Wednesday, November 10, 2010

KOA Dog Friendly Lodge

Vintage Trailer Awning
Vintage Trailer Awning
Our latest camping adventure was in North Carolina at a new KOA dog friendly lodge.
 We decided to leave our trailer at home to make the 7 hour drive to NC to see our son. The new KOA lodge had a bunk bed room, a queen bed room and a large futon in the central living area. There was a table for four, a kitchenette, a flat screen TV and a full bathroom plus central heat. It wasn't exactly roughing it! Even though it was only 32 degrees, we had fun cooking outside at the grill provided and having a fire in the fire pit. We set off the smoke alarm inside twice. The first morning the coffee pot and the toaster made it chirp, the next day the waffle iron made it blare. I ended up cooking waffles on the porch in my PJ's and a down coat! Obviously, the smoke alarms needed to be moved to the opposite side of the lodge. The management was grateful that we informed them of the smoke alarm problem and were going to correct it immediately. The lodges have been a big hit so they are adding five more. There was a nice long wooded trail and a small dog park that Dutch Puppy enjoyed too. We will definitely return again.

The vintage trailer awning pictures are of my two most recent, vintage trailer, rope and pole awnings, that I presently have listed on eBay. eBay seller dlf1954.