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The Annual Columbus Day Camping Trip, 2019

For quite a number of years, we have had a tradition of closing out the summer by going camping at Jamaica State Park in Jamaica, Vermont. In late years, we have missed a few times due to illness or bad weather, but this year we were able to go again, thank the Lord.

     Columbus Day came a week later than usual this year, so while it looked to be cold, the forecast otherwise was for a beautiful weekend.
Day 1: Saturday.      We got the camper loaded and headed down to pick up two of the grandchildren - an hour later than we planned but that was as usual! The leaves were beautiful on the drive up. We drove by way of Rt. 7 from Bennington to Manchester, then up the mountain on Rt. 11 and down Rt. 30 to Jamaica, arriving well before the time we were supposed to arrive in spite of leaving late, but as usual they let us in anyway!

     The campsite I had hastily picked out and reserved from a map without thinking was set well up from the others and required some tricky backing to …

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