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Hi everyone. I am dedicating this trip report to my DH Todd, because without him, I would be sitting home doing nothing. But with him, I am able to sit, relax, and take bunches of pictures! [emoticon] I LOVE YOU, honey, and this one's for you!!!

Janes Island SP in Crisfield, MD is a beautiful park. There are miles of water trails (and a sandy beach accessible only by boat) and one day I want to learn to canoe/kayak here. I've even seen people carrying fishing poles in those little boats! How do they not flip? [emoticon]

So, we left home with our new to us toy-bigger than a kayak, I have to work my nerve up to floating along in a smaller boat[emoticon]
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parking lot at park
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A small nature center next to camp store
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dock with canoe/kayak rentals
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canoe/kayak ramp
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camp store
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OK, here's the story [emoticon] [emoticon]: Todd getting boat ready to dock
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Todd backing boat down to water
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Me supervising
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Wow, look...even kids in kayaks by themselves..
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Boat docked (me still supervising [emoticon]
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Todd parking trailer
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Todd running back
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Todd back in boat to move it
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going to our slip (#1) Boat slip was only $3 a day--is that good?
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Todd tying up
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back at truck, Todd unhooked trailer
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I feel bad not being more help (sorry honey...) and Todd doing everything, but I did supervise! So now everyone knows...

Our campsite

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view of canal from our site
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This site (#22) must have been meant for us because there is still a flag in it [emoticon]
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Todd always puts his flag up
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I really love this view. I call it my little Africa because off in the distance (especially at sunset)these trees look like giraffes and elephants. So beautiful. On one trip here, we sat and watched lights moving 'differently' in the yonder night sky...UFO's??
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A very rare sighting: Another TC! (we see very few around here)
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We enjoyed riding our bikes through the campground (they have walking trails, but I didn't see a bike trail). I fell only once! Ouch! [emoticon]
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Todd cooking dinner
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Chillin' out watching the boats go by
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Help! Mad Hatchetman! [emoticon] [emoticon]
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We caught mostly small crabs (had to let them go) but we had fun
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Boat dock is further down so not far to walk
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Todd setting up our chairs to crab, fish, and watch the sunset
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So peaceful...[emoticon]
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Sunset...see my elephants and giraffes to the right? [emoticon]
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Snacktime!
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Yummy...
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We did go out in the boat for a little while the day before, but this day we woke up to a cold windy day and did not want to chance going out. Todd also was not feeling well with a bad chest cold, coughing.
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We spent the day watching movies, crabbing, fishing and relaxing. It was still cold and windy outside. What a change from the heat yesterday.
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We could have gone exploring in Crisfield,which is a beautiful old fishing town,but Todd was starting to feel even worse, so we made a decision to pack up and go home before he got to weak. So we packed up...

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...and did everything in reverse, with Todd bringing down the truck, moving the boat to the ramp, loading it up and pulling it out
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The END [emoticon]
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Thanks for sharing our trip!
Life is so wonderful!

Nina


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Posted: 08/18/13 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Love the photos! Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 08/18/13 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nina, that's a great trip report. Captured all the highlights, including the elephants and giraffes that escaped from the circus and the UFOs. Heh. I must say that your outfit is first rate, that is a fine looking camp site, TC and especially the boat. You'll be out soon with the water, kayaks, UFOs and wild animals.





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Posted: 08/18/13 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent report ! Hope to go there some day.
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Posted: 08/18/13 10:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice report. I get tired just watching Todd running too and fro doing all that work. But...I do know that he loves it so and is following his star. Good work. You captured the flavor of the place.
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Posted: 08/18/13 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Decamper:
Janes Island SP looks like a great park! Thanks for the pics. Nice looking truck and camper. Love the Grady! We have a '89 Overnighter responsible for many family outings and many fish dinners! Great report,thanks again,

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Sorry about the cold but looks like you folks had a nice trip.


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Posted: 08/19/13 05:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice trip report, we were there in april. Was there a lot of boats at ramp? Wondering if there were more boat slips available? Sorry to hear he didn't feel well.We were thinking of pulling boat down with truck camper,but want to go when its not as crowded.thanks

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Posted: 08/19/13 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pa traveler We went from Monday to Wednesday and there were probably only 3-4 other boats docked.

If you look to the left, you see 3-4 boats. We were put on the right side slip #1 which is right at the canoe/kayaks. All the rest of the slips were empty the whole time we were there.
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Another view--all empty slips
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I can't say what it would be like on weekends or on Memorial Day weekend coming up.

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Thanks for sharing. Hopefully, you will move up to fun in a smaller boat someday.

Todd looks like a 'can do will do' kind of guy.


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