Like many of our weekend camping adventures we left a little late. This of course also meant we arrived a little later than we expected as well. But as a rule if we arrive before sundown we’re in good shape. We got to WTTL about 8pm, and were greeted at the entrance without even getting out of the truck. A staff member checked on our reservation, and then directed us where to park to take care of payment and things. It was a quick process. She then told us to follow her and she would escort us to our site.
We went through the beautiful campground which is mostly on the side of a hill. The campground roads go right up the hills. At the bottom of the hill and central to the campground is a small lake where there is swimming, boat rentals, and fishing. I noticed there are many well maintained retaining walls around as one would expect with all the hills. On our way through we heard live entertainment in one of the lakeside pavilions.
Once we got to our site the staffer, Amanda, helped us back into the site. She clearly had done this many times and knew what we needed to do to get us in properly. Once in she suggested ways to maneuver if we wanted the trailer in differently and offered to stick around and help us. We were good so she departed with an offer to help with whatever we needed. We’ve been to several campgrounds where the staff escorts you to your site, but this was the most helpful any of them has been.
The site itself is pretty nice. It has electrical, water, and a sewage hookup. There is also a nice concrete patio area, picnic table, and a nice fire ring. It looked a little shallow on the side of the hill, but there is plenty of room for the travel trailer plus the truck parked sideways at the end. We’re fairly close to the neighbors, but only when they’re out at their vehicles. (And they’re nice too which is always good).
This morning we went through our usual routines which of course include sleeping way too late and then sitting outside enjoying the morning. We made breakfast and did the dishes. Then I went to take a shower. I thought at first something was wrong with the trailer because there was close to zero water pressure. After much troubleshooting we discovered through our neighbor that water pressure here is somewhat hit-or-miss. In the mornings and evenings it’s ok, but in the middle of the day there are often problems.
We went into town this afternoon which is only about a 10 minute drive. New Philadelphia is a neat city with plenty to do including shopping, restaurants, and sites to see. We intended to get back to the campground at a reasonable time so we could spend some quality downtime. When we came back we had a round of mini golf on their 18-hole course. I stopped keeping score as it’s never a good idea to outscore your spouse. There is karaoke tonight, and there are a few folks who are pretty good – others not so much.
So far, even without TV reception or any internet connectivity (darn you fake 4G signals!) we’ve had a nice time here. It’s interesting to not be connected to the rest of the world for a few days, and if you’re going to do so Tall Timbers is a good place to be.