Over the weekend I happened to be invited to go trailer camping in the US of A. My family and I went to the usual campsite we go to when camping in the States -Rollins Pond. It’s a very cute and large campground with tall trees, and a beautiful lake.
The first day was beautiful. The sun was shinning on the lake, casting a golden glow through the trees. The air was warm and the people friendly. And it only took a few moments to set up the trailer -which for me, was unusual as I’ve never gone camping in a trailer before, only a tent. Thus making the first night a bit rough. I wasn’t used to sleeping on the top bunk -which had no ladder to climb up to, so I was forced to haul my tiny stature up there. Nor was I used to the rocking of the trailer when someone got up to use the washroom or tossed around in their sleep. Neither was I used to sleeping in an enclosed space, or in other words have four walls so close around me whilst I slept. However, by the next night all those seemingly uncomfortable firsts vanished and I came to like my small bunk, the rocking of the trailer and the real possibility of falling off the bunk in my sleep. Anyways, after setting up shop at our campsite we went for walk where we met Twinkle the dog ( it should have been named Lassie, but whatever.) Then we lit the first camp fire of the summer, and boy did it smell good! And look good too! There’s just something about campfires that make your camping experience so much more enjoyable and cozier…
The second day was very rainy. The rain had started in the morning, around 6 AM and only stopped at around 12 the next morning. However, we still managed to have a lot of fun. We went to the nearest town -Malone, where we went to do a little shopping AKA buy all the cool shit that Canada doesn’t have. Then for supper we grilled our steaks which was absolutely EXTREMELY delicious and ended the day with a few card games. I only won once, my pride wasn’t hurt or anything considering I taught my family how to play this card game. Needless to say I was very happy to climb into my sleeping bag on the top bunk where it was much warmer than in the rest of the trailer or outside.
The third day was very sunny. Albeit cold in the morning, but the crispy bacon and scrambled eggs warmed my belly. After breakfast we went for a good 2 hour walk where we saw a snake, a family of ducks, a few crazy chipmunks, and a couple of dogs. No bears. After our walk, I packed up my things and we left for home!
My 3 days at Rollins Pond was short in duration but nothing short of fun. I had an amazing time and I wouldn’t take back any minute of it. If you ever want to camp in the States then you should definitely consider Rollins Pond in Algonquin Park, New York. It’s absolutely stunning.
See you at my next blog posting!