Our online journal of the restoration of and adventures in our 1998 Aliner!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Burlingame SP, Charlstown RI # 416
Mike and I spent the weekend in Rhode Island at Burlingame State Park at site 416. This place is huge! My dad says this is the first place I ever camped as a baby. It's pretty much a village with something like 700 or 800 sites. The ones away from the water are best because they are spread out and bigger. I don't like being right on top of other people while camping. If you don't mind that then a site close to the water may be okay for you. The lake was perfect. Mike caught one fish there and one in another we found roaming around. It'd be great for the canoe if we brought it. They rent them out too. We didn't feel like working so hard this weekend though. We saw two other Aliners. One was maybe an 03 or 04. A couple of ladies were camping in it. They came in right after us and slowed to look at ours but when we went by and said hi they didn't seem to into being social so we went on our way. The other one we saw was an 09 Classic and it was a couple camping with their grandson. He was pretty happy to tell us his story and listen to ours. I guess sometimes you get the vibe that someone wants to tell or not. We always want to tell, lol. We don't mind show and tell at all. Everything about this campground was great except the showers. They were pay which was fine but there was no way to adjust the temperature or to shut it off when you were done. Thankfully I only put in 50 cents and I was well done and gone before it shut off. It never warmed up to anything that resembled warm in any way. The people in this part of the state/country seemed pretty grumpy and short too, but we still enjoyed ourselves.
We'll be going back out in three days. Well Mike, Kenzie and the dogs will go out Thursday and I'll be out with Taylor Friday after we're done with work. We'll be at Otter River site #50.