Family Adventure - McConnells Mill State Park

Thank goodness spring is here. As soon as the nice weather hit, the thought of the blog left my mind and I tried to fill any time I had sitting in the sun away from a computer.

First! At the beginning of winter we purchased an old pop-up camper. Which will from here on out be referred to as "Popper". We both telecommute and do not take advantage of the option to travel, so this is way for us to have an office on wheels while camping. We have been tent campers for 15 years and going to a trailer is definitely interesting. Now we hillbilly glamp in our old-school Popper.

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Adventure 'mobile with homemade truck topper and old school pop-up.

We don't use the water hook-up or gas. We like our camp stove and washing system. We are hoping it will last us a few years then we will gut it all, use the trailer base and make a Vardo to go with our homemade truck topper.

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Hilly-billy Glamping

Anyway...
Last moth we took our maiden voyage in the trailer. Short trip for us, McConnells Mill State Park located in Portersville, PA. It is a beautiful state park, great place for hiking, fishing, rock climbing and I'm sure more. We just spent a day hiking around and a little fishing, it was a rainy weekend and the kids were not into any epic adventures.

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Lovely spot to fish and admire.

It's worth checking out the Old Mill that was built in 1852. It was one of the first rolling mills in the country. There are also a covered bridge right next to the Mill.

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The Old Mill at McConnell Mill State Park.

We came across some beautiful  flowers and views along our hike.

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Pitcher Plant!

There are a few campgrounds in the area. We ended choosing Bear Run Campground due to its proximity to the Mill and that we were camping in April which quite a few campgrounds do not open until May. Well, it was okay camping. Typical sardine style RV. The campers obliged by the quiet hours, but due to the rain and the spot we were put it upon reservation, we were in mud. Every other campground had gravel which would have been nice. So we struggled keeping the mud out and bailed early. Oh well! We accomplished what we wanted, practicing setting up the Popper and getting outside.

A fun family weekend complete!
We just returned from First Landing State Park in VA and I will be blogging about that soon.
But first! Part of my job is executing the expo at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest and I am off to make it happen.


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