May? Seriously?

It's raining again.  People here are starting to get a little twitchy when it rains and might even be spotted jabbing at other people with their umbrellas.  It's MAY, for heaven's sake - enough with the March blizzards and April showers.  As it is, the azaleas are blooming 3 weeks late, and if it doesn't start warming up around here, we might as well kiss tomato and basil season good-bye.

On the bright side, though, if it stays cold, I won't have to suffer the humiliation of wearing my swimsuit in public. That would be nice.

Larry and I can't decide on where to go camping this summer.  He's thinking somewhere mountainous and woodsy, with plenty of hikes to torture the children with.  The girls are begging for a beach location.  Brian wants to stay home and play with his Legos.  And I'm thinking that only a 5-star hotel will really do the trick.  One that allows campfires, of course....

Seriously?  I can't even imagine being able to get us all packed and out of here.  I had originally planned for us to head down to Pensacola to visit friends in March.  That didn't happen, so I aimed for May, but - last I checked - we're still here and not there.  And Larry says he doesn't want to head south in the summer.  So now the suggested location rotates from Upstate NY to Acadia National Park to Cape Cod to Hawaii (well, that last one is my idea, actually - no way that Larry could drag the camper there, right?).

Any other northern locales we're missing?  Feel free to suggest one, especially if it has no camping sites available whatsoever.  Thanks.

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  1. AnonymousMay 06, 2014

    Assateague Island. The Maryland side has camping, a beautiful beach and lots of wild horses. The Virginia side has a nature museum and fabulous bird sanctuary.
    Arlene

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    1. Apparently, I have never shared the story of our visit to Assateague over 14 years ago. Coming soon...

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  2. AnonymousMay 06, 2014

    Western Massachusetts (Berkshire county). Beautiful and tons to do.

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    1. Ooh, good idea! Any specific places I should look up?

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    2. AnonymousMay 11, 2014

      For camping, there is Beartown State Forest in Monterey (love Monterey!) and some in Otis. As for non-camping, there are museums, theaters, Tanglewood, golfing (if you're into that), nature trails, mountains, and tons of shopping.

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  3. How about the Wisconsin Dells? That's north-ish for you.

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  4. I know nothing about campgrounds (and plan to keep it that way), but I love Vermont. It's the only land-locked state I'd happily move to.

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  5. NY state has a lot of under used campgrounds. We were at Gilbert Lake in late August last year. There were maybe 20 campsites being used in the area of the part we stayed at, out of over 100 sites available. They let us drive through the park with a map, and we could choose our site from any available on the map.
    Ouaquaga creek is a very nice park, as is Verona beach (on Oneida lake).
    Rudd pond, Taughkanic state park are all nice parks.

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  6. No idea of anything on the East Coast but I can't wait to go camping. Oddly enough my husband usually does most of the work while we are camping. I just have to do all the prep before and clean up after. Small price to pay lol.

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