Just arrived back from our trip to sandy creek. Pretty fabulous spot and bloody hell was it cold!
The camp ground is privately owned but has really nice showers and toilets. They are so clean. There is a lot of grassy camping areas and right on the creek. The owner is nice, dogs are welcome as long as they stay ona lead. You even get the sunday paper hand delivered on sunday morning. WE made a few mistakes with our setup. We set up on dirt which made it pretty dirty, didn't take a broom....but these are all the things that you learn as you go I suppose.
"Our" maiden voyage of the camper trailer went really well. I bought some plastic drawers to sit near the tailgat for plates and knifes and forks. This worked really well. All the other stuff was in plastic boxes. Lucky for me dad had packed most of his stuff in it so I just had to add what I wanted. Whilst going through the boxes though I found all kinds of stuff that I wasn't sure I would use but managed to use most of it. The camp oven was the best thing. Made a roast lamb in it yesterday over the fire. Very nice indeed.
I found the mattress pretty baahumbug! Dad has put a really soft foam mattress in it and it was too soft for me. I am either going to replace it with a innerspring mattress or if we get our own trailer I will put one in there. Dad's trailer is fine but we found it a little bit too small for a family of four. plus the two four legged members as well
so I think we will probably look at getting one of our own. At least we had a go at it and few more times taking it out we will really know what we want in ours.
A few things that I found a bit of a bummer was the lid of the trailer is on gas struts but I found it really hard to open by myself. Does anyone else have this problem? It lifts up from the back and it was really heavy. Now I am not the strongest person in the world but I am also not the weakest. The other thing was the kids being on air mattresses onthe floor so this didn't leave much room. The trailer has an annexe but we didn't close it all in as we were with friends. Sorry guys but I am going to bug you on all kinds of questions now. I have the bug really bad now!
Here is a few photos.
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