My wee grapes . . .
We camped at Barrett Cove Campground for 4 nights starting April 11. We loved it. We will definitely be back.
Barrett Cove has 249 camp sites, most of which have water and electric service, but many of the sites have full hookups (water, electric, and sewer).
The campground is part of the Merced Irrigation District who have upgraded many camp sites to full hookups this year. Kudos!
However, as luck had it the site we reserved was in the middle of being upgraded so we were given another site . . . one that turned out to be much much better.
ANOTHER DROUGHT-STRIKEN RESERVOIR
Barrett Cove has a couple of 2- to 3-mile hiking trails – a Peninsula Trail and a Woodland Trail. We hiked each of them on separate days.
We’ve discovered that the Acorn Woodpecker can really wreak havoc on wood, especially telephone poles . . .
During one of our hikes, we discovered an Osprey nest.
Finally, on one of our last days a lone peacock discovered us.
When you Google “are peacocks stupid”, here’s what you get . . .
“They’re super-dumb birds. They may be beautiful, but they’re dumb. They’ll open their tail feathers for a pigeon.”
From our experience, this seems to be true.
DEMCO BRAKING SYSTEM SHOUT OUT
We have used a Demco braking system on both the Newmar Mountain Aire, our previous RV, and our current National RV Sea View.
Motorhome-Towed Car braking system ensure that the car’s brakes are applied whenever the RV brakes are used. This assists the overall braking, especially while traveling down grades. Very important.
The Newmar used the Demco Air Force One system and our Sea View uses the Stay-IN-Play DUO braking system.
Anyway, our Demco system came with a plug-in box that indicates when the car’s brakes are applied.
A late season frost one night did in a few of our grape vines and Jan’s tomato plant gave up the ghost, but, otherwise, our plants be a-blooming . . .
We camped here for four days starting on April 7th.
Why We Probably Won’t Be Back
Say hello to the Flame Seedless table grape . . .
By the way, we purchased the Flame vine, potting soil, and the half wine barrel at a local store.
The wine barrel was 1/2 what I paid for the other wine barrel that I bought on Amazon. Imagine, inexpensive wine barrels in California. Who would have thought? Duh.