Just a Short Hop North...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Dutch Cousin Campground

Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Sunday, April 24, 2011

First I'd to wish you all a Happy Easter!  It's been four months today since we set out from Sunny Helena.  It's hard to believe, since the time is passing just right, for me anyway.

Getting out of the Baltimore area was a bit of a challenge, but the Ozzie Chick was up to the challenge.  I checked her charge level and saw all bars, so off we went.  The Bull Run Campground is the oldest in Maryland and shows significant wear.  The roads are rough and filled with potholes, so you have to take it easy getting out.  The Dumpsite and fresh water are separate, so I had to take an extra lap to take care of those important items.  It was near eighty degrees and sunny as we set out for Pennsylvania.  About half way there, the Ozzie ran out of juice and  we delegated her duties to Ol' Reliable, the Hussy.

The scene changes markedly as one enters Pennsylvania.  Where there were heavily populated areas in Maryland, now we find large areas of agriculture with neat farmsteads and silos.  Evidence of last year's corn crop abounds just off of the highway.  Few farm folks were present, due I'm sure, to it being Sunday and Easter Sunday, in particular.  The area is habituated by both Amish and Mennonite folks.  The Mennonites have individual farm for themselves.  The Amish follow a much simpler lifestyle, utilizing no electricity or powered machinery.  The horse is their source of power... God too, I'm thinking, for sure.

The terrain is rolling hills with hardwood trees between farms.  We went through a portion of York, PA on a two lane road and then over the Susquehanna River.  It's a very broad stream of brown, slow-moving water.  Traffic was rather heavy, in spite of the time of day and the fact that it's Easter.

Our campground today is Dutch Cousins Campground near Denver, PA.  It's hilly here too and covered with hardwood trees just beginning to leaf out.  I called ahead and the gal set us up in a "pole through" site just next to the entrance.  Those of you who have listened to the PA lingo will recognize the sound.  Pull and pole are interchangeable...  It's about eighty five degrees and clouding up, no doubt preparing for some afternoon rain.  And the humidity?  Yes, it's here...
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