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Old 09-24-2014, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hello from MD. We are first year campers in our 2014 Cherokee 274dbh. We have a few trips under our belt this year and it's been an experience for sure. We have 1 more trip for Halloween and looking forward to it. I'm open for any suggestions on traveling with children. We have 3 boys ages 5, 3 and 3 weeks.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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Whereabouts in Maryland are you? Welcome from Columbia!

As for traveling with children- plan for stops taking longer and have plenty of activities in the truck for 'em. My kids are 10 and 2. My 2 year old has been camping since he was in the womb and then 6 weeks old (and it only took that long because we were waiting on our camper to be delivered from the factory). At 8 weeks, we left for a 750 mile trip to Alabama. This past summer, we drove from MD to FL to AL to KY to IN to PA to MD. The kids are pros at traveling (and we don't even eat in the car).
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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We are in Middletown MD, just outside of Frederick.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:34 AM   #4
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Welcome from De. I would try the Yogi Bear near Hagerstown or even Friendship Village in Bedford Pa.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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Thanks! So Far we have been to Round Top in Gettysburg, Treasure Beach in DE and Old Millstream at Dutch Wonderland in PA. Our Halloween trip in the middle of October will be at Gettysburg KOA.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #6
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Both Drummer Boy and Granite Hill both in Gettysburg area are great for kid with lots of activities.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #7
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We stayed at Granite Hill and Artillery Ridge this summer. Here are some reviews the wife wrote about each.

http://glamperlady.com/2014/09/11/gl...-pennsylvania/

http://glamperlady.com/2014/07/27/re...gettysburg-pa/
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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Welcome from western PA. We lived in MD for most of our lives. Wife's family is from Cumberland. Love it here but have to have our crab cakes shipped up from Baltimore!
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:25 PM   #9
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Welsome from Delaware - we also have the 274 DBH.

Travelling with kids is fun ... especiaally if they all have their own ear buds / headphones

We travel with a 9 & 12 year old, as well as 2 large dogs.

Plan on stopping more frequently, I've found that I like putting a few gallons of water in the fresh water tank before we leave, when the kids say they have to "go", we pull over and open up the camper for them - it's litterally a rolling rest stop never further than 3' behind your tow vehicle.

We also try to limit the amount of time we travel per day - we try to keep it under 4 or 5 hours - not so much for the kids but I get cranky sitting still that long.

We're planning a trip to Moorehead City NC in November and will stop off in Williamsburg VA for a night to keep everyone (read "Me") happy.

I'd also reccomend some board games in the camper, and a few DVDs for rainy days.

Add in some stick on tap lights or a bright nightlight in the bathroom, since there's no wall switch the kids will be left in the dark trying to do their business at night.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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While we are past the travelling with kids stage, we have stayed at a lot of KOA's and they all seem pretty kid friendly.

MD is a great state, lived in Anne Arundel and Howard County for 13 years. In the summer, you can get to Ocean City or Rehoboth DE pretty easy and Deep Creek Lake and Frostburg area is beautiful scenery. Then, just a few hours north is the Lancaster County PA area.

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