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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park
« on: June 15, 2017, 03:08:25 PM »
I have friends, Fred and Dawn, who just booked site 112 for Monday-Thursday.

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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:16:56 AM »
Elmira, is it the deluxe edition box set?

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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:06:20 AM »
There was talk about watching Sharknado.  I'm all for that but someone needs to admit they own the movie and bring it.  Sorry, I own my share of dumb movies but that isn't one of them.  Any other suggestions for movies to bring that people own?  We have to keep in mind the audience, I'll have 2 7yo with me.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Harry Potter
Spaceballs
Pulp Fiction

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Kayaking / Re: Kayak J hooks....are they needed?
« on: June 12, 2017, 07:58:30 AM »
I have put the kayaks in my camper before.  But I wanted to be able to transport them to the local lake when not camping and I just didn't like them in the camper.  I guess I'll make some bow lines for my 3 hour drive next week.

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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 08, 2017, 02:18:06 PM »
Good call on labeling everything....kayak, paddle, pfd, etc.  I will bring my 30 foot tow chain to lay on the ground or attach to a tree.  Then everyone who wants to lock their kayak up they can lock them up individually so there isn't just 1 key. 

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Kayaking / Kayak J hooks....are they needed?
« on: June 08, 2017, 09:01:12 AM »
I just purchased 2 kayaks and I have a Thule roof rack system on the cab of my truck.  Currently I only have the flat bars.  No bike racks or kayak J hooks on there.  I am debating about if I need the J hooks or not. 

-Is it better for the kayak itself?
-Is it to put the kayaks on their side to fit more on a smaller roof?
-Are they supposed to make the kayak more secure?
-Are they supposed to make it easier?
-Do you need ropes going from the kayak to the bumper of your car?  That looks like overkill to me.

*I am confident in my tie down abilities and have the proper straps.  I used to go to flea markets with my dad and the roof of the van looked like the Beverly Hillbillies truck driving in with tables and oversized stuff strapped to the roof....never lost anything.
*The bars are super long so putting 2 kayaks side by side laying flat is not a problem.
*I have been watching people load their kayaks on the J hooks and frankly it looks like a major PIA.  Right now I can just put the kayak on the edge and slide it on.  I can load up in under 5 minutes....2 straps per kayak.

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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:41:25 AM »
It looks like the park has 2 programs going on while we are there.  A kayak trip on Friday night and archery Saturday morning.   

*Jun 23 9am  Lower Lake Paddle
You must have your own kayak to attend this program. We'll paddle the Lower Lake, searching for wildlife. Please wear waterproof clothing, water shoes, sun block and a hat,...
Location: Promised Land State Park


*Jun 24 10am  Basic Archery
Learn basic archery skills in this beginners course. For ages 8 and up only (smaller children don't have the upper body strength). All equipment is provided.
Location: Promised Land State Park

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Promised Land SP / Re: Promised Land State Park - Summer 2017
« on: June 06, 2017, 03:02:03 PM »
OMG there are going to be 48 people at this rally  :omg: 

My family (Lori, Nathan, his buddy Chase, and I) will be leaving Saturday morning so we won't be at the pot luck. 

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Raystown Lake / Re: Raystown Summer on the Water - Aug 2018
« on: May 31, 2017, 02:46:53 PM »
I think Nathan, Collegium Charter School, starts school 8/20/18....need to confirm with DW.  Downingtown starts 8/28/17....no calendar for 2018/19 school year yet. 

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I just booked site 44.

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Campgrounds, State Parks, Etc / Colonel Denning State Park, PA
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:23:51 AM »
My family and sister's family just spent an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend at COLONEL DENNING STATE PARK

The park is not large, in fact it is quite small....300 acres and a 3.5 acre lake.  However, it is right next to Tuscarora state park.

The campground sites were gravel with only 30amp electric and surrounded by trees and other pleasant brush but there was room to walk and spread out.  Some sites were short and side by side spurs.  We backed up to a river that was quite nice.  It was a little hilly so it wasn't great for bike riding. 

We had to carry our kayaks to the lake but it was not a far walk.  Although it is a small lake, it was great.  We could kayak around and still see our party.  We fished for awhile and we also just relaxed in the kayaks checking out various things.  Supposedly the lake is stocked but we didn't catch anything. 

There is a nice sand beach there that the kids had a blast catching salamanders and just generally splashing around.  The sand was a nice soft sand.  The beach was surrounded by adirondak chairs that were nice and comfy.  DW and I just sat watching the kids and enjoying the scenery Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Currently there are only pit toilets but we simply used the facilities in our camper.  The pit toilets were quite nice and clean.  The rangers were all nice and did say that after this season they plan to close and put in a nice new bathouse with showers and regular toilets. 

In summary I don't think this is a campground to host a large rally but going with a camper or two is awesome and peaceful.  I plan to go back.

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General Campfire Discussion / Re: Canoe transportation
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:12:57 AM »
I put my 12 foot row boat on top of my 8 foot popup.  I can't find any pictures of it easily.  My popup had a roof racks on it and not AC or vents. 

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Towing / Re: How can I increase my towing capacity?
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:56:27 PM »
Legally....nothing. 

If you get pulled over and are towing 1,700 #'s and your Santa Fe is rated for 1,600 #'s they don't care that you put a larger motor, transmission, heavy duty suspension, etc. 

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Apr - Jun, 2017 / Re: Pocono Raceway Nascar Camping
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:53:22 PM »
Actually I won't be making it now either.  DW just OK'd me to get 2 kayaks so there goes my race weekend.  However it is all good, I'll be kayaking that weekend instead!!!!

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Apr - Jun, 2017 / Re: Pocono Raceway Nascar Camping
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:08:15 PM »
Unfortunately my UK co-worker is out and therefore I won't be taking my trailer.  Can I bunk with someone for Saturday night?

My UK co-worker is going back to the UK for a long weekend to take care of stuff with his house and tenants.   

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