Southwest Harbor, ME

A weekend of solitude over on the Schoodic Peninsula side of Acadia National Park suited Jake and me excellently. Dexter, however, has different requirements for the sustainment of his happiness. And by different requirements, I mean he requires a pool. ‘Pool’ is nestled between ‘shelter’ and ‘food’ on the bottom rung of his personal Maslow’s Hierarchy. Honestly, it probably replaces ‘clothing’, but we insist he keep that need on his pyramid. (That’s being an adult, right?) Smugglers Den RV Park pool So, we shuffled over to Mount Desert Island, ME, home of the brunt of Acadia National Park – and…

Schoodic Peninsula, ME

We were stoked to have a campsite at Schoodic Woods on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park for two weeks. However, due to the complication of our current-resident 10-year-old needing a pool for entertainment so that I can get work done (poolside work still gets done!) during the week, we ended up only spending a long weekend in our excellent campsite at Schoodic. Starlink up top Rolling in on a Thursday meant Jake and I still had full workdays on Friday. We quickly found that the Verizon and AT&T service was less than usable in our campsite. While we…

Camden, ME

We came to Camden in search of a campground with a pool. Basic requirement of 10-year old life Apparently, pools are a basic need to sustain the life of a 10-year old in the summer months. Food, pool… occasionally water. Shelter is negotiable. We found a pool at Camden Hills Campground. We also found a lovely little gang of campground kids, who provided a great source of friendly fun for Dexter. So much so, that we decided to extend our stay – and do so in the worst campsite in the park – so that he could hang out with…

Boothbay, ME

A brewery with an RV park onsite. Genius. Boothbay Brewery & RV Park We made idiots of ourselves rolling into Boothbay Brewery & RV Park, having ignored the welcome email detailing that you should utilize the traffic circle to turn around and access the brewery’s road rather than making a 25-degree turn onto the road. We made the 25-degree turn, with an audience. Miraculously, we were successful and were soon snuggled into a site abutting the brewery’s outdoor beer garden area. Dyna, from the beer garden. After finishing up a Thursday afternoon of work-related tasks, we convinced Dexter yet again…

Old Orchard Beach, ME

Another location, another surprise beachside boardwalk area – this time, with a bonus amusement park. We splurged on a campsite at Hid’n Pines Family Campground, one of a slew of family-type resort campgrounds owned by the same company that dot the Old Orchard Beach area. The spot provided us the ability to pop into Portland for an evening where we met up with our friend Holly for dinner and a saunter about town. Hid’n Pines CampgroundDinner with Holly at DuckFat in PortlandA random horse chilling in downtown PortlandLucy’s new Portland built catnip lobster – a real hit!Old Orchard Beach, ME…

Hampton Beach, NH

We had no clue that there were beachside boardwalks – complete with Fried Dough – in New Hampshire. Apparently, there are a few of these places dotting the Northeastern Coastline. A Saturday at the beach And now we know. We snagged a coveted, full-hookup campsite at Hampton Beach State Park for a week and were pretty stoked about it. We grew even more excited when we realized we could not only walk to the beach – which was less than 200 meters away – but could also walk to the boardwalk in the town of Hampton Beach – less than…

Salem, MA

If you’re a witch, you should visit Salem, MA. It’s a great place for witches, those who associate with witches, or those who are interested in witchery in general. After a few initial moments of “tourism based on a land-angry-cult-of-religious-wackos killing a few handfuls of people who they insisted were witches is weird“, we settled into the idea that the city of Salem does a decent job highlighting the idiocy of what happened in 1692 and also does an okay job of honoring the people who were murdered then and there. The RV field is not pretty, but it did…

Sagamore Beach, MA

Scusset Beach State Reservation, in Sagamore Beach, is located just across the bridge from Cape Cod proper. We decided to plop down here for 10 days, which would also conveniently get us through the 4th of July holiday. Cape Cod, technicallyScusset BeachScusset Beach State Reservation Summer holidays in campgrounds are not our favorite things. This includes snagging a campsite on a summer holiday. People really enjoy planning their summer vacation a full year in advance. We’re spoiled and rarely plan our front yard more than 2 weeks in advance. Which doesn’t jive with the subset of America who reserve every…

Narragansett, RI

It took me all five of our days in Narragansett to stop calling it Narrangansett. That extra n is so tempting. We very much enjoyed our campsite at Fishermen’s State Park in Narragansett. It was roomy and decently private – something we’ve been deprived of for a little while now. And it was decently quiet – or quiet enough to get some good rest at night before the fishermen filled the nearby roadway for their daily pilgrimage around 4 am to the docks on Great Island. Fishermen’s State Park, Area 4 Our campsite tempted me into daily yoga sessions outside,…

New Haven, CT

A beautiful sight appeared before us while traveling in our wheeled house from a camp spot near NYC to an RV park near New Haven, CT: a billboard for the PEZ Visitor’s center. The PEZ Visitor’s Center immediately became my pièce de résistance for the area. Yale? Yeah, whatever. A good portion of the residents of New Haven apparently hate the place anyways. (There was some interesting graffiti strewn about New Haven indicating some… tension.) PEZ Visitor’s Center? YES PLEASE. (There was no graffiti indicating a hatred for unfair labor and taxation practices of the PEZ Visitor’s Center.) PEZ Visitor’s…