Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012

On July 17th, we packed up and departed Ives Run and moved 170 miles to another Army Corp of Engineers location at Seven Points Campground on Raystown Lake at Hesston, PA. This lake is huge, (largest lake in PA), with a full service marina, beach and interesting history.  We had a really nice spot up against the forest, but no sewer or city water connections.  They did have a convenient bath house and fresh water connection so we were able to give our fresh water system a good test. I was able to confirm that the water pump mounting and piping connections are terribly noisy!  Really horrible engineering !  We are also learning the secrets to using the bath house facilities.  We took a "killer hike" on the "Old Logger Trail", 7 miles, all up and down it seemed, with high humidity / heat, but it was beautiful.  I sweated away 4 lbs on this hike, not allowed to show the photo of Twinkles laid out on the ground panting.  We also visited the town of Huntingdon, PA (famous for the invention of the writing tablet) and cooled off with a cold beer at the "Friendly Tavern" and then had a nice meal at the "Boxer Cafe" across the street. Both are highly recommended !  Next stop on the tour, the "Fox Den Campground in New Stanton, PA near Pittsburgh.

Raystown Lake

View from Old Logger Trail

Trail marker

Huntingdon history mural

Boxer Cafe

Huntingdon mural

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