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Saturday, November 15, 2014

A New Direction

Our lives  took a new direction this summer.  We have been campers for the last 20 years.  During that time we have had 10 different camping rigs. Number 10 has been lived in for the last four months as full time volunteer campground hosts at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, DE.  Surprising to both of us we were very comfortable.  Amazing how much space you really need or don't need to be comfortable.

It has been quite an adventure and an awesome re-acquaintance with nature for my husband and I both.  Living in the woods and near a pond have been soul food for us.  The pond is the northern most natural bald cypress swamp in the US.  The cypress trees grow in the water and are quite beautiful.

 
 
I was also fascinated with the different kinds of mushrooms that we saw in the woods around the park.
 

 
I have no clue if they are safe to eat.  They were just so pretty to look at and they don't live for very long. The fall leaves and crisp air have also been a joy to experience.


 Delaware is most known for boardwalks and beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.  The secret gem of our state is Trap Pond State Park.  There are bike and hiking trails, a disc golf course, kayak and canoe rentals, and pontoon boat tours.  If you get over this way spending a day or a week at Trap Pond is worth it.  There are 148 camping sites, 8 cabins and 2 yurts.  There is also a beautiful Nature Center with interactive information and history of the area situated near a playground and picnic area.

I am having a hard time adjusting to the fact that winter is almost here.  Living in the motorhome makes me think it is still summer!  Hope you are having a great autumn... it feels more like winter here today!

2 comments:

  1. How wonderful to catch up with you! We have always entertained the notion of doing this campground work and living in a camper/school bus so of course I sure would like to hear more of your thoughts on your experience. And thanks for the great images ... and yes, winter is here!

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  2. This is such a beautiful place. I love the water and cypress trees and the mushrooms. Glad you had this chance to spend time there.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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