Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day One!

Mom, Chris and I got to Allegany at 3:00PM on Friday and checked in. Chris ordered us some wood. It was $25.00 for a 1/4 of a cord. (it was very wet and didn't burn well) We didn't think we could bring wood from home because of the bugs in the wood, but come to find out if you live less than 50 miles away you can bring wood in to the park. We found our cabin and started to unload our cars.

This is where we slept for three nights. Not the most comfortable, but not horrible. We decided to try the cots this year so we weren't right on the floor. We stayed a lot warmer.

This is what kept us warm most of the time. We did have a propane heater that we used a couple nights. We didn't have a problem getting the cabin warm, it was just hard to keep it that way. Chris was up every couple hours during the night to try and keep it burning.

Here is our source of water. Most likely we won't be using it next year. I believe we will be bringing gallons of water with us from now on. More on that later.

We didn't get many pictures on Friday because it rained off and on the whole day. We sat around and played card games. (UNO, Skip-bo, and Phase 10) We didn't even build a fire except for the one in the wood stove because of the rain. We had a good time just relaxing!!

Stay tuned for day two when the rest of the family gets there.


Cedar ... said...

wow, that looks like a very primitive cabin. That stove is just a simple box, not even air tight! Hope you could keep warm!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, and I thought our cabin in the Adirondacks was rustic! Ours looks like club-med. Great pictures! My hubby is going to Allegany county today! He has to move some gas drilling rig equip. (that's what he does).
Love the new blog look, very "fall-ish" I changed mine too, at the same time. LOL

Anonymous said...

When we spent a weekend at Allegany, I think our cabin was similar to yours. We stayed in Cabin #30, which was on Gypsy Trail. It's been 9 years since we stayed at the park. We should stay again sometime.

Me said...

I always enjoy your photos from your fall get-away trips