Check In – COVID 19 Pandemic Delay

Day #114

April 19, 2020 – It’s been a month since our last trip to the cottage. We are now in the middle of a full blown COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor of Pennsylvania basically shut down the State on March 19, so we have been very hesitant to travel. Being mid-April, we are way behind out usual opening time of mid-March.

COVID 19 Check In
COVID 19 pandemic check in. Cottage from the Lookout.
COVID 19 Pandemic Check In
Firewood stacked up at the Pavilion.

Unfortunately, today is not a work day. We walked around and checked everything out. It’s all pretty much the same as it was back in March at our last visit. The firewood pile looks good. The river always look good and the cottage is fine. Hopefully on our next trip I will be able to start up and continue the renovation. Fingers crossed.

Check In On The Cottage

Day #113

March 14, 2020 – Today was not a work day. We haven’t been been to the Land Before Time since last November so we decided that we better take a trip down and check in on the cottage.

Sometime, during our absence, the Lumberjacks showed up, felled, cut and split the thirteen trees that Robrandi had marked back in November. Many of these trees were dead or dying. If they fell over, they posed a serious threat to the cottage and potentially anyone sleeping near them in a tent. The result is awesome. Just look at all the firewood we have for our night long campfire sessions. I can’t wait!

Checking On The Cottage 01
Pavilion stacked full with firewood.
Checking On The Cottage 02
Firewood stacked behind the Pavilion.
Tree Removal
Large Oak trees next to and in front of the Outhouse removed.

We walked around the yard and checked inside the cottage. Everything looked fine so we turned around and headed home.

Checking On The Cottage
Checking up on the Lookout.

In Mifflintown we stopped at the Clubhouse Grill & Restaurant for dinner. This is one of our hangouts that we enjoy frequenting. You can catch them on Facebook at ClubhouseGrillMifflintown.

Clubhouse Grill & Resaturant
Having dinner and a beer at the Clubhouse Grill in Mifflintown.

Little did we know that after this dine out the whole world would change when the COVID-19 pandemic exploded.