If you guys definitely decide to camp there, I AM SO IN. It's exactly 5mi from my old house in Waterford, so I know the area like the back of my hand. (It's also 5mi from Millstone nuclear plant, in case you feel like protesting to give Ralph Nader a day off.)
OMG - I AM SOOOO CRAVING A LOBSTER ROLL & A SAUSAGE GRINDER NOW!
There are some fantastic seafood sellers nearby if we want to do a big grilled dinner on the beach. Oh, and for the bookworms, Niantic has an amazing used book store that's actually 5 or 6 small houses on 1 property, and ALL of them are crammed full! That's where I got some 1st editions of Faulkner & D.H. Lawrence... trust me, the place is a literary treasure trove, less than 2mi from the camping area.
Do any Southern/Southeastern/Mid-Atlantic folks want to join the caravan & make a road trip out of this? I can get from TN-CT in ~16hrs. Who wants to split driving & gas??? ;D
^ That shouldn't be difficult, ESPECIALLY if I drive up for it. I'll just pick up crazy Inforoosters along the way! And if MikeD comes, he's got the big truck that we can stuff lots of people into (or on top of the roof - like luggage!).
Besides, people rarely decline a chance to see me drunk in person camp out at the beach! Yay for free entertainment happy ocean-camping fun time!
^ Are you guys wanting a mountain-y state park or a beach-y area? Hammonassett (in Madison) and Rocky Point (East Lyme) are both nice. I never camped there since I lived on the CT coast, but family & friends would stay on the beach in Lyme and it's beeeeeautiful. ;D
I asked around at work today, and a lot of people said to go to Rocky Point. I checked it out online and I really like it, and it's got a beach for those that wanna go swimming. Anyone have objections?
1. I am a CT-resident, so we can put it under my name if y'alll don't get me arrested. Also, I am pretty sure that's the price per spot. So if we got two spots for 8 people, for example, it would only be $5 per person.
I'd rather Rocky Point. I have never camped there, but I have heard good things. A few of my friends camped at Hammonassett on Memorial Day a few years ago(I went for daytime fun, but didn't stay overnight) and I wasn't a fan. Yes, the proximity to the beach was awesome, but the actual camping area was like a trailer park. It was just lot next to lot next to lot. No nature or privacy between them. Random pic:
Privacy is the only thing i'm worried about when it comes to Rocky Neck, after looking up pics from there and seeing their campsite map. It depends how many people end up going, if we're going to be getting 4 or more campsites, I'm not very concerned cause we'll be surrounded by friends, and not random campers. If it's a smaller group, Townsend State Park in southern Vermont was my backup option. It's very private and wooded, and in beautiful wilderness. A lot of the sites also have platforms for your tent (which rules)
^ I have a Canon; others do, too. Come up & give an instructional workshop... on the beach! While we camp out! You can write it off as a business expense!
Haha. That would be great if I could do that. My job responsibilities have actually changed quite a bit. We starting building cinema cameras and I got moved to group where I only deal with motion picture and television production. So while I could still give a still photography workshop, the company would not pay for it.
Post by mizvalentine on Jun 13, 2012 9:31:18 GMT -5
Yep, its official...Quack Club isn't happening for me next month (this makes me SUPER BUMMED) but its my first week at my new job AND I just got summoned for jury duty that week! I think the universe doesn't want me to have any fun in July...
But on the plus side, I am DEFINITELY in for the Sept camping trip. Thank you guys for planning this, I would've been so sad if I didn't get to do anything fun with yinz this summer!!
Ha. I think that would be fun. But we aren't real life friends. Actually I'm pretty sure he doesn't even live here. Because from talking to him we both frequent all of the same places, and I've never seen him.
Maybe I'll talk my sister into camping. I love it when there are two Bonnies in the same place.