Plum Island Beach
Plum Island Beach
While looking to reserve a campsite earlier this year for our annual Memorial Day Weekend camping trip, we realized we had never camped in Rhode Island. We visit Rhode Island regularly but because there are so many awesome places to camp close to home, we just never ended up there.
We’re happy to report that we changed that this year by booking our season opener at Ashaway RV Resort in Bradford. This all-in-one campground is dedicated to RVers and offers more amenities than you can explore in a single weekend! It’s also within putting distance to several of the best beaches Rhode Island has to offer.
Reserving our site was super easy and we were very grateful when Ashaway made an exception to its three-night minimum stay rule for a holiday weekend because I was unable to get an extra day off from work. Upon arrival, we immediately noticed the large, well-manicured grounds and could see all kinds of fun activities going on. This trip also marked Inky’s first camping excursion and we couldn’t wait to drop the rag top and cruise the strip in our mini Mercedes!
Our site was very spacious and we rushed to set up so we could take a bike ride around the campground to scope things out. We rode up to the rec hall, which was packed with kids playing video games, pool, horseshoes and a number of other games. Several happy campers were enjoying the pool, hot tub and sprinklers. We played a couple games of air hockey and I let Jay beat me 😉 We also checked out the pavilion adjacent to the rec hall, which had a small stage set up with a DJ booth and several picnic tables with bench seats.
Upon returning to our site, we made a quick dinner and as dusk set over the campground, we began hearing loud music coming from the direction of the rec hall. After dinner, we walked back up to check it out and there was a family dance party going on! A pair of guys calling themselves “Double D.J. Productions” were playing awesome dance tunes past and present, and tons of kiddies hopped around the pavilion with glow sticks. We sat in the back and had a great time watching the parents try to keep up and sport some moves of their own.
The next day, we spent the entire morning and most of the afternoon cruising around in Inky and beach hopping. Even though most areas were very busy, we had no problem finding a parking spot 😀 Check out the pics below for some of the highlights!
We were very pleased with our visit to Ashaway RV Resort and will definitely be adding Rhode Island to our New England camping rotation. Check back soon for more summer fun…see you on the road!
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Sometimes, you just have to get back to your roots. Grab a tent and the bare essentials and hit the road! This past weekend, I did just that. I left Jazz and Lady T at home and headed up to Wilmington, Vermont, where I camped at Molly Stark State Park.
I’ve been tent camping for as long as I can remember and I’ve seen plenty of photos of my family with those old school 70’s tents before I was even born. We tent camped until I was 18 when my parents bought a pop-up and parked in New Hampshire for the season. I think my friends and I used it more than my family! As an adult, I tent camped up until a couple years ago when we found our Lady, but at least once a year I grab my gear and head out for a weekend of hiking and exploring.
After reading in a tourist magazine about the covered bridges of Vermont, I thought it would be cool to visit as many as I could. Turns out there are tons of covered bridges so I chose to explore those in the southern part of the state, a total of 15 . I began on Friday morning, heading to the Rockingham area, which is home to three bridges and then back south to the campground.
In the course of my explorations, I ended up on some pretty cool dirt back roads and loved every moment of it! I had a light dinner after arriving at camp and then made my way up to the Hogback Mountain overlook to catch the blue moon over the range.
The rest of the weekend was filled with more bridges, of course! I had difficulty finding a few but after inquiring with the locals, I managed to visit all 15.
Below is a sampling of the photos I took over the weekend. There are quite a few so it’s going to take a while to sort through them all. Look for a possible eBook in the future!
Here’s a short video of us driving through the Catskills on our way to Hydrotechnics last weekend.