Yep, that's about what it takes to get to the campground and back again. LOL
It takes about eight to nine miles per gallon on our motorhome, and that's how far the campground is from our home.
We saw the impending icky winter-like weather coming next week. We had a window of one to two days of warm weather maybe hitting up to 70 here in Wisconsin (but with high winds). We didn't want to go too far. Anyone driving an RV of any size knows that winds are not fun and can be dangerous. Especially on open highways and interstates.
So we decided to load up the rig and go exactly six miles as the crow flies, eight miles by road, to North Bayshore County Park of the Oconto County Park system. It's one of the few campgrounds that are open at this time of year in the month of April in Northeast Wisconsin. Many of the State Parks and National Forest Campgrounds don't open up camping till mid May or even June 1.
We tossed in some groceries, a few gallons of water in the fresh tank, grabbed the dog and some jammies and hit the road. We didn't bother hooking up the Saturn just to go 8 miles. I followed behind Steve while he drove the motorhome. I stopped and took this picture while I was at a stop sign, because I try not to ever text and drive-- nor even take pictures and drive.
After supper, the sun was starting to set. We managed to pop the harness on the little stinker dog and take a walk around the campground. There were only five or six other campers there, mostly fishing people who were out in their boats until sunset. It's the walleye season right now and the boat ramp was full of pickup trucks and boat trailers, and happy fishermen catching their fill.
Binney had a good time doing some "sniffing" and we ambled around the campground in the setting sunshine. It was peaceful and relaxing, with only the hum of a boat motor every now and then coming into the harbor.
Single Site Rates
Monday - Wednesday $15 (Non Holiday)
Thursday - Sunday $30
- Boat Launch (fee required)
- Bike Trails
- Handicap Access
- Restrooms (vaulted & flush)
- Picnic Tables
- RV Dump Station
- Group Site
Instead of driving up onto the highway which is only a mile or two stretch, we decided to avoid the winds, especially the exit ramp to our house which is a flying overpass ramp. It's best to avoid those situations when the winds are gusting. So we decided to go home on the back road along the shore and drive through town.
We got home and unloaded in no time flat. We didn't have a lot with us. Steve drained the water from the tank because we are going to have cold weather this week. We're going to be down in the freezing twenties at night, and only in the 40s during the day.
This little Springtime jaunt was well appreciated, knowing that we are facing more wintry weather ahead, with the possibility of even some snowflakes this week!