Camping close to home has perks
Rice Creek campground is so close to home that it is possible to camp during the week and still go to work (as described in the June 2020 post). It is also easy to have a grandchild join in the the camping experience for an overnight.
We got the same site as in the previous visit here. It’s a nice pull-thru that makes it very easy for a solo setup while your partner is at work.
This trip was the first time we tried the outside TV. Before this trailer we never had a TV along on a camping trip. Since the trailer has 3 different locations to hang a TV, we have one TV that we move around. One spot happens to be outside. Go Twins!
The last time I was at the dump station in this park, I met a couple with a brand new trailer. I had given them a few pointers. When I pulled up to the dump station this time, the same couple were right in front of me. They seemed to be much more comfortable with the whole process than they were the last time. Like us, they like the convenience of Rice Creek Chain of Lakes park.
Before we went on this trip there were a couple of minor items that we brought to the dealer’s attention to have taken care of under warranty.
So, we are back home and the trailer now has 825.4 miles on it. 29.4 of that were going to and from the dealer for warranty work.
|Date||Start Location||Start City||End Location||End City||Miles|
|7/21/2020||Home||White Bear Twp., MN||Hilltop Camper and RV||Fridley, MN||14.7|
|7/27/2020||Hilltop Camper and RV||Fridley, MN||Home||White Bear Twp., MN||14.7|
|7/29/2020||Home||White Bear Twp., MN||Rice Creek Chain of Lakes||Centerville, MN||9.1|
|7/31/2020||Rice Creek Chain of Lakes||Centerville, MN||Home||White Bear Twp., MN||9.1|
For purposes of shopping and making sure that all the ingredients are loaded into the trailer, we make a meal plan. Some things can get swapped during the trip, but the framework is there and more importantly, the items necessary to make a particular meal are available.
|Wednesday, July 29||Dinner||Campfire Nachos on the fire|
|Thursday, July 30||Breakfast||Ham & Cheese Croissants in the oven|
|Lunch||Brats over the fire pit|
|Dinner||Kabobs over the campfire|
Fresh mandarin oranges
|Friday, July 31||Breakfast||Pancakes on the griddle|