Another first for me – I used a chain-pull shower. And I didn’t mind it. The water pressure and temperature were great, but too hot for Anne. She’ll have to use the RV shower. As long as the main door and shower room door are closed to keep the heat in, it’s pretty comfortable. There aren’t shower curtains, though, just outer stall doors. Normally there’s a stall door, a small changing area with hooks for towels and clothes, then a shower curtain separating the shower stall, that keeps the water in. It’s a deeper space than the usual toilet stall.
I wish I had taken pictures of all the showers I’ve seen. There have been a few campground showers I’ve refused to use, but the RV shower just doesn’t cut it for me. Most campgrounds have acceptable showers that are cleaned regularly. Some bathrooms are cleaned corner to corner twice a day, while others have cobwebs and may be cleaned weekly. I’ve noticed some places just hose down the whole place.
We changed the showerhead in the RV hoping for better pressure. We bought a White Body Spa Oxygenics showerhead, one many RVers recommend, but then realized the issue is probably with the miniscule point the water travels through, not the showerhead.
I think we’ve recovered from the drive here. The campground is nice. No fire rings, though, and the camp store isn’t open for the season yet, so we can’t rent one. Most people have their own, some just have metal tubs, like you would use for drinks at a party.
The spaces are big with full hookups, and big rocks for kids to climb in different spots, just like I want for our place. Wide strips of grass separate the lower rows for more breathing room. We’re in a kind of overlook area, a bit higher up.
There’s a path down to the beach. John and Anne rode bikes to the playground and tried to go down, but the access was closed. We drove to a nearby little park on the water, but it was cold and windy so we didn’t stay long.
John and I went to breakfast at a small diner place, Lolly’s Hut, this morning. The food was okay, but I really liked the whole setup. I like listening to the local accents. I didn’t think about it, until we were at the store and a couple women were talking to each other next to us. They had heavy NY accents. I loved it. I wonder how we sound to them.
We plan to go into the city tomorrow, maybe get donuts at Peter Pan Bakery in Brooklyn, and ride the Staten Island Ferry. It’s supposed to be chilly and rainy, so I hope we that translates into light traffic. I wonder if John will let me talk him into driving instead of taking the train.