It’s hard to believe I left Vermont 1 week ago today. I picked up my trailer a week ago Saturday and spent the next 3 days loading all of my worldly belongings into my new home. We were suppose to leave Sunday but there was just no way that was going to happen. All of my plans for practicing camping and driving the trailer nearby went out the window since my trailer arrived so late. So with the help of friends, I got everything loaded in and we hit the road Tuesday morning.
This was only my second time towing the trailer and the first time with the dogs in the car too. We had a 4 1/2 hour drive ahead of us to get up to Farmingdale, Maine. This is my first stop on the Happy Tails Roadshow tour. The Maine Greyhound Placement Services Annual Reunion and Picnic is this Saturday and Sunday. We also went to two meet-n-greets this past weekend. One was at Tractor Supply and one was at Petco. My guys did very well. Dimitri and Google loved all the attention from everyone. Kalvin went up to people and the other greyhounds and made some new friends and Addie was starting to come out of her shell by the end too.
We made it safely to Maine and the drive went fairly smoothly. I went through toll booths, jersey walls, took left hand exits requiring me to cross all lanes of traffic, had 18 wheelers zoom past me, went through town traffic, rotarys and made tight turns. I even backed into my campsite on the first try. The owner Dan, guided me in and even he was impressed. I got everything set up and then got the dogs out. They were wonderful on the trip and waited very patiently while I figured out how to set up and unhook the truck.
We’ve been here a week now and it’s going very well. It’s been hard getting used to leash walking again especially when Addie had tummy troubles one night. We were out every 2 hours and of course everyone wanted to go each time.
The Foggy Bottom Campground and Marina is very nice. It’s right on the Kennebec River. There are only 17 campsites and most of the campers are there for the summer. The people I’ve met are very nice and it’s right on the Kennebec River Walking trail.
I’m still trying to get organized and find creative storage solutions but I’m confident it will all come together in time. It’s been interesting getting used to living in such a small space. The trailer is laid out very well and is easy to get around in. I’m glad there are two ways into the bedroom. You can get there from the hallway and through the bathroom so it makes it easier to get in and out with the dogs laying everywhere. There are 8 beds lying around so everyone has somewhere lay and not feel crowded by the others.
Today we sat outside for a bit in the fenced in area that I set up. I think it will work very well. I used the mattress that came on the queen bed as a big outdoor dog bed. As nice as everything else is in the trailer, that mattress was a joke. I don’t know who would be comfortable laying on that 4″ piece of foam except the dogs. I brought in my 10″ tempurpedic like mattress which is much more comfortable and the dogs have a nice outdoor bed so it all worked out.
Monday morning we will be packing up and heading out to Abilene, Kansas. I have 10 days to get there. Monday we will stop by the RV dealership in NH for some minor repairs and then move on Tuesday.