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Bethany Beach Bound

After leaving Syracuse we hooked up Old Glory and headed toward Bethany Beach, Delaware. Canada will not be opening their border in time for us to visit PEI this year so we decided to try to visit some new states. There is a FamCamp in Delaware that we wanted to visit and they were able to save a spot for us!

Before entering Delaware we spent 1 night back at our good old Cabelas in Pennsylvania.

Tom Schaeffers RV is located 4 miles from Cabelas so it gave us the chance to pick up a new hubcap for Old Glory at the same time.

Bethany Beach Famcamp is located on an Army National Guard Training base. The campground consists of 12 back-in and 10 pull-through, full hook up spaces. We reserved a pull through site for 7 nights at $30 a night. It is easy walking distance (about 3/4 mile) to beautiful Bethany Beach.

We pulled in on a hot, humid day then plugged Old Glory in to electric, turned on the a/c and got out our beach gear. We spent a couple of relaxing hours on Bethany beach.

The things you see in a beach town…

The FamCamp and the base are very small. They have a lovely laundry facility with 10 washers and 10 dryers – all FREE. The campground was right beside a nice walking track, a salt water pond with a small “beach” area and a playground.

While we were in Delaware we also visited Maryland to celebrate our 35th anniversary at one of our favorite places, Hoopers Crab House in Ocean City.

My how 35 years have flown by!

As a friend observed, we got “dinner and a SHOW” for our 35th anniversary. Yes, hurricane Isaias made sure we had a memorable celebration. Since the storm was headed our way, we got gasoline and a few groceries in preparation. Making the decision to wait it out here, we also filled up our fresh water tank for ballast, pulled in the slides, hooked up the truck for added stability and hunkered down. On the day after our anniversary, that laundry building on base was our “hurricane/tornado shelter” during the storm. By noon the storm had passed, the tornado warning expired and we were without electricity until the following day. Bethany Beach FamCamp refunded our fee for the night without electricity which was very nice. There will be no topping this anniversary in years to come ????!

The storm surge wiped away a lot of the beach ????

Acadia Seashores in Maine called this week to say their restrictions remain in effect. If we wanted to keep our reservations for a 10 day stay in September, we would either need a COVID test 72 hours before arriving in Maine or we would have to quarantine in place for 14 days. Our Maine reservations are now cancelled. At least they refunded our deposit. This summer has been crazy: COVID, roadside breakdowns, hurricanes, cancelled reservations and closed borders. We will make the best of it. In spite of all the uncertainty we still have plans for camping, seeing family and enjoying God’s amazing creation (safely while social distancing, wearing masks and using LOTS of hand sanitizer.) This summer is all about being flexible, finding joy in every moment and learning and growing along the way. Next Blog post will be about our ferry ride and another new state we can add to our map. Thanks for following along ????!

4 thoughts on “Bethany Beach Bound”

  1. Glad you had a good stay there. We just left BB FamCamp yesterday, after a week on Site 14 with some of our grand- and great- grandkids. Looks like you were on Site 13. We’ve been going there over 10 years and love it. Hope you made it down to Assateague Nat’l Seashore while there to see the ponies. Heading to Cape May, NJ next? Enjoy!

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