Friday night we arrived
after dinner and began setting up camp. Once at the park we
realized we forgot to grab a bite to eat on the ride up, we were
very happy to find a local pizza shop who delivered.
Another great surprise was that while we were setting up we
noticed the park staff made frequent rounds around the camp
making sure everyone was well suited and safe. The staff
and camp hosts were great people, we felt welcomed.
One of the features that
Michele and I really liked about Cedarville was that each
camping site was nestled into a little wooden cutout. The
treed lots were equipment with fire rings, picnic tables and
surrounded by mature natural trees. The sites offered
electric , but no water or sewer hook ups. With a full
load of water and empty holding tanks we had no problem
operating all weekend.
Saturday was race day
and the FIRST time we would separate the camper from the
dually. I really wanted to practice this before being out on the
road, but because of a busy schedule and just plain forgetting
about it, Saturday would be the first time. I have to admit I
was pretty nervous about this…I could just see not being able to
mate the rig back up. Once the truck was out from under the
camper we headed to the race site.
The race was held at the
local semi-pro baseball stadium (Southern Maryland Bluecrabs),
which offered a nice setting and opening day festivities.
After the race we hung out for a bit, got our picture taken, had
a free beer and then headed out. Michele and I both had a
very successful race, she walked the 5k leg (3.1 miles) and I ran the 10
miler. It was a prefect day to be outside and we both turned in
good times, myself setting a personal best by more then 6
minutes over a very hilly course.
After the race we used
our Chik-Fil-A coupons and had a great lunch for only 6 bucks!
After our bellies were full of the chicken recommend by our
cows, we then headed back to camp. While out we picked up some
odds and ends including my favorite camp item.....marshmallows. Back in the park we
stopped along the road to score some free firewood. The roads
within the state park are well cared for and if it had not been
that I had just run 10 miles, I would have loved to have gone
pound some pavement. Back at our site, Michele and I began to put our
home on wheels back together again. And I’m glad to report we
did it on the first try and without a harsh word.