Wednesday, July 06, 2011

July 4, 2011- Celebrating the 4th

Happy 4th of July!!

Friday, July 1, we left Taneytown and travelled north almost 100 miles to Mifflintown, Pennsylvania and Buttonwood Campground for a weekend with the Traveling Americans.  Six club units were in attendance plus 4 of Thelma Higgins’ family and friends.  On Friday evening Larry, Joanne, Tom, Linda and Ken Rouzer and I went to a local diner Juniata Junction restaurant for dinner, not a fancy  place but good food reasonably priced.

The Higgins family and friends, having camped previously with this group, had requested to be the hosts for the weekend.  On Saturday morning a breakfast of sausage patties and pancakes were prepared for the group.  And then for dinner a good old 4th of  July picnic dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers and salads with ice cream and cookies for dessert was fixed.  Then Sunday morning everyone helped with preparing breakfast as it was pot luck.  After that we were on our own for meals.

Buttonwood campground is located in a beautiful area of Pa. with rolling green hills surrounding it.  The campground has well maintained grassy areas and beautiful flowers.  This is a rural area with small towns and farms which many are owned by Amish folks.  Tom and I went out riding around the area and stopped at a couple of country markets that had large assortments of cheeses, meats, produce and bulk  foods.  Our coffeepot quit working Monday morning and we had had to go about 15 miles to a town with a KMart- Walmart was 10-15 miles further- to find a replacement.

Today, Monday, the 4th the campground has emptied out and now there are a few RVs scattered throughout.  We, along with Larry and Joanne, the Woodruffs and the Perrys, are staying until tomorrow.