Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Soaring Eagle Campground

We took our yearly camping trip already this year. Spent four days in the wilderness without any contact with the outside world. I loved every minute of it.
Saturday we ditched Chancho's coworkers wedding to head out for camping early. I felt bad, but camping is so much more fun than sitting at a table making small talk. TG met us at the church and followed us to the campground. Once we found the sign that pointed us in the direction of the campground we started our journey of picture taking.

We had to cross over some train tracks.

Then we found a bridge to cross over. Going from NY to PA

It was a beautiful view of the Delaware River.

This sign says "Swim at your own risk. Strong current and water is 12 ft deep under the bridge."

The man said we would have to drive through a creek. He wasn't kidding.

Our campsite was perfect for us. We were able to fit the 3 tents and have room for 4 more. It was up on a hill overlooking the rest of the campground. It was like we were in our own world.  TG, Chancho and I were in one tent. Chancho's sister and her boyfriend were in another. Chancho's sister's best friend was in one with her boyfriend. It was very nice to have the tent to ourselves after everyone left. ;)

 Hanging up a hammock.
 Delaware River - Absolutely beautiful. We went tubing down the river Sunday. There was a total of 7 of us. Chancho's sister, her boyfriend, her best friend and her boyfriend joined us as well. So we grabbed rope and tied our tubes together so we wouldn't get lost from one another. His sister wound up falling into the river head first at one point trying to paddle faster. I wish I had a picture of it. I need to get a water proof camera.

Monday we went for a hike. It was just Chancho's sister and her boyfriend with us. The rest left Sunday afternoon after tubing. The man at the office suggested this hike. Said the 20 minute drive was worth it. He was right. The views were spectacular. 

On the way back down the mountain we stumbled upon this little snake. 

Then as we were driving back to the campground a hawk flew right in front of us and landed on the tree on the side of the road. 
We left this morning to head back to civilization. It was time. I was getting freaked out by the way the towns people were looking at us and I couldn't handle not having a store open past 6pm. I need access to stuff at all hours. I love 24hr stores. The town was cute and half a block long. It had a flea market on one end. Chancho insisted we stop there, so we did. He bought his grandmother a doll. She loved it. On the way back to the campground, which was a 10 minute drive I was staring out the window hoping to spot some wild animal when I spotted a person laying in a ditch along side the road. I pointed out the window and told Chancho, that was a person we just passed. He didn't believe me so I made him turn around. We back tracked and slowly drove by where I swore I saw a person. Sure enough there was a man laying in the ditch. Chancho asked if he was alive. I kept thinking, I wasn't going out there to check and I didn't want Chancho to go out and check so Chancho beeped the horn. The man raised his head up, I said he was alive and we went along our way. I guess that was the country version of a homeless man. Instead of laying on a sidewalk he was laying in a ditch.
As far as wild animal sightings, we saw fish, an eel, a skunk that ran sacked our garbage, a cat, a family of deer, a black bear, a snake, a hawk, and a bunny. Not too bad for a weekend in the woods. Before we got to the turn off to the campground we were speeding along the back roads when a deer jumped across the road. Chancho had to slam on his brakes to not hit it. One of the camping chairs came flying up from the back and smashed my arm. I have a good sized bruise, but I was happy that was all that happened.

Now I'm ready for a long shower and some packing. We got our mortgage approved and we have a tentative closing date set for next week. This is really happening now. I'm glad we got that mini vacation in while we had the time and money.

Quote of the Day: "When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments". -Robert Fisher


  1. It was interesting reading a write up of your experience at the Soaring Eagle Campground. I'm considering camping there myself, and taking a canoe trip down the river. How did you like the nature there?


  2. It was beautiful and definitely worth the trip. A canoe trip will be very relaxing and fun. There's tons of animals and stuff to look at. I hope you go and have a great time!