This winery is nestled in the woods. A cabin sits among the trees with a view of the grape vine fields. You can walk the trails through the grapevines or sit on the front porch and have great conversations with other travelers and the owner.
Various wines are available for purchase.
This Host site only has a few spots for RV’s so, as with all Harvest Host sites, you need to call and reserve your space.
This Harvest Host location offers a great selection of wines and concentrates, jellies, etc. They specialize in Elderberry. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a great way to take a break from driving and tour their store and all the products available.
One added benefit, if you like their wines, jellies, etc, they will ship them to your home.
I love the Elderberry concentrate which I add to seven up or orange juice. A small amount is quite sufficient. I order it regularly.
We boondocked in their spacious parking lot which can accomodate several RV’s.
We visited the Boardwalk. Being off season, it was really quiet. Some of the places were closed for the season but still there were many shops and restaurants open to accommodate visitors.
We ate at Pier 14. Excellent food, great staff and also pet friendly. An intense rain storm hit while we were there so we spent a couple hours there to stay dry. Kyle, our waiter, was very pleasant and kept us happy with beverages and dessert while we were waiting for the storm to pass.
Even during off season, Pier 14 was bustling with patrons. When in Myrtle Beach, visit Pier 14.
We decided to trade in our 2017 Thor Ace for a Toy Hauler. We decided to stay at Pirateland RV Park since it was close to Camping World, where we purchased our new RV.
The campground is well kept, all sites are full service. There is a section for RV’s by the ocean, a section apart from the ocean where campers can be right by small lakes. Some spaces have sheltered picnic tables.
There are cabins available also.
Walkway to the beach
Pirate theme mini golf course.
This is a lovely park with pools, mini golf and beach access. We really enjoyed it. With loads of things to do outside the gates of Pirateland, it is a great place to go back to for a rest after a long day of shopping, sightseeing, beach walking, etc.
Seemed the time for an upgrade. We found a great deal on a toy hauler camper. Prior to our trip to Myrtle Beach, we did phone negotiations. Before we even left for our trip to South Carolina we had purchased a 2018 Thor toy hauler.
With all our travels it made sense to buy it, especially since we got such a fabulous deal on it. With the toy hauler we can take our Can Am motorcycle and also tow our Jeep so wherever we go and no matter what the weather, we have transportation.
Here is the garage with the extended deck, another awesome feature.
A loft bedroom for guests
Dining area with a residential refrigerator
Front cab with snack table
A giant thanks to our salesman, Kieth Johnson and our genius with the numbers, Sofiane Yahiaoui for making this deal happen!!
We recommend Camping World in Myrtle Beach if you are looking for that home away from home.
What would a trip be to Cleveland, Ohio without a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
If you love any genre of music, you need to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Countless displays of music achievements, costumes, and history and under one roof. They have also now added a room called the Garage. You can actually play guitars or keyboards and jam with a studio band.
Below is only a small taste of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has to offer. Enjoy.
Costumes of the Stars
Janis Joplin Scarves
Cub Scout shirt of Jim Morrison, the Doors
Frankie Vali – The Four Seasons
The Beach Boys
Elvis Presley’s custom motorcycle
Atimus Pyle – Leonard Skinner
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OHInstruments of some of the bands.
Jerry Only – Misfits
And much more to see
Of course you can’t forget those recent inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies
A new addition at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame — The Garage
Check out you talent on a guitar, keyboard or sing with the band.
If you plan to visit, you can get a member pass which allows you to visit for free for an entire year with one cost. We bought the membership because we visited there three times. Also know that they have free live concerts often. And we plan on coming back next year.
We can’t say it enough, Corp parks are beautiful. Mill Creek has a day use area plus a huge campground. Because it is in Ohio, there is only electric hook ups. There are drinking water stations around the campground to fill your fresh water tank. There is a dump station.
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek has very spacious sites. Most are able to accommodate an RV and a screen tent or canopy.
The majority of campsites are in shade part of the day.
Although there are those in direct sun.
There is no designated beach area, but swimming is permitted.
Fishing and boating are also popular on Berlin Lake. Ohio has a non-resident three day fishing license for only $19.00 which is reasonable. Your license has to be worn on the outside of your clothing so it can be spotted by the park ranger.
There are several playground scattered throughout the park for kids.
There is a small pavilion for groups to gather.
The park is well maintained. restrooms and showers are available but not well kept and they could use a remodel.
The Park Rangers boat docked and ready to use when needed.
We really enjoy staying at Corp parks, and this one was no exception. The lots are large but do require some leveling of your RV.
Pets are allowed at Tompkins. The standard rule is to keep your pets on a leash at all times. We found some campers would not secure their dog at their site which, although the dog may be well trained to stay, can still cause problems as other dogs walk past. Also pet owners need to clean up after their pets. This was not a big problem at Tompkins, but yet there were still those who don’t see the need to pick up after their pets. It is only common courtesy.
The park has a nice beach and boat dock. The swimming area is cement bottom which I thought was great. I didn’t have to worry about sinking in deep sand .
The designated swim area is roped off for swimmer safety.
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PAKayaking, fishing, or cruising the lake in a boat is a great way to see the beautiful lake.
We did a self-tour of the Cowanesque Lake Dam.
Gypsy & Ten Pin at Conwanesque Lake Dam
Gypsy & Lonestar at Conwanesque Lake Dam
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PAWhile visiting Lawrenceville, the fire stations burned down and was a total loss. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PAOnly one fire truck was able to be saved.
We found out about the fire when we went to this fabulous little diner. The food was amazing, servings quite adequate, and very friendly staff. We ate there three times before we left Lawrenceville, PA
There dis a Walmart only 20 miles away for all your camping needs/.We really enjoyed our stay at Tompkins Campground. Ending our evenings with a crackling campfire.
Bush Recreation Area is a small Corp park, nice and quiet. It has a fair amount of tent and RV sites however, there are only a few sites which are full service; water, electric, and sewer.
The large lake access includes a boat ramp and dock. There is no marked beach although swimming is allowed. Because of the dam run off, the water looks murky. So the idea of swimming isn’t really appealing.
While we there torrential rains caused the water level in the park to rise significantly.
When we arrived at the park the dock was actually right at the shore.
A fair amount of debris that kept accumulating on shore. The park workers did a fabulous job cleaning the waterfront up once the water receded.
The water rose all the way to the first “parking” sign. This was a great way for us to see how the water rose each day. Although the water did rise quite a bit, the park stayed open, as the entrance was not flooded, although the water did reach the edge of the entrance road.
There are no laundry facilities however, it is a short drive to town for the laundromat.
There was a small group shelter available for groups.
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PAPets are allowed, as long as they are on a leash.
Our dogs seem to enjoy camping as much as we do.
We usually check out how the dam was constructed at the Corp parks.
There are so many beautiful parks throughout the U.S. that we have yet to visit any one of them more than once. Several are on our list for return trips. Bush Rec is a great place to unwind and relax.