We took our first trip out just before Memorial Day weekend at Lamoine State Park in Maine, about 30 miles from home. We hadn’t been there in years, and it was a great, nearby spot to try everything back out. The campground is fantastic – all boondocking, but there’s drinking water and really nice bathroom & shower facilities. Here was our spot:
Great wooded site!
It was a bit of a working vacation; we wanted to test out an idea for an awning using a shade sail thing (triangle shaped). We need to modify it and put real attachments, but the idea still seems good.
Trying out an awning idea
There are short trails and a lovely beach – that was the vacation part.
Steps from the campsite - ocean beach
Back to work: after a run to the local hardware store for a few last minute parts, we plumbed the sink for both city water and the hand pump, plus the drain. We didn’t try it though – there wasn’t city water and we were waiting for some silicone to try. But theoretically, we have indoor plumbing!
Bucket o' tools - for plumbing the sink
And a classic camping dinner one night (the other night was more gourmet, but you just have to have something campy on the first trip!)
Classic camping dinner