Day 152 - Mainely Laundry

Trip Start May 19, 2008
Trip End Nov 08, 2008

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KOA, Saco, Maine

Flag of United States  , Maine
Friday, October 17, 2008

We awoke to a beautifully sunny albeit a very chilly morning and lovely, cloudless blue sky. There was never going to have been any danger of us being vulnerable last night, it was too busy for that! The restaurant put their rubbish out very noisily late last night after they closed and the refuse collectors came for it very early this morning before they re-opened, so not the best night's sleep, but hey, it was free! And so what we saved on camping fees, we used to buy breakfast from Dunkin Donuts across the road. After tea, coffee and delicious donuts we pulled the bus across to the other side of the car park and into the sun and left it to defrost while we went into Wal-Mart for some new wiper blades.

Whilst waiting for the kettle to boil this morning, Mel had been studying the map and had made an executive decision. There was a KOA not far from here that was open until the end of the weekend. We were both looking forward to a hot shower and some heating, we had a load of washing to do and with the campsite situation the way it was, it may be our last one for a while. So Mel decided that we would drive down, see if we could negotiate a good rate and if so just get settled in for the day and do all of our chores.

It was only a short hop until we arrived at the KOA in Saco. After rejecting their first rate and explaining just how little electric we consumed, the nice lady gave us a very good deal and a nice pitch close to the showers and the laundry, and where there was also a good wi-fi signal. Unlike the other KOA's that we have stayed at, this one was very sort-of rustic feeling, with earth pitches as opposed to concrete ones, and in a woodland setting which was all the more attractive as a result of the fallen leaves.

Before getting settled in, we drove to the Walmart supercentre at Biddeford for groceries. Back at the campsite it was time for lunch and then afterwards, laundry duty for Mel and some bus maintenance for Neil.

At the end of the day it was wonderful to have a nice hot shower, enjoy dinner in the warmth of a heated bus and get into fresh, clean sheets, safe in the knowledge that there would be no refuse collections in the middle of the night.

Miles travelled: 36

Total miles travelled: 14494

Days on road: 132

States visited: 29

National Parks visited: 20
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