Broken Mirror

Well, we might be out of commission for a few weeks 🙁 Yesterday, a FedEx truck clipped the parked RV, and knocked off the driver’s side mirror.

Unfortunately, it isn’t just a matter of replacing the glass part of the mirror, because the supporting piece broke off completely. And also unfortunately, replacing the whole mirror is expensive. Hopefully we’ll get it fixed quickly, so we can get back to camping. In the meantime, I’ll work on writing reviews for some of the equipment we use on our camping trips.


Merry Meadows Recreation Farm

We took the RV for a short, weekend trip to Merry Meadows Recreation Farm. This was our first visit to this lovely campground, and it won’t be the last. Merry Meadows is in northern Baltimore County, very close to the Pennsylvania border. Without traffic, it’s about a 1-hour drive from our home in western Anne Arundel County.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a campground employee, who processed our check-in, and gave us our welcome packet, which included a key card for access in and out of the campground. The check-in process was quick, and the employee was very friendly. Another campground employee then guided us by golf cart to our campsite.

Gated entrance to the campground
The campground has a gated entrance

Most of the sites in the campground are back-in, which is usually easy for us to do thanks to side and rear cameras on the RV, but if you have a trailer, the somewhat tight roads and trees might make it a bit more difficult. Our site was very spacious and shaded, with lots of trees.

RV in campground
We had a spacious and shaded campsite

We were located across the street from a large field, and could see the swimming pool from our campsite. The pool was closed, but several other recreation areas were open, including mini-golf, a playground, and sand volleyball.

The view from our campground included a large field and the pool

Unfortunately, many of the activities and amenities that the campground would normally have were cancelled and/or closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even so, we were able to ride bikes, walk around the campground, hike to the fishing pond, and generally enjoy the great outdoors. This would have been the campground’s Annual Old Time Days event, and we were sad to miss it. There’s a small stage and concrete dance pad, which were very close to our campsite, and I’m sure that area is hopping when things are open!

The stage and concrete dance area were closed for our stay

We used our portable grill to cook dinner on our first night, and the fire ring at our site to make foil dinners on our second night. The campground website stated that not all sites have fire rings, but we were lucky to get one at our site.

One of our favorite parts of the trip was hiking to the fishing pond and the nearby Little Falls Stream. The kids particularly enjoyed walking in the stream, while observing the local wildlife (fish, frogs, and birds). We found deer tracks, but didn’t spot any deer. Thankfully, we also didn’t find any ticks, deer or otherwise!

Overall this was a pleasant camping experience. We plan to try to get a site again later in the season. Maybe we’ll see you there!