few people are walking about the park, getting their exercise, and visiting with the folk in the campsites. It is common for people to wave to each other from cars or motorhomes, stopping frequently to talk to someone either in a vehicle or in another campsite.

Strong, life long friendships have developed after meetings in a RV park. Some folk have even married after both couples have lost their partner. Sometimes we will meet a person who seems very lonely, after getting to know them, we find out that they have lost their spouse and are still on the road. We have met many folk that continue this life style after they have been left alone – some from divorce or the death of their spouse. It seems to me that the ladies that I have met that are now single seem to take to this lifestyle better then the guys in the same situation. The ladies seem happy and are getting on with their life, whereas some of the guys appear very lonely.

So this is a little glimpse of the on going life of a nomad in a motorhome.

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