Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro, MD Pt 2

Lexa will be staying with us overnight on Thursday so we extended our stay here at Greenbrier SP for another two days.  I just hope our holding tanks can last that long before we have to go to the dump station.  

We decided to drive up to the cabin to get a fix on what needs to be done on Friday when we move the motorhome there for the summer.  The cabin has been vacant for 10 months and there are always some issues to deal with when re-opening it.  Jack had gone up last weekend and repaired the water pump so I didn't have to deal with that.  The cabin came through the winter in great shape and only needs a good cleaning and airing out.  

On the way back to the campsite we drove down by the lake and took some pictures.  Greenbrier SP is heavily used on the weekends by swimmers, fishermen and picnic users.  When I say heavily used, it is not an exaggeration by any means.  The park fills up early on weekends and they have to turn away users by early morning and actually have staff stationed outside the park keeping others from sneaking into the park.  Since they have many trails here, it must be a difficult job limiting the number of users.  Sounds like it would be a good training ground for the US Border Patrol agents who are on the US/Mexican border.  Plus, they would have the advantage of trying their language skills out on the ones sneaking into the park.

There is a church youth group camping in tents below us in the Birch camping loop.  They are mostly from the Southern Maryland area near the Chesapeake Bay area.  They have signs made out of bed sheets on each campsite with some kind of identification painted on them.  It looks like they have occupied all of the campsites there and when we drove through they were sitting in the amphitheater and filled every seat.  They looked to be mostly younger children in the 8-14 yr old range.  

We went back to our motorhome and watched an old movie that we had seen before, but didn't realize it until the movie was half over.  It was a good movie the 2nd time also.

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