Last year was mine and my wife's first Roo. We went with a friend that went in '07. We figured that we was more seasoned than us and he could show us the ropes. We drove from New Jersey and planned to stop in Virginia so left on Tuesday night at around 8:00pm... as we were crossing the state line into Pennsylvania at about 11:00pm, a trucker was flashing his lights telling me to pull over. We did and he said that there were sparks coming from under the wheel of our 30' travel trailer! A quick look under the trailer, and we found a broken leaf spring dragging and making sparks.... a closer look showed that the tire was rubbing under the wheel well... We were stuck! Luckily we were right near a rest area... so we pulled in there and I started taking the broken leaf spring off and go that done at about 12:30am and went to sleep in the trailer.... woke up at 6:00am and found and drove to the nearest RV store and sat in the parking lot until they opened at 8:00 am.. bought a new leaf spring and rushed back to the rest area and had it installed and we were rolling along again at 12:00 noon... we made it to the campground in Virginia 12 hours later than planned but we got back on track the next morning and got on line in Manchester at about 1:00pm Thursday!
So After about 5 hours in line, we get set up at around 6:00 pm... the Trailer doesn't take much to set up so we mix a few drinks and begin the cool down process... after a couple drinks and "smokes" we head into Centeroo to catch MGMT.... Wife and friend head into the crowd while I hang back and these 2 guys offer me some more "smoke" and I partake... so about 1/2 hour into MGMT's set I realize that the Combo of waking up at 3am, all the driving, the drinks and the smoke started to all come together and I Needed to sleep right then! so I took about 20 steps backwards, set my back pack up as a pillow and snoozed until 12:00am at which point I went grabbed a REALLY expensive slice of pizza and went to see Dark Star Orchestra...
Meanwhile wife and friend have no idea about me so they go exploring the campsites and get lost! After searching for the trailer for an hour Friend decides to throw tantrum and says he is going to sleep right where they were in the road! They were 3 sites away from the trailer!!!
I am counting the days!!! My vacation time has been approved and the tickets are paid for!!!