56th Escapades

We planned our summer this year to include the 56th Escapades in Essex Junction, Vermont.   

Escapades is an Escapees Rally with informative seminars on RVing full-time, complete with an RV Show and plenty of social activities.  We met old friends and new friends on the BOF (Birds of a Feather) Row, shopped the market place for the best and latest gadgets, apps, and electronics, and attended several educational seminars.

Our site at Escapades

Our site at Escapades

There was music, entertainment and door prizes in the evenings.  We even signed up for the HOP (Head Out Program) Tour of the Basin Harbor Resort, a Boat ride on Lake Champlain, the Marine Museum, and a trip to one the Maple processing plants.

Our boat named Escapee

Our boat named Escape

Island on Lake Champlain

Island on Lake Champlain

We had lunch at Basin Harbor Inn. An elegant historical resort with a wonderful buffet!

Lunch at Basin Harobr

Lunch at Basin Harbor

After the boat ride, we toured the Marine Museum.   We walked down to the shore and boarded the  reproduction of a revolutionary era warship.  An informative talk of life aboard and what it might have been like during battle, explained why it was sailors that could not swim that were conscripted into service._DSC0420reduced_1832 It was not our Navy now._DSC0421reduced_1833

From the shore we toured the Marine Museum which had interesting  displays on tools, skills, watercraft and life in the early settlements.  There were various watercrafts on display.  One of my favorite watercraft is the Chris Craft motorboat.  A particularly stable boat.

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We were parked in the fairground for about nine days and spent much time on the move trying not to IMG_20160728_144358881reduced_1877miss any activity. We were honored to meet new friends like Cliff and Laura and old friends like Briggs and Anne that we met at Roaring River State Park in Missouri.   We had such fun, but we are taking a slow trip toward Maine to rest up just a bit.

 

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