A Fine Gathering.
Made it to Pennsylvania in mid July to join a group of Little Guy Max owners (my camper!) for a get together at Raystown Lake Seven Points campground. The drive up to the campground had me winding around some of the prettiest vista’s I’ve seen in awhile; small farms dotting the rolling hills and vast landscapes that look like they were recently torn off an office calendar. This was my first time in Pennsylvania and it didn’t disappoint.
We spent the week touring each others trailers, swapping ideas and learning things about our trailers that we didn’t know about; like the fact the awning expands out farther than 2 feet and there is a light on the backside of trailer. Yep, took me 14 months of living in her before I knew either of these. I’ve been in a Facebook group with these folks since before I got on the road and their help and expertise has gotten me out of quite a few jams. So glad to finally meet everyone and also make some new friends.
There were a total of 19 of us camping separately yet together. We got to know each other around the campfires at night—telling stories of our adventures and follies. During the day we would go hiking, kayaking or paddle boarding. The temps were in the low 90* so many of our days were spent floating in a party barge staying cool and enjoying the beautiful views of the Appalachian Mountains. I kept thinking how much I’d like to come back here in the fall when the colors are changing.
On my way out of town I met some of my new friends at the damn that overlooks the lake and snapped some pretty amazing views. Raystown Lake is actually a man-made river that’s 24 miles long. Not sure why they call it a lake but, well, who am I to argue.