steve meyer’s location@8:18pm,4/29

steve meyer’s location@8:18pm,4/29 Pennsylvania

Camping at locust lake…. nice park, swampy site due to all the rain.


New Toys

This week I purchased a couple of Items that we’ve wanted for a while.  The first purchase was a bike rack for the truck.  We wanted one that we could use when pulling the camper or when we don’t have the camper in tow.  I bought the “Mighty Three-bike Towing Rack.

This slides on the stinger part of the hitch… I think it will work out good for us.  and when not towing, I can use one of my other stingers for the bike rack.   I also purchased a Dutch Oven Table and a new cast iron bread pan, so I’m ready to go camping now!

A walk in the woods

Today we went over to to walk a few trails as an Easter treat… it was a really nice day and got up near 80 degrees.  We went looking for a few of my letterboxes.  The first one (Apple Pie) was missing.  It was in probably the most public spot of all my boxes (At the park amphitheater).  But it had a good run.  We found Nut and the last time it was found was October 20, 2010.  We were off to find the others but then the trail got really muddy and we decided to head back home rather than wade through the muck.


Happy Easter!

What a nice looking day this morning… we had some thunder storms last night but nothing too bad.  Bethany got home from Oklahoma last night.  She had a delay in Tulsa and a tight connection in Atlanta… but she made the flights and was able to get home on-time.

Woobie (A.K.A Stupid, Daisy) was happy to see her!

Thanks to The Royal Fish, the Rail Trail Boxes Stay

I got an e-mail this week from   and she offered to take over the maintenance on my Rail Trail Letter Boxes in the event that I need to move out over the area.  This was a really nice gesture and I really appreciate it.  The last thing I wanted to do was to leave my boxes unattended; however, knowing that they would be cared for makes me confortable leaving them (, , , and ) behind for others to enjoy.  I’ll need to check in on her to see how things are going.  I can’t thank her enough!

I pulled my Mystery box () out of it’s location near Reading on Sunday.  That box was an hour away and it was always a chore to find time to check in on it and see that things were ok with it.  I find that if my boxes are about 20 – 30 min away, I can usually get to them a couple of times a year to check on them.

Pool Problems

My current nemesis is a $12 part…. which I can’t seem to find locally.  The pool store () where we bought the pool rarely has the parts we need and they are less than helpful about finding them.  My current issue is I need an L5-20 A to Standard 15 A Extension cord.  The prong on the 15 A side is about to break and I think would be dangerous to use.


I made a trip tonight to York to see if I could get a replacement, the store person told me they did not have any and were not sure when they might get any in stock.  They did not offer to try and order the part.  When I asked if they knew where I could find one, I got a blank look. 

When we were in there a week ago to get the seals for the pool skimmer basket for the new  liner, they gave me the wrong part (a liner protector and not the seal). and told me this was what I needed when the replaced the liner.  I happened to walk by the correct part and decided to buy both just in case… good thing!  The pool installer told me that the other product would be useless on my pool and that I would have needed to make a trip to the store if I only had the other part.

I went to two other pool stores in town and they both said, we don’t carry anything like that and asked if we bought our pool at NAMECO.

I’m now searching on-line for my extension cord part.

Run, run, run….

Today I ran over to Philly to pick up one of my letterboxes and retire it.  It’s interesting I planted it in 2006 and only 5 people have found it.   After leaving the park I rolled up to Reading and stopped at Daniel Boones’ Homestead and walked around a bit.IMAG0642 

There is a really nice picnic area near a creek and a group cabin on the other side.  It looked really nice on the inside.  I walked down by the old farm house, but I did not spend the money to do the inside tour.

They had a number of “Easter” activities going on for kids where they could make old time Easter decorations.  There were a number of people wandering around in period costumes.  After leaving, I drove through Reading and did a drive by on the Pagoda and then headed home.

I got home about three o’clock and started to spread my mulch.  With the help of the boy next store, I got 54 bags put out.  So six bags to go…. and two flower beads.  I don’t think I’m going to make it without buying more.

I also took apart the air hockey table… I think I found someone to take it off my hands.