Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

We arrived here in Jefferson Township, N. J.  on June 28 to visit Aggie's sister Joanie, her brother Bob, and her husband John for 5 days.  Our site was relatively level, but I did put pads on one side to level because my jacks were not usable as they were off a small hill.  A very heavily treed campground, you could hardly see your RV neighbors.  I did not even try satellite reception, but was able to get over the air TV and we also had cell reception.  There are not many campsites in this park and not much recreation other than camping without fire rings and there were several hiking trails.  It was very quiet here and bear territory.  We had 50 amp electric and water, but no sewer.  There was a dump site on the property.  We paid $20 per night.  I rate this park P***.

Shortly after we parked I decided to pull our RV forward to level rig on pads, but the engine did not start.  Long story short, after spending the day waiting for a service tech, we now have a new starter and we are $1160 poorer.   I think I will ask my boss for a raise.  I guess 13 years on a starter isn't too bad and at least we were not sitting on the side of the freeway with trucks speeding by at 70 MPH like we were a week ago in Oklahoma with a blown tire.

You need a GPS to get around this area as we needed to change major highways like 6 times to get anywhere.  We did go to Wawayanda State Park one day and Joanie and I kayaked the lake.  It was a little breezy on the Lake and many stratocumulus clouds forming in the area.  We packed up just before a little sprinkle came down.  Buddy did go for two swims while there and enjoyed company of Joanie's Labrador Retriever, Maggie.

One night we went to Weequahic Park in Newark N. J.  to attend a free outdoor concert and fireworks.  The band had 3 female vocalists, one male vocalist, 2 saxaphonists, 2 guatarist, a drummer, and keyboard.  We really enjoyed the the Soul music which dated back to the 60's.  They had a police command center set up and many police officers patrolling the event.  I guess they expected a larger crowd as a news station was there taking video's and only about 300 spectators.

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