PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK (NH)

Pawtuckaway State Park is located on Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham, NH and it is sectioned off into three separate campgrounds. Horse Island section (Sites #1-80) are the most suited for larger RVs and nearly all the sites are either located right on the lake's shoreline or have a nice view of the lake, these sites also have a $5 premium added to the cost. Big Island section (Sites #81-169) are better suited to smaller trailers and tents because of the sites being so unlevel and only a few have any view of the lake. Neal's Cove section (Sites #201-223) are for tents only and are in a very natural setting.

Verizon signal is almost nonexistent while AT&T had two bars of LTE service and preformed quite well. The are no electrical connections anywhere in the campground and water service is found scatter throughout the sites. The bathrooms were dated but kept clean and hot water was available in the showers.



THURSDAY

TRAVEL DAY
YEAR #2 - STOP #35

"The Granite State"
is our 19th visited state

For today's journey we used the Intestate Highways to travel around the big city of Boston and were able to avoid most of the traffic that comes with a big city. We knew that our next campsite in New Hampshire would not have electric or water service so we filled up our 39 gallon fresh water tank before we left and thanks to some fellow Airstream's we met I was able to once again get our water pump to work. Sure will save us a lot of hauling water around the campground for the next week!

As suspected, with no electricity and poor cell phone reception here we will be spending a lot of time in libraries this week, trying to get caught up with work after taking two days off to visit the sights in Boston. You'll notice we went to many different libraries this week, some had very limited Saturday hours and most weren't open at all on Sunday, which is understandable because in small towns the librarian is almost always a volunteer and who wants to work on a weekend.



FRIDAY

WORK DAY @ THE LIBRARY
15 MILES DRIVEN TODAY

Thank You Dudley-Tucker Library in Raymond, NH



SATURDAY

WORK DAY @ THE LIBRARY
29 MILES DRIVEN TODAY

Thank You Mary E. Bartlett Library in Brentwood, NH



SUNDAY

WORK DAY @ THE LIBRARY
35 MILES DRIVEN TODAY

Thank You Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH



MONDAY

WORK DAY @ THE LIBRARY
33 MILES DRIVEN TODAY

Thank You Chesley Memorial Library in Northwood, NH



TUESDAY

WORK DAY @ THE LIBRARY
14 MILES DRIVEN TODAY

Thank You Dudley-Tucker Library in Raymond, NH



WEDNESDAY

ERRANDS DAY
27 MILES DRIVEN TODAY

With the work all caught up we slept in today and hung around THE POD until after lunch. Yesterday we treated ourselves to a nice dinner out at the Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery. It was rated very highly on Yelp and it did not disappoint us in the least. After a 30 minute wait for a table we both ordered the "One Pound of NH's Best Steak Tips" (their best seller) from the grill menu and were informed that on Monday and Tuesday they have a BOGO special on their Lobster Rolls, which we ordered to take home for lunch today.


Errands for today are pretty simple, laundry (for the first time in two weeks), gasoline (so we can move THE POD tomorrow), a few grocery items (milk-peanut butter-bananas) and propane. With no electrical hookups this whole week we have been running our Honda generator several hours a day to top off the batteries. Our campsite is nicely shaded but that doesn't bode well for the solar panels on the roof to do their job of keeping the batteries full.


One other thing that happened this week at the campground was that Saturday, after working all day, we came back to our campsite and found we had new neighbors on the campsite next to us. This is what usually happens on Friday and Saturday's, the weekenders come to visit. It was a younger couple with two small children that seemed to be very new to RVing. They had an older trailer that wasn't sitting very straight in their campsite and just looked out of level. The husband was very busy running around trying to get things setup and the wife was trying to keep the children entertained and out of his way.

Last week when we had Tricia's relatives over for a BBQ and campfire one of her young cousins left behind a large 12-inch bubble wand, you know the thing you dip into the soapy water and then wave all around and it makes these huge bubbles. Well it was hardly used and I couldn't just throw it away, so I stuck it in the back seat of ROVER to deal with later. When I saw how much trouble the wife was having keeping the kids under control I decided to dig it out and offer it to them. The wife gladly accepted the gift and for the next hour or so everything seemed to be going much smoother.

After dinner, around 6:00PM, I started our campfire and by 8:30PM it was pretty much out. We picked up our chairs and beverages and started heading in for the night. I glanced over to our neighbors site and the husband was just beginning to try and light their campfire, after the kids and been put to bed. I thought to myself, they're getting a very late start because at this campground all campfires have to be completely out by midnight, and they do come around and check. He had purchased four bags full of firewood from the camp store and it would take a very long time to burn that much wood. I figured they were spending more than just a few days here.

Sunday morning we got up and headed for the library to get some more work done. When we arrived back at the campground late in the afternoon, as usual on Sunday's, most everyone had packed up and left to go home so they can go to work on Monday morning. I noticed that our neighbors were among the missing. After backing into our campsite we walked around THE POD and saw two full bags of firewood sitting on our picnic table, next to the one bag that we still had left to burn. I then looked over at our neighbors site and saw a third bag of firewood on the ground and most of another bag still inside of the fire ring that was barely burned.

I guess he had trouble getting a fire going last night and just gave up. At least he was kind enough to place two bags of firewood safely on our site before they left. Of course I grabbed all the rest of the free firewood and moved it over to our site. I have always said that campers are for the most part the nicest people you'll meet!



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2 comments:

  1. Can't wait for the days of "only kids/dogs/smokers/party people" sections on the campgrounds!!.... Lol.

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    1. We second that motion! That way we'll know which areas to avoid when making reservations. LOL

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