Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wilmington DE to Assateague State Park June 17 Wednesday

We left Lum’s Pond Campground and were almost immediately on the freeway headed south. We turned on our CD book and as we approached Dover DE we stopped at a Comfort Inn Parking lot and downloaded email, uploaded the blog, and caught up on a few on-line bits of news. We then headed on south stopping for lunch along the way. The weather was cloudy – no rain but wind and cloud cover. The temperature hovered around 70 degrees all day. We stopped at a grocery for coffee, juice and water. Our groceries otherwise have seemed to last well. We drove right to our campsite at Assateague State Park. We are in a campsite right behind the dunes from the ocean. The surf is rough and the wind blowing but NO MOSQUITOES ! I will take the wind any day over mosquitoes.

Campground at Assateague State Park

Ben spoke with the campground host about his solar panel as we have considered buying one. This campground has no electric. The inverter and batteries on the Sprinter do fine for keeping the computers and camera charged and will run the lights and make coffee tomorrow morning. That is about it…so it would be nice to have the solar panel if it is not too expensive and works…. The campground host told Ben the panel cost $89 and has worked great for them for several years. But he has been here all of June and has not had one day of sunshine – so he had to go get his battery charged up!

Ben had a great time flying his kite, purchased at Kitty Hawk several years ago. The wind was great for flying.

Ben Prepares to Fly Kite

Successful Kite Flying

We drove into Ocean City (about 9 miles) for supper. Jane was going to cook but this will be our last chance for a seafood buffet and so we selected one and enjoyed a little bit of everything. We drove back to camp and noticed the sky is clearing and the sun finally making a little appearance. Maybe tomorrow morning will be nice. We will drive about 100 miles south to the Virginia section of the Eastern Shore and stay 2 days.

We hope for a quiet night after the last two with helicopter maneuvers for 2 hours each evening! This has been a slow restful day – but that is what vacations are for!

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