Good Bye Gettysburg, hello PA Dutch Country

We have left Gettysburg and arrived at PA Dutch Country just in time for the holidays.  This is the most crowded I have seen PA Dutch Country since we started with Encore almost two years ago.

We managed to get here at a good time.  We are in the F section which is 50 amp and found a corner lot with extra room.  All set up and ready for 3 weeks of comfort and fun.

Friday we went and visited one of our old favorites, Green Dragon Flea Market.  We had heard that they had a fire last year after we left the area.  It burned down two buildings.  They have build a new one in their place but it wasn’t open yet.  Still a nice way to spend a day.  Produce was priced right and the food was good.  Picked up some new socks too while we were there.

Our youngest two (Sue and Daisy Jr.) came up over the weekend.  Sue, Angela (grand daughter) and Laila (Daisy Jr daughter) came in on Saturday night for the rest of the weekend.  Daisy Jr., Putt (her husband), and Lee Ann (another grand daughter) came up on Sunday for the day.  Was nice to see them all.  Daisy and Putt might be getting a fifth wheel as well as taking a membership off of our Elite Connections.

Also received our 2 x 6 ft banner for Dri Wash n’ Guard,  Have to find a way to hang it now on the RV.

My laptop died on Friday.  So I now have a new Dell.  It has taken most of the weekend to get it installed, files copied and applications all back in use.  Then went to work today on the old laptop.  After a few hours it is also back in use.  But lost most of the applications that were on it, data still is there.

PA Dutch Country is an older campground.  Set in the hills just off the turnpike exit for Lebanon/Lancaster.  It is an Outdoor World park.  They have a nice pool, miniature golf, adult lounge, store, wifi (Tangonet).  Good Verizon cell service.  Lots are basically wooded so limited satellite service.  About a dozen over the air TV channels.


Gettysburg, PA

Arrived here on Saturday before Mothers Day.  Spend Mothers Day with the moms and kids.  Love them, but it just seems that they are all going their own ways anymore.  Had to force the grand kids for hugs except Laila, she always seems to find me and gets a good hug.  She would love to travel with us over the Summer.

We took a ride into Gettysburg and visited the new Cyclerama.  I say new because they just remodeled about 6 years ago and this was our first time there.  Here are a few shots of the stuff we saw.

Gettysburg Cyclerama

Gettysburg Cyclerama

Gettysburg Cyclerama

The Cyclerama is a 360 degree view of the battle at Gettysburg.  If you look close you can see where the foreground and the painting meet.  It is actually easier to see in these pictures than in person.

We will be going back to Gettysburg on Monday or Tuesday.  We purchased a Narrated CD that we want to use to tour the park.  Will have some more pictures to post then.


Lynchburg, VA

Well, we have left another campground on our way North for the Summer.  We stayed at Lynchburg Thousand Trails just outside of Lynchburg, VA.  This is a nice campground, although when we checked in it was just opening for the season.  So, no activities, no pool and actually no campers.  Well there was one camper but he left the next day.  We arrived on Wednesday before Mother’s Day.

We were scheduled for 2 weeks, but decided to head up to Pennsylvania early as my mother was in the hospital and with Mother’s Day coming up thought it would be a nice thing to do. So we checked out on Saturday and came into  Gettysburg Farm in Dover, PA.

The staff at Lynchburg was very nice and the sites seem to be ok, not as level as I would like.  We stayed in the C section.  Good Verizon service and over the air TV was ok.  C section has a lot of trees so no satellite.  I expect that to be the norm for the Summer with the satellite.  I will probably drop the service pretty soon until we head West.  Just doesn’t seem to be many places where we get good service and when we do, the channel selection just isn’t what it use to be.  But that is another article some day.

Anyway we are in Gettysburg and have already stopped to visit family.  We are only here until the 20th of May then heading up the road just a few miles to PA Dutch Country for 3 weeks.  We will be closer to our family there.  From Dover, PA to the Philadelphia area is about 85 miles.  Which makes for a long day since most of it is non-highway driving, it takes a couple of hours.


Our income on the road

Many full timers work part time jobs or businesses.  Some workamp and others have side line businesses.  I have always been an entrepreneur and therefore looked for a side business that would work for me.  As you know, I am a certified RV Inspector and write articles almost every week.  My website at RV Inspection Service ( has all of the articles I write and a book store for the books I am writing as well.  That is not the only income we have been working on building up.  We are also Dri Wash n’ Guard Directors.

Dri Wash n’ Guard (DWG) is known for it Waterless Car Products.  They have some really high quality waterless products for keeping your car and RV clean and looking good.  If you haven’t had someone do the 30 second “Squirt the dirt” demonstration, you really need to see it.  When I do it, we find a dirty spot on  your vehicle, hand you the bottle and the towel and have you clean the dirt away, WITHOUT WATER!.  It truly is amazing.

But having good products is only part of the story, if you don’t make money at it, there isn’t a  good enough reason to work the business.  This is an issue with a lot of the stuff I see on the web.  It sounds great but there just isn’t the potential there.  After all how long can something last when it says no sales and no sponsoring?  How are they making money?  Stealing it?  With DWG you have a set of products to sell.  As stated above they are good products and products that just about everyone needs and uses.  The commissions on those products are from 20 to 40%.

Now you don’t have to sell products, you can start this business by performing services instead of selling.  There aren’t alot of home base businesses that offer this line of income.  For example, AMWAY, AMSOIL, AVON, Shaklee, Origami Owl, etc none of these have a way that you can perform a service an get paid for it without selling products.  DWG does, it is call detailing.  Yep cleaning cars, motorcycles, boats, trucks, trains, planes and recreational vehicles and getting paid to do it.

I wrote a book on detailing that you can download free (or pay for it at $7.95).  To get your copy go to and select the RV Detailing Business Plan.  At check out enter FacebookDWG and the book will be free.

As with most home base businesses you can also help others get into business and you are compensated for that as your business grows.  You earn some of the commissions on those you bring into the business (this is called sponsoring).  Sponsoring is for another time.

Why not take a look at the products I sell.  You might find something you would like to have demonstrated.  There is a 30 second Squirt the Dirt demo for just about everything.  Go to


We say good bye to Forest Lake

We have left Forest Lake and started heading North.  We stopped at Lynchburg Thousand Trails outside of Lynchburg, VA.  This was about 155 mile trip which is kind of short for us.  I like that as most trips are in the 250 mile range.  We did manage to get here and set up before the rains came.  There was even some small hail mixed in with the heaviest down pours.  I must say we needed a good rain.  The car was so dirty, I almost wanted to take the Dri Wash n’ Guard magnets off until we could give it a good cleaning.

I think we are one of only 3 or 4 people here.  We parked next to a single gentleman who is leaving either today or tomorrow morning.  Since I am writing this at 1:30 in the afternoon and he is still here, I am betting in the morning.  This campground is just opening up after the Winter and nothing it scheduled until late May.  Even the pool is still closed and empty.  So there is nothing to report about the activities or functions here.  Maybe later this year we can stop in again as we head South.

The staff has been pretty friendly and security seem pretty good.

As for the area, that will have to be another post.  We did go into Lynchburg last night for dinner, but did not check out anything else.  The campground is about 5 miles or so from the nearest town and about 20 miles from Lynchburg.  The roads in the campground are stone and very dusty.  Our site is 30 Amps and not as level as we would like.  In fact, we may steal the neighbors site when he leaves.

Over the air TV is pretty good with about a dozen channels.  I have satellite, but most of the sites are pretty wooded unless you are in the A section.

Overall, it is a nice place.